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York City left-back’s 100 per cent vow

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1:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FEMI Ilesanmi has insisted that being the only recognised left back on York City's books will not affect his performance levels.

Tykes tipped for top after crushing victory over Middlesex

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7:07pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

LOSING Middlesex captain Chris Rogers says Yorkshire remain his tip to win the LV= County Championship after the hosts completed a comprehensive 220-run win at Scarborough to return to the top of Division One.

Woodhouse oust Sessay in Village Cup final

York Press: York II bowler Chris Burn appeals for LBW and Woodhouse Grange batsman Nick Hadfield is dismissed.Nigel Holland. (8426588)

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WOODHOUSE Grange Cricket Club are one step away from a sixth Davidstow National Village Cup final.

Commonwealth Games glory bid for swimmer James Wilby

York Press: York City Baths Club swimmers James Wilby and Annie Johnston. Picture : Garry Atkinson (8438654)

4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

STRENSALL swimmer James Wilby is counting down the hours to the Commonwealth Games.

Darts: Marcia’s Hunter and Smith thwart whitewash bid

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4:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MARCIA 'B’s Joan Hunter and Sue Smith combined to deny City Supporters a full house in their York John Smith’s Ladies Darts League division one fixture.

Starbeck in top spot for Men's Tennis League promotion

York Press: FIRST TIME LUCKY: Appleton Roebuck 2 hit the top in their inaugural season in division six of the Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League. Pictured are, from left, Ben Lister, Doug Strachan, Jack Swarbricke, captain Geoff Steel, Richard Barwick and Steve T

1:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE contest for automatic promotion from level two in the Tyke Petroleum Men’s League is hotting up.

North Yorkshire runner on a Cumbrian mission

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1:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Peter Niven, who sent out Sugar Town to win at 33-1 at Thirsk last week, heads to Carlisle this evening aiming to complete a quick double with the lightly-raced filly.

Tennis: Reigning champions topple title challengers York

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1:04pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

YORK surrendered their unbeaten record in division one of the IT Sports Mixed Tennis League to reigning champions Poppleton.

Tennis: Cliffe top of the table after Wigginton win

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1:03pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

CLIFFE edged past Wigginton 58-50 in division three of the Fulford Ladies Invitational Tennis League to climb to the top of the table.

Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale sets up County Championship victory chance against Middlesex at Scarborough

York Press: CENTURION: Yorkshire skipper Andrew Gale in full flow at Scarborough

7:26pm Monday 21st July 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale scored an unbeaten century during the third day of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough to put his side on course for victory.

York City's Luke Summerfield doubtful for start of new season

York Press: Luke Summerfield  in action against Sheffield Wednesday supported by Ryan Jarvis.Nigel Holland. (8354872)

12:53pm Monday 21st July 2014

LUKE Summerfield could miss the start of York City’s SkyBet League Two season with a knee injury.

Heworth ARLC lose at home to Coventry Bears

York Press: Heworth's Liam Richmond and Charlie McGill try to win the ball back.
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12:31pm Monday 21st July 2014

HEWORTH ARLC failed to reproduce their winning form as they went down 22-6 at home to Coventry Bears in National Conference League division three.

York Acorn snatch draw from jaws of Sharks defeat

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12:27pm Monday 21st July 2014

ANTONY CHILTON kicked a last-gasp penalty as York Acorn ARLC snatched a 24-24 draw with Shaw Cross Sharks in National Conference League division one.

Senior Cricket League: Woodhouse Grange easing clear in premier division

York Press: DOWNPOUR: Heavy rain affects the pitch at Heworth, where visitors Folkton & Flixton had reached 49-2 off 15.2 overs before the heavens opened in division one of the Hunters York & District Senior LeaguePicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

11:47am Monday 21st July 2014

CHAMPIONS Woodhouse Grange gained a couple of points over second-placed Easingwold with the best of a draw at Sewerby in the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League premier division.

Senior Cricket League: Leckenby falls just short of century again

York Press: Duncombe Park's Brian Leckenby on his way to 90 against PocklingtonPicture: David Harrison

11:45am Monday 21st July 2014

PROLIFIC Duncombe Park batsman Brian Leckenby was out in the 90s for the second time this season in a rain-hit division two north game at home to Pocklington.

Senior Cricket League: Sheriff Hutton and Duncombe Park denied by weather

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11:41am Monday 21st July 2014

RAIN ruined an intriguing contest between Sheriff Hutton II and Duncombe Park II in division four central of the Hunters York & District Senior Cricket League.

Ollie Pears' Noodles Blue Boy tipped for return to form

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11:33am Monday 21st July 2014

NOODLES BLUE BOY, who is no stranger to success at Beverley, returns to the Westwood this evening with a sound chance of resuming winning ways.

