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ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Pro decision has spurred on Swinton

The Bolton News: TITLE AMBITION: Swinton Moorside are second in the Bolton Association and take on leaders Edgworth today

8:31am Saturday 22nd August 2015

NO matter what happens in today's battle of the top two Swinton Moorside can already be justifiably proud of their remarkable season.

Deane Golf Club's youngsters retain the Salt Trophy

The Bolton News: WINNERS: The Deane junior team, from left, Liam Grimwood, Callum Foster, Jack Sleigh and Isaac Randle with Greg Salt, far left, and Bolton captain Patrick Strong, far right

8:21am Thursday 20th August 2015

DEANE Boys clinched the BGA John and Brenda Salt Trophy at Bolton Golf Club last Sunday for the second year in a row.

Ron and Sylvia Gorton win BGA Corser Golf Trophy at Old Links

The Bolton News: CHAMPIONS: The Corser Trophy winners Ron and Sylvia Gorton with BGA president Glynn Evans, centre

8:16am Thursday 20th August 2015

RON and Sylvia Gorton won the BGA Corser Trophy at Old Links.

Super Lostock lift Bolton Tennis League's Cecil Cup

The Bolton News: CUP CRACKERS: A jubilant Lostock A team celebrate winning the Cecil Cup

7:21am Thursday 20th August 2015

LOSTOCK A of Bolton Mixed Tennis League Division One beat David Lloyd (Bolton B) to win the Cecil Cup.

Bolton boxer Jack Flatley to make professional debut in October

The Bolton News: DEBUT: Jack Flatley is preparing for his first fight as a pro

6:11am Thursday 20th August 2015

BOLTON boxer Jack Flatley has turned professional and will make his debut in October.

Bolton United Harriers: Hannah Kelly storms to Northern 200m title

The Bolton News: CHAMPION: Hannah Kelly with her gold medal on the Northern Championships podium

1:12pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BOLTON United Harriers sprinter Hannah Kelly has become the Under-15 200m Northern Champion after destroying the field by 0.42secs in the final.

Kenyon stars for Burnden Road Runners at tough Darwen race

1:05pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

BURNDEN runners emerged battered, bleeding and bruised from the Darwen Gala Fell Race – but all 41 starters successfully managed to complete the arduous 4.7-mile course.

Horwich Harrier Lindsay Brindle's glory run for GB golden girls

The Bolton News: Lindsey Brindle produced another impressive run in the Harrock Hill Race

1:01pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

HORWICH RMI Harrier Lindsey Brindle anchored Team GB to victory in the 53rd running of the Staffetta 3 Rifugi international mountain race in Italy last weekend.

CRICKET: Bolton Association umpires expected to join Bolton League

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

7:22am Wednesday 19th August 2015

NEARLY all of the umpires in Bolton's two cricket leagues are expected to join together in the town's new expanded league which gets underway next year.

Arsenal striker Wellington Silva signs for Bolton Wanderers

The Bolton News: SERIOUS: Neil Lennon

6:16am Wednesday 19th August 2015

WELLINGTON Silva has signed for Wanderers – but not in time to feature in last night’s 1-0 defeat at MK Dons.

Benjamin Heaton racing towards title on motorbike he built himself

The Bolton News: RACE ACE: Benjamin Heaton in action on his 1968 Honda

12:29pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

BOLTON motorcyle ace Benjamin Heaton is racing towards a national title on a bike he built himself.

RAY TAYLOR: The Trinity Cup belonged to the Bolton League in the 1990s

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

6:10am Tuesday 18th August 2015

CONTINUING looking back at the Trinity Cup, the 1990s began as the 80s ended with a victory for the League, in the first of a number of games to be affected by the weather.

Meg Fairclough stars in Lancashire Women Twenty20 triumph

The Bolton News: Bolton women star for Lancashire

1:05pm Monday 17th August 2015

EGERTON'S Meg Fairclough led from the front as she captained Lancashire Women to the Second Division Twenty20 title yesterday.

Bolton parkrun report: Karl Darcy is on a winner again

The Bolton News: RUNNER OF THE WEEK: Liam Allison

11:35am Monday 17th August 2015

KARL Darcy set a new personal best in crossing the line first at Saturday's parkrun.

Bolton Association: Edgworth captain now believes they can win the title

The Bolton News: CLOSE: Edgworth go into the final five group games with a big lead. Pictured are, from left, back, Gareth Williams, Chris Read, Chris Tye, David Gornall, Simon Lord, Brett Ernst, front, George Holiday, Sam Bancroft, Guy Haynes, Josh Fallows, Ash Eastwood

6:09am Friday 14th August 2015

EDGWORTH captain Guy Haynes has finally admitted his side is good enough to with the league.

More titles for Burnden Road Runners' England hopeful Mel Walker

The Bolton News: MULTI-CHAMPION: Mel Walker

9:10am Thursday 13th August 2015

VETERAN Mel Walker continues to sweep all before him as he racks up a host of honours in his quest for international recognition this year.

Doubts remain over the future use of cricket's oldest trophy, the Cross Cup

The Bolton News: The Cross Cup

8:57am Thursday 13th August 2015

THE future of the world's oldest cricket cup – the Bolton Association's Cross Cup – is in doubt.

