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Hockey: Marlborough Ladies overwhelm Blockley Ladies

Blockley vs Marlborough Ladies 1st              Marlborough win 9-1

On Saturday, October 5, Marlborough Ladies 1st XI travelled to Evesham and continued their winning start to the season – with a more than convincing victory over Blockley.

Marlborough stamped their mark on the game early in the first half when captain Becki Marnane battled with the keeper to score the opening goal.

Blockley then came back quickly to score an equaliser, but this was the only time they had a look in during this match.

A deflection off the post was put away by Lucy Anderson and a strike by Anna Scott from the edge of the D also found its way into the goal.  A goal by Clare Griffiths finished the first half 4 - 1 to Marlborough.

An early short corner in the second half was put away by Helen Lord and so started the goal rush for Marlborough in this half.

Although the battle was continual in midfield, Marlborough converted their chances well, with Rosie Curling scoring two and Clare Griffiths completing her hat-trick with a further two goals. 

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Hockey: Marlborough’s men draw their first two games of the season

Bath Buccs B vs Marlborough                    Game drawn 0-0

After a disappointing campaign last season which saw them relegated from the Championship to Conference North, Marlborough travelled (September 28) to old adversaries Bath Buccs B who had also been relegated.

With decent pre-season training behind them, Marlborough planned to employ their new 4-3-3 formation to good effect and combined with their disciplined approach to their defensive press, looked to control and stifle their opposition.

Both sides began the game aiming for solidarity in defence and midfield although it wasn’t long before both sides were fashioning free flowing moves down both flanks creating an exciting spectacle for the numerous supporters on the side lines.  

There were goal opportunities for both teams, with Marlborough coming closest when young striker Will Radnedge hit the post after a delectable dink over the onrushing Buccs goalkeeper.

The second half began with Buccs trying to further assert themselves given their superior number of substitutes.  But although they controlled much of the possession, Marlborough were able to hold firm without their goal being directly threatened.  

Marlborough themselves were not without chances and after several quick breakaway moves had a goal disallowed. And then just missed out on taking the lead after several goal mouth melees.

The game ended as a rare 0-0 draw with both sides playing some attractive and effective hockey.  A fair result for the start of the season for both sides.

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Bristol UWE A vs Marlborough                Game drawn 2-2

After a goalless draw the previous week Marlborough made the short trip down the M4 (October 5) to face their second university side in successive weeks.  Having played University of the West of England’s first team the previous year Marlborough, knew that they would be facing a capable, fit and youthful opposition.

The game began with Marlborough in the ascendancy making good attacking moves down the right and left hand flanks. They were very quickly rewarded after Rich Holman’s pinpoint pass across the goalkeeper was met by a diving Will Hughes to open the scoring.  

For the remainder of the half Marlborough contained the opposition with ease, but disaster struck when player coach and defensive stalwart Matt Way was struck on the knee whilst bravely defending a UWE short corner routine.  With Way unable to continue Marlborough slightly re-jigged their formation and were able to end the half 1-0 up.

The second half began with UWE in the ascendancy, having altered their attitude and formation. 

Somewhat against the run of play Marlborough found themselves a further goal ahead after a short corner routine.  Holman’s bullet like shot was miraculously saved by the UWE keeper, but Hughes was once again on hand and after several deft touches under pressure was able to slide the ball home.       

In danger of losing on home turf UWE redoubled their efforts and were soon pressing Marlborough deep in their half.  Their constant rotation of fresh attackers and midfielders opened wide spaces as the game moved on and after a short corner drag flick the deficit was reduced to 2-1.

The tide of the game had truly turned and with Marlborough under great pressure UWE found their equaliser after a top ‘d’ defensive mix up which was mercilessly pounced on.  To their great credit Marlborough held strong for the remainder of the game with the end result being 2-2.  

Will Hughes was deservedly named man of the match for his vital two goal contribution and his tireless running up front.

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Marlborough Ladies sweep the board in Wiltshire County Foursomes

left to right:  Nina Davies, Mandy Cooper, Jenny Swift, Sheila Hubie, Trish King and Sue Tullohleft to right: Nina Davies, Mandy Cooper, Jenny Swift, Sheila Hubie, Trish King and Sue TullohThe best of the foursomes pairs from across Wiltshire assembled at Marlborough to compete in the Ladies County foursomes championships.

Playing the course at its superb best, early starters Jenny Swift and Ladies club captain Sheila Hubie took the title with a 72.  Not only that, second and third places went to Nina Davies/Mandy Cooper and Trish King/Sue Tulloh separated only by countback making a clean sweep for Marlborough.   

