Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

County call-ups for Dinton bowlers

Four Dinton bowlers have been called up to represent their counties in a national competition after being crowned champions of the 2018/19 Wiltshire Short Mat Bowls League. Bowlers Sue Hamilton and Dave Slater have been selected to represent Wiltshire in the upcoming...

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South Wilts finish with a win against the champions

South Wilts finish with a win against the champions

By Roy Honeybone Another season draws to a close and two teams with nothing to play for other than pride. Bashley’s victory last week ensured their first Premier League Championship Trophy and South Wilts defeat to St Cross confirmed their 3rd place regardless of...

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Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Frustrating FA Vase exit for Bemmy

Bemerton Heath Harlequins took Premier Division leaders Alresford Town to extra time, but the home side ultimately fell short in the first qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Vase. Although Bemerton could have, and probably should have found the net to seal the...

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The man behind the lens

The man behind the lens

By Viktor Berg Roy Honeybone is a pensioner with a passion who snaps anything between 1,000 to 1,500 photographs on a “normal day’s cricket”. As an avid follower of Wiltshire cricket, he voluntarily writes detailed reports to share with local media. The reason for the...

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Angus is on a roll at competitions

Angus is on a roll at competitions

Angus Corrie-Deane and his top International horse, Tiny Tempur, are pictured at the recent European Dressage International Competition at Hickstead. Each year, most European countries take it in turn to host one of the International competitions in that year's...

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Riding School’s Memorial Show

Riding School’s Memorial Show

Grovely Riding School’s Memorial Show on August 12 raised funds for Salisbury Hospice and Salisbury District Hospital Stars Appeal. The annual show, staged in memory of Gemma's horse Teddy, has taken on greater significance after the deaths of friends and horses...

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South Wilts ends seasons in third

South Wilts ends seasons in third

By Roy Honeybone Realistically this was a contest to claim runners-up spot in the Premier league. On a glorious summers day South Wilts won the toss and opted to bat. Jack Mynott’s farewell (he returns to his teaching post in Kenya early on Sunday morning) was spoiled...

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Whites squad changes and FA Cup draw

Whites squad changes and FA Cup draw

Salisbury FC have agreed the trade of 22-year-old midfielder Luke Holmes with Wimborne Town, "subject to finalisation of documentation". Holmes is the son of Wimborne's manager Matty Holmes, started his career at AFC Bournemouth at Academy level and has played for...

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Wiltshire fall short in dramatic one-wicket loss

Wiltshire fall short in dramatic one-wicket loss

By Roy Honeybone In a game of fluctuating fortunes Wiltshire fell agonizingly short in a nailbiting finish against Herefordshire in the Minor Counties Championship on August 18 and 19. The conditions on day one looked ideal for seamers and Herefordshire had no...

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Club aces face off in annual tournament

Club aces face off in annual tournament

Riverside Tennis Club holds its annual tournament on Sunday, September 1. Throughout the summer, members have fought hard in qualifiers to earn a spot on finals day. The tournament starts at 9.30am at Fisherton Farm Allotments, off Kingsland Road, Salisbury, SP2 7DG...

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Trio teach Academy a lesson

Trio teach Academy a lesson

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts took down Hampshire Academy by 150 runs on Saturday at the Ageas Bowl Nursery after a great showing from the trio of Jack Mynott, Peter Rowe and Ryan Murray. After the torrential rain on Friday it was a relief to be able to play a game of...

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MCCA Unicorns Trophy Semi-Final: Berkshire CCC v Wiltshire CCC

MCCA Unicorns Trophy Semi-Final: Berkshire CCC v Wiltshire CCC

Finchampstead CC Sunday, August 11 Wiltshire were keen to bounce back from their disappointment in the Championship match against Wales last week.  They won the toss in this semi-final tussle with Berkshire and opted to bat first. They made a strong start, with...

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Basic Blackjack Strategy (feature)

Basic Blackjack Strategy (feature)

(These views are the view of the Author and not necessarily the view of Valley News)  Though you can learn how to play blackjack in just a couple of minutes, you shouldn’t really sit down and play for money until you’ve mastered basic strategy. But what exactly is...

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WILTSHIRE CRICKET

WILTSHIRE CRICKET

Wiltshire v Wales at Bemerton, August 4 and 5 - MCCA Championship Western Division Wiltshire went into the game on a high after beating Devon for the first time in 52 years in their previous MCCA Championship game.  Unfortunately, life has a habit of returning to...

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Piper plays a familiar tune

Piper plays a familiar tune

After a positive last round, the family run PPR Team headed to the circuit at Thruxton for Round 7 of the British Superbikes. Home to the UK’s fastest circuit, Mark Piper was ready to continue and improve from Knockhill’s good form at the circuit. Fridays practice...

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Athletes celebrate summer of success

Athletes celebrate summer of success

Medals won by Wiltshire Council-funded athletes in the UK and abroad during the past few months include Salisbury’s Lucy-Jane Matthews. Although just 16, she was selected for the under-20 European Athletics Championships, where she won a bronze medal in the 100m...

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Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

Para-Olympian prospect displays talent

A display of dressage to music by local rider Tom Dyer, 20, (pictured) is on Sunday, September 15 at Wilton branch of Riding for the Disabled, at 1pm. Tom, who was born and brought up in Bowerchalke, is currently training for the National Dressage Para Team. He has...

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Wilts battle Welsh dragons

Wilts battle Welsh dragons

Wiltshire CC play Wales in the Unicorns County Championship, Western Division at South Wilts Cricket Club on Sunday/Monday/Tuesday, August 4/5/6. Play starts at at 11am on each day. Wiltshire lie in 3rd place, two points below Dorset in the table with Berkshire, who...

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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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