Laura secures county award

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:43pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford was named  sports personality of the year at the fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards in Trowbridge last night.

ANGLING: Sunday best hands Poppleton victory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:00pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MARK Poppleton from Trowbridge carried off top prize in the Sunday Open match at Viaduct Fishery with 190 lb 7 oz of carp.

Balding memorial to be held at Marlborough College

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:16pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A MEMORIAL service for Grand National-winning trainer Toby Balding will be held at Marlborough College on December 15 at 2pm.

Hughes' joy at champion jockey hat-trick

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Jockey Richard Hughes and his children Harvey and Phoebe with his Flat Jockeys Championship trophy during Betfred November Handicap Day at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 9, 2013. See PA story RACI

4:14pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

WILTSHIRE-BASED Richard Hughes has spoken of his delight at effectively being crowned champion jockey for a third successive season.

DUATHLON: Peter has the world in his sights

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

PETER Cusick is hoping to blaze a trail right into next year’s World Duathlon Championships – three years on from the accident that curtailed his Ironman World Championship bid.

SWIMMING: Stephanie booking in for hard graft

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:30pm Friday 17th October 2014

IT’S GOING to be all work and no play for Stephanie Millward after her winter training schedule stepped up a notch this week.

BOXING: Patience is a virtue for belter Joe

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

JOE Hughes may have emphatically got his hands on the Southern Area light-welterweight title last weekend – but he’ll have to wait a little while to show it off in his native Malmesbury.

ANGLING: Blackmore's Silvers service

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

10:43am Thursday 16th October 2014

COMPETITORS in the Trowbridge Silvers Only match enjoyed excellent sport at Ellis Lake on Tuesday.

BOXING: Hughes thrilled with Area achievement

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:41pm Monday 13th October 2014

MALMESBURY’S Joe Hughes was delighted to get his hands on the Southern Area light-welterweight title last weekend.

Joe Hughes claims Southern Area light-welterweight crown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:46pm Saturday 11th October 2014

JOE Hughes is the new Southern Area light-welterweight champion after stopping his opponent in the 10th round.

Joe Hughes claims Southern Area light-welterweight crown

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:42pm Saturday 11th October 2014

JOE Hughes is the new Southern Area light-welterweight champion after stopping his opponent in the 10th round.

BOWOOD DUATHLON: Bowood win gone for a Burton

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Friday 10th October 2014

UNATTACHED competitor Chris Burton stormed home to win the sprint event at the Events Logic UK Bowood Duathlon on Sunday.

POWERLIFTING: Murphy pushing on after national victory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM powerlifter Dan Murphy is hoping that he can go on to mix it with the best juniors in the country after earning his first-ever national title.

BIATHLE: Joshua is taking on the world

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM ASC member Joshua Dreelan competes in the World Biathle Championships in Guatemala, tomorrow.

ATHLETICS: Taylor has timed it just right

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

DEVIZES’ trainee solicitor Josh Taylor has broken the magical three-hour barrier in only his second marathon, writes Kevin Fahey.

ANGLING: Escott claims seniors win

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:34pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE Tuesday Trowbridge Seniors match at Pockeridge was won by Jim Escott, from Melksham, with 13 lb 12 oz of roach and perch.

BOXING: Hughes gears up for title shot at O2

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:52pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

THE EYES of the country’s boxing fraternity may end up transfixed on the O2 Arena on Saturday night – and Joe Hughes is relishing the challenge of attempting to take the next step in his career on one of the biggest stages in British boxing.

HOCKEY: Marlborough men hit for six

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

MARLBOROUGH’S early-season momentum came unstuck as they were defeated 6-3 at North Somerset in Davis Wood League Central One.

HOCKEY: Ladies lose out to Hereford

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

5:26pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

MARLBOROUGH Ladies slipped to a 4-3 defeat at the hands of Hereford in their West Clubs League Premier Division 2A meeting on Saturday.

Owner undecided on Wiltshire-trained Al Kazeem

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Al Kazeem,  pictured above winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, is favourite to land the Juddmonte International at York today

4:24pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

OWNER John Deer is in no rush to decide whether Wiltshire-trained Al Kazeem will be brought back to the racecourse next year following his creditable effort in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Hannon's Sky Lantern is retired

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

4:34pm Sunday 5th October 2014

RICHARD Hannon's four-time Group One-winning filly Sky Lantern has been retired following another disappointing showing at Newmarket on Saturday.

CYCLING: Championship title for Lauren

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:00am Friday 3rd October 2014

CHIPPENHAM paracycling starlet Lauren Booth enjoyed a British Cycling National Track Championships debut that she will never forget, coming back from Manchester as a senior national champion.

Halford and Millward nominated for county sports awards

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Laura Halford

10:05am Friday 3rd October 2014

COMMONWEALTH Games medallist Laura Halford and Paralympic swimming star Stephanie Millward have been nominated for the top award at next month's fifth Wiltshire Sports Awards.

GYMNASTICS: County medals galore for Moonraker club

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:40pm Thursday 2nd October 2014

CHIPPENHAM’S Moonraker Gymnastics saw 34 members in action at the annual Wiltshire Floor and Vault competition in Melksham.

HOCKEY: Smiths set up Devizes victory

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

11:42am Thursday 2nd October 2014

PROMOTED Devizes made a winning start to their Davis Wood League Conference North campaign as they claimed a 3-2 win over Firebrands A.

ANGLING: Thatchers bag team prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

6:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THE first round in the Sensas Commercial House League was fished on the Bristol Avon at Jack Whites and Swineford.

