News archive from 11 June 2015, page 12

McDonald mentored by Wiggins and Pendleton

McDonald mentored by Wiggins and Pendleton

Leamington C&AC triathlete Megan McDonald was one of a select handful of young cycling stars to benefit from a mentoring session from British sporting icons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton at the London Velodrome last week. The...

 
Review - The Hook at Royal and Derngate in Northampton

Review - The Hook at Royal and Derngate in Northampton

An unseen Arthur Miller story has been translated for the stage in the latest production at the Royal and Derngate. The Hook tells the story of longshoremen in 1950s Brooklyn and of one in particular Marty Ferrara. He challenges the mobsters and gangs...

 
Out-of-form Bell backed to rise for the Ashes by Collingwood

Out-of-form Bell backed to rise for the Ashes by Collingwood

Former England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has backed former Princethorpe pupil Ian Bell to return to form in time for the Ashes. Bell’s struggles with the bat were encapsulated in the recent Test series against New Zealand, with the 33-year-old...

 
Trotter ahead of rivals at charity Triathlon Challenge

Trotter ahead of rivals at charity Triathlon Challenge

The Warwick School-hosted Children's Triathlon Challenge raised more than £2,000 for the Get a-Head charity as almost 250 competitiors battled it out at the Triathlon England-authorised event. The starter event saw more than 125 competitors racing for...

 
You’re the jury in tale of a famed highwayman

You’re the jury in tale of a famed highwayman

Warwick's Slaughterhouse Players will be portraying the story of a notorious Warwickshire highwayman this summer. Bendigo Mitchell preyed on travellers along the Warwick to Banbury turnpike and the Fosse. The Slaughterhouse Players will tell the tale...

 
‘One of the best things to do in the world’ on our doorstep

‘One of the best things to do in the world’ on our doorstep

Leading writers, academics and experts are coming to Compton Verney from June 19 to 21 for a festival designed to make people think. The Also festival promises to help visitors discover how to live better through its philosophy breakfasts, understand...

 
Musician gets a taste of success

Musician gets a taste of success

A singer who had four hours to write and record a song after being discharged from hospital has had his track selected for airplay by top radio stars. Jacob Page’s 1000 Lives has been praised by the likes of Edith Bowman and picked up by the Dermot...

 
Appleton signs up for more with Steelmen

Appleton signs up for more with Steelmen

Edi Appleton has become the latest Corby Town player to commit his future to the club. The central defender played a key role in the Steelmen’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division title success last season, although his campaign was cut short by...

 
Jaidka Cup: Runs flow for Kriek as Deeping reach final

Jaidka Cup: Runs flow for Kriek as Deeping reach final

With all the pre-match chatter revolving around Zeeshan Manzoor, the big-hitting "Beast of Barnack', the form of another prolific Twenty/20 run-scorer was largely ignored ahead of tonight's (June 10) first Jaidka Cup semi-final. But Emile Kriek,...

 
Ripley has respect for match-saving Essex duo

Ripley has respect for match-saving Essex duo

Northamptonshire head coach David Ripley paid tribute to the Essex men who denied his side an LV= County Championship victory. It had seemed like a home win was on the cards at Wantage Road when the visitors slipped to 84-3 in their second innings -...

 
Stamford Cups: Uppingham and Ketton show no charity

Stamford Cups: Uppingham and Ketton show no charity

Uppingham Town and Ketton Lions will meet in the semi-finals of the Stamford Charity Cup after winning their quarter-final ties easily tonight (June 10). Uppingham, the runaway leaders of Rutland Division One, beat second division King’s Keys by 64...

 
Run-friendly track sees Championship clash end in a draw

Run-friendly track sees Championship clash end in a draw

Essex recorded their highest second innings score in 13 years as their County Championship Division Two match with Northamptonshire finished in a draw at Wantage Road. Ryan ten Doeschate’s unbeaten 76 guided the visitors to 506-9 declared, Rory...

 
Knights still unbeaten thanks to Norman’s conquest

Knights still unbeaten thanks to Norman’s conquest

Tom Norman ensured Nassington Knights maintained their unbeaten run in Twenty/20 cricket this summer with a stylish innings in the quarter-finals of the Stamford KO Shield at Stamford Town last night (June 8). Opener Norman struck 71 from 50 balls (10...

 
Football legend Kerry on stage

Football legend Kerry on stage

One of Chelsea Football Club's most legendary players will be talking about his career in Wellingborough on Thursday June 18. An Evening with Kerry Dixon is at The Cutting Room on Park Road in the town. The event has been organised by Look Who’s...

 
Brilliant thing seen at castle

Brilliant thing seen at castle

An off Broadway and Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit is coming to The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough. Every Brilliant Thing is performed on Wednesday June 17 It is based on true and untrue stories, about depression and the lengths we will go to for...

 


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