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CALOR LEAGUE SOUTHERN PREMIER DIVISION: Hungerford Town 1 Chippenham Town 1

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alan Griffin is all smiles after finding the net against Bashley last weekend

10:18pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM Town were pegged back in the second half as they earned a point from their rearranged league clash at Hungerford Town tonight.

FOOTBALL: Late goal denies Bassett's final hopes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jeff Roberts' Wootton Bassett Town lost at Cheltenham Saracens last night

10:24pm Thursday 17th April 2014

A GOAL five minutes from time by Brimscombe & Thrupp substitute Karl Nash denied Wootton Bassett Town a place in the Hellenic League's Supplementary Cup final tonight.

CASTLE COMBE: Howard’s Day kicks off Combe season

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adam Higgins toasts his Formula Ford 1600 title success

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

THE Castle Combe circuit’s 2014 season gets under way on Easter Monday and, as last year, the opening meeting will be run in memory of the late Howard Strawford, the man who rescued the Wiltshire track from oblivion and who died last year.

DAN THE FAN: Facing a battle to hang on to prospects

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: DAN THE FAN: Facing a battle to hang on to prospects

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Dan Johnson on the week at Swindon Town

FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Legg despairs at derby effort

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Calne’s Aaron Hopkins tries to weave through the Corsham defence during last Satruday's derby

3:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ASSISTANT boss Darren Legg was critical of Calne Town after they went down to a 2-0 home defeat to local rivals Corsham Town on Saturday, writes Carl Field.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Bluebirds ‘will stay focussed’

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: COLLIER 01.jpg

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM Town manager Mark Collier is certain his players won’t be fazed by returning to the scene of Rob Dean’s career-ending injury tonight.

ARCHERY: Shanghai surprise for Wiltshire's Rudd

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Mark Rudd

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

WILTSHIRE archer Mark Rudd will represent Great Britain for the first time at the first leg of the 2014 Archery World Cup in China next week.

It’s all in the swing

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Play the pitch shot like a mini golf swing

1:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Bowood Golf Resort’s PGA teaching professional Simon Shanks with a series of golf tips for Gazette & Herald readers to improve their game. Simon was recently named South West coach of the year by the PGA of England and Wales

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Griffin set for Hunger game

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Goalscorer James Guthrie (left) takes the congratulations of Alan Griffin and Bryan Smith after putting Chippenham Town 2-0 up against Banbury United last weekend

12:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALAN Griffin reckons stricken teammate Rob Dean wouldn’t want the Bluebirds to allow the memory of his harrowing injury hamper their efforts at Hungerford Town tonight.

Antonio wins Samsung contract

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Josue Antonio will sign a one-year contract with Swindon Town. The defender currently plays for Staines Town.

10:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

DEFENDER Josue Antonio has won a contract with Swindon Town as part of the Samsung Win A Pro competition.

HELLENIC LEAGUE DIVISION ONE WEST: Hook Norton 2 Malmesbury Victoria 0

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury Victoria manager Gareth Davies saw his side finally return to action last night

9:05am Thursday 17th April 2014

CRISIS-STRICKEN Malmesbury Victoria saw their three-match unbeaten run come to an end at Hook Norton last night.

FOOTBALL: Hilperton official Probert to referee FA Cup final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lee Probert will referee next month's FA Cup final

7:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

HILPERTON referee Lee Probert will take charge of next month's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Hull next month, the Football Association announced today.

ADVER'S STFC PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Who gets your vote

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Nathan Thompson

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

IT’S time for the fans to vote for their Swindon Advertiser STFC Player of the Year 2013/14.

Injured Ritchings is out of sedation

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Robins boss Alun Rossiter with Darryl Ritchings

10:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

INJURED Swindon Robins rider Darryl Ritchings has been successfully brought out of sedation at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.

ICE HOCKEY: Wildcats star Lyle plans to retire after one more year

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Stevie Lyle Swindon Wildcats (2332606)

5:30am Thursday 17th April 2014

VETERAN netminder Stevie Lyle is planning a swansong year at Swindon Wildcats as he plans to bring his illustrious playing career to end in 2015.