World champion Shelley expecting second child

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Shelley Rudman salutes the crowd after her third run in Sochi today

1:38pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SKELETON world champion Shelley Rudman will miss the forthcoming skeleton season this winter after announcing she is expecting her second child.

MOTORCYCLING: Super show from Tommy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

1:00pm Friday 26th September 2014

TOMMY Bridewell is eyeing up the overall podium positions in the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship after a good performance at the Showdown round in Holland last weekend.

Tiggy Wiggy form delights Hannon ahead of Newmarket test

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Trainer Richard Hannon jnr

9:44am Friday 26th September 2014

RICHARD Hannon believes the form of Tiggy Wiggy's last two runs suggest his lightning-fast filly is still improving ahead of the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.

CASTLE COMBE: Legends thrill fans at rallying love-in

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

RALLY stars past and present attracted thousands of enthusiasts to Castle Combe for the 14th year of Rallyday on Saturday.

ANGLING: Ellis takes Trowbridge prize

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

2:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

THE Trowbridge Seniors match at Cuckoos Rest was won by Brian Ellis, from Melksham, with 19 lb 4 oz of tench, bream, carp and roach.

SHOOTING: Games are in veteran Clark’s sights

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Friday 19th September 2014

BIDDESTONE marksman Nick Clark say that he has no plans to hang up his rifle just yet after the Indian summer that has inspired him to take aim at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

TENNIS: Youngsters courting county final success

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Friday 19th September 2014

A TOTAL of 124 players from all over Wiltshire participated in the recent Wiltshire LTA Junior County Championships at Devizes Tennis Club.

GYMNASTICS: Moonrakers drum up support

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:30am Friday 19th September 2014

CHIPPENHAM’S Moonraker Gymnastics Club threw open its doors on Saturday to encourage support for their bid to build a purpose-built gymnastics facility in the town.

ANGLING: Jim tops the senior standings at Leech Pool

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

4:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

JIM Escott from Melksham had another good day at the Tuesday Trowbridge Seniors match at Leech Pool, taking top prize with 87 lb of carp.

KICKBOXING: Annabelle bags title

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

CHIPPENHAM kickboxer Annabelle Shoob is celebrating after clinching the WRSA Pro Am Ladies 55.5kg British title.

ATHLETICS: Shepherd’s storming it

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

9:40am Friday 12th September 2014

GEMMA Shepherd won her second medal at the Sainsbury’s UK School Games – and 48 hours later soared to second in the UK rankings after smashing her personal best in the 1500m steeplechase, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

CHIPPENHAM HALF MARATHON: Chalk Amy down for another crack at race

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:09pm Thursday 11th September 2014

FORMER Wiltshire marathon international Amy Chalk has paid tribute to the organisers of the Chippenham Half Marathon.

ANGLING: Ellis bags the top haul at Melksham

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

12:30pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BRIAN Ellis emerged the winner on a tough day on the Bristol Avon at Melksham for the latest Trowbridge Seniors match, writes COLIN SCULL.

RACING: Hannon frustrated by soft ground

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Richard Hannon Jnr

2:47pm Monday 8th September 2014

RICHARD Hannon believes soft ground led to Toormore's downfall in the International Topkapi Trophy in Turkey on Sunday.

RACING: Turkey treat for Hannon's Toormore

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Toormore ridden by Ryan Moore on their way to victory in the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday

4:08pm Friday 5th September 2014

CONNECTIONS of Wiltshire-trained horse Toormore feel they have found a golden opportunity for last season's champion two-year-old to collect some lucrative prize money when he lines up in the International Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi in Turkey on Sunday.

Wiltshire youngsters star at England Athletics Championships

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:30pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Wiltshire Team Bath athletes starred in Bedford at the England Athletics Championships.

Angling: Cooler weather brings better sport

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

3:50pm Thursday 4th September 2014

The cooler weather has brought about improved sport on the Wessex Water trout fisheries last week. At Clatworthy 213 fish were caught at a rod average of 1.8 and at Hawkridge 72 at a rod average of 2.0.

Tour of Britain: Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed as Team Sky leader

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Sir Bradley Wiggins cycling in a previous Tour of Britain

12:33pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Sir Bradley Wiggins will ride through Wiltshire as he defends his Tour of Britain title, it was confirmed today.

ATHLETICS: County sprinters are quick off the blocks

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

12:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

WILTSHIRE sprinters took centre stage at the South West Inter Counties Championships at the refurbished Exeter Arena on Sunday, writes Kevin Fahey.

JUDO: Tom eyes Rio funding lift

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

DEVIZES judoka Tom Reed had an appointment at Downing Street this week as he steps up his bid to make the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

SWIMMING: European gold for Carlin

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

5:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JAZZ Carlin continued her golden summer with victory in the women's 800m freestyle at the European Swimming Championships in Berlin tonight.

ANGLING: Escott lands seniors prize

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

3:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

JIM Escott from Melksham chalked up another fine win at last Tuesday’s Trowbridge Seniors match at Merritts Lake with 110 lb of carp.

SWIMMING: Carlin eases into final

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Wales' Jazz Carlin poses with her Gold medal as she celebrates her victory on the podium, in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at Tollcross Swimming Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monda

11:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

JAZZ Carlin qualified fastest for tomorrow's women's 800m freestyle final at the European Championships in Berlin this morning.

ATHLETICS: It's three and easy for Polly on her international bow

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald:

4:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

URCHFONT youngster Polly Maton brought the curtain down on her season in glittering fashion as she won three gold medals at her first-ever international event.


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