News dot2left cropped500pxt
  • Civic Selfie1
  • TdB-Pewsey 044
  • IMG 9097-2
  • Marlborough-2013-04-18 St Peters-2
  • Hares 017cropped
  • ARK Manton -2012-01-14 49-
  • Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
  • Landscape
  • IMG 8472-2
  • Sunset2
  • Christmas-Lights 15-11-20 097
  • D4S0472
  • Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
  • Jazz Fest Sat 572
  • Duke-of-Kent 086
  • Big-Bull
  • 4MI-2013-11-28 030
  • Camilla-2012-10-19 152
  • D812668
  • Torch-2012-05-23 093-
  • D4S9273
  • MYFC 005
  • Xmas-Lights-2011-11-24 10
  • Town-Hall-2011-05-03 08-2
  • Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07-2

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sport

Emphatic 10-wicket for Marlborough against Malmesbury

Cricket Club logoCricket Club logoMarlborough's survival hopes were given a massive boost with an emphatic 10 wicket win at home to Malmesbury in the match kindly sponsored by Track Tractors Ltd.

Winning the toss and putting the visitors into bat Marlborough were once again indebted to superstar Ben Head as the all rounder took 6-16 to rip through the Malmesbury batting line-up, as the away side were dismissed for just 65 off 32 overs.  

Will Langton 2-16 and Alex Cox 1-21 also picked up wickets for Marlborough with a run out accounting for the other Malmesbury wicket.

In reply Marlborough openers John Carroll 42 not out and Nick Crabbe 23 not out quickly ensured that Marlborough reached their victory target in just 12 overs.

A delighted Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was full of praise for his sides performance " I thought it was a disciplined bowling performance backed up in the field, Ben was superb, we chased the runs positively which was pleasing as we haven't batted well this year"

Print Email

Cricket: Marlborough sink at home by 5-wickets to Lechlade

Marlborough slumped to defeat at home to Lechlade in the game kindly sponsored by Velcourt Ltd as their recent disappointing form continued.

Put into bat by the away side Marlborough slumped to 109 all out with only George Fox 19, Magnus Painter 16 and skipper Nick Crabbe 14 making an impact with the bat for Marlborough, with Rahal Dyhani 3-16 and Luke Sellers 3-30 sharing the bowling honours for Lechlade.

In reply Adrain Stenner 29, Paul Godding 23 not out and Luke Sellers 18 not out ensured that Lechlade reached their victory target in the 38th over for the loss of 5 wickets.

Despite the defeat Marlborough skipper Nick Crabbe was staying positive" I thought we put up a really good fight in the field with superb performances from our spinners, we'll now go forward and take and build on the positives from the game".

Print Email

Cricket: a defeat at home for Marlborough against Devizes

 

Marlborough slumped to defeat at home to Devizes as their recent run of poor form continued. The game was kindly sponsored by Crosby and Lawrence – Marlborough College’s sports shop.

With Marlborough batting first, knocks of 39 from skipper Nick Crabbe and of 37 from Duncan Lorrain helped the home side reach 151 all out.  Joe Wookey, with 5-28, was the standout bowler for Devizes.

Wookey then started with the bat scoring 64 not out, as he and Chris Downton - 30 not out -ensured that Devizes coasted to victory. They reached the victory target in the forty-second over for the loss of 4 wickets.

Marlborough skipper Crabbe is clear where his side’s recent problems lie: "Our batting has been so poor, we’re not giving ourselves chances to win games"

Print Email

Cricket: Excellent winning start to Marlborough's league campaign

Marlborough's league campaign finally got underway with a comfortable victory at home against Spye Park in the game sponsored by the Wellington arms public house of Marlborough.

Put into bat by the visitors Marlborough openers Nick Crabbe with 23 and Ben Head 19 gave the home side a solid start.

With batsmen Pete Day marking his return to the club with 40 and useful lower order contributions from Harrison Painter 34 not out and Peter Grant 17, Marlborough reached 202 for 8 off their 50 overs with Mark Hulse 3-32 and Dean Wallington 2-37 the pick of the bowlers for Spye.

