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County Council B shock title-chasing Colebridge

County Council B grabbed the headlines in the Leamington & District League Division One after contesting a superb draw with title-challenging Colebridge, writes Phil John.

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Ryan Billington was on the mark for Westlea Wanderers in their 7-3 Unison Challenge Cup win over AFC Warwick.

AFC Warwick’s fightback comes to nothing against Westlea Wanderers

Westlea Wanderers were given a scare before swatting aside AFC Warwick in the fourth round of the Unison Challenge Cup.

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Tom Oliphant in action in Abu Dhabi.

Oliphant maintains his run of GT3 Cup podiums

Tom Oliphant produced lightning pace on his first-ever visit to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, equalling his best finish of second place in the latest rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

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Garrett Bell in full flow for Leamington in their Midlands Two West (South) clash with Barkers' Butts. Picture: Morris Troughton

Sound defence and clinical finishing help Leamington edge out Barkers’

Leamington can look back on this victory with a sense of achievement after withstanding a second-half barrage to edge further clear of the drop zone.

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Warwickshire Bears' Adrian Taber in action against his former club.

Bears pick up their first win over the Blackcats

Warwickshire Bears gained their first-ever victory over Birmingham Blackcats, beating their derby rivals 67-37 in BWB Division One South.

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Ahmed Obeng is just beaten to the ball by Dorchester keeper Shane Murphy. Picture: Morris Troughton

Obeng is in the perfect position to fire Brakes to promotion

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says the loan signing of Callum Powell will allow Ahmed Obeng to wreak havoc in the closing stages of the campaign.

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Leamington C&AC's men celebrate their promotion to Division One of the Birmingham Cross-Country League. Picture submitted

The only way is up for Leamington C&AC’s men’s and women’s teams

Leamington C&AC ended the season on a high last Saturday after both their men and ladies gained promotion to the top divisions of the Birmingham Cross-Country League.

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Boxers at Royal Leamington Spa ABC with Toby Hutton from Meggitt.

All James lacks is belief, says Leamington coach

Royal Leamington Spa ABC coach Ollie O’Neill has tipped Arnon James for big things - if the young boxer wants it enough.

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Riders at last year's stage finish in Stratford last year

World’s best cyclists to race again in Warwickshire this year

An elite women’s cycling race is coming to Warwickshire this summer for a second year in a row - but this time will finish in Leamington instead of Stratford.

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Jordan King testing in Abu Dhabi. Picture: Sebastiaan Rozendaal/Dutch Photo Agency

King links up with Dutch team MP Motorsport for 2017 GP2 Series

Harbury driver Jordan King has joined Dutch team MP Motorsport for the 2017 GP2 season - his third in the championship.

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Callum Powell slots home Leamington's second. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Holleran’s resurgent Leamington prove a real handful for Dorchester

Two weeks on from their home humbling at the hands of Slough, Leamington dished out a Southern League thrashing of their own to hapless Dorchester, writes Paul Okey.

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Jockey Page Fuller and the winning Connections of Catchin Time. Picture: www.dwprattracingphotography.co.uk

Catchin Time doubles up for Kineton-based trainer

Kineton-based Laura Hurley had her third success since taking out a public trainer’s licence when stable star Catchin Time was an impressive winner of the ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Handicap Hurdle at Warwick on Saturday, writes David Hucker.

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Flying Angel and the partially hidden Gino Trail jump the last in the Betway Kingmaker Novices' Chase. Picture: www.dwprattracingphotography.co.uk

Twiston-Davies is flying to secure a valuable treble

Gloucestershire trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies was the man to follow on Saturday, as Flying Angel, ridden by his son Willy, took Warwick’s feature Grade 2 Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase, the first leg of a valuable stable treble on the afternoon, writes David Hucker.

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Paul Calloway's single staved off the whitewash when Free Church A played Phoenix.

Calloway prevents Phoenix suffering a top-flight rout

Timmy Cooper and Sam Weaving were unbeaten as Free Church A maintained third place in Division One of the Leamington & District League with a 9-1 success over Phoenix, writes Phil John.

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Marc Passey, right, was on target for Midland Rangers in their 3-0 win over Leek Wootton.

Berry brace heaps further misery on Wellesbourne as they bow out of cup

Wellesbourne’s sorry season took a turn for the worse last Sunday when they were dumped out in the third round of the Unison Challenge Cup by Division Three outfit Wroxton.

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Marcus Willis with Roger Federer ahead of their Centre Court clash.

Success of Willis leads to junior boom at Boat Club

Warwick Boat Club are continuing to reap the benefits of Marcus Willis’ stunning run to the second round of Wimbledon last July.

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Vibrato Valtat and Sam Twiston-Davies lead Top Gamble and Paul Moloney over the last fence when winning the Kingmaker Novices' Steeplechase in 2015.

Politologue intrigue in Kingmaker as Festival looms large

The Grade 2 Betway Kingmaker Novices’ Chase is the highlight of Warwick’s Gentlemen’s and Kingmaker Chase Day on Saturday, as punters step up their search for clues to likely winners at next month’s Cheltenham Festival, writes David Hucker.

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Spa Striders' Mel Venables takes on the Pilgrims Way Challenge. Picture submitted

First place for Venables shows her Pilgrims Way progress

Spa Striders’ Mel Venables bettered last year’s runners-up spot by winning the Pilgrims Way Challenge on the North Downs Way last weekend.

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Ben Stephenson fires in a close-range shot for Khalsa in their clash with Harborne. Picture: Morris Troughton

Six points out of six for Khalsa keeps their title dreams alive

Khalsa picked up maximum points from their double-header weekend to keep the pressure on Nottingham University at the top of the Midlands Premier.

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Martin Slevin was again successful from the spot for Racing Club.

Racing Club stem losing run with draw at City

Racing Club Warwick bounced back from successive Midlands League Division One defeats with a plucky 2-2 draw at Lichfield City.

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