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Former Stratford Town player humiliates Man Utd

FORMER Stratford Town player Will Grigg bagged two goals and put in a man-of-the-match performance against Manchester United last night. Grigg, who played for Town in 2007, scored the opening two goals in MK Dons' shock 4-0 thrashing of United in the second round of the Capital One Cup. The 23-year-old, who's on loan at the Dons from Brentford, benefited from a Jonny Evans howler to open the scoring in the 25th minute.…

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Injury mars local derby game

A SERIOUS-LOOKING neck injury to Evesham United player Elliot Kennedy overshadowed his side’s 2-0 victory in the local derby game against Stratford Town at the DCS Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday.…

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Memorial match for Geoff Calcott at Wellesbourne

Wellesbourne Cricket Club are hosting a charity cricket match this weekend in memory of former player, groundsman and ECB pitch advisor Geoff Calcott.…

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Spirited performance earns a point

Shortwood United 1-1 Stratford Town SHORTWOOD United completed the league double over Stratford Town last season, but there was no repeat this time around after a spirited performance from Carl Adams’ side earned them a richly deserved draw at Meadowbank on Tuesday evening. Town shaded the first-half and Tyrone Fagan fired them ahead from the penalty spot after half an hour. But Shortwood upped their game after the break and Matt Bennett grabbed their equaliser with five minutes to go.…

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Warwickshire skipper Jim Troughton calls it a day

WARWICKSHIRE CCC captain and former Stratford-upon-Avon batsman Jim Troughton has retired from the game with immediate effect. The 35-year-old has struggled to overcome a persistent back injury, which required surgery at the start of the season. He made his debut for the Bears in 2001 and was made captain in 2011.…

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End of racing on the flat at Warwick

FLAT racing at Warwick Racecourse finishes on Bank Holiday Monday after a 307 year history. The racecourse is to become an all-jumps track from 2015 with the intention of making it one of the UK's leading small jumps courses within the next five years; Warwick currently stages 11 jumps fixtures and 10 flat fixtures during the racing calendar Full story in this Thursday’s Stratford Herald.  …

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Adams rues defensive lapses

STRATFORD Town slipped to their first defeat of the new Southern League season when they went down 2-1 at league-newcomers Sholing United on Saturday. After a goalless first-half, Sholing went ahead straight after the break through Stuart Mott before Tyrone Fagan equalised for Town on 74 minutes. But just four minutes later up popped Mott again with the winner. …

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Promotion bid suffers a setback

STRATFORD Cricket Club’s Birmingham League Third Division promotion bid suffered a blow when they went down by eight wickets at Kings Heath on Saturday. The result sees them drop to third place, 10 points behind second-placed Streetly and 20 points behind leaders Sutton Coldfield. Both clubs recorded victories on Saturday, Sutton crushed second-bottom Newport by 144 runs while Streetly edged past bottom club Penn by one wicket.…

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Capital show in London from Stratford’s Keir

STRATFORD’S Keir Lewis admitted being roared down the home straight on The Mall by hordes of fans at the Prudential RideLondon Youth Grand Prix would live long in the memory. The 16-year-old was one of 48 talented young cyclists picked to contest the Youth Grand Prix in front of thousands of cycling fans who lined the route in support in the capital. The 45-minute race followed a 1.3-mile loop around St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace and saw 12 teams from regions across the UK comp…

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Archery bullseye for tennis veterans

SNITTERFIELD TC provided the winners and runners-up in the Edgbaston Archery mixed doubles veteran’s tournament. It was the first time Richard Le Page, Claire Niblett, and Julian Straker and Louise Walter had competed in the Birmingham club’s annual over-45s competition on superbly maintained grass courts.…

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