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Leamington’s women march on in the league but bow out of cup

It was a mixed weekend for Leamington’s high-flying ladies’ 1st XI, who maintained their perfect start to the league campaign but were unable to transfer that form to the cup.

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Warwickshire Bears' Ian Beech defends from Peter Cusack.

Bears learn lessons to close the gap on CWBA

Warwickshire Bears suffered their second defeat of the BWB Division One South campaign, again at the hands of CWBA.

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Ted Evetts. Picture: Simon O'Connor/PDC

Evetts ‘over the moon’ to qualify for Grand Slam

Southam teenager Ted Evetts says he is “over the moon” to have qualified for the SINGHA Beer Grand Slam of Darts.

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Nathan Olukanmi supplied the cross for Brakes winner in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

‘Ugly’ midweek victory helps Brakes stay out in front

Leamington boss Paul Holleran was reflecting on “a good few days” after his side followed up the 1-0 win at St Neots that sent them to the top of the table with a hard-fought single-goal success at home to Cambridge City on Tuesday evening.

Jamie Hood joins the celebrations for Connor Gudger's winner. Picture: Tim Nunan

Gudger’s scrappy winner is harsh on dogged Cambridge

Connor Gudger’s scrambled goal three minutes from time shattered Cambridge, who had belied their lowly position by providing one of the toughest games of the season so far for Brakes, writes Paul Edwards.

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Matt Clinton

Clinton’s fixed idea goes out of his head after Nationals dress rehearsal

With only a week to go before the National Hill Climb Championships, 2008 champion Matt Clinton (Mike Vaughan Cycles) headed up to Matlock last Sunday to compete in the annual double-header, which included a shortened version of the upcoming title race.

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Lewis Kelsey looks to get Leamington on the attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Jewitt holds his nerve at the death to earn Leamington dramatic victory

Leamington had to show plenty of adaptability to gain this hard-fought win, with injuries forcing them to throw on replacements Patrick Northover and Ed Thompson inside the first 20 minutes.

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Jade Yeomans and Mariusz Piwowar.

Piwowar’s fine run in the Development Championships is finally at an end

Mariusz Piwowar’s superb run in the England Boxing Development Championships came to an end on Sunday when he suffered a points defeat in the northern final at the Doncaster Dome.

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Paul Caruana

Caruana happy to achieve his goal at Leicester City Marathon

Leamington C&AC’s Paul Caruana, running his first marathon since 2011, was quickly into his running at the Leicester City Marathon and held on to his race pace for the first 20 miles which took the runners out through villages to the north of the city.

Chin-up bars by the tennis courts in Abbey Fields

New activity stations in Abbey Fields to be officially opened

Three new outdoor activity stations in Abbey Fields are set to be officially opened in a ceremony on Thursday October 27.

Jordan King said his first F1 practice session with Manor Racing was a positive one.

King outpaces Manor team-mate in a Formula One debut to remember

Jordan King said his much-anticipated first taste of F1 action was ‘difficult to put into words’.

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Susie Tawney and Rivelin claimed gold at the European Canicross Federation Championships in the Czech Republic. Picture submitted

Tawney picks herself up to clinch European gold

Leamington C&AC athlete Susie Tawney survived a heavy fall on her opening run to win gold for Great Britain at the European Canicross Federation (ECF) Canicross, Bikejor and Scootering Championships in the Czech Republic.

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Ryan Rowe curls home Leamington's match-winning goal under pressure from Tom Ward. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Rowe puts Brakes top of the pile

Ryan Rowe’s third goal of the week helped Brakes see off the stubborn challenge of St Neots at the Premier Plus stadium, a result which coupled with Slough Town’s second-half collapse at Basingstoke saw Paul Holleran’s side move to the top of the table, writes Paul Edwards.

Lewis Singleton picked up a game in the all-Lillington Free Church Division Two clash.

Lines and Pilgrim maintain Rugby A’s early progress

Rugby A are the early pace-setters in Division One of the Leamington & District League, writes Phil John.

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Dan Gill shoots under pressure for Warwickshire Bears, while below, Siobhan Fitzpatrick goes for a basket. Pictures submitted

Paralympic stars provide a wake-up call for the newly-promoted Bears

Warwickshire Bears came down to earth with a bump on Sunday, suffering a heavy defeat to one of Division 
One South’s highly fancied teams.

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Leamington Ladies' Investec Trophy side started impressively.

Leamington start final bid in impressive fashion

Leamington’s ladies’ masters are hoping it is third time lucky after kicking off another national cup run with a thumping win on Sunday.

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Martyn Stickley scored both Warwick's goals as they maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Burton.

Stickley’s brace maintains 100 per cent start for Warwick men

Warwick Men’s 1sts maintained their 100 per cent start to the Midlands Division One campaign with a hard-fought 2-1 win at home to Burton.

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‘Save our outdoor pool’, Kenilworth swimmers plead

‘Save our outdoor pool’, Kenilworth swimmers plead

A group of Kenilworth swimmers have started a petition to save the outdoor swimming pool in Abbey Fields over fears it may close as part of leisure centre improvements.

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Southam United try to force the ball home in the first half of their clash against Stafford Town. Picture: Morris Troughton

Southam go down to fellow strugglers Stafford

Southam United boss Ian Ray pulled no punches after seeing his side go down 3-0 at home to fellow Midland League Division One strugglers Stafford Town.

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Meet the man behind the gruelling 10K Wolf Run

Meet the man behind the gruelling 10K Wolf Run

A farmer who diversified his business by creating an obstacle course is looking to expand his business after the tremendous success of his now annual events.

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