In reply Spye's batsmen struggled to deal with the bowling of Head as the Marlborough all rounder took 5-21.  Russell West 48 offered some strong resistance for Spye but young bowling pair Cam Gordon 2-26 and Paul Smith 2-22 ensured that Marlborough secured victory dismissing Spye for 129 all out. 

Skipper Nick Crabbe was delighted with the win describing it as a " good all round performance especially considering we had four players under 17 in the side who all emerged with great credit from the game".

Print Email

Marlborough Cricket Club: April Fixtures

Saturday 21st April:

1st Team:    v  Potterne  -  at home

2nd Team:   v  Swindon Civil Service  -  at Minal Cricket Ground


Sat 28th April:

1st Team:    v   Melksham & Beanacre - at home

2nd Team:   v  All Cannings  -  at Minal Cricket Ground


All fixtures start at 2pm


Home Ground - Savernake:



Minal Cricket Ground:





Match reports to follow.........

Print Email

Marlborough's woes continue, courtesy of Nationwide

Marlborough's woes continued with a home defeat to Nationwide House in the match kindly sponsored by Colin Davies Design and Build which now sees the Savernake Forest side firmly in a relegation dogfight.

After losing the toss and being asked to field Marlborough's bowlers struggled to contain House's batsmen with Stuart Archer 74, Dave Cootes 44 and John Clarke 37 helping Nationwide to a healthy 234-9 off their 50 overs with Marlborough youngster Harrison Painter 4-45 the best of the bowlers for the home side.

In reply Marlborough's Tom Norris 41, Duncan Lorrain 39 and Magnus Painter 24 all battled hard to chase down the victory target but Nationwide's Andy Lewis took 5-32 with the ball to ensure victory for his side as Marlborough were bowled out for 177.

Print Email

MADJA triumph in final Wessex League match

Rory Clark powering his way to success in the 100mRory Clark powering his way to success in the 100mMarlborough and District Junior Athletics club capped their Wessex League campaign in style, winning the fourth and final match at Andover on Sunday.


The victory saw MADJA finish joint fourth in the league of 20 clubs, a big improvement on last season’s 10th place. The club ended the season on 17 points, level with Camberley, and behind Basingstoke (20 points), Southampton and Team Kennet (19 points each).

On a day when many athletes were missing due to the school summer holidays, MADJA fielded a strong squad, finishing first in three of the six age groups.

The U13 boys were particularly dominant, coming first and second in almost every event.  Leading the way was Rory Clark, who won the 100m in 13.3s, the 200m in 26.9s – a grade 2 performance – and the 1500m in 05:11.1.
 
Riley Booth won the 800m in 02:37.3, the discus with a throw of 18.22m and he came joint first with Harry Langhorn in the high jump, both clearing 1.25m. Kieran Short won the shot with a distance of 7.27m.

It was no surprise that the 4x100 relay team of Clark, Booth, Short and Samuel Deadman were comfortable winners, in a time of 58.1s.

Gemma Shepherd’s grade 2 run in the 1500m – she finished in 02:19.9s – helped the U15 girls to a win in their age group. Eve Tarring and Ashlen Sowerby tied for first place in the 75m hurdles in 13.6s, while Gabbie Painting was second in the high jump with 1.38m.

The U17 men topped their age group, thanks largely to their strength in the field events. Will Seward won the javelin with a throw of 43.22m and came second in the discus with a grade 3 throw of 33.0m and second equal in the high jump with 1.65m. David Cope was narrowly beaten to second place in the shot, with 10.87m.

Scott Martin cleared 1.55m to come joint first in the U15 boys high jump.

The event finished with MADJA first on 393 points, followed by Woking (321), Andover (315), Portsmouth (261) and Poole (124).

In the parallel QuadKids event, MADJA came fourth. The top-ranked boy was Daniel Sanders, who finished fifth overall, while Tess Mayer, the top girl, came sixth. MADJA’s girls finished 11th out of 21 teams in the QuadKids league, the boys 15th.

pic: by Neil Goodwin

Print Email

A fine team performance saw Marlborough and District Junior Athletics club clinch third place at the Wessex League match

Oscar Bruce claimed second spot in the U15 400mOscar Bruce claimed second spot in the U15 400mCompeting against big-hitting clubs including the home side, Basingstoke, MADJA finished on 271 points, way behind Basingstoke (518) and Team Kennet (447) but narrowly ahead of Salisbury (256) and Slough Juniors (242)   (writes Ben Tarring)

With many MADJA athletes absent due to exams, the team was noticeably light in some areas: Millie O’Connor was the only woman representing the club at U17 level.