Weather wipes out York Cricket Club double

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11:34am Monday 21st July 2014

CHAMPIONS York took three points from their home fixture with Rotherham Town in the Solly Sports Yorkshire ECB County Premier Cricket League.

Tristan Robbins wins sprint finish in Junior Road Race Cycling Championships

York Press: British Junior Cycle Race at Ampleforth Abbey, on Saturday. Picture David Harrison. (8398979)

12:07pm Monday 21st July 2014

TRISTAN ROBBINS won the National Junior Road Race Cycling Championships at the Ryedale Grand Prix weekend.

York City Knights boss Gary Thornton thrilled with Oldham triumph

York Press: York City Knights try scorer Ben Dent is congratulated his team-mates during the win over OldhamPicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

7:53pm Sunday 20th July 2014

GARY THORNTON believes a “special team” is coming together at York City Knights after the Championship One league leaders humiliated Oldham 54-12 in the top-of-the-table battle at Huntington Stadium.

Yorkshire's Ryan Sidebottom rolls back years with seven-up Middlesex display at Scarborough

York Press: Yorkshire's Steven Patterson celebrates the wicket of Middlesex's Nick Gubbins at ScarboroughPicture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

7:56pm Sunday 20th July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM took seven wickets in a first-class innings for the second time in his career as Yorkshire claimed the initiative at the halfway stage of their LV= County Championship match against Middlesex at Scarborough.

York City Knights 54, Oldham 12

York Press: York City Knights' Pat Smith scores the first of his try hat-trick against OldhamPicture: Anthony Chappel-Ross

7:42pm Sunday 20th July 2014

A PSYCHOLOGICAL blow was what Gary Thornton wanted his York City Knights side to land on Oldham.

York City to work on finishing after St Johnstone stalemate

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5:32pm Saturday 19th July 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington wants his players to brush up on their finishing after drawing 0-0 at pre-season hosts St Johnstone.

Dominant York City held to a 0-0 draw at St Johnstone

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4:49pm Saturday 19th July 2014

YORK City failed to take a glut of chances on the way to a goal-less draw at St Johnstone.

Thornton: Knights shaping well for promotion run-in

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12:26pm Saturday 19th July 2014

YORK CITY Knights chief Gary Thornton says his side are not yet the finished article ahead of their top-of-the-table Kingstone Press Championship One tussle with Oldham at Huntington Stadium tomorrow - but he believes they are getting close.

York City set-piece star getting ample kicks

York Press: Michael Coulson in action against Sheffield Wednesday.Nigel Holland (8360569)

12:24pm Saturday 19th July 2014

MICHAEL COULSON has told his York City team-mates they might need to wrestle him off the ball if they want to take a free-kick next season.

Emma Brown wins York Ladies Championship for sixth time

York Press: Malton & Norton GC's Emma Brown with the York Ladies Championship trophy

12:04pm Saturday 19th July 2014

EMMA BROWN recorded a super six at the York Union of Golf Club's York Ladies Championship.

Second North Yorkshire win on the cards for Penhill

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11:59am Saturday 19th July 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer James Bethell, aiming to strike while the iron is hot, is on the trail of the feature race at Ripon this afternoon with Penhill, who won as recently as Thirsk on Tuesday night.

Golf: Rob joy at stunner of 66 blighted by medal miss

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11:59am Saturday 19th July 2014

ROB HEATH shot a six-under-par 66 at Sandburn Hall Golf Club and still didn’t win the Flaxton course’s midweek medal.

Evening Cup double for Woodhouse Grange Cricket Club

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12:09pm Saturday 19th July 2014

WOODHOUSE Grange Cricket Club, based in Sutton-on-Derwent, won two Evening Cup competitions in the space of three days.

Bowls: Close finishes in John Smith’s Triples competition

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12:05pm Saturday 19th July 2014

CLOSE encounters graced the York C&IU Bowls Heineken UK-sponsored John Smith’s Triples competition.

Bears blitz hits Yorkshire Vikings' quarter-final hopes in NatWest T20 Blast

York Press: Yorkshire's Tim Bresnan, left, and Adil Rashid add runs to their partnership against Birmingham Bears

8:42pm Friday 18th July 2014

YORKSHIRE’S NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final hopes were dented by Birmingham Bears as they failed to combat a Jeetan Patel hat-trick and a Laurie Evans blitz at Headingley.

York City keeper Michael Ingham sidelined by groin strain

York Press: Ingham sits out the first half against Sheffield Wednesday on the bench.Nigel Holland (8351104)

1:11pm Friday 18th July 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington is hoping Michael Ingham can shrug off a groin strain and press his claims to start the season in goal.

