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Melton Mowbray Tennis Club win maiden trophy in debut season

New kids on the block Melton Mowbray Tennis Club collected the county’s most prestigious mixed trophy after a superb final against Leicestershire Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday.

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Petfoods Trophy winner Steve Goddard (second left) and runner-up Phil Curtis (right) are hoping for a return to the Race to Woodhall Spa final EMN-170627-191211002

Melton Golf Club: Goddard pips Curtis in trophy duel

The Petfoods Trophy and round three of the Compton Cup were played out on a busy Saturday at Melton Mowbray Golf Club.

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Melton U13s see off Valley challenge

Melton Mowbray Under 13s, sponsored by Phil James Architecture and Surepipe, secured a good win against Soar Valley on Sunday.

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Grantham and Melton Association: Queniborough see off title rivals Egerton Park

Defending league champions Queniborough took a firm grip on the Premier Division as they saw off nearest challengers Egerton Park on Sunday.

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Lake View Fishery: Lee and Holt reach Summer Series final

Lake View Fishery last week produced two more qualifiers for the Middy Xtreme/Dynamite Baits Summer Series two-day final in September.

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Hamilton Tennis Club ladies off the mark

On the league scene, Hamilton Tennis Club’s ladies’ first team notched up their first win of the season.

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South Notts League: Lewis stars as Belvoir chase down Gedling target

Belvoir moved up to fifth in South Notts League Division A after holding their nerve to beat Gedling Colliery on Saturday.

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Wimning run ends for Egerton Park Seconds

Egerton Park Second XI’s winning run came to an end with a home defeat against second-placed Blaby Village on Saturday.

Barkby United First XI, from left, back - Hugh Asher, Matt Boyce, Rob Townsend, Will Fazackerly, Ian Kirk, David Tew, Cameron Sharp; front - Ben Silver, Jamie Drake, Steve Flowers, Tom Flowers, Aiden Morris. EMN-170613-091726002

County League: Barkby United knocked off top spot by Lutterworth loss

Barkby United slipped off the Premier Division summit with a disappointing home defeat to Lutterworth on Saturday.

Egerton Park First XI, from left, back - Mitchell Ellis, Jordan Woolcock, Tom Glover, Stuart Rose, Charlie Madden, Richard Bailey, Harry Wells; front - Kamal Panchal, Nick Watchorn, Richard Haffenden, Nick Newman. EMN-170620-110404002

County League: Egerton Park turn up heat on leaders Leicester Ivanhoe

Egerton Park moved to within six points of Division Two leaders Ivanhoe after powering their way to a fourth win in five matches on Saturday.

Jason Barton (200) and Luke Eggleston (306) lead the field at last year's Whissendine 6ix EMN-170622-113915002

Get set for Whissendine 6ix

The Whissendine 6ix road race returns for its annual instalment on Friday, July 7 (7.30pm).

Trophy winners Frank Fielding (left), Norma Jackson and Dennis Pearson with Anne Whittaker (second right) EMN-170622-110733002

Holwell Sports trophy won by 93-year-old

There was a fitting name among the winners as Holwell Sports Bowls Club competed for the Alec Whittaker Trophy.

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Melton Foxes follow in footsteps of their namesakes

Melton Foxes Under 8s got to tread in the footsteps of the former Premier League champions earlier this month.


Youth cricket: Old Dalby U15s wrap up Frisby win

Old Dalby Under 15s picked up another good win at Frisby, Hoby and Rotherby.

Winning Assassin trio, from left, Kammal Chamberlain, Shaydon Burt, Nathan Donovan with new European champion George Griffiths (right) EMN-170622-094702002

Melton Thai boxer Griffiths dethrones European champion

George Griffiths was crowned European champion after a brave, battling win over tough Dutch opponent Roan Korver.

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Melton rider Hart takes Cadwell Park plaudits

Antony Hart roared back to top form with a hatful of podium finishes after a hectic weekend at Cadwell Park.

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The Year 8 boys will vie for a place in the national finals at Lords. from left, back  Matthew Wright, Max Braime, Sean Thorpe, Jamie Wilson; front  Ethan Knott, Sam Chipman, Will Bestwick, Freddie Welch EMN-170621-172555002

John Ferneley College cricketers claim county double

Young cricketers at John Ferneley College secured a cricketing double by winning two county titles.

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Burrough League: Old Dalby ease past Sproxton as Harry takes hat-trick

Old Dalby’s midweek side put in a great performance as they eased to a big win over Sproxton in the Burrough League.

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An interview with Iman Barlow: “I want to be remembered as the greatest”

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Barkby United CC chief insists more to come after three teams hit league summits

Tom Flowers insists Barkby United remain a work in progress despite seeing all three of Barkby United’s County League teams sit top of their divisions on Saturday.

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