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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FLYBALL: Cotswold teams are getting ready to fly once again

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The Cotswold club’s Cyclones team or (l-r); Flynn, Rocky, Dexter, Tammi (with club captain Pauline Caddick) and Poppi

2:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

COTSWOLD Flyball Club are on the hunt for a sponsor as they prepare to embark on the most exciting season in their history.

JUDO: Jemima's golden comeback

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jemima Duxberr (second from left) with her European Junior Cup gold

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

JEMIMA Duxberry is back from a six-month lay-off with a bang after she won a gold medal at last weekend’s European Junior Cup in Greece.

HOCKEY: Will back in England reckoning

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Will Seward will play for England’s U18s in the Nations Cup later this month

3:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

SIXTH-FORMER Will Seward is aiming to make his mark on the international scene when the England U18 squad lock horns with Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium in the Four Nations tournament this Easter.

MOTORCYCLING: Fraser seeking a funding lift to stay on track

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Fraser Rogers, pictured in Hullavington this week, starts his Supersport season in Australia next month

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

HULLAVINGTON racer Fraser Rogers has launched a desperate hunt for sponsorship to ensure his Supersport World Championship dream isn't snatched away.

BOXING: Joe's a real belter

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Joe Hughes celebrates after winning the International Masters belt

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

JOE Hughes admits he has a frantic panic to check for injuries after every fight but was delighted to come through with a clean bill of health after he won his first pro title in Bath last weekend.

RACING: Hutchinson misses Ayr ride

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wayne Hutchinson

9:57am Friday 11th April 2014

WAYNE Hutchinson will miss the ride on last year's winner Godsmejudge in Saturday's Coral Scottish Grand National after suffering a knee injury in a fall at Towcester on Thursday.

SWIMMING: SIlver for Carlin in Glasgow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin swims in the 800m freestyle heats in Barcelona last week

9:25pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WILTSHIRE swimmer Jazz Carlin claimed silver in her opening event at the British Gas Swimming Championships tonight.

SWIMMING: Carlin into freestyle final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin will contest her third Commonwealth Games this summer

12:03pm Thursday 10th April 2014

WILTSHIRE swimmer Jazz Carlin qualified second fastest from the women's 200m freestyle heats as the British Gas Swimming Championships got under way in Glasgow this morning.

SWIMMING: Glasgow warm-up for Jazz

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jazz Carlin

8:04am Thursday 10th April 2014

FREESTYLE ace Jazz Carlin plans to use this week’s British Gas Swimming Championships as a dress rehearsal for the summer’s Commonwealth Games.

ANGLING: Starlets shine in semi final

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

5:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Angling Trust Southern Semi-final on the Kennet & Avon Canal at Marlborough saw Kamasan Starlets take team honours with 66 points followed by Daiwa Dorking with 63 and Daiwa Gordon League (59), writes COLIN SCULL.

RACING: Balder heads for Punchestown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Balder Succes and Wayne Hutchinson win for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King at Aintree on Saturday

2:47pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BALDER Succes will take on the best two-milers around at Punchestown after his convincing victory in the Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

RACING: Hannon has Toormore ready

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Hannon junior (right), with his champion trainer father, who is retiring

3:05pm Monday 7th April 2014

WILTSHIRE trainer Richard Hannon feels he has Toormore as ready as he can be for the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday week.

RACING: King may consider Punchestown for Balder

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Balder Succes and Wayne Hutchinson win for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King at Aintree on Saturday

10:59am Monday 7th April 2014

ALAN King will consider a trip to the Punchestown Festival for Balder Succes after the talented youngster came of age with a maiden Grade One victory in the Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

BOXING: Hughes earns Masters crown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Joe Hughes

9:00am Sunday 6th April 2014

JOE Hughes got his hands on the first title of his professional career when he lifted the International Masters light-welterweight title last night.

HOCKEY: It will be ‘D’ time in Corsham once more

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Pictured at Springfield Leisure Centre’s artificial pitch, the home of the new Corsham club are (l-r) vice-chairman Simon Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Sally Robinson (chairman), Ben Ward and coach Dave Ward

2:00pm Friday 4th April 2014

CORSHAM Hockey Club will bring the sport back to the town when they open their doors this summer.

