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RUGBY: James exit provides opportunity

Wiltshire Times: Toby Booth

9:30am Friday 31st October 2014

BATH coach Toby Booth sees the departure of Wales prop Paul James at the end of the season as an opportunity for the club’s other looseheads to step up.

RUGBY: Bath's A-lister primed for the next act

Wiltshire Times:

10:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

SAM Burgess is ready to be Bath’s gladiator.

RUGBY: Wallabies coach backs Burgess for World Cup tilt

Wiltshire Times:

5:39pm Thursday 30th October 2014

AUSTRALIA head coach Michael Cheika views next year's World Cup as a realistic target for Sam Burgess.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Park's Campbell steps up

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM Park manager Dave Ferris was proud to hear that Ryan Campbell grabbed his first taste of action in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division last weekend.

BOWLS: Mixed bag for Clarrie and Christie

Wiltshire Times: ROLLING: Dinefwr Indoor Bowls Club began their season with a convincing win over Earlswood.

2:00pm Thursday 30th October 2014

CLARRIE Dunbar and Christie Miller produced a mixed set of results in national inter-club championship events last weekend, writes DAVE EATON.

BOXING: Draw did Blackwell no harm, says Kent

Wiltshire Times: Nick Blackwell

3:56pm Thursday 30th October 2014

HIS FIGHTER may not have got the result he was after but Contender Gym trainer Mark Kent reckons that Nick Blackwell’s reputation still received a boost from his majority draw with Sergey Khomitsky last weekend.

RUGBY: New boy Burgess unsure of Bath start date

Wiltshire Times:

1:34pm Thursday 30th October 2014

BATH'S superstar new recruit Sam Burgess is putting no immediate timescale on when he will be fit to make his eagerly-awaited rugby union debut.

RUGBY: Bath's Shiells ready to play his part

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

SUCH is Bath’s forward power that new arrival Grant Shiells has barely had a sniff of action - but the loosehead is sure that will all change with the beginning of the LV= Cup.

Burgess to meet Bath fans at open training session

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

9:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

BATH fans can get a glimpse of cross-code signing Sam Burgess at the open captain's run at the Rec tomorrow morning.

He's here: Sam Burgess arrives in Bath to start his rugby union career

Wiltshire Times:

1:29pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Rugby League ace Sam Burgess pictured at Bath's Rec today where he was paraded in front of the world's media

ANGLING: Craig reels in Trowbridge prize

Wiltshire Times:

5:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Tuesday Trowbridge Seniors match was won by Pete Craig, from Devizes, with 29 lb 8 oz of carp and bream.


Wiltshire Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WESTBURY United became the latest victims of Radstock Town’s resurgence as they were put to the sword at Meadow Lane last weekend.

RUGBY: Henry aims for front-line service

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

1:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

BATH have a war chest of world-class forwards but Henry Thomas believes it won’t be long before he grabs his chance to lead the pack into battle.

BOWLS: North Wilts take Yetton revenge

Wiltshire Times: ROLLING: Dinefwr Indoor Bowls Club began their season with a convincing win over Earlswood.

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

NORTH Wilts Ladies extracted revenge for a two-shot first-round defeat against Thornburylast year with victory over them in this season’s Yetton Trophy.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: 0-0, but Warminster boss is thrilled

Wiltshire Times:

12:00pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

WARMINSTER Town joint-manager Derek Graham thinks that his side looked revitalised during their clash with Almondsbury UWE last weekend and could have easily taken much more than a point.


Wiltshire Times: Kris Miller's penalty wasn't enough to prevent Frome Town losing 4-2 at Poole Town on Monday night

10:52am Wednesday 29th October 2014

FROME Town slipped into the bottom two of the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division following their loss at Burnham last night.

Hannon's Estidhkaar suffers fracture

Wiltshire Times: Richard Hannon Jnr

2:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RICHARD Hannon revealed Estidhkaar suffered a hairline fracture of a hock following his disappointing run in the Dewhurst Stakes earlier this month.

