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Terrific Toft ladies gain historic win after title play-off

Lady golfers from Toft have made history after being crowned Lincolnshire League champions for the first time ever.

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On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

On our bikes - on Cycle to Work Day

Today, Wednesday September 13, is Cycle to Work Day, which encourages adults across the UK to get on their bike and give cycle commuting a go for one day.

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A British 1, 2, 3, as Oliver Townend wins Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials

It was a British 1, 2, 3 at this year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, with Oliver Townend taking the coveted title riding Karyn Shuter, Angela Hislop and Val Ryan’s 10-year-old gelding Ballaghmor Class.

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Oliver Townend tops the leaderboard at the Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford

Britain’s Oliver Townend tops the leaderboard at the end of the cross country at the Burghley Horse Trials today (September 2) after coaxing a beautiful round out of his relatively inexperienced Ballaghmor Class.

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Joshua Newman

Bronze medal for Joshua at World Championship

Billingborough youngster Joshua Newman has won a bronze medal in his first 
appearance at the 2017 World Angling Championships in Ireland.

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Joey Evison

Run spree as talented teenager Joey eyes England call

Rising Bourne Cricket Club star Joey Evison has been racking up the runs in a bid to earn England honours.

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James Tickler, Baston

Tickler hits maiden century as Baston’s run blitz boosts promotion push

James Tickler struck his maiden century to help Baston maintain their push for promotion in Division One of the South Lincs and Border League.

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Matt Kidd bowls for Bourne at Spalding

CRICKET: Market Deeping’s run chase can’t halt title charge

A high-scoring game at Market Deeping saw more than 570 runs and two six-wicket hauls as Bracebridge Heath once again topped the 300 mark.

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Test star Dane Vilas fails to inspire Uffington in derby defeat to Ufford Park

Test star Dane Vilas fails to inspire Uffington in derby defeat to Ufford Park

South African star Dane Vilas was unable to inspire Uffington to a derby victory in Division Two of the Rutland League on Sunday.

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Photo: Lee Hellwing

Store helps after vandals target pool

Staff at the Co-op store on Bourne’s Elsea Park have handed over a cheque for £200 to Bourne Outdoor Pool.

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Baston v Stamford 2nds cricket,  Baston batsman John Lamin in action

Deeping drop into danger zone while Lamin leads Baston to crushing victory

Market Deeping 2nds slipped into the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division drop zone after losing to relegation rivals Boston 2nds on Saturday.

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Carl Wilson keeps wicket for Bourne on Saturday

CRICKET: Wilson aims to wrap up hat-trick of titles

Bourne wicketkeeper Carl Wilson remains on course for a historic treble as captain of Lincolnshire.

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James Bedford

James returns to roots as Mercury sports editor

James Bedford has returned to his roots and has this week taken up the post of sports editor for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury and its sister titles the Rutland Times and the Bourne Local.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Royal faces to appear at horse trials

This year’s Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2017 will have a Royal flavour with Zara Phillips competing and her aunt, The Countess of Wessex, presenting the prize to the winner.

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TEAM ONFORM: Sian Botteley and Jessica Woodworth (right and second right), with (from left) Neve Upton, Clover Murray,  Julie Erskine, Lucy Harper and Holly Hoy.  Photo by Huw Williams.

Bourne Wheelers on the pathway to racing at ‘big school’

British Cycling’s National Road Race Championships in the Isle of Man were of more than passing interest to members of Bourne Wheelers Cycling Club.

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Tim James

CYCLING: Tim targets top-class career

Teenage cyclist Tim James is a young man on a mission.

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Rick and Cath Green with members of the boxing club

Final bell sounds for boxing club coaches

Boxing coaches have stepped out of the ring as they retire from coaching the sport after 21-years.

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Reservoir to host watersports festival

Scuba divers will be able to explore the shallows of Rutland Water for the first time ever as part of the National Watersports Festival this weekend.

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Pool enjoys opening big splash

A bumper crowd enjoyed the good weather to ensure Bourne Outdoor Pool enjoyed a successful start to the new season.

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