Ladies club champion, Karen Gosling, partnered by Carol Main were joint best gross on the day but were on the unlucky end of that infamous countback lottery.  In fourth place were another Marlborough pairing,  Isobel Henry and Pauline Ruddick

An outstanding performance by Marlborough women golfers and another demonstration of how much strength in depth there is in the Ladies Section.

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Cricket: Excellent season concludes with a (rare) home defeat to Swindon

Despite defeat at home to Swindon in the match - kindly sponsored by J Bates and Son plumbing of Marlborough - in the final league game of the season, Marlborough skipper Tom Norris was rightly proud of his teams achievement of finishing 3rd in the league.  "The best team won the league and we can be proud of our season with such a young side and hopefully next season we can be challenging".

On Saturday after winning the toss and batting Swindon reached an impressive 262-3 off their 50 overs thanks mainly to a brilliant 121 not out from opener Ardil Domingo who shared an opening stand of 132 with fellow opener Marc Williamson 54.  Paul Paginton chipped in with a useful 43 not out while Bob Homani 1-41 and Harrison Painter 1-49 were the wicket takers for the home side.

In reply Bob Homani top scored for Marlborough with 67 as Marlborough were bowled out for 150 in the 45th over with Domingo 3-12, Scott Edmed 2-15 and Nigel Dunstain 2-17 the leading wicket takers for Swindon.

Marlborough also enjoyed a double promotion weekend as the 2nd team won the Wiltshire 2nd 11 league under Captain Nick Down and the 3rd 11 under Captain Ed Puddick sealed the Wiltshire Division 8 league crown.

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Cricket: Marlborough record a comfortable victory at Winsley to finish the season's away fixtures

Marlborough's final away game of the season ended in a comprehensive victory for the Savernake forest based outfit at Winsley.  

After winning the toss and deciding to bat first Marlborough skipper Tom Norris 38 and fellow opener Ben Head 40 set the tone with an impressive start to the innings and with middle order star Peter Day adding 51 and youngster Joe Arkwright hitting an aggressive 22 Marlborough reached a commanding 245-8 off their 50 overs.

In reply Winsley crumbled to 86 all out with Marlborough spin pair Head 3-17 and Ed Rothwell 4-24 taking the bulk of the Winsley wickets with seamers Alex Cox 1-33 and Will Langton 2-10 taking the other wickets for the visitors.

Marlborough Skipper Norris was a pleased man "Our openers started well finished off by Peter Day and Arkwright. Langton and Cox set the tone bowling wise and Rothwell and Head cleaned up the tail. A very professional job to finish our away campaign".

 

 

 

 

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Marlborough Sports Forum helps more young athletes achieve their ambitions

Young tennis star George Wardley, hockey star Rachel Cox and swimmer Ella Duncan-Zaleski with Sports Forum chairman Andrew RossYoung tennis star George Wardley, hockey star Rachel Cox and swimmer Ella Duncan-Zaleski with Sports Forum chairman Andrew RossTalented young athletes in the Marlborough area have been provided financial assistance in their quest for greater sporting achievement thanks to grant aid provided by the Marlborough Sports Forum.

Ben and Jamie Amor both received £250 to support their progress in golf, which has seen them rise through the ranks in county competitions and compete both regionally and in national competitions.

Zac Tunmore and Rhys Davies received support to further their ambitions in cricket, both players currently representing Wiltshire at different age groups.

In athletics, Callum Short, for representing Wiltshire in cross country and the pentathlon while hockey goalkeeper Selwyn Lilley was also recognised having been selected for Wiltshire and on the verge of a potential call up to the England Hockey Regional Junior Performance Centre.

This follows four previous awards made earlier in the year to Will Seward, after his selection for England Hockey at under 18 level, Ella Zaleski, a member of Marlborough Penguins swimming club, Rachel Cox, who has been called up to the England Hockey Regional Junior Performance Centre and George Wardley, who has been selected to attend county tennis training sessions at the Delta Centre in Swindon.

The Sports Forum has also awarded grant funding to Marlborough Junior Netball, Marlborough Boxing Club and Marlborough Junior Football Club, all of whom are looking to grow their sport in the town.

This marks the ongoing development of sport in Marlborough with a number of further initiatives planned for 2013, including an adult recreational basketball session, a women’s Back to Netball programme and the creation of a junior netball club for the town.

Chairman Andy Ross said: “‘The Forum is really trying to make a difference in the town, by supporting clubs and individuals, and encouraging all clubs to work together for the common good of sport in general.

“The growth of projects, ideas and funding grants would seem to suggest that the Sports Forum is beginning to make that difference.”

