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Williams and Webb keep it tight as Warwick 3rds boost promotion hopes

Snitterfield CC hosted the first-ever Cotswold Hills League meeting between Norton Lindsey & Wolverton and Warwick and it ended with a 13-run win for the promotion-chasing visitors.

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The Kenilworth Runners contingent, who made up nearly a fifth of the finishers at the Brat 5k in Rowheath. Picture submitted

Kenilworth Runners’ women team up to overhaul local rivals Spa Striders

Kenilworth Runners made up 48 of the 268 finishers in the BRAT Rowheath 5k, the ninth race in the Warwickshire Road Race League (WRRL).

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Brakes need to pick themselves up at home to Stockport County.

Leamington needs to be a fortress - Holleran

After the optimism of their win at Gainsborough Trinity on the opening day, Leamington have come back down to earth with three successive defeats.

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Racing Club Warwick go 3-1 up after a defender heads into his own net under pressure from Adam Knight. Picture: Morris Troughton

Knight brace sets Racers on their way to first league win

Racing Club held on to claim their first three points of the season against their newly relegated visitors.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson and Paul Holleran celebrate last season's play-final victory.

Holleran: Baker-Richardson’s success is example to young kids

Leamington boss Paul Holleran hailed Courtney Baker-Richardson as “a real success story” after the attacker’s switch to Swansea City was made official this week.

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Colby Bishop battles to hold on to possession for Leamington. Picture: Sally Ellis

No happy returns for Brakes’ former Kiddy contingent

A battling display yielded nothing as Brakes went down to a third successive National League North defeat in Worcestershire writes Paul Edwards.

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The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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Rob Thompson-Brown lets fly for Brakes but he can only find the side netting. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington hand three points to Southport

A defensive howler from Joe Magunda condemned Brakes to a second successive home league defeat on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

Non League

VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Swansea-bound Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Courtney’s Swansea switch ‘not ideal timing’

Paul Holleran admits Courtney Baker-Richardson’s move to Swansea City has come at the worst possible time.

Non League
Pete Harrison hit an unbeaten 64 as Hunningham 2nds piled on the runs against Warwick 2nds.

Bird soars to quickfire 73 before pegging back Warwick batsmen

Hunningham 2nds skipper Stuart Bird starred with bat and ball as his side had the better of a draw with Warwick in Warwickshire Division Nine East.

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Berkswell bowler Ryan Sidebottom impressed on his County debut.

Sidebottom seamlessly swaps Berkswell for Bears

Sport director Ashley Giles believes the recent flurry of recruitment at Warwickshire has provided important early momentum as the reshaping of the first-team squad gathers pace.

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Martin Slevin scored Racing Club's opener at Bolehall.

Racing Club are twice pegged back by Bolehall

Racing Club Warwick opened their Midland League Division One campaign with a 2-2 draw at Bolehall but came away wondering how they failed to win a game in which they created enough chances to win three.

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Mel Venables, Carolyn Wilkinson and Susie Tawney with their Hooky 6 prizes. Picture submitted

Venables and Wilkinson claim points and prizes for Striders

Ten Spa Striders travelled to Hook Norton on Sunday to take part in the Hooky 6, a two-lap undulating race around the outskirts of the village.

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The winning Warwick Mixed Triples teams of June Wright, David Carson and Peter Gawthorpe receive the trophy from Warwick deputy mayor Rich Eddy.

Carson chooses Wright replacement to secure the Warwick Town Triples

A late substitute in the Warwick Town Mixed Triples competition ended up a winner in the final at Warwick Boat Club on Sunday afternoon.

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Junior English hooks the ball goalwards for Brakes' equaliser. Picture: Tim Nunan

Missed chances costly as Lambs make Brakes pay

Brakes’ home Conference North campaign got off to a losing start on Tuesday night in a match that proved a fine advert for the division, writes Paul Okey.

Non League
Today is dubbed Fantasy Football Day

Today is ‘Fantasy Football Day’ - have you remembered to pick your team?

Today (Tuesday 8 August) has been named Fantasy Football Day, with over a million amateur managers in the UK alone expected to make their picks in what is traditionally the most popular day of the year for wannabe Mourinhos to select their fantasy football teams.

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Ahmed Obeng evades a last-ditch challenge on his way to rounding Richard Walton and scoring Leamington's winner. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Early gains for Brakes as Obeng hits double

Leamington made a winning return to the National League North as they came from behind at Gainsborough Trinity thanks to a brace from Ahmed Obeng, writes Paul Edwards.

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Adam and Mark Smith were victorious in the junior pairs at Wolvey BC. Picture submitted

Smith brothers defeat Lillington duo to book Victoria Park berth

Avenue duo Mark and Adam Smith will appear at the Nationals in Leamington after winning the inaugural Warwickshire county junior pairs competition at Wolvey BC.

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