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Pickering Town eye sixth place - and new players

Gazette & Herald: LOOKOUT: Boss Mitch Cook has identified possible Pikes signings

12:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MANAGER Mitch Cook is keen for his Pickering Town outfit to end the season on a good note - after which focus will turn to bolstering the squad.

Top Notch Tonto spearheads fine Ryedale challenge on Sandown showpiece

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Top Notch Tonto, ridden by Dale Swift, winning at Redcar last season will be heading south to Newbury on Friday.
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12:48pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

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Old Malton seal title after late penalty drama

Gazette & Herald: Huntington Rovers V Old Malton St Marys. Marcus Godsell in possesion.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5544665)

3:36pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

OLD Malton St Mary’s secured their second York Minster Engineering League premier division title in three years after a dramatic 2-1 win at Huntington Rovers.

Ryedale Sports Club end on a rare high note

Gazette & Herald: CONSOLATION: Chris Rhodes (number eight), who scored twice as Ryedale Sports Club ended their relegation campaign on a winning note

3:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

VICTORY for Ryedale Sports Club in their last game of the Scarborough & District League division one campaign could not save them from the drop.

Whitby Town beat Blyth Spartans 7-0

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3:29pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WHITBY Town savoured their best performance of the season when they routed North-East hosts Blyth Spartans 7-0.

Bridges clash as York & District Senior Cricket League starts

Gazette & Herald: RUN-MAKER: Batsman Adam Fisher, who is likely to be a key figure for Sheriff Hutton Bridge this year

3:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE Hunters York & District Senior League begins on Saturday with the match of the day arguably being Sheriff Hutton Bridge's clash with Stamford Bridge.

New blow as Hunmanby Cricket Club quit

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3:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

HUNMANBY Cricket Club have folded due to a lack of players.

Derwent Valley Cricket League teams gear up for season

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3:22pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

GREAT Habton will begin the Derwent Valley Cricket League season aiming to go one better than last year and lift the division ‘A’ title.

Darts: Top two give super end-of-season show

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3:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THERE were magic darts aplenty as Horseshoe ‘A’ beat champions Recreation Club in the final week of the Pickering League.

Malton & Norton out of Pocklington 7s

Gazette & Herald: Malton and Norton's Charlie Ramsay runs clear of the Heworth RL defendrers in the John Smith's Pock Sevens tournament. Picture : Garry Atkinson (5539630)

3:09pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MALTON & Norton and Helmsley outfit The Feathers both bowed out of the Pocklington 7s at the second hurdle.

Chris Creber injury blow mars Malton & Norton win

Gazette & Herald: Chris Creber

3:07pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MALTON & Norton seconds enjoyed a superb 55-22 over their Hull Ionians counterparts on Saturday - though the game was marred by a potential career-ending injury to Chris Creber.

Pickering Running Club enjoy outstanding results

Gazette & Herald: Pickering Running Club enjoy outstanding results

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

JAYSON CAVILL'S star continued to rise as a fine success in the iconic Guisborough Moor fell race secured both the category crown and overall title in the Esk Valley winter series.

Table Tennis: Coneysthorpe starlets take handicap cup

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2:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THE young guns of Coneysthorpe ‘C’ ended their season on a high by lifting the last piece of silverware in the Ryedale Table Tennis League, the Bower Handicap Trophy.

Moxon backing England pair Moores and Farbrace

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12:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MARTYN MOXON is backing Peter Moores and Paul Farbrace to spark a revival in England’s cricketing fortunes.

Woodhouse Grange claim President's trophy

Gazette & Herald: Dunnington batsman Jack Bolam hits a six during the President's Cup match against Woodhouse . Picture : Garry Atkinson (5549007)

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WOODHOUSE Grange collected the first silverware of the 2014 Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League season when they beat Dunnington by five wickets in the President’s Trophy.

Yorkshire chasing final day win

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

12:17pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

YORKSHIRE will hope for some help from the weather gods today as they pursue a deserved LV= County Championship victory over Northamptonshire at Headingley.

Snooker: Malton pocket Conservative Clubs’ title

Gazette & Herald: GREEN BAIZE: All the latest from the Llanelli and District Snooker League.

12:03pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

MALTON ‘A’ beat main rivals Fulford ‘A’ 6-1 to regain the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League title.

North Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank spurns Catterick for Epsom bid

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank sidesteps his local Catterick venue today in favour of concentrating on Epsom where Ebony Express has a leading chance of capturing the £50,000 Investec City & Suburban Handicap in the hands of new stable jockey Ben Curtis.