BOXING: Joe’s determined to put on belting show

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Joe Hughes will fight for the International Masters light-welterweight title on Saturday

12:30pm Friday 4th April 2014

JOE Hughes is ready to take a confident step into the unknown when he bids for his first professional title on Saturday night.

ANGLING: Liddell the winner at Pockeridge

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

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

FISH proved hard to tempt in the Chippenham match fished at Pockeridge on Sunday, writes COLIN SCULL.

RACING: Hughes unsure on comeback

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Hannon's Sky Lantern ridden by Richard Hughes on his way to winning the Coronation Stakes during day four at Royal Ascot today

10:46am Tuesday 1st April 2014

CHAMPION jockey Richard Hughes still has no comeback date in mind after his nasty fall at Meydan on Saturday.

CYCLING: Tour of Britain to wind its way through Wiltshire

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Bradley Wiggins celebrates his Tour of Britain victory last year

9:56am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SOME of the world's top cyclists will pedal through Wiltshire later this year as the Tour of Britain snakes its way through the county.

RACING: Walkon carries King's hopes for Grand National

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Alan King enjoyed triple success at Warwick on Saturday

1:27pm Monday 31st March 2014

WALKON will be the sole representative for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King in Saturday's Crabbies Grand National, after Godsmejudge was not declared at the five-day stage today.

RACING: No surgery for Hughes

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jockey Richard Hughes celebrates Sky Lantern's 1000 Guineas win for Wiltshire trainer Richard Hannon

9:41am Monday 31st March 2014

RICHARD Hughes will not require surgery despite fracturing in a vertebrae in a nasty fall at Meydan on Saturday.

HOCKEY: Double delight

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes’ Roger Edwards (black) battles with Team Bath Buccaneers 4th’s Will Mainwaring during Saturday’s 5-3 win, which wrapped up promotion

3:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

DEVIZES are toasting a revival on two fronts after both their men’s and women’s first teams clinched promotion last weekend.

SWIMMING: It's all gold for magic Matthew

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Matthew Hardick

2:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

CHIPPENHAM swimmer Matthew Hardick just ‘dozen’t’ know when to stop winning after sweeping the board at the Wiltshire Age Group Championships with a stunning 12 golds in 12 events.

NETBALL: Lloyd’s ladies make their mark

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes’ Emily Buller in action against Penryn on Sunday

1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

COACH Nikki Lloyd hopes Devizes’ superb debut campaign at Regional League level can lay the platform for a glittering club future.

RACING: Charlton's Cat a non-runner for Lincoln

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roger Charlton

1:14pm Friday 28th March 2014

ANTE-POST favourite Captain Cat has been declared a non-runner for the William Hill Lincoln, said trainer Roger Charlton.

BIATHLON: County youngsters have Olympic spirit

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: St Margaret’s pupils (l-r) Archie Hughes, Amy Bolton and Nick Manners-Bell will compete at London’s Olympic Park

11:30am Friday 28th March 2014

SHERSTON schoolboy James Hulme has qualified for the 2014 British Schools’ Modern Biathlon Championships at the Olympic Park over the weekend of April 5-6.

EQUESTRIAN: Gatcombe successes gets Harry back on right track after injury

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Harry Meade

11:00am Friday 28th March 2014

WEST Littleton eventer Harry Meade is aiming to get back up to speed as soon as possible as he looks to put last year’s injury problems behind him.

HOCKEY: Promoted six-shooters Devizes are on the way up

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes’ Callum Lavens (right) tries to block the progress of Team Bath’s Rich Warwick during his side’s 6-1 victory on Saturday that wrapped up promotion from Davis Wood League Central One

9:00am Friday 28th March 2014

DEVIZES wrapped up promotion from Davis Wood League Central One as they blitzed Team Bath Buccs C on Saturday.

