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New date planned for last-ever Axford Trophy

The Bolton News: NOT TODAY: Bolton League captain, Phil Ingram, left, and his Bolton Association counterpart Ashley Perry after Sunday's game was abandoned

1:11am Monday 27th July 2015

RAIN spoiled what should have been a memorable occasion as the curtain was due to fall on the Axford Trophy.

Bolton Association and Bolton League line-ups for last-ever Axford Trophy

The Bolton News: Bolton League open to all Bolton Association clubs joining new league

2:11pm Friday 24th July 2015

THE Bolton League and Bolton Association have selected their teams to play in the Axford Trophy on Sunday.

Bolton Association clubs will not attend meeting with executive committee tonight

The Bolton News: Bolton League open to all Bolton Association clubs joining new league

2:04pm Friday 24th July 2015

BOLTON Association clubs will not be attending a meeting with their executive committee tonight.

Captain Jimmy says A&T have been Cutt above in final Association season

The Bolton News: CAPTAIN: Jimmy Cutt

6:37am Friday 24th July 2015

ASTLEY and Tyldesley are on course to finish their final season in the Bolton Association with a top-six finish.

Bolton League side picked to play Association in Sunday's Axford Trophy

The Bolton News: Bolton League open to all Bolton Association clubs joining new league

5:06pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

THE Bolton League have selected their team to play the Bolton Association in the Axford Trophy on Sunday.

Good Samaritan helps parkrun organiser Andy complete Ironman

The Bolton News: IRON WILL: Andy Patterson overcomes adversity to complete the Ironman, with a little help from a mystery friend

9:52am Thursday 23rd July 2015

ANDY Patterson owes his Ironman success to a good Samaritan and his wife.

DARTS: Murnan pushes former champ all the way in World Matchplay debut

The Bolton News: TAKE AIM: Joe Murnan lines up a shot. Pictures by Phil Oldham/PDC

3:01pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BOLTON darts ace Joe Murnan has vowed to learn from the experience of his televised debut at the BetVictor World Matchplay, after being defeated 10-7 by world number four Adrian Lewis on Saturday.

Swinton Moorside celebration marks 125th anniversary

The Bolton News: THE TOSS: From left, umpire George Twell, President XI captain Ben Johnson, Swinton Moorside president Lol Duffy, Swinton Moorside captain Jonny Herreran, and Swinton Moorside chairman and umpire Pete Rayson

2:52pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BOLTON Association side Swinton Moorside marked their 125th anniversary with a celebration match on Sunday.

Horwich RMI Harriers athletes star at Snowdon International

The Bolton News: RUNAWAY WINNER: Horwich's Michael Cayton had a resounding victory in the Wray Caton Fell Race

11:24am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

LINDSEY Brindle starred on her England debut with a second-place finish in the Snowdon International.

Bolton United Harriers juniors seal promotion

The Bolton News: TOP KIDS: Promotion-winning Bolton Harriers juniors

10:33am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BUH&AC’s Under-13s and U15s juniors clinched promotion with victory in their final Youth Development League Lower fixture in Leigh.

Burnden Road Runners' Ironman heroes

The Bolton News: FASTER: Neil Critchley

9:42am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

BURNDEN’s Neil Critchley became a multi-Ironman as he completed his second outing in the gruelling event.

Haseeb Hameed tipped to rise to challenge of captaining England Under-19s

The Bolton News: SKIPPER: Haseeb Hameed will lead England Under-19s

7:03am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

LANCASHIRE second XI coach Mark Chilton says Bolton rising star Haseeb Hameed has a major challenge ahead as captain of the England under-19s next month.

Tough day edges Lancs closer to promotion romp

The Bolton News: MAIN MAN: Glen Chapple was the pick of the Lancashire bowlers

8:45pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

LANCASHIRE’S bid to seal an early return to the top tier of the LV= County Championship remains firmly on course after a hard-fought third day against promotion rivals Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.

