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Warwickshire miss out on double at Lord’s

WARWICKSHIRE were unable to complete an historic limited-overs double at Lord’s today, losing a tense low-scoring Royal London One Day Cup final to Durham by three wickets. After limping to 165 all out in the morning, the Bears gave themselves a lot to do after lunch but thanks to some bewitching off spin bowling from Jeetan Patel, they were in with a shout. His four lbws reduced Durham to 88-5 and then 131-7, but it was England man Ben Stokes who stayed in long enough to get Durham ove…

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Warwickshire limp to 165 all out in the One Day final

WARWICKSHIRE County Cricket Club limped to 165 all out in the first innings of today’s Royal London One Day Cup final. A steady 64 from new club captain Varun Chopra helped recover an innings that was perilously close to collapse at 68-5, but the opening batsman will be furious at himself for allowing Chris Rushworth to clip the top of his leg stump when he was looking to kick on. Durham are undoubtedly favourites at this stage of the match, and their decision to put Warwickshire into ba…

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Wellesbourne Ladies unlucky to miss out on final

WELLESBOURNE Ladies were unlucky to miss out on the final of the seventh ladies touch tournament of the season on Sunday. The club hosted nine teams from the North Midlands Ladies touch league at Tiddington Home Guard Club. Wellesbourne started their campaign with a loss to league leaders Bromyard but captain Claire Davis was the only person to score a try on the day against the eventual winners.…

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Bell ruled out of One-Day final

IAN Bell will miss tomorrow's Royal London One-Day Cup Final at Lord's, Warwickshire County Cricket Club have announced. The England batsman was a doubt because of a broken toe, and now a bout of tonsillitis has ruled him out. "I’m gutted to miss out on a Lord’s Final and the opportunity to play in a second domestic final," said Bell. "However, injuries are part of the game. I would like to wish Dougie, Varun and the team the very best of luck for the final and I hope all of the tra…

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Athletic Club perform well in the Big 10k

FIVE Stratford Athletic Club runners came in the top 20 of Stratford’s Big 10k on Sunday. Cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd on Bancroft Gardens, David Bell from Cirencester took the win with an impressive time of 32 minutes 21 seconds – beating his own course record from last year. There was another repeat performance in the ladies from Jane Evans who led the women home in a time of 36mins and 3 seconds, three seconds slower than her time last year. The first three Stratford runne…

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Adams ‘over the moon’ about Town’s position

STRATFORD Town manager Carl Adams is “over the moon” the club are top of the table in just their second season since promotion. Speaking ahead of this coming Saturday’s enticing clash against early pacesetters and league favourites Merthyr Town, he told the Herald there was no one the squad feared at the moment. “I think a lot of credit has go to go to us,” he said. “We got promoted last year and finished tenth, and now we are sitting top of the table, it’s unheard of. We des…

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Warwickshire going for the double

WARWICKSHIRE County Cricket Club could complete an historic limited-overs double on Saturday. The club, who won the T20 blast last month as the Birmingham Bears, could follow that up with a win in the Royal London One-Day Cup at Lord’s. Twenty years after the club made cricketing history in England when they won the treble, Warwickshire’s Director of Cricket, Dougie Brown, is excited at the prospect of a double.…

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Videos – Stratford Cricket Club seconds crowned champions after firsts miss out

STRATFORD Cricket Club missed out on double promotion today but the Seconds won a tight encounter at home to Bromsgrove. Unable to chase down 247, the first team lost away at Newport and were not promoted from the Birmingham & District Third Division. But on Swans Nest Lane, Stratford Seconds expertly chased down 242 to beat fellow promotion-chasers Bromsgrove. Tim Smart hit the winning runs in the final over to the delight of a large crowd. His 72 not out was backed up by opener…

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Stratford Town go top of the league

STRATFORD Town climbed to the top of the league today with a hard-fought 1-0 away win at North Leigh FC. A winner from substitute striker Tyrone Fagan was enough to put them top of the Southern League Division One South and West. Town, who have won six of their first nine games, have gone top thanks to the fact the majority of teams were on FA Cup duty this weekend. For a full match report and the latest on Stratford Town see Thursday's Stratford Herald.…

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Video: Stratford high jumper wins gold at the School Games

STRATFORD high jumper Rory Dwyer admitted he exceeded his own expectations defending his title at the 2014 Sainsbury’s School Games with a record-breaking jump. The Stratford School pupil was among more than 1,600 school athletes from across the UK to descend on Manchester to compete in 12 sports across four action-packed days. Dwyer, representing England Midlands, was undoubtedly one of the stars of the show – producing a leap of 2.09m to break the School Games high jump record on h…

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