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Football: Birmingham City caretaker-boss Lee Carsley ‘gutted’ after missing Cheltenham Town Veterans’ first ever game

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

It’s a familiar tale repeated over and over by people who run amateur sports teams.They receive a call on the eve of a game – whether it be football, rugby, hockey or even golf – to be told by a player that he or she can’t tak ... [read more]

Rugby: Wayne Barnes to referee Gloucester v Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm on Friday

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 10:40, Tags:

Wayne Barnes will be the man in the middle when Gloucester take on Worcester Warriors at Kingsholm on Friday (7.45pm).The Bream-born referee will be taking charge of his 188th Premiership game and at the age of just 38 he has plenty of time to add to ... [read more]

Running: Dave Bell wins Cirencester 10K in same time as last year

Author: Contributed, Posted: Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 10:20, Tags:

Dave Bell added another title to his growing collection when he won the Cirencester Park 10K road run.This year’s race had a new name – the Autumn Assault – and was run over a different course but the outcome was the same as the 32- ... [read more]

Rugby: Gloucester sign Wallaby hooker James Hanson on short-term deal

Author: Contributed, Posted: Monday, 18th September 2017, 15:00, Tags:

Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Australian international hooker James Hanson has joined the club on a short-term deal prior to the start of next year’s Super Rugby competition. The experienced front-rower, who arrived at Kingsholm this ... [read more]

Football: Andoversford held to a draw by Dowty Dynamos in Cheltenham League

Author: Contributed, Posted: Monday, 18th September 2017, 11:30, Tags:

Andoversford are one of the form teams in the Cheltenham Football League so far this season, writes Rob Morrison.Although the new campaign is very much still in its infancy, last season’s Division Two champions have made a quickfire start to li ... [read more]

Rugby: Old Patesians rugby player Bryce White tells of Hurricane Irma ordeal

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Monday, 18th September 2017, 09:20, Tags:

Bryce White is safe, sound and looking forward to playing some rugby after being caught up in the terrifying ordeal that was Hurricane Irma.When the 26-year-old flew out to Cayo Santa Maria, a small island off Cuba’s northern coast, with his gi ... [read more]

Skittles: Brown Jug B defeat Norwood Arms A in annual match

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Sunday, 17th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

The new Cheltenham Skittles League season is only just getting under way but Brown Jug B have already got a trophy in their cabinet.The Division Seven side play an annual match against Norwood Arms A – a bit like the Varsity match in rugby &nda ... [read more]

Running: It’s all systems go for Cirencester 10K

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Saturday, 16th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

New name and new course but the annual 10K that takes place around Cirencester Park at this time of year is proving as popular as ever.The race, which has been running for around 30 years and this year takes place on Sunday 17th September, has been r ... [read more]

Football: Former Eagle Star footballers to hold big reunion next month

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Friday, 15th September 2017, 11:00, Tags:

Eagle Star footballers from days gone by will be rolling back the years when they meet for a big reunion next month. For some the hair will be a bit thinner and the waistline a little wider since their playing days but the fun and the banter is sure ... [read more]

Rugby: Hartpury hopeful of getting that first win of the season at Rotherham

Author: Contributed, Posted: Friday, 15th September 2017, 10:50, Tags:

Not since three years ago, in their first season in National League One, have Hartpury suffered back-to-back league defeats, but that does not seem to be unsettling head coach Mark Cornwell at this early stage in their Championship development.&ldquo ... [read more]

Football: Minchinhampton and Rodborough could be teams to watch in Division Two of Stroud League

Author: Contributed, Posted: Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 14:10, Tags:

The new Stroud and District Football League season has been up and running for a couple of weeks now so in the second of our articles, The Local Answer’s ‘Man in the Know’ takes a look at the teams who are likely to make an impact i ... [read more]

Cycling: Lars Boom races to victory in Tour of Britain

Author: Contributed, Posted: Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:00, Tags:

Lars Boom resisted the elements and the attempts of his rivals to seal the overall victory at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain as wind and rain battered the peloton on its way through the Welsh Marches to the finish line in Cardiff.The Dutchman resiste ... [read more]

Hockey: Summer hockey league ends in style

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:50, Tags:

There were lots of jolly hockey sticks and much, much more at the final round of matches in the Hockey Fever Summer League.Teams dressed up as zombies, 70s disco dancers and grandmas and grandads as the curtain was brought down on another season.The ... [read more]