RUGBY: Warminster 10 Dorset Dockers 45

Wiltshire Times:

6:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WARMINSTER were up against it from the start against their high-flying Dorset & Wilts One South visitors moved their defence from side to side, opening the scoring with a drop goal.

RUGBY: Melksham 33 Chippenham 2nd 7

Wiltshire Times:

4:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

MELKSHAM made a fine start to their Dorset & Wilts One North derby, good handling sending the ball out to winger Luke Jones for the try and captain Callum Hurn converting.

RUGBY: Swindon 28 Trowbridge 23

Wiltshire Times:

3:00pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE put their hosts under pressure from the kick off in this South West One East clash, forcing them to give away a penalty in front of the posts after only six minutes.

RUGBY: Ewels to captain Bath in LV= Cup

Wiltshire Times:

2:48pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARLIE Ewels' reward for a fine performance during Bath's European Rugby Champions' Cup defeat to Toulouse last Saturday is the captaincy for this weekend's LV= Cup clash with London Welsh (3pm).

RUGBY: Salisbury 79 Corsham 19

Wiltshire Times:

11:52am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEPLETED by injury and illness, Corsham travelled to one of the promotion favourites with the bare XV.


Wiltshire Times:

11:39am Tuesday 28th October 2014

FROME Town are hoping to have new signing Josh Klein-Davies in their squad for tonight's Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division trip to Burnham.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Melksham chief's delight as his side lord it over Manor

Wiltshire Times:

11:11am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DARREN Perrin heaped praise on his Melksham Town players as they rose to the occasion in their top-of-the-table clash with Bristol Manor Farm last night.

RUGBY: Bath's James to return to Ospreys

Wiltshire Times: Paul James says Bath’s spirits remain undampened despite three successive home defeats

8:47am Tuesday 28th October 2014

BATH prop Paul James will return to Welsh region the Ospreys at the end of the season, the club announced this morning.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION: Corsham boss cries foul over ref justice

Wiltshire Times:

5:12pm Monday 27th October 2014

TREVOR Rawlings says that Corsham Town’s defeat at the hands of Cribbs left a sour taste in the mouth as two major decisions didn’t go his team’s way.

BOXING: No time off for birthday boy Blackwell

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

NICK Blackwell may be celebrating his 24th birthday today but there was no rest for the wicked as the Trowbridge fighter was back in the gym, just two days after fighting to his first career draw in Monte Carlo.


Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

ACES completed the double over Hilperton United, following up their earlier 6-1 win with a 7-4 success.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Magpies beat Town in relegation battle

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

TWO of the bottom three sides met at Woodmarsh, Semington Magpies defeating basement side Trowbridge Town Reserves 3-1.

TOOLSTATION LEAGUE PREMIER: Cadbury Heath 2 Bradford Town 3

Wiltshire Times: Paul Shanley saw his Bradford Town side stunned by Devizes Town last weekend

4:46pm Monday 27th October 2014

BRADFORD Town scored three goals in the last five minutes to turn their match with Cadbury Heath on its head and extend their unbeaten run.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE A&B CUP: Late goals earn Heytesbury cup win

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

SECOND Division Heytesbury continued their impressive start to the season after earning a 2-1 win over near-neighbours Warminster Town Reserves in the second round of the Briken Motors & AM Print & Copy A&B Cup.

TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Eagles bag vital win over Bradford

Wiltshire Times: TROWBRIDGE & DISTRICT LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP: Lacock book semi-final spot

3:26pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE bottom-of-the-table clash at Culver Close between hosts Bradford United Reserves and Calne Eagles saw the latter claim their second league win of the season with a convincing 5-0 win.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

3:00pm Monday 27th October 2014

CHIPPENHAM'S Buttercross FC have a share of top spot and the lead on goal difference after their 5-1 triumph over Evana Designs.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

2:59pm Monday 27th October 2014

THE match of the day was at Stanley Park, where Bath Road FC fought out a 3-3 draw with near-neighbours FC North Wiltshire.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

2:57pm Monday 27th October 2014

A THUMPING 11-2 victory over FC Pig & Whistle, coupled with a defeat for Melksham Cosmos at home to FC Buscots, means that, thanks to a superior goal difference, Potterne CFC are the new leaders.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE WG PARR TROPHY: Castle stroll in to semi-finals

2:56pm Monday 27th October 2014

DEFENDING Premier Division champions The Castle FC suffered a huge blow to their hopes of retaining the title after they were surprisingly beaten 6-3 by a Somerford FC.