SAM MORSHEAD COLUMN: Don't let your local sports club die

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Adver chief sports writer Sam Morshead

9:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

EVERY year at around about this time I start getting bombarded with text messages.

Barker can shine for us insists coach Williams

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: George Barker

9:55am Thursday 17th April 2014

WITH a full pre-season under his belt, George Barker will have “something to offer” Swindon Town in 2014/15, according to assistant coach Luke Williams.

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Easter weekend

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town statement regarding new chairman

12:33pm Thursday 17th April 2014

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Easter Special

ANGLING: Gilbert strikes at Viaduct

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: ANGLING: Jamie Rich wins VES league opener at Isle Brewers

6:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Thursday Open match at Viaduct Fishery again produced the goods with some cracking carp catches.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Worton sign off with another win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE final league match of the season in Division Two saw Worton & Cheverell host Bradford United Reserves in what was an end-of-season dead rubber for both teams.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Hayward leaves Ashton in a pickle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

9:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WESTBURY United Reserves went into their midweek game against Steeple Ashton knowing that nothing less than victory in their final two matches of the season would see them finish as runners-up to Division One champions Freshford United.

FOOTBALL ROUND-UP: Bassett on song at Abingdon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Ryan Stanners (right) scored twice for Wootton Bassett Town at Abingdon Town

9:35am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOOTTON Bassett Town warmed up for their Hellenic League Challenge Cup semi-final tomorrow night with a five-star showing at bottom-of-the-table Abingdon Town last night.

BOWLS: Jeanette claims Clarrie hat-trick

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Clarrie Dunbar’s club singles champions Jeanette Wheeler and Andrew Colebrooke

4:57pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

JEANETTE Wheeler was the most successful competitor at the annual Clarrie Dunbar Indoor Club Championships last weekend, writes DAVE EATON.

RUGBY: Players know need for discpline, says Bath's Hatley

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Neal Hatley

9:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

BATH coach Neal Hatley has revealed the squad have been reminded about the need for discipline in the wake of their victory in last weekend's tempestuous west country derby at Gloucester.

POINT TO POINT: Ramsbury's Caspar saddles up at Lockinge

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: POINT TO POINT: Ramsbury's Caspar saddles up at Lockinge

2:18pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

COUNTING his Easter eggs will be the furthest thing from Ramsbury nine year Caspar Stephenson's mind this weekend, as he prepares for his second racecourse appearance in just three days at the Charles Stanley Point-to-Point and Country Day on Easter Bank Holiday Monday at Lockinge.

Williams backs out-of-contract Reckord to find a club this summer

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's on-loan defender Jamie Reckord

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON Town assistant coach Luke Williams has said he would be “surprised” if Jamie Reckord failed to find a new club this summer, despite his limited opportunities during his loan stay at the County Ground.

Robins' Worrall available to tackle Pirates

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Robins rider Steve Worrall

8:30pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SWINDON Robins have been boosted by the news that reserve rider Steve Worrall will be available for the away leg of Good Friday’s Poole Pirates.

Kilby raising funds for injured Robins rider Ritchings

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lee Kilby

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

LEE Kilby will be donning kevlars and taking to a pushbike on Good Friday in an effort to raise money for injured Swindon speedway star Darryl Ritchings.

SPEEDWAY: Elite Shield is up for grabs

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alun Rossiter

6:37pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THERE is silverware up for grabs in Swindon Robins’ double-header with Poole Pirates on Good Friday after it was confirmed yesterday that both sides will also compete for the postponed Elite Shield.

THE NICOLAI KLINDT COLUMN: Double-header is a tough ask

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nicolai Klindt

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ON Friday we’re riding in the double-header against Poole Pirates.

Loungo believes Town are back on track

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town's Massimo Luongo

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MASSIMO Luongo feels Swindon Town are “back on track” as they prepare for an Easter double-header against Coventry City and Bradford City.

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Brentford results update

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Swindon Town statement regarding new chairman

4:41pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PREDICTIONS LEAGUE: Brentford results and updates

End-of-season bash for fans

5:30am Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Swindon Town Supporters Club hosts its end-of-season dinner on Tuesday, April 29.

