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Melton racer Hart bounces back with six wins at Pembrey

Antony Hart roared back after a disastrous opening round with six wins and six more podium spots in south Wales,

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Melton soldier Ben Moore, who won a prestigious charity horserace at Cheltenham, pictured with daughter Grace at the meeting EMN-170421-101906001

Melton soldier Ben Moore makes his daughter proud by winning emotional charity horse race

Proud 10-year-old leukaemia-sufferer Grace Moore watched her dad, Ben, win a prestigious charity horserace in front of thousands of race-goers yesterday (Thursday) at Cheltenham.

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the 2011 CiCLE Classic. On the way to Moscow Farm and Burrough-on-the-Hill EMN-170418-125512002

Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic: A new twist on an established favourite

One of the most eagerly-anticipated events of the local sports calendar hoves into view on Sunday as the Rutland-Melton International CiCLE Classic returns to our roads.

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Metaltek team captain Dan Fleeman during his 100km break Picture: Larry Hickmott EMN-170504-161628002

Rutland-Melton CICLE Classic: Metaltek out to ruffle feathers at home race

Melton’s own semi-pro team Metaltek Kuota team have always enjoyed ruffling a few feathers among the big budget teams at their home race over the last eight years.

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Zach May (second from left) sprints to fifth place behind race winner Chris Latham Picture: Larry Hickmott EMN-170504-161617002

Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic: Riders to watch

The Classic has built up an impressive alumni of riders in its 13 editions, most famously, world champions and Tour de France titans Mark Cavendish (2007) and Peter Sagan (2009) in their formative years.

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Champagne moment for 2015 winner Steele Von Hoff flanked by runner-up Chris Opie (left) and Harry Tanfield EMN-170413-173530002

2017 Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic: Where to watch

For the enthusiastic spectator it is possible to see this year’s race in more than 10 places during its route between Oakham and Melton.

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Director of Cricket Tom Flowers was in fine form with the bat last summer EMN-170419-104353002

County League: Barkby United bolster squad to avoid second season syndrome

Barkby United will look forward to their second successive Premier Division campaign after an excellent return to the top flight last season.

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Syston Town remain largely unchanged from their 2016 side. From left, back - Ketan Dudharejia, George Corbert, Charlie Taylor, Carl Fourie, Amer Mazir, Ram Ghuman; front - Jack Blackwell. Charlie Wootton, Umar Razaq, Ben Drake, Zahir Tahir EMN-170419-102105002

County League: Australian all-rounder joins young Syston side for Premier campaign

Syston Town head into their 17th consecutive Premier Division season with their mind on being as competitive as ever.

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Melton skipper Ben Redwood will hope to make an impact with bat and ball EMN-170419-095703002

Melton target back-to-back promotions

Melton Mowbray welcome a familiar face to local cricket followers as they begin life in Division Three fresh from their title-winning exploits of last summer.

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Thorpe Arnold skipper Richard Randall EMN-170419-092340002

County League: Thorpe Arnold and Egerton Park renew rivalries

As the curtain goes up on a new County Cricket League season this weekend, among the most keenly-anticipated clashes will be a long-awaited Melton derby.

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Northampton Classic Club riders in action PHOTO: Supplied

Classic motocross at Sproxton

Motocross race promoters, the Northampton Classic Club, stages a colourful all action event for solos and sidecars at Sproxton on Sunday.

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Melton Town won five of their six games under Steve Hendey in a strong run-in EMN-170419-125207002

Melton Town tipped for United Counties League title push

A couple of high-calibre signings would be enough to turn Melton Town into serious title challengers next season according to boss Steve Hendey.

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Melton Golf Club members take up county roles

The Leicestershire and Rutland Veteran Ladies’ Golf Association held their captain versus vice-captain match at Melton Golf Club last Thursday.

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Lake View Fishery: Haywood enjoys profitable week

Steve Haywood enjoyed a successful week at Lake View Fishery as he twice finished in the top two.

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Sue and Simon net Hamilton Tennis Club honours

Hamilton Tennis Club held one of their regular club night tournaments and were blessed with perfect conditions.

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From left, the Northampton trio of Billie Swift, Connor Rollings, Kieran Rollings, and the Melton winners Jordan Butcher, Ethan Giblett, and Paul Warrington EMN-170418-144054002

Young Melton bowlers win inaugural Midlands league

Up-and-coming Melton bowlers have been crowned champions of a new regional junior league.

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Aaron Black drew Town level at Lutterworth EMN-170418-102659002

Melton Town end positive season with fourth straight win

Melton Town rounded off their debut United Counties League season in a highly-creditable ninth with a well-earned fourth straight win at Lutterworth on Monday.

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Former forward Ian Bitmead recalled his old goalscoring habits against Dunkirk EMN-170417-164401002

Holwell Sports strike late to earn Dunkirk draw

Ian Bitmead’s late equaliser earned Holwell Sports a deserved point on Saturday against an in-form Dunkirk side unbeaten since Christmas.

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Jordan Cufflin-Stableford capped the scoring at Burton Latimer EMN-170417-133217002

Melton Town set new landmark for United Counties League season

Melton Town won three successive United Counties League matches for the first time this season as they won at bottom side Burton Park on Saturday.

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National Watersports Festival at Rutland Water PHOTO: Christophe PONCHANT

National Watersports Festival heads to Rutland Water

Plenty of businesses in Rutland are rallying around a new festival, which will be held at Sykes Lane, Rutland Water, in June.

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