Kris Worsley, Robert Mwelwa and Cecilia Woods produce Bolton parkrun super show

The Bolton News: RUNNER OF THE WEEK: Elizabeth Thompson who completed her 50th run

11:31am Monday 20th July 2015

KRIS Worsley and Robert Mwelwa hit top form at the Bolton parkrun on Saturday morning.

Newell and Spooner on target

The Bolton News: Jamie Thomas had a chance

7:51am Monday 20th July 2015

WHILE things have not run smoothly for the first team of late, Wanderers’ development squad maintained their unbeaten start to pre-season with a 2-1 win against Colwyn Bay.

Neil Lennon weighs up his options for new goalkeeping coach

The Bolton News: ACTION: Ben Amos during the Morecambe against Bolton Wanderers game. Pictures by Paul Currie

7:31am Monday 20th July 2015

BEN Amos could be given a big say in who becomes Wanderers’ next goalkeeping coach.

Pressure is on to perform – Moxey

The Bolton News: Dean Moxey

7:07am Monday 20th July 2015

DEAN Moxey believes the pressure is on for Wanderers to start performing in pre-season.

RAY TAYLOR: Exciting plans ahead for Bolton League Twenty20 competition

The Bolton News: Ray Taylor's insight to the Bolton Cricket League

6:37am Monday 20th July 2015

FOLLOWING their comfortable victory over neighbours Eagley in the final of the Dixon Air Conditioning Twenty20 last week, Egerton will represent the Bolton League for the second consecutive season in the area finals.

Neil Lennon happy with Derik Osede despite costly mistake

The Bolton News: Derik Osede impressed Neil Lennon despite making a mistake which cost Wanderers the winning goal

6:07am Monday 20th July 2015

DERIK Osede will bounce back quickly from his debut gaffe at Morecambe, says Neil Lennon.

Rob Hall on way to MK Dons

The Bolton News: Rob Hall is heading to MK Dons

6:04am Monday 20th July 2015

ROB Hall will be the next player shipped out by Wanderers as Neil Lennon continues to try to raise funds to make a mark on his squad.

Steve Darlington and Laurie Clark win Bolton Tennis Tournament senior singles titles

The Bolton News: FINAL RIVALS: men's singles champion Steve Darlington, right, with losing finalist and under-18s boys' champion Will Hart

4:26pm Sunday 19th July 2015

STEVE Darlington and Laurie Clark are the town's tennis champions after winning the Bolton Tennis Tournament singles titles on Saturday.

Nobody can live with Scott Quigg's power, says Eddie Hearn

The Bolton News: CELEBRATION TIME: Scott Quigg lets the emotion pour out after stopping Kiko Martinez

2:37pm Sunday 19th July 2015

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn believes Scott Quigg’s quickfire demolition of Spain’s Kiko Martinez on Saturday has sent out a message and silenced his critics.

Nobody can live with Scott Quigg's power, says Eddie Hearn

The Bolton News: CELEBRATION TIME: Scott Quigg lets the emotion pour out after stopping Kiko Martinez

2:36pm Sunday 19th July 2015

PROMOTER Eddie Hearn believes Scott Quigg’s quickfire demolition of Spain’s Kiko Martinez on Saturday has sent out a message and silenced his critics.

Bolton's Joe Murnan goes out of World Matchplay in battling defeat to Adrian Lewis

The Bolton News: Joe Murnan is consoled by Adrian Lewis after Saturday's game. Picture by Phil Oldham/PDC

1:37pm Sunday 19th July 2015

BOLTON darts ace Joe Murnan went out of the BetVictor World Matchplay on Saturday when he was beaten by world number four Adrian Lewis 10-7.

Dobbie takes eye with goal-den Globe show

The Bolton News: CHANCE: Lawrie Wilson warming up before his trial match last night

9:56pm Friday 17th July 2015

STEPHEN Dobbie is doing everything he can do to convince Neil Lennon he is worth a contract at Wanderers – but the manager’s mind may well be elsewhere at present.

