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Tarporley racer Oliphant left frustrated at Snetterton

Tarporley motor racing driver Tom Oliphant was left to endure a frustrating return to Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship action as the series roared back into life at Snetterton.

August 8, 2019
Crewe & Nantwich Ladyhawks netball chair honoured at national awards

Crewe & Nantwich Ladyhawks netball chair honoured at national awards

The chairman of Crewe & Nantwich Ladyhawks netball club has been honoured at national awards held during the sports World Cup in Liverpool.

Imogen Greatbatch won the Rose Award – presented to a volunteer or organisation that has made an exceptional contribution to netball in any capacity within the last 12 months.

July 28, 2019
Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman ready for British title fight

Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman ready for British title fight

Nantwich boxing star Nathan Gorman says he is “100%” fully prepared for his eagerly-anticipated British heavyweight showdown with Daniel Dubois.

And that’s despite Gorman’s preparations disrupted by having his two-year-old son in hospital seriously ill, and the birth of his daughter just this week!

July 12, 2019
Six-year-old Nantwich girl scoops silver at regional gymnastics competition

Six-year-old Nantwich girl scoops silver at regional gymnastics competition

This little star from Nantwich took a regional gymnastics competition by storm!

Six-year-old Bella McKinney leapt and bounced her way to silver medal overall in her age group at the Hannah Wheelan Invitational in Warrington.

July 8, 2019
Nantwich driver Rob Smith unhurt in dramatic Oulton Park smash

Nantwich driver Rob Smith unhurt in dramatic Oulton Park smash

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith survived a dramatic crash in his home British Touring Car Championship outing at Cheshire circuit Oulton Park.

July 2, 2019
Crewe and Nantwich Scorpions net new kit thanks to donation

Crewe and Nantwich Scorpions net new kit thanks to donation

Crewe & Nantwich Scorpions Ladies Netball team have secured funding for new kit to play in the South Cheshire Championship League.

The team has been awarded a kit donation by Cheshire Freemasons after a plea by player Katie Richmond.

July 1, 2019
Tarporley racing driver Oliphant targets “home” round at Oulton Park

Tarporley racing driver Oliphant targets “home” round at Oulton Park

Tarporley racer Tom Oliphant has his sights set on a return to home turf when the latest round of British Touring Car Championships arrives at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

Oliphant will be hoping to put an up and down weekend at Croft behind him when rounds 13, 14 and 15 are held at the Cheshire circuit on June 29-30.

June 23, 2019
Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith adds more points in Croft performance

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith adds more points in Croft performance

Excelr8 Motorsport driver Rob Smith added three more Independents Trophy points finishes at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire.

Rob, in his maiden season in the prestigious Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship, stays in 13th position in the Independents Trophy standings – the highest placed BTCC rookie.

June 20, 2019
Former Brine Leas pupil secures rare basketball scholarship in US

Former Brine Leas pupil secures rare basketball scholarship in US

A former Brine Leas pupil is cock-a-hoop after netting a two-year scholarship to play basketball in America!

Ben Tew is thought to be the first Nantwich student to secure a US scholarship to play the sport over the pond.

June 7, 2019
Nantwich swimming star aims to emulate idol Rebecca Adlington

Nantwich swimming star aims to emulate idol Rebecca Adlington

Nantwich swimming star Polly Holden is aiming to emulate her role model Rebecca Adlington’s success as she prepares to embark on a crucial year ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The 19-year-old University of Nottingham student races for Nova Centurion Swimming Club, where the two–time Olympic gold medallist Adlington honed her craft when she was younger.

June 6, 2019
World Cup netball star helps South Cheshire’s Ladyhawks celebrate 10 years

World Cup netball star helps South Cheshire’s Ladyhawks celebrate 10 years

England netball star Jade Clarke helped local club Ladyhawks celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Jade, who has been selected for the England World Cup squad which is held in Liverpool this summer, attended training and question and answer session with the Crewe & Nantwich based team.

May 23, 2019
Regional Water Polo Festival held at Nantwich Pool

Regional Water Polo Festival held at Nantwich Pool

Nantwich outdoor pool played host to a regional Junior Water Polo festival.

10 mixed teams of boys and girls aged 14 and under gathered from across the North West region and further afield for the event.

May 22, 2019
Tarporley racer Oliphant mixed emotions after Thruxton performance

Tarporley racer Oliphant mixed emotions after Thruxton performance

Tarporley racing driver Tom Oliphant produced a battling display at Thruxton in what turned out to be a mixed bag of results in the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship.

Oliphant declared it was a weekend of “what ifs” as the Team BMW driver had to bounce back from a difficult race one to earn points in the later races.

May 21, 2019