Thornley is off to a flying start for new side Lechlade

5:30am Tuesday 15th April 2014

LECHLADE began their pre-season preparations on Saturday with a three-wicket victory at WEPL Premier Two side Cheltenham.

Kilbee back for Wiltshire

Swindon Advertiser: Special Ed tipped for the very top

3:57pm Monday 14th April 2014

GOATACRE batsman Ed Kilbee returns to the Wiltshire squad for the county's final pre-season warm-up fixture, which starts on Easter Monday.

Vince posts big ton for Hampshire

Swindon Advertiser: James Vince.

6:06pm Monday 14th April 2014

FORMER Chippenham youth cricketer James Vince enjoyed a good day with the bat for Hampshire, as he made 144 against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

Ard to replace

Swindon Advertiser: Ardil Domingo scored 145

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

SWINDON have given themselves a deadline of the first week in May to draft in a replacement for overseas player Ardil Domingo after the Australian was unable to return to the club for a second season.

Lechlade move fast to replace Joseph with explosive South African

Swindon Advertiser: Sylvester Joseph has signed for Lechlade

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

LECHLADE chairman Paul Rowley is expecting his latest overseas signing, South African Juanre van Wyk, to explode onto the West of England Premier League scene following his last-minute recruitment.

Kilbee return is “massive,” says Dawson

5:30am Wednesday 9th April 2014

GOATACRE captain Brad Dawson has branded Ed Kilbee’s return to his local side for the 2014 season as “massive” for the village club.

Weather washes out Wiltshire

5:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WILTSHIRE’S first friendly match of the season against Gloucestershire 2nd XI was not played on Sunday because of the weather. Their next warm-up match is against Berkshire at Trowbridge next Sunday, April 6, starting at 11am for the annually played Marlborough Cup.

CLUB OF THE WEEK: Marlborough CC

5:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

THE kids are certainly alright for Marlborough Cricket Club, who are hopeful their talented teenage contingent will propel them to a successful 2014.

Kilbee and Breet in Wiltshire squad

Swindon Advertiser: Special Ed tipped for the very top

5:30pm Monday 31st March 2014

GOATACRE opening batsman Ed Kilbee has been included in the Wiltshire squad for the county’s pre-season friendly clash with Gloucestershire 2nd XI from Sunday.

CRICKET: Swindon United Churches pay tribute to retiring chairman

5:30am Thursday 20th March 2014

SWINDON United Churches Cricket Club dedicated their annual dinner and awards presentation to retiring president Peter Eastwood. Eastwood is set to retire to Hampshire and is succeeded as president by Reverend Simon Stevenette, the vicar of Christchurch and chaplain to Swindon Town, and the club made sure to give him a suitable send-off.

Kilbee's MCC tour ends today

Swindon Advertiser: Ed Kilbee

5:30am Thursday 20th February 2014

LOCAL cricketer Ed Kilbee is due to be in action for the Marylebone Cricket Club on the final day of their tour of Malaysia and Singapore today.

Gomel returns to Purton

Swindon Advertiser: Akarshit Gomel at the crease

5:30am Tuesday 4th February 2014

PURTON have stepped up their preparations for the new West of England Premier League season with the signing of Indian under 19 international Akarshit Gomel.

CLUB OF THE WEEK: Lechlade Cricket Club

Swindon Advertiser: Lechlade's Arnie Yugaraja celebrates taking a wicket

5:30am Tuesday 14th January 2014

IN THE space of a decade Lechlade Cricket Club has been “to hell and back” according to its chairman Paul Rowley.

THE JON LEWIS COLUMN: Who saw that Ashes series coming?

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Lewis writes exclusively for the Advertiser

5:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

WELL, I’m not sure many of us saw that Ashes whitewash coming.

Lechlade ready to get back in training

5:30am Wednesday 8th January 2014

Lechlade begin their senior winter training schedule on Sunday, February 2 at Farmors School in Fairford.

Purton to return cricket to Lydiard Millicent

5:30am Saturday 4th January 2014

PURTON Cricket Club have struck a deal with the local parish council to return the sport to Lydiard Millicent in 2014.