Bolton United Harriers set for promotion play-off showdown

The Bolton News: TOP TEAM: Some of the Bolton United Harriers team who finished top of the league

8:49am Thursday 13th August 2015

BOLTON United Harriers completed their table-topping Northern League season in style with victory in their home fixture on Saturday.

Joe Mercer wins Whittle Pike Fell Race as Horwich RMI Harriers take team prize

The Bolton News: Horwich RMI Harriers

8:49am Thursday 13th August 2015

JOE Mercer stormed to victory in the Whittle Pike Fell Race.

ROUNDERS: Second innings super show seals Pike Shield for Wallys Dollys

The Bolton News: CHAMPIONS: Wallys Dollys won the Pike Shield

6:12am Wednesday 12th August 2015

Wally's Dollys won the Pike Shield thanks to a commanding second innings performance against Abitare.

Tommy Harrison speeds to first as Judith gets Bonnar bragging rights

The Bolton News: Judith Bonnar finally got the better of her husband Neil, both pictured, in Saturday's parkrun

2:27pm Monday 10th August 2015

BOLTON parkrun was once again host to 300-plus runners this week.

CROSS CUP FINAL: Live coverage of Blackrod v Flixton

The Bolton News:

12:51pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Welcome to today's live coverage of the Cross Cup final between Blackrod and Flixton

Doncaster 1 Bury 1: What-happened-next moment provides crazy climax to opener

The Bolton News:

5:32pm Saturday 8th August 2015

BURY began their League One return with a draw after a bizarre finish to their season opener at the Keepmoat Stadium.

Leigh Centurions 26 Hull KR 36

The Bolton News: Leigh Centurions 26 Hull KR 36

5:26pm Saturday 8th August 2015

LEIGH Centurions suffered their first home defeat since September 2013 to make a disappointing start to their bid for Super League status.

'Great privilege to be part of what could be last Cross Cup final'

The Bolton News: FINAL CHANCE: It will be a third Cross Cup final in six years for Blackrod

6:46am Saturday 8th August 2015

CHRIS Sanderson hopes tomorrow's Cross Cup final will not be the last time the famous old trophy will ever be played for.

Amir Khan tells of disappointment in missing out on Floyd Mayweather's "last" fight

The Bolton News: Amir Khan

4:28pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

AMIR Khan today expressed his disappointment at not being chosen by Floyd Mayweather for what the latter says will be the last fight of his career.

Horwich RMI Harriers: Andy Ford rises to Monster challenge

The Bolton News: Andy Ford finished 14th out of 220 in the Millbrook Monster 10k

1:51pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

A SMALL group of athletes from Horwich RMI travelled to Stalybridge to take part in the tough Millbrook Monster 10k and Junior Monster 4k trail races.

Bolton United Harriers: Brilliant bronze for fell guy Phil Marsden

The Bolton News: Bolton United Harriers: Brilliant bronze for fell guy Phil Marsden

1:39pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

PHIL Marsden netted a brilliant bronze in the first of Rossendale Harriers’ Lee Mill fell races.

Burnden Road Runners weekly round-up

The Bolton News: STRONG: Phil Eccleston races to third at the Meerbrook 15K in Staffs

1:21pm Wednesday 5th August 2015

LONG distance expert Marcus Taylor showed his sprinting skills at the Northern Masters track meeting at Leigh Sports Village.

ROUNDERS: Darcy Lever win Horwich Shield with dominant final show

The Bolton News: CHAMPIONS: Darcy Lever C&SC D won the Horwich Shield

6:22am Wednesday 5th August 2015

DARCY Lever C&SC D won the first final of the season in style at Walkden Cricket Club on Friday.

Westhoughton upbeat for future despite defeat

The Bolton News: Westhoughton CC Team Picture. Pictured Back L-R: Sean Dunning, Kieran Edwards, Rob Brown, Oliver Newby, Qaiser Abbass [Pro], Mark Atherton. Front L-R: Seb Miller [Scorer], Daniel Higham, Kieran Paisley [WK], Robert Houghton [C], Matthew Fanning, Daniel Na

1:41pm Monday 3rd August 2015

GREENMOUNT will be bowing out of the Bolton League in style after clinching the Hamer Cup with victory over Westhoughton on Sunday.

Bolton parkrun: personal best-fest at Leverhulme Park

The Bolton News: SIMPLY THE BEST: Judith Bonnar lowered her personal best by eight seconds

12:27pm Monday 3rd August 2015

FOLLOWING last week's record-equalling turnout, this week's event again proved to popular with 310 taking part.

ALAN HOUGHTON'S FAN'S VIEW: My expectations are not great for the new season

The Bolton News: FAN'S VIEW by Alan Houghton: Cardiff City 0 Wanderers 3 – big win, free beer and bacon butties... what a day!

6:26am Monday 3rd August 2015

WE’RE in a mess. We’ve been on the slide since we got relegated in 2012.

HAMER CUP FINAL: Greenmount take the honours in style

The Bolton News:

8:46pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

GREENMOUNT are Hamer Cup champions in their last season in the Bolton League.

HAMER CUP FINAL: Westhoughton v Greenmount

The Bolton News: Bolton Cricket League advertise for new clubs

3:08pm Sunday 2nd August 2015

Live coverage from Eagley Cricket Club where Westhoughton take on Greenmount

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.

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