Catalogue of mishaps blight 'Hop-along' Chris Mann's Ironman preparations

The Bolton News: AGAINST THE ODDS: Chris Mann has had a series of injuries and mishaps in the build-up to the Ironman

7:47am Friday 17th July 2015

IF Chris Mann completes Sunday's Ironman it would be a remarkable sporting achievement in itself.

Will Berry makes history as first amateur to take all 10 wickets for Daisy Hill

The Bolton News: MAXIMUM HAUL: Will Berry took all 10 wickets for Daisy Hill

7:31am Friday 17th July 2015

WILL Berry became the first amateur player in Daisy Hill's history to take all 10 wickets in a match last weekend.

Four Bolton School boys in England Schools water polo squad

The Bolton News: Aaron Winstanley

6:56am Friday 17th July 2015

BOLTON School are providing a quarter of the England squad to play in an international water polo tournament in Malta this weekend.

Adlington ace Majid Majeed targets batting milestone after reaching 450 wickets

The Bolton News: MILESTONE MAN: Majid Majeed

6:12am Friday 17th July 2015

NO sooner has Majid Majeed reached one landmark than he is targeting another.

Stuart Janson beats Billy Holmes to win Breightmet Golf Club Championship

The Bolton News: FINALISTS: Breightmet club champion Stuart Janson, right, with runner-up Billy Holmes, left, and captain Ken Nash

7:57am Thursday 16th July 2015

STUART Janson regained the Breightmet Golf Club championship with victory over last year's champion Billy Holmes.

Andy Lloyd leads way for Horwich RMI Harriers in Three-Day Challenge

The Bolton News: Athletics

3:49pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

THE Radcliffe Three Day Challenge kicked off with Thursday's Bull Hill Fell Race which saw a good turnout from Horwich RMI Harriers.

Burnden Road Runners' Steve Nolan and Lesley Fisher shine in Three-Day Challenge

The Bolton News: DIGGING IN: Mel Walker battles to first V70 at Lytham Carnival 5k

3:13pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

STEVE Nolan took three M55 category wins on successive days in the Radcliffe 3-Day Challenge, finishing third overall when the races were counted together.

Bolton United Harrier Demi Scott wins national gold

The Bolton News: TOP TEAM: From left, Hannah Kelly, Anna Chadbond, Demi Scott and Georgia Lever

3:10pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

DEMI Scott won her first national title at the English Schools’ Athletics Association Championships.

Callum McPhillips wins Bolton Golf Boys Championship

The Bolton News: YOUNG ACES: Some of the youngsters who played in the competition for junior beginners, pictured with BGA president, Glynn Evans, from left, Allie Cowan (Dunscar), Mitchell Looker (Breightmet), winner Dan Grundy (Dunscar), Tom Duddle (Chorley), Taylor Yate

12:57pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

CALLUM McPhillips has won the BGA Boys Championship Trophy for the second time in two years.

Bolton League history-maker Nalisha Patel stars with five wickets

The Bolton News: WICKET WONDER: Nalisha Patel in the Horwich team line-up on Saturday, the day before she became the first female ever to play for a Bolton League inter-league side at any level

1:40pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

NALISHA Patel marked her history-making appearance for the Bolton League Under-18s inter-league side with a starring performance.

Simon says Yates are brothers in arms in Tour de France

The Bolton News: Simon Yates

7:42am Tuesday 14th July 2015

SIMON Yates says he and his brother Adam will be partners in crime, rather than rivals, as they plot a route through the mountains at the year’s Tour de France.

The Bolton Association's record run scorers of all time

The Bolton News: RECORD HOLDER: Mike Davies is far and away the all-time top run scorer in the Bolton Association

6:36am Monday 13th July 2015

IN this series of articles we have looked at how the Association and its various competitions have evolved and the achievements of clubs.