More success in sight for Wombleton Wanderers

Gazette & Herald: Gillamoor’s George Oyston, left, and Heslerton’s Jermain Timms, both miss the ball in a goalmouth clash

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

WOMBLETON Wanderers will fancy their chances of reaching the final of the newitts.com Beckett League’s Marisa Trophy as they look to cap an already successful maiden season - despite suffering a rare defeat on Monday.

Taryn Midgley wins cup for Thornton-le-Dale

Gazette & Herald: Thornton-le-Dale

8:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

THORNTON-LE-DALE lifted the Beckett League’s Ryedale Hospital Cup after a 1-0 victory over Union Rovers at Kirkbymoorside.

Scarborough & District FA Minor Cup final dates

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7:30am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

DATES are set for the remaining Scarborough & District FA Minor Cup finals.

Pickering Bowling Club season starts

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3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

PICKERING Bowling Club are holding an ‘Open to All’ coffee evening on Friday at the Recreation Club, starting at 7pm.

Give croquet a go

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3:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

RYEDALE Sport’s Club’s croquet section would welcome new members.

Tennis: Tough start for returning Copmanthorpe

Gazette & Herald: Tyke Petroleum men's Tennis league 'Division two champions Copmanthorpe: delighted to be returning to the top-flight after a seven-year absence.  (LtoR): Dave Beattie, Lindsay McLeod, Jack Wood, Rob Abbot, Graeme Butcher (captain) and Alan Parting

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COPMANTHORPE will return to division one of the Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League after a six-year absence when the season kicks off on Sunday (APRIL27).

Jack Brooks revels as Yorkshire striker

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12:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

JACK BROOKS believes his performance with bat and ball and Yorkshire’s winning position in their ongoing LV= County Championship match against his former county Northamptonshire has helped to justify his decision to leave Wantage Road in late 2012.

Champion jockey-elect Tony McCoy to dazzle at Wetherby

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE remarkable Tony McCoy, who will be crowned champion jump jockey for a 19th consecutive time when the season draws to a close on Saturday, graces Wetherby with his presence this afternoon and is unlikely to return home empty-handed.

Yorkshire v Northamptonshire - Lunch, day 2

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

1:33pm Monday 21st April 2014

Gary Ballance’s brilliant 174 has helped Yorkshire strengthen their grip on this LV= County Championship match against Northamptonshire at Headingley, which has reached lunch on day two.

St Mary's clinch premier division title

Gazette & Herald: Huntington Rovers V Old Malton St Marys. Marcus Godsell in possesion.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5544665)

10:14am Monday 21st April 2014

OLD Malton St Mary’s secured their second York Minster Engineering Football League premier division title in three years after a 2-1 win at Huntington Rovers.

Hambleton trainer Kevin Ryan targets Redcar triumph

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10:10am Monday 21st April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan is quickly getting his string into top gear.

Selection headache looming as Yorkshire are boosted by Gary Ballance century

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7:59pm Sunday 20th April 2014

YORKSHIRE coach Jason Gillespie is going to have one heck of a selection headache this weekend after a positive day for Yorkshire on and off the field.

North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson claims share of 47th place at Maybank Malaysian Open

Gazette & Herald: North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson

1:03pm Sunday 20th April 2014

A LEVEL par closing round of 72 at the Maybank Malaysian Open put the seal on a steady return to European Tour action for North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson.

Yorkshire paceman Jack Brooks firing up to face old club Northamptonshire

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11:12am Saturday 19th April 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale has described Jack Brooks as “a real asset” to the county as the fast bowler prepares to face his old club Northamptonshire in the LV= County Championship at Headingley tomorrow.

Former champion jockey Paul Hanagan on Nottingham glory trail

Gazette & Herald: Jockey Paul Hanagan during the Dubai Duty Free Weekend at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire
            
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10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PAUL HANAGAN has a late start to Easter Saturday, but the former Malton-based champion is expected to end the day in style.

Filimoni Savou seals England call

Gazette & Herald: Filimoni Savou

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

TEENAGER Filimoni Savou - a Saracens academy player and former sports scholar at Terrington Hall School - has won a place in England’s Under-17s rugby union squad.

Paul Farbrace in frame for England Test coaching role

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11:34am Saturday 19th April 2014

Former Yorkshire second XI coach Paul Farbrace is set to sensationally quit Sri Lanka to be part of England's new coaching team, which will be announced today.

Golf: Steve Kennedy lifts Fletcher Trophy

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11:05am Saturday 19th April 2014

SANDBURN Hall Golf Club’s Steve Kennedy ruled supreme to lift the Fletcher Trophy.