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Hockey: Marlborough ladies’ first team open the season with a home win – on a new pitch and with new kit

Following the close of the 2012-2013 hockey season, the Marlborough College all-weather astro hockey pitches on which Marlborough town hockey teams play their home fixtures, have been totally refurbished with a new and startling blue surface. 

Photo right: Alex Crosby Jones on the new blue astro pitch

And for their first fixture of the new season – on Saturday, September 28 – the ladies’ first team also got to show their new kit to an enthusiastic crowd of spectators:

 

Marlborough Ladies’s First Team 3
Royal Wootton Bassett 1 


Marlborough ladies' first team got off to a scintillating start to the season by beating Royal Wootton Bassett 3-1 at home on Saturday.

They were one goal up within the first 10 minutes from a short corner. The set piece resulted in a superb shot, from Helen Durrans on the post, into the back of the Royal Wootton Bassett goal.

Marlborough ladies kept good possession for the remainder of the half and their defence seemed impenetrable. Before the end of the first half Marlborough scored another goal from a great strike into the D by Rosie Curling which was finished by Kate Batty.

Starting the second half two nil up, Marlborough soon conceded a goal from a Bassett short corner. However Marlborough then continued to attack and had many opportunities before sealing their victory with another goal from Kate Batty on the reverse.

Overall it was a great match for players and spectators and a perfect start to the season for Marlborough ladies first team after being promoted last season.

Below: First team photo (click to enlarge):

Back row left to right:Helen Durrans, Clare Griffiths, Rachel Cox, Becki Marnane (captain), Rosie Curling, Becky Hewlett.

Front row l to r: Helen Way, Katie Morton, Phoebe Clarke, Vicky Moxham, Penny Bowen, Alex Crosby Jones, Kate Batty.

Marlborough Ladies Hockey - First team 28 September 2013Marlborough Ladies Hockey - First team 28 September 2013

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Ladies soccer team seeks new players

Marlborough Town LadiesMarlborough Town LadiesMarlborough Town Ladies football club is looking for new players. Training takes place every Wednesday evening at Marlborough Football Club, Elcot Lane, and the Women's Wiltshire League club is open to players of all ages and abilities.

For more information, email team captain Sarah-Jayne Thomas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Initiatives aim to get lapsed players back onto netball and basketball courts

Getting lapsed players back into the art of throwing balls through hoops is high on Marlborough's sporting agenda this September.

The national initiative Back to Netball will be run at the Leisure Centre starting on the week beginning Monday, September 16 with sessions between 11.15am and 12.15pm on Mondays and on Wednesday evenings from 8pm to 9pm.

Sessions are £3 each and are open to women aged 16+.

And from Thursday, September 19, Wiltshire Demon’s Basketball Club, in partnership with Wiltshire Council, are offering a new adult basketball session in Marlborough with a view to developing a weekly session.

Using the England Basketball ‘Ball Again’ package, the project will provide a relaxed reintroduction to the sport catering for players who have played some basketball, a little or a lot, in the past and is also perfect for those trying the sport for the first time.

The project is open to men and women aged 16+. Sessions start at 7.30pm every Thursday for six weeks at St John's School.

Both initiatives are being run in conjunction with Wiltshire Council.

For more information about netball sessions call Sophie Warner, Wiltshire Netball Development Officer on 07540 126813 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

John Pearson from Wiltshire Demon’s Basketball Club will answer any queries regarding basketball on 07952 815327 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Marlborough Hockey Club throws open doors

Hockey Club FlyerHockey Club FlyerMarlborough Hockey Club is throwing open its doors for anyone who wants to find out more about the sport.

A Club Day is being held at Marlborough College on Saturday, August 31 from 11am. Meanwhile, training sessions are held on the astro pitches from 7pm until 9pm on Wednesdays (men), 7pm until 9pm on Thursdays (women), and 9am until noon on Sundays (juniors).

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Cricket: Weather frustrates Marlborough again as another match has to be abandoned

Marlborough were once again frustrated by the weather this month as rain caused the game v Nationwide House - kindly sponsored by DIY Rainbows of Marlborough - to be abandoned.

After losing the toss and being asked to bat Marlborough began their innings in cloudy conditions, but made a positive start thanks to openers Tom Norris 50 not out and Ben Head 36, and were 64-1 in the 13th over when the players were forced to leave the field due to rain.

After the break for rain Marlborough resumed their innings and had reached 114 for 1 when the rain returned in the 25th over and the players were once again forced to leave the field.

With heavy rain falling the umpires were forced to abandon the game.

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