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Cricket Lovers stage Notts evening

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Wombwell Cricket Lovers’ Society meet tonight (Thursday) at Ardsley WMC. It is the Nottinghamshire evening, with special guest Mike Newell. The meeting gets underway at 7.45pm.


Hill targets a successful 20-game season

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Barnsley manager Keith Hill has now set his sights on ‘over-achieving in a 20-game season’ – and says a push towards the top six is not a forlorn dream. The Reds are sitting comfortably in 14th spot in the Championship table, with 36 points from 26 fixtures. They are six points adrift of the play-offs,… Read more »


Drinkwater completes Foxes move

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Keith Hill believes that Barnsley can cope without midfield ace Danny Drinkwater, who has completed a transfer to Leicester City later today. Drinkwater had been scheduled to remain on loan with the Reds from Manchester United until the end of the season, but has instead moved move to the Midlands in an undisclosed cash deal…. Read more »


Barnsley AC impress in Indoor Championships

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Barnsley Athletic Club enjoyed success at the North of England Indoor Championships at the EIS Arena in Sheffield. Under 15 boy Lewis Paley, who is coached by David Shaw, had a tremendous weekend. On Saturday he picked up a bronze medal in the 60m final, in a new lifetime best of 7.66 seconds, before smashing… Read more »


Second team secure crucial win and march on at top

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Barnsley RUFC second team clinched a crucial 18-14 victory over Wath on Saturday – to put them 13 points clear of their rivals at the top of the South Yorkshire Merit League. It was a very exciting contest that went right to the wire. The Shaw Laners came roaring out of the blocks and Ben… Read more »


Hill misses out on the Jones boy

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Reds manager Keith Hill has revealed that local rivals Sheffield Wednesday signed a player he wanted. Hill was keen on acquiring former Bury midfielder Mike Jones, but the Owls got the deal done first, and the 24-year-old made his Hillsborough debut last weekend in the 1-0 defeat to League One leaders Charlton Athletic. Said Hill:… Read more »


Hammill linked with loan exit

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Reports in the national press today are claiming that Wolves may allow former Barnsley winger Adam Hammill to go out on loan this month. But before Reds’ fans get too excited, the three clubs reported to be leading the chase for the winger are Premier League strugglers Blackburn Rovers, Championship leaders Southampton and Scottish giants… Read more »


Top local games, weather permitting!

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Wombwell Main hope to play their eagerly-anticipated Sheffield Senior Cup quarter-final tie against local rivals Aquaforce on Sunday. The tie has been postponed because of a frozen pitch. Athersley Recreation are also in the last eight, and are due to play away at Westville on the same morning. Meanwhile, in the sixth round of the… Read more »


Super one-two for the Harriers

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Barnsley Harriers enjoyed a brilliant one-two at the Dorothy Hyman Winter Track Series Race 1 5k. Simon Newton took top spot in 16-31, with club-mate Shaun Dimelow second – and first veteran – in a fine time of 16-54. Stephen Whiteley (V45) finished seventh in 17-41, with Simon Logan (M) 17th in 21-34.


Lady vet Nicky pulls the Trigger in fell race

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Penistone Footpath Runners & AC took advantage of the good weather last weekend and took to the hills – to compete in two different types of fell race. Club member Nicky Spinks took over the organisation of the Marsden to Edale Race, now called the Trigger, and had a total of 166 finishers in the… Read more »