Sports in South Wiltshire & North Dorset

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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Piper pipped in wet Brands

Piper pipped in wet Brands

By Craig Hobbs The fourth round of the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, a support series of the British Superbike Championship, took place the weekend of June 14 to 16 at Brands Hatch Circuit. Amesbury’s Mark Piper was there and ready to attack on his...

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Whites sign midfielder

Whites sign midfielder

Salisbury FC have signed experienced midfielder Ollie Knowles from Frome Town. Knowles, who began at Exeter City Youth, has National League experience with Truro City, Bath City, and Weston Super Mare (loan). He has also played for Tiverton Town, Paulton Rovers and...

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Community pitches in

Community pitches in

Several volunteers helped Warminster Rugby Club with some essential work at the weekend to prepare for the coming season. Community members cleared out storage areas, cut hedges, trimmed grass, and more. All the hard work and filling a skip of rubbish was rewarded...

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Games on

Games on

An Olympic style sporting event to encourage and increase physical activity levels of the older people is to be staged by Salisbury City Council. The new project, the ‘Senior Games’, is aimed at the over-60s in the Salisbury area in various activities, including new...

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Hat trick for Evan

Hat trick for Evan

Evan Smith, a Year 6 pupil at Avondale Preparatory School, Bulford, enjoyed a stunning cricket season with his third hat-trick in a match against Forres Sandle Manor. Evan, who led his team to victory, supplements his school endeavours playing for Steeple Langford....

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South Wilts miss out on top spot

South Wilts miss out on top spot

By Roy Honeybone South Wilts having had two games cancelled because of the weather found themselves playing ‘catch-up’ if they were to regain leadership of the Southern Premier Cricket league. Sadly, things didn’t go according to plan. Having lost the toss and been...

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Armed forces celebration match

Armed forces celebration match

For the annual Armed Forces Day football event, Army Reserve Women's Football Team will play Laverstock Ladies on Saturday, June 22 at Bulford, SP4 9NA. Kick off is at 3pm.

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Parental pride recorded in photos

Parental pride recorded in photos

By Kerry Elsworth Growing up, my own mother was incredible as she took on every role imaginable within the football club in our village so that my brother and I could play. I am originally from Stalbridge, Dorset but I am a graduate of Photojournalism at University of...

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Real Madrid in Tisbury

Real Madrid in Tisbury

Real Madrid, one of the world's best football clubs, is giving young English football players the opportunity to experience top-class coaching this summer, reports Cllr George Jeans in his June newsletter. The Real Madrid Foundation Clinic will be at the Nadder...

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Dorset catches out Wiltshire

Dorset catches out Wiltshire

By Roy Honeybone Wiltshire hosted the final round of T20 matches that would decide which team would be attending Finals Day.  Dorset held the upper hand as they had previously won all six of their matches. However, Wiltshire could catch them if they were able to...

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