Bolton parkrun makes noisy return thanks to Dave Hitchen trio

The Bolton News: RUNNER OF THE WEEK: Helen Harper on her way to a personal best time, running with her daughter Isabel

10:50pm Sunday 12th July 2015

VUVUZELAS, cymbals, and even reports of electric guitars... after a week off following our short notice cancellation seven days earlier, parkrun returned with a bang and it was music to everyone's ears.

Bolton darts ace Joe Murnan romps to second Challenge Tour win

The Bolton News: Joe Murnan

12:03pm Sunday 12th July 2015

JOE Murnan warmed up for this weekend's World Matchplay by winning his second PDC Unicorn Challenge Tour wins of the year.

Rift grows after Bolton Cricket League lose Flixton to GMCL in "interesting precedent"

The Bolton News: Association kick off local cricket action

2:35pm Saturday 11th July 2015

FLIXTON today pulled out of the Bolton League to join the Greater Manchester League in a development which could spark chaos in local cricket.

Richard Garcia, Ross Smith and Ben Pearson progress on first day of Bolton Tennis Tournament

The Bolton News: BOLTON TENNIS LEAGUE: Walmer knock out cup holders

9:04pm Friday 10th July 2015

SECOND seed Richard Garcia eased through his men's singles first round tie against David Slamin on the first day of this year’s Bolton Tennis Tournament.

New expanded Bolton Cricket League will begin life as one division next year

The Bolton News: Bolton League open to all Bolton Association clubs joining new league

9:31am Friday 10th July 2015

THE Bolton Cricket League will start life as one division next year.

Bolton Tennis Tournament begins tonight

The Bolton News: Bolton Tennis Tournament begins tonight

8:24am Friday 10th July 2015

THERE will be a first new men's champion for six years at the 33rd annual Bolton Tennis Tournament which begins tonight at Bolton School's Leverhulme Pavilion.

Original member Darcy Lever desperate not to finish bottom in Bolton Association final season

The Bolton News: Darcy Lever

6:43am Friday 10th July 2015

NICK Fawcett has called on his Darcy Lever team to make sure they do not finish bottom of the Bolton Association in its final season.

Lancashire thwarted despite making Essex follow-on

The Bolton News: Bolton League and Association Saturday results

8:08pm Thursday 9th July 2015

LANCASHIRE failed to secure an LV= County Championship victory over Essex at Emirates Old Trafford yesterday despite making the visitors follow-on in reply to 402.

Cricket clubs to discuss options

The Bolton News:

4:22pm Thursday 9th July 2015

THE Bolton Cricket League will decide on the format for the first year of expansion at a meeting tonight.

Daisy Hill FC kick off pre-season schedule tonight

11:34am Thursday 9th July 2015

DAISY Hill kick off their pre-season schedule at home to West Didsbury and Chorlton tonight (7.30pm).

Yates brothers face big decision after Tour adventure

The Bolton News: TOUR DEBUT: Adam Yates

6:37am Thursday 9th July 2015

CONTINUED strong performances at this year’s Tour de France could leave the Yates twins – Simon and Adam – with a big decision to make.

Bolton Cricket League expansion: When is a merger not a merger?

The Bolton News: Bolton League open to all Bolton Association clubs joining new league

6:09am Thursday 9th July 2015

WITH the Bolton Cricket League and its new Bolton Association clubs meeting tonight to discuss next year's new expanded league structure, Association life member, former official and author of Cotton Town Cricket – a history of the first 100 years of the Association – Roy Cavanagh, says why he believes the Association deserves to be recognised in the league's new name

Valentine wins as Fowler returns in style

The Bolton News: LEADING MAN: Anthony Valentine won the third midweek Astley Park 4.4-mile trail race

1:58pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

ANTHONY Valentine won the third midweek Astley Park 4.4-mile trail race as Ken Fowler also had cause for celebration.

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