RACING: Charlton's doubts over Captain Cat

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Roger Charlton

12:58pm Thursday 27th March 2014

ROGER Charlton has warned ante-post favourite Captain Cat would be doubtful for the William Hill Lincoln if Doncaster receives its expected rainfall.

RACING: Craven target for Toormore

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Hannon junior (right), with his champion trainer father, who is retiring

4:38pm Monday 24th March 2014

WILTSHIRE-TRAINED Toormore is set to warm up for the Qipco 2000 Guineas in the Craven Stakes over the Classic course and distance of the Rowley Mile.

KICKBOXING: You belter, Annabelle

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Annabelle Shoob, the new WRSA Pro-Am English title holder

4:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

KICKBOXER Annabelle Shoob is hoping her fight career is back on track after she clinched her biggest-ever title last weekend.

SPORT: Courting new talent in Marlborough

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wiltshire Squash’s Dax Mellor (above, black top) with the Sports Stars youngsters     Picture by Paul Morris (PM1115-0)

4:00pm Friday 21st March 2014

THE Sports Stars programme through Marlborough Squash Club proved a huge success.

HOCKEY: Alex at the double for new champions

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Marlborough ladies first team celebrate after lifting hockey's West Clubs League North Division title with a 2-0 win over Lansdown on Saturday

11:30am Friday 21st March 2014

MARLBOROUGH Ladies wrapped up the West Clubs League North Division title and their second successive promotion with a 2-0 win over Lansdown on Saturday.

SAILING: Farrow's flag bid

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Andrew Farrow in action

11:00am Friday 21st March 2014

SAILOR Andrew Farrow is planning to fly the green and white of the Wiltshire flag at this summer’s international 2.4 metre class European Championships in the Netherlands this summer.

ANGLING: Rowles takes Ashton honours

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

12:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

SUNDAY’S Wilts Angling Open match at Rood Ashton was won by Kevin Rowles from Devizes with 137 lb of carp.

RACING: Pony races at Barbury meeting

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Luca Morgan riding Milly to victory in the first Warren Business Park Stars of Tomorrow race at Didmarton Point-to-Point (4345271)

12:16pm Thursday 20th March 2014

VISITORS to the Tedworth Point-to-Point meeting at Barbury Racecourse on Sunday, April 6, will see two pony races alongside the six action-packed thoroughbred races.

HOCKEY: Point is enough for champions Bassett

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Devizes goalscorer Tom Alsop (dark shirt) tries to avoid the attentions of Yeovil & Sherborne’s Jonny Ireland  during Saturday’s victory

1:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

WOOTTON Bassett were crowned champions of the Davis Wood League's East Central One despite dropping their first points of the season at local rivals Swindon A.

CYCLING: Lauren sets her targets

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Lauren Booth

12:00pm Friday 14th March 2014

LAUREN Booth brought the curtain down on 2013 by setting a new world record but the Chippenham para- cyclist believes she can go even faster still this year.

BOXING: Johnny is the best in the west

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Johnny Ward with head coach Liam Lathbury

10:30am Friday 14th March 2014

SUTTON Benger teenager Johnny Ward was crowned Western Counties 50-52kgs Schoolboy champion after earning a unanimous decision in Exmouth on Saturday.

WILTSHIRE ROAD RACE LEAGUE: Chalking up a win at Combe

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Amy Chalk was the first female finisher home in the Castle Combe Half-Marathon

9:30am Friday 14th March 2014

ENGLAND international Amy Chalk clinched victory in the ladies’ race at the Castle Combe Half-Marathon as the 2014 Wiltshire Road Race League got under way on Sunday.

BOXING: Joe goes for Masters title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Joe Hughes

7:16pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

MALMESBURY fighter Joe Hughes will box for his first professional title in Bath next month.

CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: Barbury Castle's King strikes on day one

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jockey Joshua Newman celebrates on Midnight Prayer after victory in the Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase

5:29pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

MIDNIGHT Prayer claimed top honours in the Terry Biddlecombe National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham for Barbury Castle trainer Alan King and amateur rider Joshua Newman.




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