Football: Cheltenham Civil Service are too strong for Whaddon in Cheltenham League

Author: Contributed, Posted: Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:40, Tags:

 Whaddon United Reserves are new to Division One of the Cheltenham League this season but Kev Taylor’s promoted side came unstuck for the second time on Saturday, writes Rob Morrison.Boss Taylor bolstered his squad with the signings of Lee ... [read more]

Bowls: Dan Mason enjoys a win double at Overbury Bowling Club – but it’s so tight

Author: Contributed, Posted: Sunday, 10th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

Dan Mason and Stu Yapp had their own private tussle at Overbury Bowling Club’s Championship Finals DayThe duo enjoyed a typically very hard fought match before Mason secured the men’s championship 21-20 on the last end. The men’s ha ... [read more]

Golf: Cleeve Cloud are playing golf in the fast lane

Author: Contributed, Posted: Saturday, 9th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

Cleeve Cloud Golf Club are shooting their own version of the magnificent seven.While the 1960 classic film starring the likes of Yul Brynner, James Coburn, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson was a huge box office hit back in the day, the top brass at ... [read more]

Rugby: Gloucester make four changes for trip to Harlequins

Author: Contributed, Posted: Friday, 8th September 2017, 13:00, Tags:

Back row Ruan Ackermann will make his full debut when Gloucester make the trip to play Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership tomorrow (3pm).The son of new head coach Johan went on as a late replacement in the thrilling 28-21 win over Exeter seven days ... [read more]

Cycling: Lars Boom is the new leader of the Tour of Britain pack

Author: Contributed, Posted: Friday, 8th September 2017, 10:00, Tags:

Lars Boom took the lead of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain with the stage win as Clacton and the Tendring district of Essex hosted a 16-kilometre individual time trial.The Dutchman, who won two stages and the overall of the race in 2011, averaged over ... [read more]

Football: Cirencester Hockey Club chairman Paul Anstee is a big Gibraltar football fan too

Author: Roger Jackson, Posted: Friday, 8th September 2017, 09:00, Tags:

You could never accuse Paul Anstee of being one of those glory-boy football fans. How could he be? He was born in Gibraltar and since they were accepted into UEFA in 2013 has been a hugely loyal supporter of the footballing minnows. Anstee was born o ... [read more]

Rugby: Hartpury hoping to give Jersey Reds the blues

Author: Contributed, Posted: Thursday, 7th September 2017, 15:40, Tags:

Week two of the Championship season has arrived and Hartpury enter more new territory, with the first home fixture at this level and the first encounter with the Jersey Reds. Although the two sides have never met, there are some similarities in the r ... [read more]

Cycling: Fernando Gaviria turns up the heat on Tour of Britain rivals

Author: Contributed, Posted: Thursday, 7th September 2017, 11:00, Tags:

Fernando Gaviria stormed to victory on the fourth day of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Newark-on-Trent as the sprinters continued to dominate the 2017 edition of the race.Second place behind Gaviria at the finish alongside Sconce and Devon Park i ... [read more]

Cricket: Cam end season in style to clinch County League Division Two title

Author: Contributed, Posted: Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 10:50, Tags:

Division Two champions Cam wrapped up a season to remember in Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League Division Two with a five-wicket triumph away to Poulton who finished second.Jon Maunder’s unbeaten 104 lifted Poulton to a total of 246- ... [read more]

Cycling: Caleb Ewan turns up the power to reclaim overall Tour of Britain lead

Author: Contributed, Posted: Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 09:20, Tags:

Caleb Ewan sprinted to his second victory of the week in the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, heading home Edvald Boasson Hagen by less than a wheel width to reclaim the overall lead and the Green Jersey in Scunthorpe.The Orica Scott rider followed up his ... [read more]

Cricket: Frocester finish third in Premier One but Cheltenham miss out on promotion

Author: Contributed, Posted: Wednesday, 6th September 2017, 09:10, Tags:

The most competitive WEPL Premier One campaign ever came to a close with Frocester and Downend both securing victories that ensured their safety after flirting with relegation.Frocester found themselves in the bottom two with four rounds of games to ... [read more]

Cricket: Gloucestershire to host England v India T20 clash next year

Author: Contibuted, Posted: Tuesday, 5th September 2017, 11:30, Tags:

Gloucestershire will host England and India in an international T20 next summer at The Brightside Ground in Bristol.The ECB today announced next summer’s International schedule for England’s men’s teams when England will play seven ... [read more]