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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 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.

Shoot-out drama in Marisa Trophy knock-out ties

Gazette & Herald: Pickering Knights have a new away kit sponsor in The Trophy & Print Shop. Pictured are Knights top scorer Steven Carter with Jane Stevens, representing Alan Rudgard from Trophy & Print

3:02pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOUR of the seven second-round games in the Beckett League's Marisa Trophy had to be decided by penalty shoot-outs.

Late goal for Seamer hurts Ryedale Sports Club

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3:07pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RYEDALE Sports Club’s hopes of escaping the drop in the Scarborough & District League first division suffered a severe blow as relegation rivals Seamer Sports picked up three vital points.

Yorkshire captain declines Marcus Trescothick's run-chase request

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

11:50am Wednesday 16th April 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale last night revealed he declined an approach from Somerset’s Marcus Trescothick to set up a day-four run-chase in the opening LV= County Championship match at Taunton, which finishes today.

Parbold and Sandiva can shine at Newmarket for Malton trainer Richard Fahey

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

10:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON trainer Richard Fahey will know by the end of this afternoon whether his Classic aspirations for two of his horses are still intact.

Darts: Terry Temple enjoys notable win on way to last 16

Gazette & Herald: Terry Temple

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WHITWELL-ON-THE-HILL’S Terry Temple knocked out Premier League star Dave Chisnall on his way to the last 16 of the latest PDC Players Championship event at Wigan.

Darts: Royal upset for WMC as Oak take the decider

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Royal Oak dented WMC ‘B’s attempts to finish as runners-up in the Pickering Darts League by beating them 4-3.

Snooker: Nigel Taylor top notch as Wass win the crown

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

WASS stormed to the Ryedale Snooker League title - after losing just once in their 12 outings.

Malton take step to Snooker League championship title

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON ‘A’ took a major step towards regaining the York Conservative Clubs’ Carlsberg UK Snooker League championship with a 5-2 victory over Acomb ‘A’.

More British plaudits for Kirkbymoorside ace Dan Peace

Gazette & Herald: Kirkbymoorside teenager Dan Peace, who won rounds in both the national and European youth trial biking championships

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

KIRKBYMOORSIDE starlet Dan Peace’s excellent form continued in the first round of the RT Keedwell British Solo Trials Championships in Bootle, Cumbria.

Records smashed by Pickering Running Club aces

Gazette & Herald: From left to right, Mike Todd, Steve Watson, Kim England and Richard Todd

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

AFTER defeating the infamous Three Sisters hills in the recent Hardmoors’ night race, Pickering Running Club battlers came back for more, lining up to take on the Hardmoors’ Wainstones marathon and half marathon - and smashing course records across the board.

Point-to-Point: Ryedale success at Hornby Castle ahead of Sheriff Hutton meet

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8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

RYEDALE enjoyed its fair share of success at the Bedale Hunt’s fine point-to-point meeting at Hornby Castle.

Wombleton Wanderers lose to Lingdale United in Junior Cup final

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3:27pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

WOMBLETON Wanderers were unable to cap a great debut season with success in the Scarborough & District FA Junior Cup final.

Scarborough Athletic take a point against Leek Town

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3:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A LATE Grant Ryan goal earned Scarborough Athletic a point against Leek Town - denting the visitors’ title hopes in the Evo-Stik League division one south.

David Read leads Harriers in Guisborough Moors Fell Race

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11:38am Wednesday 16th April 2014

A GROUP of five Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers members tackled the tough Guisborough Moors Fell Race.

Cham hat-trick clinches Kirkbymoorside’s conquest of division four

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

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kirkbymoorside wrapped up their impressive Division Four league campaign a 4-2 win over Selby Town Reserves.

Far East trio of tournaments spurs Simon Dyson

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

11:52am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ITCHING to resume the European Tour, York’s top golfer Simon Dyson opens the first of three lucrative tournaments on Thursday.

Trainer Donald McCain tipped to keep up winning spree

Gazette & Herald: David Moyes (left) and trainer Donald McCain in the parade ring during Pertemps Swinton Hurdle Day at Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 11, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wir

11:18am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Donald McCain, who took Wetherby by storm on Sunday by winning the first three races on the card, can continue his successful spree at Kempton today.

Rivellino pushes for glory at Lingfield

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11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RIVELLINO will go for glory in the £150,000 sprint on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield on Friday, writes Steve Carroll.

Adil Rashid hits century as Yorkshire take control of County Championship clash against Somerset

Gazette & Herald: LATE WICKETS: Yorkshire seamer Liam Plunkett

7:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

ADIL RASHID gave the England selectors an early nudge with a century for Yorkshire as they retained the initiative in their opening LV= County Championship match against Somerset during day two at Taunton.

Louis The Pious tipped to shine at Pontefract races

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:23am Monday 14th April 2014

LOUIS THE PIOUS, a talented sprinter, who is likely to be York-bound next month for the Knavesmire's opening action, can start his season in style by winning the feature race at Pontefract this afternoon.

Selby RUFC end term with 39-0 whitewash

11:07am Monday 14th April 2014

INJURY-HIT Selby signed off their Yorkshire One campaign with a 39-0 defeat at North Ribblesdale.

Yorkshire get off to flying start to County Championship campaign at Somerset

Gazette & Herald: Adam Lyth, pictured, is in direct competition with Alex Lees for a place in the Yorkshire starting XI

8:09pm Sunday 13th April 2014

YORKSHIRE seized the early initiative in their opening LV= County Championship match against Somerset after a commanding batting display at Taunton underpinned by Adam Lyth, Gary Ballance and Adil Rashid.

