Barnsley Harriers have smashed through their £5,000 Children in Need sponsorship target. The local athletics club ran a continuous 24-hour relay, with dozens of members completing multiple six-mile legs. During the 24 hours, starting and finishing from their base at Shaw Lane, the Harriers’ own Pudsey Bear was in perpetual action, covering almost 150 miles… Read more »
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Barnsley Ladies under 13s kicked off 2012 in style with a 7-2 victory over Worksop. It was Barnsley’s first fixture for nearly a month and it wasn’t all plain sailing, due to the strong wind, cold conditions and the tall, physical nature of their opponents. The young Reds did most of the early attacking and… Read more »
Kern Miller, the young Barnsley defender who has been training with Hereford United, has signed a loan deal with the Bulls that will last until the end of the season. Miller, 20, had spent a loan spell at Accrington Stanley earlier in the campaign, making three appearances. He is now hoping to feature for Hereford… Read more »
Members of Rockingham Cricket Club will take part in a ’10-mile charity walk versus 20-mile run’ on Sunday, February 19. Andrew Lockwood will run the 20 miles from Sheffield Children’s Hospital to Rockingham CC and back again. Others will walk the 10 miles from the Rockingham ground to the hospital. It is a joint fund-raising… Read more »
Wombwell Main have a mouth-watering Sheffield Senior Cup quarter-final tie against local rivals Aquaforce on Sunday, while on Saturday Main’s County Senior League side are away to Handsworth. Wombwell overcame Brinsworth 3-2 at home yesterday, with Simon Chadburn, Andy Smith and Martin Watkin on target.
Barnsley could again come up against penalty box predator Billy Sharp on Saturday. Goal ace Sharp is in talks with Leicester City over a reported £3m move from Doncaster Rovers. Sharp helped Doncaster beat Barnsley 2-0 at the Keepmoat Stadium on January 2 – and if the deal goes through this week he is in… Read more »
A six-a-side league in the Barnsley area require teams for Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays. Available are places in the over 35 section, ladies and Chamber of Commerce Leagues. Anyone interested in joining are asked to contact Dan Young on 07885289317.
There was a titantic, thrilling Supplementary Trophy tussle between FC Pockets and Barrow WMC on Sunday morning, which went to extra-time. Barrow eventually came through to win the tie 6-3. Defending champions Pockets were outplayed for most of the tie by their opponents, who play their football one division higher. An end-to-end affair ended 3-3… Read more »
Barnsley Sunday League, Division Five side Grimethorpe maintained their superb unbeaten run with a 7-3 victory over Athersley North. Lee Bennett led the way with a fine hat-trick while Steve Bennett and John Clarke also got on the scoresheet in an impressive success.
Vet over 35 Julie Briscoe of Wakefield District Harriers & AC took part in her first Barnsley 5k parkrun at Locke Park on Saturday morning – and won the event in a time of 19-18. Second was Stephen Phillips (Kimberworth Striders RC, vet over 45) in a new personal best of 20-04, with Wombwell Sporting… Read more »