THE VIC MORGAN COLUMN: Nothing is certain

12:27pm Wednesday 1st January 2014

HAPPY new year. The start of another 12 months is always a chance to reflect and look forward. Perhaps 2013 more than any other year I can remember sums up the history of Swindon Town Football Club.

Miles is more than just an impact player

Swindon Advertiser: Town striker Miles Storey

5:30am Thursday 26th December 2013

MARK Cooper is refusing to label striker Miles Storey as an impact player despite the youngster’s dramatic winner from the bench against Coventry at the weekend.

Lechlade sign Northumberland star

5:30am Thursday 19th December 2013

LECHLADE have once again added to their wealth of talented cricketers with the signing of Northumberland bowler Michael Craigs.

Purton make double signing

Swindon Advertiser: Akarshit Gomel at the crease

6:00am Saturday 7th December 2013

ELLIOT Hill will head Down Under later this month knowing he has at least two players signed, sealed and delivered for Purton’s 2014 WEPL Wiltshire Division campaign.

THE JON LEWIS ASHES VERDICT: Hard to stop the Aussies when they're on a roll

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Lewis writes exclusively for the Advertiser

6:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

LOOKING back on the first Ashes Test, it was a bit of a surprise.

Lechlade chairman backs Windies star to make a big impression

Swindon Advertiser: Sylvester Joseph has signed for Lechlade

6:00am Thursday 28th November 2013

CHAIRMAN Paul Rowley is expecting new Lechlade overseas players Sylvester Joseph to have a major impact on all areas of the club, not just the first team.

Coles replaces Breet as Wiltshire captain

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire batsman Michael Coles, who made 227 – a new Minor Counties Championship record for the county – in this week’s defeat by Shropshire

2:39pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

MICHAEL Coles has replaced Lechlade batsman Joe Breet as Wiltshire captain for the 2014 season, the county has announced.

Lewis raring to go at Sussex

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Lewis

6:00am Saturday 23rd November 2013

JON Lewis hopes his move to Sussex will allow him a better chance to play County Championship cricket after a difficult spell with Surrey.

Rigali's net gain over Pietersen

Swindon Advertiser: Goatacre's Giorgio Rigali

6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

IF AUSTRALIA captain Michael Clarke is struggling to find a way to get Kevin Pietersen out cheaply this summer, he could do worse than ask Giorgio Rigali for advice.

ASHES SPECIAL: Local cricket stars have their say on the series

6:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

THE ADVER asked some of local cricket’s leading lights to have their say on the 2013/14 winter Ashes series. Here is what they came up with...

ASHES SPECIAL: Test in Oz is something to look forward to now

6:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

THERE’S something special about a winter Ashes series, particularly now all of us Poms go into such events with a real sense of excitement and expectation.

ASHES SPECIAL: Lewis tips England for victory Down Under

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Lewis still has a hunger for success

6:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

FRESH off the back of correctly predicting England’s Ashes victory over the summer, Jon Lewis has returned to play soothsayer and give Adver readers the inside track on what is about to happen in the return series Down Under.

Cooper urges Hall and Ward to make better decisions

Swindon Advertiser: Grant Hall heads clear of Akpo Sodje on Saturday. Picture: Dave Evans

6:00am Friday 15th November 2013

MARK Cooper has found the durability of his centre-back pairing “remarkable”, but he’s urged Darren Ward and Grant Hall to improve their decision-making as Swindon Town go in search of a first clean sheet in five outings.

Sore backs Miles' Wiltshire call-up

6:00am Wednesday 13th November 2013

HAVING played club cricket alongside David Miles since he was six years old, Jon Sore was delighted to be named in the same Wiltshire Academy squad as his close friend.

Lechlade sign West Indies international

Swindon Advertiser: Sylvester Joseph has signed for Lechlade

4:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

LECHLADE have thrown down a major statement of intent ahead of the new West of England Premier League season with the signing of former West Indies international Sylvester Joseph.

Rigali set to head Down Under

Swindon Advertiser: Goatacre's Giorgio Rigali

6:00am Thursday 19th September 2013

GOATACRE speedster Giorgio Rigali is preparing to jet out to Australia after securing a second successive season on the books of Western Australia outfit Fremantle.

