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Simon Dyson withdraws from the Wales Open

Gazette & Herald: England's Simon Dyson during day two of the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 20, 2012. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should read: Nick Po

12:17pm Friday 19th September 2014

SIMON DYSON was forced into withdrawing from the Wales Open just before reaching the first tee.

Yorkshire vow to defend Andrew Gale

Gazette & Herald:

11:40am Friday 19th September 2014

YORKSHIRE have made it clear they will present a staunch defence of their captain Andrew Gale against a reported charge of a racist offence.

Selby RUFC hope it’s well Wath the wait

Gazette & Herald:

11:22am Friday 19th September 2014

SELBY RUFC are yet to hit the ground running in Yorkshire One this season, reckons head coach Richard Nicholson.

Fendale puts reputation on line in big race at Ayr

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:28am Friday 19th September 2014

NORTH YORKSHIRE trainer Bryan Smart has a high opinion of Fendale, who puts his reputation on the line at Ayr this afternoon after coming up short at York last month.

Hard day’s fishing at Shepherd Angling Club match

Gazette & Herald: angling - cxz

11:24am Friday 19th September 2014

DESPITE some good weights, the majority of anglers at the Shepherd Angling Club match at Marley's Lake had a hard day's fishing with the carp proving difficult to catch.

Watchable fare to delight eyes at Ayr

Gazette & Herald:

11:27am Friday 19th September 2014

HE may have his concerns, but David O’Meara has declared Watchable for tomorrow’s Ayr Gold Cup - and the four-year-old is likely to go into the big handicap as the favourite.

Yorkshire's Rich Pyrah awarded benefit year

Gazette & Herald: Rich Pyrah is waiting patiently for his opportunity in the County Championship

12:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALL-ROUNDER Rich Pyrah has been granted a benefit year in 2015 by Yorkshire.

Richard Fahey targeting a flying start at Ayr

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

12:10pm Thursday 18th September 2014

IT may be a muted start to the Ayr Western Meeting, with no fewer than five Class 5 races on today’s opening card, but Richard Fahey won’t care if, as expected, he makes a flying start to one of his favourite gatherings of the year.

Simon Dyson eyes Welsh wow

Gazette & Herald: North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson

12:54pm Thursday 18th September 2014

SIMON DYSON bids to go one better when he tees off today in the ISPS Handa Welsh Open.

Senior ranks topple Vale in Hedley Memorial Cup

Gazette & Herald: Cricket - cxz

12:52pm Thursday 18th September 2014

THE York and District Senior Cricket League retained the Hedley Memorial Cup by beating the HPH York Vale Cricket League representative side at Beverley.

Yorkshire's Jack Brooks hails influence of Ryan Sidebottom

Gazette & Herald:

10:36am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JACK BROOKS has hailed the influence of Ryan Sidebottom on Yorkshire’s County Championship winning campaign, particularly their title-clinching win against Nottinghamshire last week.

Stars come out for memorial cricket match

Gazette & Herald: Sheriff Hutton Cricket Club juniors of 2011 from left: Jordan Grose, who now plays for the senior Sheriff team; article author Toby Latham; Tom Platt, now playing football for York City;  and Matthew Fisher, English county cricket’s youngest player

10:32am Wednesday 17th September 2014

YORKSHIRE’S up-and-coming stars will be going to Strensall this Saturday to take on Hunters York & District Senior League side Sheriff Hutton Bridge in the annual challenge match in memory of Phil Fisher.

In-form Bashiba tipped to follow Bath wins at Beverley

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

10:29am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BASHIBA, already a four-time winner this season, can add to his impressive scoresheet at Beverley today on behalf of Nigel Tinkler, who could well have a double on the bumper eight-race card.

Victory at Easingwold takes Tadcaster Albion to the top of premier division

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TADCASTER ALBION climbed to the summit of the York Minster Engineering Football League premier division with a 2-0 win at Easingwold Town.

Yorkshire's title win is just the start declares Jonny Bairstow

Gazette & Herald: Picture by Alex Whitehead/ - 11/05/2014 - Cricket - LV County Championship Div One - Yorkshire CCC v Warwickshire CCC, Day 1 - Headingley, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow hits out. (7302939)

7:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

York ace Jonny Bairstow is hoping Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship title triumph can be the first of many for a group of players primed for long-term success.

Simon Dyson pipped to KLM Open crown

Gazette & Herald: North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson

12:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

YORK golfer Simon Dyson's incredible record in the KLM Open almost nabbed the York golf ace an historic fourth crown.

York RUFC slump to 22-8 defeat at Old Brodleians

Gazette & Herald:

12:07pm Monday 15th September 2014

YORK RUFC’s bid to build on last week’s Yorkshire One win over North Ribblesdale foundered when they lost 22-8 at Old Brodleians.

