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Marcus overcomes broken neck and shoestring budget to chase polo dream

STANDFIRST - Marcus Speed is among English polo’s most promising young players, yet to become a professional in the sport of princes and aristos, he must do so on a budget.

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It’s many happy returns for Melton Cycling Club committee

Melton Olympic Cycling Club’s annual meeting saw new and old faces return to the committee.

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Melton boxer Stannard impresses on Birmingham return

Melton boxer Stan Stannard made a superb return to the ring with a huge top of the bill win in Birmingham last week.

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Iman powers to record fourth world title defence

Thai boxing superstar Iman Barlow became the most successful fighter in the Enfusion stable after making her fourth title defence last week.

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Chandler wins track gold after glandular fever wrecks road season

Exciting young Old Dalby rider Tom Chandler capped his move to Melton-based elite cycling team Metaltek Kuota with a national gold medal.

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Daws and Saddler through to Middy final

Keith Daws and Gary Saddler were the latest to qualify for the Middy Xtreme Autumn/Winter Final at Lake View Fishery next March.

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Hamilton Tennis Club ladies boost Group One survival bid

Hamilton Tennis Club’s ladies’ first team look to have saved themselves from the drop after a decisive 7-1 win over relegation rivals Oadby Granville.

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Barnstone pip Belvoir Vale by single shot

Barnstone pip Belvoir Vale by single shot

Barnstone Bowls Club pipped Belvoir Vale by the closest of margins as the Warren Triples League returned to Melton IBC on Saturday evening.

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Melton hockey: Rare Brookes goal earns much-needed win

Melton Hockey Club Firsts finally returned to winning ways in the East Midlands Premier with a hard-fought home win over Berkswell and Balsall on Saturday.

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Bottesford Primary School win silver at county finals

Table tennis players from Bottesford Primary School claimed a fine silver medal position at the Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport School Games Super-Series Finals last Wednesday.

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Melton martial arts quartet conquer the world

A group of Melton martial artists have returned from Portugal with chestfuls of world championship medals.

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Melton karate kids prosper at home and overseas

Students at Melton Mowbray British Kyokushinkai Karate have enjoyed success at home and overseas over the last month.

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Royal appointment for retiring Mount Group RDA chairman Pat Bishop

Dedicated volunteer Pat Bishop was rewarded for her years of work for the Riding for the Disabled Association with a personal audience with Princess Anne last week.

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Hamilton Tennis: Veterans final draws club championships to a close

Hamilton Tennis Club’s Championships concluded with the ladies’ veterans doubles finals last week.

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Mens prize winners including Race to Woodhall Spa champion David Poolan (kneeling, second left) and Player of the Year Billy Kevan (kneeling, second right). Also kneeling are junior winners Ed Gough (left) and Louis Woodcock EMN-161122-114449002

Kevan named Melton Mowbray Golf Club’s player of 2016

Melton Mowbray Golf Club held its presentation evening on Friday with all of the 2016 trophy and medal winners from all sections attending.

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Melton Lions reach last eight of National Volleyball Cup

In-form Melton Lions recorded their second National Volleyball League win of the season at Warwick-Riga Volleyball Club on Saturday.

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Alan Rainbow came through wintry conditions at Saturday's Middy qualifier EMN-161122-175535002

Lake View fishing: Rainbow shines through to book Middy final spot

A hard frost greeted anglers for Saturday’s Middy Xtreme Final qualifier at Lake View Fishery, held on the serpent lake.

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Melton Marvels serve up a winning full house

Melton Marvels Netball Club celebrated a superb full house as all four teams secured league victories.

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Pat lets go of the reins at Mount Group RDA to face life’s biggest battle

“I promised Sue Pettifor just before she died that I would keep the group running and that was in 1995.”

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Melton Kings C, from left, back -  Peter Birley, Mark Reynolds, Timon Rumbold, Clive Watts, Richard Haffenden, Kerry Long;  front - Paul Hodgkinson, Tanguy Whenham-Bossy, Sam Cleall, Steve Harris, Gary Watts, Stu Gibbons, Zee Tamosiunas EMN-161117-091439002

Melton Kings storm back to beat Ashby

A strong final quarter helped Melton Kings C overcome Ashby B after a hit and miss performance at John Ferneley College.

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