North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson makes cut at Maybank Malaysian Open

Gazette & Herald: BACK ON THE TEE: Simon Dyson returns to the European Tour this week

12:43pm Friday 18th April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson sneaked into the last two rounds of the Maybank Malaysian Open with a one under par second round of 71 in Kuala Lumpur.

Tough return for York golfer Simon Dyson

Gazette & Herald: EYEING MAJOR: Simon Dyson is arguably in the best form of any of 'Chubby' Chandler's charges.

10:27am Friday 18th April 2014

HOPES of an instant dividend on returning to golf’s European Tour failed to materialise for York’s Simon Dyson.

Fahey and O’Meara tipped to land major prizes

Gazette & Herald: Jockey Tony Hamilton

9:44am Friday 18th April 2014

IT IS Good Friday with a difference. Never before has the day hosted racing, and for many enthusiasts it's the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Open Days at Middleham and Lambourn. Those two events are still taking place, but there is opposition from a sensational £1 million all-weather meeting at Lingfield and a richly-endowed Musselburgh fixture, highlighted by the £50,000 Royal Mile.

Yorkshire's Andrew Gale helps to unleash Liam Plunkett

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8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

YORKSHIRE’S Andrew Gale has been studying Michael Clarke’s captaincy in a bid to help him get the best out of fast bowler Liam Plunkett.

Woodhouse Grange targets fourth successive title win

Gazette & Herald: Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League secretary and treasurer Rob Richtering, left, presents the premier division trophy to Woodhouse Grange captain Steve Burdett

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

STEVE BURDETT is targeting a record fourth successive Hunters York and District Senior Cricket League premier division title for Woodhouse Grange.

Champion apprentice Jason Hart lines up winning Ripon yarn

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11:36am Thursday 17th April 2014

JASON HART, last year's champion apprentice, has made a flying start to the current campaign with half-a-dozen winners already under his belt and he can continue his successful spree at Ripon's opening meeting today.

Room for improvement as Yorkshire begin with drab draw

Gazette & Herald: HALF-CENTURY: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth

6:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

JASON GILLESPIE says there is room for improvement in both batting and bowling for his Yorkshire side after their opening round LV= County Championship draw against Somerset at Taunton.

Classic contender for Richard Fahey after Nell romp

Gazette & Herald: William Derby in humourous encounter with Malton trainer and York race ace Richard Fahey

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON trainer Richard Fahey has a genuine Classic contender on his hands after Sandiva showed her class in the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket this afternoon.

Mick Cook sets Pickering Town new target

Gazette & Herald: Robbie Hawkes of Pickering Town with his player of the year award.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5402789)

3:54pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MITCH COOK has set his Pickering Town team an 80-point target after two wins in a week pushed them up to sixth in the Northern Counties East League premier division table.

Youngsters key as Malton plan an immediate return

Gazette & Herald: DOUBLE: Kenton Leiataua who provided some of Malton & Norton's few high points with two tries on the final day of term

3:51pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON are already turning attentions to next season - and hopefully an immediate return to North One East.

Somerset v Yorkshire - Day 4, tea

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3:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Yorkshire lost the wickets of openers Alex Lees and Adam Lyth as well as captain Andrew Gale this afternoon, but their departures have not affected the county’s chances of securing a draw against Somerset at Taunton.

Major bookmaker Betfred gets behind injured jockeys’ rehabilitation centre in Old Malton

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Jack Berry (right) receives a cheque for £2000 from James Sanderson, Thirsk Manager and Clerk of the Course, at Saturday's Injured Jockeys Fund meeting at the North Yorkshire track.
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3:39pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

AS work continues apace on Jack Berry House, currently being constructed in Old Malton by the Injured Jockeys’ Fund, the multi-million pound rehabilitation centre for riders has received a major boost.

Old Malton St Mary's set to follow Kirkbymoorside in celebration

Gazette & Herald: Kirkbymoorside V Selby.
Ryan Rivis in action.
pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (5377443)

3:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

OLD Malton St Mary's go to second-placed Huntington Rovers on Saturday knowing victory in what is their last game of the campaign will seal the York Minster Engineering League premier division title.

Champions out in Victory Cup surprise

Gazette & Herald: Paul Holder, who got Union Rovers' semi-final winner

3:06pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE Victory Cup final in the newitts.com Beckett League will be contested between division one runners-up Sinnington and fourth-placed Union Rovers after both underdogs won dramatic semi-finals on Saturday.







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