Senior Cricket League: Depleted Dunnington prove no match for Sheriff Hutton Bridge

Gazette & Herald:

11:56am Monday 15th September 2014

A WEAKENED Dunnington side were no match for Sheriff Hutton Bridge in the premier division of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

Senior Cricket League: Promotion from division one for Heworth and Acomb

Gazette & Herald:

11:54am Monday 15th September 2014

ACOMB leapfrogged Sessay after an advantage draw at Bridlington to gain the promotion spot behind division one champions Heworth.

Senior Cricket League: Hemingbrough secure division four west title

Gazette & Herald:

11:47am Monday 15th September 2014

HEMINGBROUGH duly clinched the division four west title in their first season back in the Hunters arena thanks to a remarkable spell of bowling.

Pyramid ploy came to rescue of Yorkshire CCC

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

11:44am Monday 15th September 2014

YORKSHIRE chairman Colin Graves has pointed to the change in the club’s coaching structure at the end of 2011 as a primary reason for their LV= County Championship title success this year.

Racing: Ruby Rose and Robben to run up glory for Ryan

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:38am Monday 15th September 2014

KEVIN RYAN, who produced one of the sensations of the season at Leopardstown on Saturday evening when his stable star The Grey Gatsby turned the tables on Australia, his Juddmonte International conqueror at York last month, goes in search of small-fry prizes this afternoon.

History to draw closer for golfer Simon Dyson

Gazette & Herald: England's Simon Dyson tees off during day three of the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 21, 2012. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit should

12:21pm Saturday 13th September 2014

HIGH-FIVE exploits advanced York's Simon Dyson closer to a historic quartet.

York Union of Golf Clubs team sign off invincible campaign

Gazette & Herald: golf - cxz

12:19pm Saturday 13th September 2014

THE tag of invincible has been claimed by the relentless York Union of Golf Clubs’ Inter District Union team.

Brothers play with different partners in Pike Hills cup compettiton

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12:18pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A SIBLING switch graced the York Union of Golf Clubs’ Pike Hills Cup greensomes competition at Sandburn Hall GC.

Trainer John Gosden set fair for more St Leger cheer

Gazette & Herald: The Duke of Devonshire presents the awards for the Wolferton Handicap to Jockey William Buick (second from right), owner HRH Princess Haya Of Jordan (second from left) and Trainer John Gosden (right) after their horse Beachfire won on day four of the Roya

12:14pm Saturday 13th September 2014

JOHN GOSDEN, who has won the Ladbrokes St Leger three times in the last ten years, can further his reputation at Doncaster this afternoon by lifting Britain's oldest Classic yet again.

Mark Johnston favourite beaten before triple tilt at Leger glory

11:11pm Friday 12th September 2014

MARK Johnston saw favourite Muraaqaba defeated at Doncaster the day before the Middleham trainer plots a three-pronged attack at St Leger glory.

Gale-force a key factor in Yorkshire's title triumph - even if the skipper wasn't allowed to lift the trophy

Gazette & Herald:

6:40pm Friday 12th September 2014

YORKSHIRE closed ranks behind suspended captain Andrew Gale after the England and Wales Cricket Board prevented him from lifting the County Championship trophy at Trent Bridge.

Sidebottom completes the job early doors to front Yorkshire's charge to the County Championship crown

Gazette & Herald: KEY MAN: Ryan Sidebottom is mobbed after claiming the wicket of Nottinghamshire's Chris Read

6:13pm Friday 12th September 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM led Yorkshire’s race to the title, claiming a six-wicket haul as they wrapped up victory over Nottinghamshire in just over an hour’s play at Trent Bridge, writes Myles Hodgson.

York runner-up Estimate looks to go one better for the Queen at Doncaster

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

11:34am Friday 12th September 2014

AFTER narrowly missing out on Knavesmire last month, Estimate, owned by Her Majesty the Queen, can bring a Royal flavour to proceedings at Doncaster this afternoon by landing the feature contest.

Simon Dyson gets back to par in KLM Open

Gazette & Herald: England's Simon Dyson on the 1st green during day three of the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 21, 2012. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit

12:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

SIMON DYSON'S bid for a record-breaking fourth KLM Open crown remained on an even keel after the first round.

Turf Talk: Johnston takes Hart in Doncaster drive

Gazette & Herald:

12:00pm Friday 12th September 2014

SO close but yet so far for Middleham trainer Mark Johnston - that just about sums up his relationship with the Ladbrokes St Leger.

Super Sidebottom helps Yorkshire get one hand on the Championship trophy

Gazette & Herald: Picture by Alex Whitehead/ - 20/07/2014 - Cricket - LV County Championship Div One - Yorkshire CCC v Middlesex CCC, Day 2 - North Marine Road Ground, Scarborough, England - Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom (centre) celebrates with Kane Williamson

7:19pm Thursday 11th September 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM closed in on the fourth LV= Championship title of his remarkable career by helping Yorkshire move to within five wickets of the victory they require over Nottinghamshire to become county champions again.