BOXING: Blackwell earns Monte Carlo draw

Wiltshire Times: Trowbridge middleweight Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell is willing to take on all comers

8:58pm Saturday 25th October 2014

TROWBRIDGE fighter Nick Blackwell boxed to his first career draw in Monte Carlo tonight.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: Collier hails Francis capture

Wiltshire Times: FIRST IMPRESSION: Mark Francis shoots for goal after coming off the bench to make his debut

9:29pm Saturday 25th October 2014

MARK Collier was delighted to finally get his man after securing the signature of former Swindon Town striker Mark Francis this morning.


Wiltshire Times: CHIPPENHAM TOWN: St Neots match set to go ahead

9:26pm Saturday 25th October 2014

WITHOUT four of their regular strikers, Chippenham’s familiar failing of being unable to convert their chances again came to the fore.

RUGBY: 'We won't give up,' says Bath skipper Hooper

Wiltshire Times:

6:47pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BATH captain Stuart Hooper has vowed that his team will be up for the challenge of trying to secure an unlikely European Champions Cup quarter-final place.

RUGBY: Bath 19 Toulouse 21

Wiltshire Times:

5:35pm Saturday 25th October 2014

BATH'S European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes suffered a severe blow at the Recreation Ground after they were undone by deadly Toulouse finishing.

LIFESAVING: Master-ful bronze for Williams

Wiltshire Times:

11:10am Saturday 25th October 2014

BRADFORD on Avon instructor Geoff Williams won a bronze medal at the World Masters Lifesaving Championships in the south of France.

BOXING: Nick’s rich pickings

Wiltshire Times:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

NICK Blackwell is ready to show the British boxing world what it’s been missing when he steps into the ring in the gamblers' paradise of Monte Carlo tonight.


Wiltshire Times:

9:32pm Saturday 25th October 2014

PLAYING their tenth away game in their first 14 league matches, Frome Town pulled off an excellent 2-1 victory at Biggleswade Town, thanks to two goals from substitute Ollie Taylor, who was playing only his second match after being injured in the opening game of the season.

RUGBY: Ewels to make first start against Toulouse

Wiltshire Times: RUGBY: Bath snap up Pirlas

7:33pm Friday 24th October 2014

ACADEMY youngster Charlie Ewels will make his first start for Bath as four-time European champions Toulouse arrive at the Rec in the second round of matches in the European Rugby Champions Cup (3.15pm).

CROSS-COUNTRY: Classy College are staying the course

Wiltshire Times:

4:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

ST Augustine’s Catholic College of Trowbridge has enjoyed a flying start to the new cross country season, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

FOOTBALL: Early double sinks United

Wiltshire Times:

3:10pm Friday 24th October 2014

TWO goals in the first seven minutes gave Westbury an uphill battle as they crashed out of the Les Phillips cup.

CHIPPENHAM TOWN: 'Bluebirds are all in this together'

Wiltshire Times:

2:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

LUKE Ballinger is keen to let Chippenham Town’s fans know that he and his team-mates are all working together to push their side forward in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division.

DUATHLON: Silver service keeps Coleman’s fine season on the right track

Wiltshire Times:

1:30pm Friday 24th October 2014

JAMES Coleman was delighted to see his fruitful season rumble on as he made another addition to his medal collection at the British Age Group Duathlon Championships.

ATHLETICS: Runners’ masterful display

Wiltshire Times:

12:40pm Friday 24th October 2014

THE Avon Valley Runners’ trio of Ruth Barnes, Fiona Price and Jackie Rockcliffe have created a significant piece of history for the club, writes KEVIN FAHEY.

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