MADJA’s boys and men competed strongly at all age groups. The U17 team of Will Seward, Luke Callaghan, Patrick Maloney, Ben Holland, Alex Painting, Thomas Hamill and David Cope amassed 74 points and came second.

Notable performances came from Seward, who won the discus with a throw of 34.27m and was second in the javelin with 42.29m, and Painting, who came joint first in the high jump with 1.60m.

Peter Booten and Alex Davies led the way for the U15s, with javelin throws of 35.60m and 31.04m respectively. Elliott Lassiter claimed second spot in the 1500m with a time of 04:57.8, while a time of 59.60 earned Oscar Bruce second place in the 400m.

James Eyles starred for the U13s: his discus throw of 20.28m was a grade 3 performance. In the 800m, Rory Clark came second in the 800m in 02:33.8, a grade 4 performance.

The standout performance for the girls was Gemma Shepherd’s win in the 800m in a grade 2 time of 02:21.0. Ashlen Sowerby threw 6.65m in the shot, coming second.

In the parallel QuadKids competition for U11s, MADJA came fourth, with 1,297 points, behind Slough Juniors, Team Kennet and Basingstoke, and ahead of Salisbury. Oliver Rhoads and Thomas Holmes were the top two boys and Jesse Ford and Tess Mayer the top two girls. Poppy Davies broke the MADJA club record in the Vortex with a throw of 26.18m, nearly two metres more than the record, set last year by Bethany Palfrey.

Photo by Neil Goodwin

Print Email

Sat 19th May - Cricket Club fixtures

Saturday 19th May:

1st Team:    v  Spye Park  -  at home
Match sponsored by the Wellington Arms, High St, Marlborough

Match starts at 1pm


2nd Team:   v  Spye Park  -  away at Spye Park


3rd Team:   v  Highworth  -  at Minal Cricket Ground

Match starts at 2pm

Home Ground - Savernake

Minal Cricket Ground

 

 

Print Email

Come on girls, it’s time to enjoy yourself …playing bowls

With female membership down to a dozen stalwarts, Marlborough Bowls Club has issued an urgent plea for more women to join on the eve of its new season, which begins on April 22.

The club, founded more than 70 years ago, has a thriving male membership of 80 as well as a host of social members who enjoy its facilities in the Salisbury Road recreation ground.

“I’d love us to have another 20 women joining up,” club secretary Angie Watts told Marlborough News Online. “The trouble is that the perception  of most people is that bowls is only for old women in cardigans.”

“But thanks to TV that is no longer true, the image is changing and younger women are enjoying playing bowls and taking part in competitions, which we have unfortunately had to give up.”

Pressure of work and looking after their families is also a problem, but playing bowls on a summer’s evening is one way of taking the stress out of life – and the normal membership fee of £50 has been reduced to £25 for new playing members.

The male members of the club, which has practice sessions on Monday evenings, have three possible leagues to play in, as well as friendly matches and gala events.

The club also stages an internal floodlit competition in September and has provisionally booked May 26 as an open evening when you go and see if bowls is a new sport worth trying.

Angie Watts is on 01672 511335

Print Email

  • Torch-2012-05-23 093-
  • IMG 9097-2
  • Landscape
  • D812668
  • Marlborough-2013-04-18 St Peters-2
  • Hares 017cropped
  • ARK Manton -2012-01-14 49-
  • 4MI-2013-11-28 030
  • TdB-Pewsey 044
  • Town-Hall-2011-05-03 08-2
  • Sunset2
  • Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
  • MYFC 005
  • Christmas-Lights 15-11-20 097
  • Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07-2
  • Civic Selfie1
  • Duke-of-Kent 086
  • Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
  • IMG 8472-2
  • Xmas-Lights-2011-11-24 10
  • D4S0472
  • Jazz Fest Sat 572
  • Camilla-2012-10-19 152
  • D4S9273
  • Big-Bull