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Tarporley racer Tom Oliphant secures best BTCC finish in season opener

Tarporley racer Tom Oliphant secures best BTCC finish in season opener

Tom Oliphant enjoyed a positive start to his Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship campaign after claiming a career-best sixth place finish at Brands Hatch in the new-for-2019 Team BMW 330i M Sport.

April 10, 2019
Crewe and Nantwich athletes make national indoor finals

Crewe and Nantwich athletes make national indoor finals

Young Crewe and Nantwich athletes helped Cheshire reach the Sportshall national finals.

The Under 13 boys Cheshire team will now take on the best from around the UK in the final at Sport City in Manchester on April 13.

March 30, 2019
Nantwich teenage rider earns another Great Britain call up in Pony Nations Cup

Nantwich teenage rider earns another Great Britain call up in Pony Nations Cup

Nantwich teenage horse rider Madison Heath continues to take the showjumping world by storm with another Great Britain call up.

The 14-year-old has been selected to represent GB in the Pony Nations Cup in Opglabbeek, Belgium.

March 29, 2019
1,700 cyclists take part in Cheshire Cat Sportive cycle event

1,700 cyclists take part in Cheshire Cat Sportive cycle event

By Jonathan White
More than 1,700 riders enjoyed the spring sunshine around South Cheshire when they took part in the ‘Cheshire Cat Sportive’ cycling event.

The race, sponsored by Primal Europe, started and finished at Queens Park in Crewe yesterday (March 24)

March 25, 2019
Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman faces toughest test so far

Nantwich heavyweight Nathan Gorman faces toughest test so far

Nantwich heavyweight sensation Nathan Gorman is preparing for his toughest test so far as he looks to preserve his unbeaten professional record.

Gorman, who boxes out of the Ricky Hatton stable, will face former UFC star and 26-1 heavyweight Fabio Maldonado at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Saturday March 23.

March 11, 2019
Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Motor racing star Tom Oliphant signs for champions West Surrey Racing

Tarporley motor racing star Tom Oliphant has secured one of the most coveted seats on the British Touring Car Championship grid for 2019.

Oliphant has signed with reigning champions West Surrey Racing for his second season in the biggest race series in the UK.

December 12, 2018
Young sports stars in South Cheshire honoured at Everybody Junior Awards

Young sports stars in South Cheshire honoured at Everybody Junior Awards

South Cheshire sporting youngsters have been honoured at the annual Everybody Junior Awards.

Children aged 5 to 11 were awarded for their inspirational efforts and contributions to local sporting success in seven award categories.

December 9, 2018
Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racing driver Rob Smith realises dream of BTCC signing

Nantwich racer Rob Smith has realised his lifelong dream after being signed to drive in the 2019 British Touring Car Championships (BTCC).

The Bentley Motors worker was today confirmed as the first driver for Excelr8 motorsport squad for the 2019 season.

November 21, 2018
Crewe & Nantwich athletes awarded Everybody Foundation grants

Crewe & Nantwich athletes awarded Everybody Foundation grants

Crewe and Nantwich athletes and organisations have been awarded grants of up to £500 by the Everybody Foundation.

The second round of grant awards saw 12 dished out, including supporting local athletes to represent their country in competitions and sporting clubs to have new equipment.

November 12, 2018
Two Cheshire College students compete for GB at European TeamGym Championships

Two Cheshire College students compete for GB at European TeamGym Championships

Two Cheshire College – South & West students represented Great Britain in the European TeamGym Championships in Portugal.

Sharni Jones, 17, and Kyle Everall, also 17, both former students at The Oaks Academy, competed for their country at the event last weekend (October 17-20).

October 24, 2018
Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman powers up for latest bout

Nantwich boxer Nathan Gorman powers up for latest bout

Nantwich heavyweight prospect Nathan Gorman will be slimmed down by trainer Ricky Hatton to help him add even more power to his armoury.

Gorman, who is undefeated 13-0 as a professional, goes for his fifth consecutive knockout win at the Brentwood Centre this Saturday (October 20).

October 16, 2018
Nantwich teenager achieves Cheshire first at national swimming event

Nantwich teenager achieves Cheshire first at national swimming event

A Nantwich Seals swimmer has become the club’s first girl to compete for Cheshire in a national competition.

Laura Kirby, from Stapeley, was one of 20 swimmers to represent the county at the Inter County National Competition held at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.

October 14, 2018
Tarporley racer Oliphant ends Dunlop BTCC season with points finish

Tarporley racer Oliphant ends Dunlop BTCC season with points finish

Tom Oliphant ended his maiden Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship campaign with a first ever fastest lap in the series and a hard-fought points finish at Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

Tarporley-born Oliphant, who was crowned the Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion at the circuit in 2015, built up his confidence in his Ciceley Motorsport prepared Mercedes A-Class in two fine practice sessions.

October 3, 2018