Swindon's Lewis optimistic about the future following Surrey release

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon's Jon Lewis

6:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013

AT 37 YEARS of age, Jon Lewis is preparing for a fresh challenge.

CLUB OF THE WEEK: Swindon Cricket Club youth

6:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013

SWINDON Cricket Club is enjoying a purple patch and has some rising stars coming to the fore in the youth sides.

Goodwin to sign Hampshire Academy contract

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon cricketer Jake Goodwin

6:00am Thursday 5th September 2013

TEENAGE cricket star Jake Goodwin will today take a major step towards fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional cricketer when he signs a contract with Hampshire Academy.

Bassett met minimum requirement

6:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

WOOTTON Bassett captain Darren Beasant admitted his side only hit their minimum target by finishing third in Wiltshire League Division One.

Lechlade's league pain eased by cup win

6:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

LECHLADE’S promotion dream came to a disappointing end as they lost out to Potterne by 62 runs in the two teams’ title showdown on Saturday.

Dawson upbeat despite missing out on top-three finish

6:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

GOATACRE skipper Brad Dawson was not too downhearted despite his side missing out on third place on the final day of the Premier Two season.

Swindon title win was a team effort

Swindon Advertiser: Jon Sore in action for Swindon on Saturday

6:00am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

SWINDON skipper Liam Tucker praised every member of the club’s squad after they sealed the Wiltshire Division title in style to earn promotion back to Glos/Wilts at the first attempt.

One win from promotion

Swindon Advertiser: Liam Tucker

6:00am Friday 30th August 2013

SWINDON have their destiny in their own hands when they face Marlborough in the WEPL Wiltshire Division this weekend, where victory will hand them an instant return to the Glos/Wilts Division.

Lechlade aim for double-winning weekend

6:00am Friday 30th August 2013

LECHLADE are preparing for what the club are branding “the biggest weekend” in their 127-year history as they aim for league and cup success.

Goatacre skipper eyes third spot

6:00am Friday 30th August 2013

GOATACRE captain Brad Dawson is targeting back-to-back third-place finishes in WEPL Premier Two, an achievement he claims would be massive for a club the size of the Goats.

Goatacre skipper leads by example

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

GOATACRE skipper Brad Dawson was pleased to put in a captain’s performance with both bat and ball to help his side secure a tight eight-run victory over plucky Glastonbury.

WILTSHIRE LEAGUE: Purton seal return to WEPL

Swindon Advertiser: Purton celebrate a wicket against Beanacre & Melksham

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

PURTON captain Elliot Hill may have celebrated leading his side to the Wiltshire League title this weekend, but the memories of an opening-day defeat to Bradford on Avon still rankle with him.

Nationwide set for relegation

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

NATIONWIDE House could lose their West of England Premier League status after a 36-run defeat to Marshfield on Saturday confirmed they will finish bottom of the Wiltshire Division.

Malmesbury set for fifth-placed finish

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

MALMESBURY look to have fifth place in Wiltshire League Division One sewn up following their weekend win over Swindon Civil Service.

Breet inspires championship-chasing Lechlade

Swindon Advertiser: Wiltshire skipper Joe Breet

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

A MAGNIFICENT undefeated 161 from Wiltshire captain Joe Breet saw Lechlade earn a comfortable 84-run victory over Dumbleton at the Manor Ground on Saturday.

Clarke XI steal the show at White Horse Sixes

Swindon Advertiser: Action from the White Horse Six a Side tournament

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

THE CLARKE XI were winners of the White Horse Six a Side tournament on Sunday.

Swindon inch closer to title

Swindon Advertiser: Century-maker Ardil Domingo PIC: ALEX SKENNERTON

6:00am Tuesday 27th August 2013

SWINDON need not worry about bonus points in their clash with Marlborough this weekend, as victory will now be good enough to see them crowned champions of the WEPL Wiltshire Division following a comprehensive defeat of Great Bedwyn on Saturday.

Wiltshire end miserable campaign with brave effort

Swindon Advertiser: Ed Kilbee

6:00am Saturday 24th August 2013

WILTSHIRE finished their Minor Counties Championship Western Division campaign without a win as they lost by 45 runs at Herefordshire.






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