FOOTBALL: Malmesbury Victoria launch urgent funding plea

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Malmesbury Victoria secretary Julie Exton at the flooded Flying Monk Ground this week

5:40pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CASH-STRAPPED Malmesbury Victoria have lodged a desperate appeal for financial aid so that they can afford to finish the season.

SWIMMING: Second gold for Jazz

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin

6:41pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE'S Jazz Carlin claimed her second gold medal of the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow tonight.

RUGBY: Garvey feels Bath have proved worth

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath's Matt Garvey is held by Harlequins' Chris Robshaw

4:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

AFTER starting the season as outsiders flanker Matt Garvey believes Bath Rugby have earned the right to be considered serious contenders for the Aviva Premiership title.

RUGBY: Avonvale 3 Marlborough 50

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jonny Mantle starts an attack for Marlborough

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MARLBOROUGH completed their unbeaten league season as they dispatched top-three side Avon Vale with another half-century of points.

RUGBY: Pewsey Vale 56 Combe Down 2nd 12

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Phil Vallis scored a try in Pewsey’s first league win of the season

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

PEWSEY’s encouraging end to the season gave them a chance of avoiding the Dorset & Wilts One North drop.

RUGBY: Towcestrians 35 Devizes 0

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Hendon seal home success

1:30pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

DEVIZES fell away in the second half of their penultimate game of the South West One East season The first half was a fairly even affair, highlighted by the match being scoreless until the 39th minute.

RUGBY: Old Centralians 41 Chippenham 36

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Chippenham scrum-half Lewis Surry makes a break during Saturday’s win over Old Centralians

1:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

CHIPPENHAM bowed out of National Three South West with a heroic second-half fightback that narrowly ended in failure in Gloucestershire.

EQUESTRIAN: Jessica excels in Italy again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jessica Mendoza

11:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

TOCKENHAM showjumper Jessica Mendoza enjoyed another good result at the Toscana Tour CSI3* Arezzo IV Grand Prix in Italy on Sunday.

SWIMMING: Carlin and Millward into British Championships finals

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin

10:03am Tuesday 15th April 2014

WILTSHIRE ace Jazz Carlin will go in search of her third medal at this week's British Gas Swimming Championships this evening after making it through to the final of the 400m freestyle.

RUGBY: Melksham 5 Minety 32

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: SEASIDE WIN: Penybanc contined their good start to the season but were still left to rue missed chances.

12:04pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

MINETY concluded their Dorset & Wilts One North campaign with a bonus-point triumph that left them just short of lifting the title, but should secure them a promotion place.

RUGBY: Bath passed Kingsholm test of character, says Ford

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bath head coach Mike Ford

9:24am Tuesday 15th April 2014

MIKE Ford believes the way Bath handled the closing moments of Saturday's tempestuous Aviva Premiership derby against Gloucester is proof of their growing maturity.

County clubs given Sport England funding boost

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes Canoe Club's mass paddle, as part of Go Canoeing Week in May

9:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SPORTS clubs in Wiltshire have received a cash boost of more than £200,000 from Sport England to help them boost their facilities.

Williams urges Samsung trialists to prove their worth at Swindon

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town assistant Luke Williams

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LUKE Williams wants Swindon Town’s two Samsung Win A Pro finalists to show they can conduct themselves like professionals when they train with the League One club this week.

Compton drafted in for absent Worrall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Bradford-based Benji Compton shows who is number one as he clutches the Conference League Riders' Championship. Picture: Mike Hinves

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SWINDON Robins have drafted in Benji Compton to replace the unavailable Steve Worrall for Good Friday’s Elite League double-header with Poole Pirates.

Comeback Jack

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Town loaneee Jack Stephens

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

JACK Stephens says that he would relish the opportunity to return to Swindon Town.

SWIMMING: Record-breaker Carlin shines in Glasgow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin

8:25pm Monday 14th April 2014

JAZZ Carlin set the fastest 800m freestyle time in the world this year as she stormed to gold at the British Gas Swimming Championships this evening.

CRICKET: Wiltshire win opener as Vince shines for Hampshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: JAMES VINCE

9:26pm Monday 14th April 2014

WILTSHIRE started their season by retaining the Marlborough Cup by beating Berkshire by 58 runs at South Wilts CC on Sunday.





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