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Holleran: Baker-Richardson’s success is example to young kids

Leamington boss Paul Holleran hailed Courtney Baker-Richardson as “a real success story” after the attacker’s switch to Swansea City was made official this week.

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Colby Bishop battles to hold on to possession for Leamington. Picture: Sally Ellis

No happy returns for Brakes’ former Kiddy contingent

A battling display yielded nothing as Brakes went down to a third successive National League North defeat in Worcestershire writes Paul Edwards.

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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Rob Thompson-Brown lets fly for Brakes but he can only find the side netting. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington hand three points to Southport

A defensive howler from Joe Magunda condemned Brakes to a second successive home league defeat on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Swansea-bound Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Courtney’s Swansea switch ‘not ideal timing’

Paul Holleran admits Courtney Baker-Richardson’s move to Swansea City has come at the worst possible time.

Non League
Pete Harrison hit an unbeaten 64 as Hunningham 2nds piled on the runs against Warwick 2nds.

Bird soars to quickfire 73 before pegging back Warwick batsmen

Hunningham 2nds skipper Stuart Bird starred with bat and ball as his side had the better of a draw with Warwick in Warwickshire Division Nine East.

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Berkswell bowler Ryan Sidebottom impressed on his County debut.

Sidebottom seamlessly swaps Berkswell for Bears

Sport director Ashley Giles believes the recent flurry of recruitment at Warwickshire has provided important early momentum as the reshaping of the first-team squad gathers pace.

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Martin Slevin scored Racing Club's opener at Bolehall.

Racing Club are twice pegged back by Bolehall

Racing Club Warwick opened their Midland League Division One campaign with a 2-2 draw at Bolehall but came away wondering how they failed to win a game in which they created enough chances to win three.

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Mel Venables, Carolyn Wilkinson and Susie Tawney with their Hooky 6 prizes. Picture submitted

Venables and Wilkinson claim points and prizes for Striders

Ten Spa Striders travelled to Hook Norton on Sunday to take part in the Hooky 6, a two-lap undulating race around the outskirts of the village.

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The winning Warwick Mixed Triples teams of June Wright, David Carson and Peter Gawthorpe receive the trophy from Warwick deputy mayor Rich Eddy.

Carson chooses Wright replacement to secure the Warwick Town Triples

A late substitute in the Warwick Town Mixed Triples competition ended up a winner in the final at Warwick Boat Club on Sunday afternoon.

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Junior English hooks the ball goalwards for Brakes' equaliser. Picture: Tim Nunan

Missed chances costly as Lambs make Brakes pay

Brakes’ home Conference North campaign got off to a losing start on Tuesday night in a match that proved a fine advert for the division, writes Paul Okey.

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Today is dubbed Fantasy Football Day

Today is ‘Fantasy Football Day’ - have you remembered to pick your team?

Today (Tuesday 8 August) has been named Fantasy Football Day, with over a million amateur managers in the UK alone expected to make their picks in what is traditionally the most popular day of the year for wannabe Mourinhos to select their fantasy football teams.

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Ahmed Obeng evades a last-ditch challenge on his way to rounding Richard Walton and scoring Leamington's winner. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Early gains for Brakes as Obeng hits double

Leamington made a winning return to the National League North as they came from behind at Gainsborough Trinity thanks to a brace from Ahmed Obeng, writes Paul Edwards.

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Adam and Mark Smith were victorious in the junior pairs at Wolvey BC. Picture submitted

Smith brothers defeat Lillington duo to book Victoria Park berth

Avenue duo Mark and Adam Smith will appear at the Nationals in Leamington after winning the inaugural Warwickshire county junior pairs competition at Wolvey BC.

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Oliphant consolidates fourth place in front of TV cameras at Snetterton

Tom Oliphant launched the second half of his 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season with a pair of top-six finishes at Snetterton, having battled for the podium positions in front of the live ITV4 television cameras in race two.

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Richard Taundry believes Leamington can compete in the Conference North.

Taundry believes Brakes are well equipped to upset the odds

Richard Taundry has stopped short of making any bold predictions ahead of the forthcoming Conference North season despite admitting Leamington are better equipped than ever to compete in their exalted company.

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Luke Fogarty celebrates Brakes' previous promotion from the Southern League Premier with Liam O'Neill and Paul Holleran.

‘It will be an achievement just to stay in the league’

Former Leamington chief scout Luke Fogarty says a lot has changed in the two seasons Brakes have been out of the Conference North.

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Royal Leamington Spa's ladies' team and reserves are presented with their Warwickshire Top Club trophy by Warwickshire Women's president Chris Ward.

Royal Leamington Spa’s ladies beat Lillington to lift county Top Club trophy

Three consecutive days of great performances last week by Royal Leamington Spa brought success in both county and national competitions.

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