Yorkshire's Liam Plunkett issues warning on Somerset

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1:18pm Saturday 12th April 2014

LIAM PLUNKETT says Yorkshire must be wary of a Somerset side out to prove a point as the LV= County Championship division one season starts for both teams at Taunton tomorrow.

Trainer Carr tipped to land Thirsk's 2014 opener

Gazette & Herald: Lady Cecil at Nottingham Racecourse, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 2, 2013. See PA story RACING Nottingham. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

12:53pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THIRSK opens its doors today for the first time this year and kicks off its 2014 campaign with a bumper eight-race card which supports the 50th anniversary of the Injured Jockeys' Fund.

Title boost for stable staff

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12:53pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MARK JOHNSTON’S stable staff will be willing him on to win the All-Weather trainer’s championship - they could bag a £10,000 bonus if he does.

Gillespie: Hodd’s ready to take on Yorkshire wicketkeeping role

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

11:54am Friday 11th April 2014

YORKSHIRE coach Jason Gillespie has given his full backing to wicketkeeper Andy Hodd as the former Sussex gloveman prepares to deputise for the injured Jonny Bairstow in the opening games of the LV= Division One season.

Father and son go Dutch in Newbury opener

Gazette & Herald: File photo dated 20/06/2013 of Jockey Ryan Moore atop Estimate arriving in the winners enclosure after winning the Gold Cup during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 20, 2013. Estimate set alight the meeti

10:50am Friday 11th April 2014

DUTCH MASTERPIECE can confirm himself a sprinter of note at Newbury's opening meeting of the Flat season today by defying top weight on his first outing of 2014.

Final North One East fling for relegated Malton & Norton

Gazette & Herald: Dan Wilson streaks clear for a touch down

10:27am Friday 11th April 2014

RELEGATED Malton & Norton RUFC will sign off from North One East at Cleckheaton tomorrow.

Yorkshire tipped for LV= County Championship title glory

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

10:26am Friday 11th April 2014

Yorkshire are many people’s favourites to win the LV= County Championship title this summer.

Alan's love for the racing game is crystal clear

Gazette & Herald: Robin Hoods Bay (left) ridden by Luke Morris beats Windhoek (blue colours) ridden by Silvestre De Sousa to win the Winter Derby during Winter Derby day at Lingfield Park Racecourse, Surrey. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March

10:37am Friday 11th April 2014

IT is the sound of the commentator's voice, a remembrance of red and the raucous atmosphere that helps Alan Pickering paint a picture of a day at the races.

As Alex Lees hits form, Kane aims to make his mark for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire

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11:57am Thursday 10th April 2014

ALEX LEES warmed up for the start of LV= Division One season on Sunday by hitting an outstanding century against Northamptonshire on the second day of Yorkshire’s practice match at Wantage Road.

Harriet Bethell teams up with Fujin Dancer at Ludlow

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:25am Thursday 10th April 2014

HARRIET BETHELL, whose love for Fujin Dancer deepened when she rode her favourite gelding to another success at Fakenham last month, teams up with the North Yorkshire performer again at Ludlow this afternoon.

Derby defeat dooms Malton & Norton to drop

Gazette & Herald: Malton & Norton flanker Rob Mewburn hangs onto a Driffield player but fails to stop his scoring a try.

4:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MALTON & Norton are doomed to relegation – after their renewed hopes of beating the drop were well and truly scuppered by a chastening derby defeat.

Tom O’Ryan reveals his top 10 potential flat winners for 2014

Gazette & Herald: Brian Ellison’s Top Notch Tonto, which is one of Tom O’Ryan’s ten to follow

4:03pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Grand National is over for another year and thoughts turn to the Flat season. What better time to introduce the new ten-strong list of Ryedale horses which, hopefully, will pay to follow during the next seven months...

Pickering Town boss relishing Bridlington return

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4:05pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

PICKERING TOWN manager Mitch Cook returns to his old stamping ground tonight (Wednesday) expecting Bridlington to pose a stern test of his side’s new-found resilience.

Malton & Norton look to go one better in Pocklington 7s

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3:56pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

MALTON & Norton could face a cross-code challenge at the Pocklington 7s rugby union tournament a week on Friday.

Football: Ryedale Sports Club on the brink

Gazette & Herald: Ex-Pickering man Ricky Greening did Ryedale SC a favour last week with goals against their relegation rivals - but he scored against Ryedale on Saturday

3:48pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

RYEDALE Sports Club's attempt to beat the drop inScarborough & District League division one was heavily dented on Saturday as they lost 4-1 to second-placed Edgehill.

Old Malton St Mary's put celebrations on hold

Gazette & Herald: Damian Cox heads Old Malton St Marys into the lead with St Clements keeper Matthew Stables on the ground.Nigel Holland (5171255)

3:44pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

OLD Malton St Mary's York Minster Engineering Football League premier division title celebrations were put on hold after rivals Riccall United hammered Wigginton Grasshoppers.

Veteran duo join Scarborough Athletic

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3:41pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SCARBOROUGH Athletic have appointed veteran players Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot as joint assistant-managers.

Victory Cup semi-finals afoot for Beckett League sides

Gazette & Herald: Kirkbymoorside Reserves V Sinnington. Damon Rivis is beaten by Luke Clemmit.

3:32pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

THE Victory Cup semi-finals will take place on Saturday in the Beckett League – with champions Kirkbymoorside reserves starting as favourites.

Wombleton Wanderers seal title - now for the cup

Gazette & Herald: Wombleton Wanders

3:28pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

WOMBLETON Wanderers have won the Beckett League second division title - their first success of a possible quadruple in their debut season.

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