Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Why Golf is Good for Business Team Building

Why Golf is Good for Business Team Building

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News ) Trying to foster a sense of team spirit within your business is challenging. Teams need conflicting personalities in order to succeed, but teaching these personalities to get along...

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What Can A.F.C Bournemouth Achieve This Season?

What Can A.F.C Bournemouth Achieve This Season?

Author: Alex Dudley (These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  The rise of Bournemouth through the Football League pyramid is unique. As Eddie Howe prepares to lead the Cherries of Dorset into the Premier League for their...

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South Wilts win streak over

South Wilts win streak over

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts arrived at Bournemouth on July 27 hoping to continue their winning streak and put pressure on league leaders Bashley. Unfortunately Bournemouth hadn’t read the script! The first thing they won was the toss and they decided to put South...

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Whites loan Swindon Town attacker

Whites loan Swindon Town attacker

Salisbury FC have, subject to FA confirmation, signed 18-year-old attacking left-sided midfield/striker Jacob Bancroft from League Two Swindon Town on loan until January. Bancroft, who impressed in the recent friendly at the Ray Mac, started his career at Aldershot...

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Historic victory for Wilts

Historic victory for Wilts

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire scored an historic win against Devon at Sandford CC, July 21/22/23 in an MCCA Championship game. Devon won the toss at Sandford CC and elected to bat. Wiltshire had to face the challenge without two of their leading bowlers – Tahir Afridi...

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South Wilts rout Lymington

South Wilts rout Lymington

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts hosted Lymington at Bemerton on Saturday, July 20. A soggy outfield caused the start to be delayed until 1:00pm. This resulted in the match becoming a straightforward 50 over game. Lymington won the toss and elected to field. Despite an...

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New netball league in Tisbury

New netball league in Tisbury

A new netball league in Tisbury is aimed at getting women off the couch and onto the court. Leagues4you run sporting fun leagues across the UK, involving more than 3,100 players. Emma Edmonds, League Development Officer, wants to get people back into sport. “We're...

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Sports for youngsters planned

Sports for youngsters planned

July and August has a great range of multi-sport sessions through the summer holidays. Community Activity Leaders are running free multi-sport sessions at three locations in Salisbury; Bishopdown Sports Field, Harnham Recreation Ground and Bemerton Heath Green from...

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Murray-Hansford partnership not enough

Murray-Hansford partnership not enough

Salisbury Lions (SWCC T20 XI) v Hampshire Academy @ The Ageas Bowl Nursery - SPCL Plate Competition By Roy Honeybone With both teams having been eliminated from the T20 Cup with first round defeats they had an opportunity to salvage a little pride from the Plate...

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Maiden century keeps the streak

Maiden century keeps the streak

By Roy Honeybone A Maiden century from Arthur Godsal and Jack Mynott's return from Kenya contributed to South Wilts' 124-run win versus Basingstoke & North Hants at May's Bounty on July 13. South Wilts won the toss and batted first . A quickfire 38 from skipper...

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Athletes back on track

Athletes back on track

Work has started on replacing Salisbury’s worn-out all-weather running track and should be completed in September, according to Karen Mundell, secretary at City of Salisbury Athletics and Running Club Karen said:  “Salisbury and Wilton are in the midst of a huge boom...

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Whites welcome Wimborne on Boxing Day

Whites welcome Wimborne on Boxing Day

The 2019/20 BetVictor Southern League fixtures have been released. Manager Steve Claridge and his players open the campaign away against Chesham United on Saturday, August 10. The follwing two games are at home as the Whites welcome Gosport Borough on Tuesday, August...

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Running track gets a foot up

Running track gets a foot up

Work began on Monday, July 8 to improve Salisbury’s running track and athletics park. Resurfacing, improved layout for field events to UK Athletics standards, disability access, new a discus cage and electrical supply to the finish line to enhance timing, are among...

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Running track gets a foot up

Running track gets a foot up

Work began on Monday, July 8 to improve Salisbury’s running track and athletics park. Resurfacing, improved layout for field events to UK Athletics standards, disability access, new a discus cage and electrical supply to the finish line to enhance timing, are among...

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Staggering achievement for school team

Staggering achievement for school team

Warminster's Kingdown School team won the Shell Eco-Marathon Vehicle national championships at the Mercedes Benz World facility in London. After five hot days of competition lasting a week, the team’s vehicle finished in first position with a staggering 2,526.51 miles...

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Wiltshire beats Cornwall inside two days

Wiltshire beats Cornwall inside two days

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire recorded an emphatic win against Cornwall on July 7 and 8, winning by an innings and 74 runs with the match finishing inside 2 days. Cornwall won the toss and elected to bat first. This initially looked like a very good decision as the top...

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South Wilts speeds through Alton

South Wilts speeds through Alton

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts began their season with a narrow victory over Alton on a bitterly cold day at the beginning of May. Alton returned to Bemerton on a beautiful hot summer’s day on July 6. The contrasts continued. Alton won the toss and opted to bat. They...

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Radley tees off against county’s best

Radley tees off against county’s best

High Post Golf Club's Dan Radley competes against Wiltshire's top professional golfers at the 39th Hills Wiltshire Professionals Golf Championship is tomorrow, Thursday July 4 at Marlborough Golf Club. The Championship is decided between 20 golfers on a 36-hole stroke...

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Future is positive after hard weekend

Future is positive after hard weekend

By Craig Hobbs The PPR team travelled to the Scottish circuit Knockhill for the fifth round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship. The circuit is renowned for ever-changing conditions and over the weekend of June 28 to 30 it was no different, with sun,...

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Wilts CCC move on to final four

Wilts CCC move on to final four

By Roy Honeybone Wilts CCC are through to semi-finals in the MCCA Unicorns Trophy after beating Oxfordshire at Aston Rowant on June 30. Toss won by Oxfordshire who decided to bat first in the quarter-final. After an initial brief period of caution Shabaz Alam 46, and...

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South wilts wilt in the heat

South wilts wilt in the heat

By Roy Honeybone On the hottest day of the year so far Bashley won the toss and opted to bat. Luke Evans and Arthur Godsal caused the batsmen a few problems in the early stages and Bashley found themselves 28 for 3. Will Harries took a good catch to give Luke Evans...

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Darkness shows his power

Darkness shows his power

Photography by Susan Ford https://www.facebook.com/SusanFordPhotography/ Bibury Cup Day is eagerly anticipated by many as part of the Salisbury calendar, and this year was on June 26. The main race has been run at the Netherhampton track since 1899. The afternoon card...

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Glorious summer

Glorious summer

Mere Cricket Club enjoyed the last day of June as a ‘perfectly glorious day for cricket’, according to one spectator. While the ball was being played on the field, bar, BBQ, bouncy castle, tombola, cake stall, welly -wanging and raffle kept visitors entertained, all...

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Wilts versus Cheshire ends in draw after rain stops play

Wilts versus Cheshire ends in draw after rain stops play

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire's first match in the Unicorns County Championship against Cheshire at Chester Broughton Hall CC petered out into a draw on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday after 31 overs were lost to rain on the first day and the whole of the third day was washed out....

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