Nottinghamshire v Yorkshire - tea update

Gazette & Herald: Yorkshire County Cricket - zxc

3:40pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Yorkshire moved within eight wickets of becoming county champions for the first time since 2001 today after dominating their match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Record aim as Simon Dyson goes Dutch

Gazette & Herald: North Yorkshire golfer Simon Dyson

12:59pm Thursday 11th September 2014

THREE time KLM Open champion Simon Dyson says he is inspired by the event - as he targets a place in the record books.

Tim Easterby targets £300k Doncaster jackpot

Gazette & Herald: horse racing - zxc

12:15pm Thursday 11th September 2014

TIM EASTERBY goes for a jackpot strike at Doncaster this afternoon with the hat-trick seeking Mattmu.

Kevin Ryan eyeing Classic line for Salateen

Gazette & Herald:

12:22pm Thursday 11th September 2014

KEVIN RYAN has lofty ambitions next year for Salateen.

Tim Bresnan dismisses criticism as Yorkshire take iron grip on Championship clash

Gazette & Herald:

12:52pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Tim Bresnan dismissed criticism of Yorkshire’s occupation of the crease after they dominated the second day of their crucial championship match against Nottinghamshire and moved within sight of the title.

Cook optimistic Pickering Town are on upturn

Gazette & Herald:

3:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MITCH COOK hopes Pickering Town have reached a "turning point" after a 5-4 victory at Armthorpe Welfare.

Nawton trainer picks up first Group 1 win in Sprint Cup

Gazette & Herald: Gaz 09-09-14A
Danny Tudhope celebrates as he reaches the finish to win Saturday's Group 1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock Park on the David O'Meara trained G Force, from last year's victor, Gordon Lord Byron.
(Alec Russell photograph  Haydock Pa

3:16pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

SELDOM has a top-notch race been won in such remarkable fashion. A first Group 1 triumph for a trainer who took out a licence only in the summer of 2010 and a jockey whose career was at a standstill five years ago, courtesy of a horse who was rejected by top owners after only one race.

Pickering Running Club duo mix it with the elite in Alps

Gazette & Herald:

3:10pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

FAIRYTALES came true last week for Pickering Running Club as two members battled with – and beat - some of the giants of international trail running, while six more became “princesses” for the day.

Cricket chiefs demand better commitment from players

Gazette & Herald: (10096547)

3:04pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CRICKET chiefs in the Ryedale and Scarborough area have bemoaned the record number of call-offs this season - and demanded better commitment from players in future.

Malton & Norton encouraged by Yorkshire One opening effort

Gazette & Herald: rugby ball - cxz

3:08pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MALTON & Norton may have lost their Yorkshire One opener but the manner of the narrow 15-11 defeat to pre-season title favourites Doncaster Phoenix boosted hope of a good campaign to come following last term’s relegation.

Golf: David Hague eyes North of England Amateur win

Gazette & Herald: golf - cxz

3:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DAVID HAGUE is hoping to top off a superb summer by winning the prestigious North of England Amateur at Pannal GC at the end of the month.

Fraser brothers help Slingsby win Feversham League cup

Gazette & Herald: Cricket - cxz

2:58pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

THE teenage Fraser brothers dominated proceedings with bat and ball as the Feversham League season ended with the Top-Four play-off final between champions Gillamoor and fourth-placed Slingsby.

Senior Cricket League: Rain dashes Sheriff Hutton's hopes

Gazette & Herald: Sheriff Hutton    V   York IIIs  A close call for Sheriff Hutton batsman, Rich Ainsley off the bowling of York's Mathew Skurry     PIcture Frank Dwyer (10077336)

2:56pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

RELEGATED Sheriff Hutton were eyeing only a fourth win of term in division two north of the Hunters York & District Senior League – only for rain to dash those hopes.

Senior Cricket League: Malton need 17 points to evade drop

Gazette & Herald: Cricket - cxz

2:55pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

MALTON & Old Malton need 17 points from their last match of the Hunters York & District Senior League division one season to make sure of evading the drop.

Senior Cricket League: Rapid win sees Sheriff Hutton Bridge II rise again

Gazette & Herald: Cricket - cxz

2:53pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

SHERIFF Hutton Bridge II moved quickly to beat the rain and secure a second successive promotion.

Old Malton St Mary's maintain unbeaten start to title defence

Gazette & Herald: Poppleton keeper Gareth Dickinson clears the danger and punches the ball clear under pressure from Old Malton St Marys  striker Tom Fenwick.Pic Nigel Holland (10073648)

2:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

CHAMPIONS Old Malton St Mary's went nap as they maintained their unbeaten start to their York Minster Engineering League premier division title defence.

Champions Kirkbymoorside punish Union Rovers 8-0

Gazette & Herald:

2:38pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DEFENDING Beckett League champions Kirkbymoorside reserves kicked off their new campaign with an 8-0 victory over Union Rovers.

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