Knights prop Iain Morrison suffers injury blow

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1:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

PROP Iain Morrison is a major doubt for the rest of York City Knights' season following surgery after an abscess had to be removed from his injured shoulder.

York City's Keith Lowe optimistic for future

York Press: Luke Summerfield  in action against Sheffield Wednesday supported by Ryan Jarvis.Nigel Holland. (8354872)

1:07pm Friday 18th July 2014

KEITH Lowe believes his former Cheltenham Town team-mates Russell Penn and Luke Summerfield can re-establish themselves as SkyBet League Two’s best midfield partnership.

Riley and Dale excel in HPH Cup semi-final victory

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12:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

BISHOPTHORPE will defend the HPH Cup in this year’s final against York Vale Cricket League champions Ovington at Clifton Alliance on Sunday, August 3.

Woodhouse Grange and Sessay in Village Cup showdown

York Press: Woodhouse Grange batsman Nick Hadfield drives for four, off the Sessay bowling, at Sheriff Hutton Bridge. Pic: Mike Tipping (8325903)

12:47pm Friday 18th July 2014

ONE step away from Lord's - that's what awaits the winners of Sunday's North Yorkshire showdown between Woodhouse Grange and Sessay in the quarter-finals of the Davidstow Village Cup.

Under-strength York Cricket Club face Chesterfield test

York Press: York skipper Dan Woods tries to steady the ship after the damage caused by the bowling of Bamfords Chris Schofield.Pic Nigel Holland. (5827326)

12:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

BEN COAD and Charlie Elliot will help strengthen a depleted York Cricket Club side as they bid to reach the quarter-finals of the Royal London ECB National Club Championship on Sunday.

Kane Williamson hails Yorkshire young gun Alex Lees

York Press: Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 09/04/2014 - Cricket - Friendly - Northants v Yorkshire, Day 2 -  The County Ground, Northampton, England - Yorkshire's Alex Lees hits out. (5289175)

12:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

KANE WILLIAMSON has hailed the form of Yorkshire young gun Alex Lees in this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

Waiting game on Knights coaching set-up

York Press: CONTRACT DECISIONS: York City Knights boss Gary Thornton, right, with player-coach James Ford, left

12:31pm Friday 18th July 2014

CHAIRMAN John Guildford says Gary Thornton's future at York City Knights will not depend purely on promotion - though he confirmed any new contract offer would only be decided at the end of the season.

Fulfilling potential is pivotal to Pocklington Town’s plan

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12:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

POCKLINGTON Town have launched a development squad to build on a strong 2013/14 season for the club's under-19 team.

Craggaknock to hit mark in Haydock mission

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12:01pm Friday 18th July 2014

CRAGGAKNOCK, who, in the words of his North Yorkshire trainer Mark Walford, 'is still a big baby,' is growing up fast and can underline his prowess as a progressive stayer at Haydock this afternoon.

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth thankful of all-round athletic ability

York Press: Yorkshire Vikings Aaron Finch (right) catches Lancashire Lightning's Tom Smith after Adam Lyth (left) throw the ball back while falling over the boundary rope, during the NatWest T20 Blast match at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION

12:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

ADAM LYTH says the catch against Leicestershire at Headingley the week before last was the harder of the two he and Yorkshire team-mate Aaron Finch have been involved in through this summer’s NatWest T20 Blast.

York City's Scottish pre-season trip hailed as a success

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1:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

YORK City will head home this weekend with manager Nigel Worthington hailing their Scottish pre-season trip a success.

York City boss happy with left-back cover

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12:59pm Friday 18th July 2014

SUMMER signing Femi Ilesanmi is the only player to have played every minute of City’s opening two pre-season games.

Medals joy for York Shotokan Karate Club's Eleanor Dook

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12:29pm Friday 18th July 2014

YORK Shotokan Karate Club student Eleanor Dook scooped medals at the recent Cumbria Open Karate Championships in Penrith.

Extra request from York anglers

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12:27pm Friday 18th July 2014

AN extraordinary general meeting of the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers will be held on Monday, July 28.

Anthony Straker determined to provide first-class service for York City

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11:50am Thursday 17th July 2014

ANTHONY Straker believes York City can weigh in with goals from set-pieces next season.

Mark Earle nearly crowned new king of the Vale

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11:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

WESTOW skipper Mark Earle came within one stroke of setting an HPH York Vale Cricket League record on Saturday.

Every match crucial for title-chasing Yorkshire

York Press: Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 27/05/2014 - Cricket - LV County Championship Div One, Day 3 - Yorkshire CCC v Lancashire CCC - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Andrew Gale walks off dejected on 95 not out as Yorkshire are

11:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

ANDREW GALE says every remaining match in the LV= County Championship or the NatWest T20 Blast is pivotal for Yorkshire, starting tomorrow against Birmingham Bears at Headingley.



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