The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

Neil Bonnar LATEST

Catherine O’Dwyer takes ladies' title in Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

The Bolton News: FIRST LADY: Bolton United Harrier Catherine O'Dwyer on her way to victory in the Ian Hesketh Duathlon

2:05pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

CATHERINE O’Dwyer won the ladies' race in the run-bike-run of the Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon.

HORWICH RMI HARRIERS: Tom Carson runs up another title in Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon

The Bolton News: Tom Carson

1:23pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

TOM Carson retained his Ian Hesketh Memorial Duathlon title at Rivington.

Edgworth Cricket Club resign from the Bolton Association - yet to announce future destination

The Bolton News: Edgworth Cricket Club

11:45am Wednesday 27th May 2015

EDGWORTH Cricket Club have resigned from the Bolton Association.

BURNDEN ROAD RUNNERS: Fisher first at Fishwick as Eccleston Great at Eccleston

The Bolton News: POWER: Ladies captain Gwen Kinloch helping Burnden to the team prize at Hutton

11:06am Wednesday 27th May 2015

BURNDEN’S female runners continued to catch the eye with a string of successes.

Runners preparing for Bolton Hill Marathon voted sixth best in country

The Bolton News: TEST: Tough hills and scenic trails provide a stunning backdrop to the Bolton marathon as Burnden Road Runners Keith Thomas, left, and Andy Staveley tackle the course last year. Pictures: Mark Lysycia

6:19am Wednesday 27th May 2015

ONE of Bolton’s major running events of the year has received national recognition.

Lancashire Knockout – who the six Bolton League and Association clubs play next

The Bolton News: Lancashire face tough test after triple wicket blow

1:51pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

BOLTON'S two leagues will have six representatives in the second round of the Lancashire Knockout.

ROUNDERS: Over-45s give Bolton flying start in inter-league series

The Bolton News: WINNERS: Bolton Over-45s produced a strong second-half performance to beat local rivals Bury

12:57pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A DOMINANT second-innings performance gave Bolton victory in the first inter-league game of the season.

Round-up of Bolton League and Association clubs' matches in Lancashire Knockout

The Bolton News: Bradshaw progressed to the second round of the Lancashire Knockout in style

1:39pm Monday 25th May 2015

A BIG-HITTING partnership by Younis Anwar and Kamran Younis lit up Bradshaw's 105-run victory over Read in the first round of the Lancashire Knockout on Sunday.

Robert Short is first man at Bolton parkrun as Stephen Rothwell gets seventh consecutive personal best

The Bolton News: RUNNER OF THE WEEK: Stephen Rothwell ran his seventh consecutive personal best

10:31am Monday 25th May 2015

PARKRUN stalwart Rob Short was first across the line this week, the Burnden Road Runner closely followed by Christian Pickford (Bolton United Harriers & AC), and James France (Darwen Dashers RC).

BOLTON CRICKET LEAGUE: New look at the top of the table

The Bolton News:

3:46pm Sunday 24th May 2015

THERE is a new look at the top of the table after the leading pair both lost on Saturday and the three teams immediately behind them all won.

Chris Sanderson scores brilliant century on emotional day

The Bolton News: TOP-SCORER: Blackrod captain Chris Sanderson

2:51pm Sunday 24th May 2015

CHRIS Sanderson led his Blackrod side to a 110-run victory over Standish with a brilliant 105 not out in the week his father Peter died.

Looking forward to the day we come up against GM teams

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

6:51am Saturday 23rd May 2015

GREENMOUNT became the first club to leave the Bolton League since 1937 this week.

Ally Dickson joins Walshaw from Bolton Association rivals Edgworth

The Bolton News: BAT MAN: Ally Dickson in action for Edgworth last season

9:06am Friday 22nd May 2015

WALSHAW have been boosted by the signing of Ally Dickson from fellow Bolton Association club Edgworth.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Edgworth not getting carried away by flying start

The Bolton News: Edgworth Cricket Club

6:43am Friday 22nd May 2015

EDGWORTH captain Guy Haynes is not getting carried away by his side's good start to the season.

Winton leave the Bolton Association to join Greater Manchester League

The Bolton News: Clubs hear plans for new Greater Manchester Cricket League

12:07pm Thursday 21st May 2015

WINTON have become the second member of the Bolton Association to join the Greater Manchester Cricket League.

Statement from Greenmount Cricket Club on decision to leave Bolton League for GMCL

The Bolton News: Greenmount Cricket Club are joining the Greater Manchester League

1:32pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

FOLLOWING their decision to leave the Bolton Cricket League and join the Greater Manchester League, Greenmount Cricket Club today issued the following statement:

Statement from Greenmount Cricket Club on decision to leave Bolton League for GMCL

The Bolton News: Greenmount Cricket Club are joining the Greater Manchester League

1:31pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

FOLLOWING their decision to leave the Bolton Cricket League and join the Greater Manchester League, Greenmount Cricket Club today issued the following statement:

BURNDEN ROAD RUNNERS: Mel Walker and Paul Christie win Northern Masters gold

The Bolton News: RACE ACES: Steve Nolan, left, Mel Walker, centre, and Keith Thomas finished a fine 19th at the National Masters Relay in Sutton Coldfield

1:10pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

BURNDEN runners struck gold at the Northern Masters Track and Field Championships at Leigh Sports Village.

BOLTON UNITED HARRIER: Karl Darcy splits dominant Horwich rivals

The Bolton News: MEDAL ACES: Rachel Bailey and Katie Oakley won bronze representing Greater Manchester at the FRA Inter-County championships

12:49pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

KARL Darcy saw off a late charge from Tom Carson to ensure Bolton stopped Horwich making it a one-two-three at the Haigh Hall Four-Mile race.

HORWICH RMI HARRIERS: Horwich dominate Haigh Hall Four-Mile

The Bolton News: TOP TEAM: From left, Michael Cayton, Chris Farrell and Tom Carson. Picture by Peter Ramsdale

11:59am Wednesday 20th May 2015

HORWICH athletes dominated the first of this summer's Haigh Hall Four-Mile midweek races.

Greenmount leave Bolton Cricket League for Greater Manchester League – Walshaw to follow

The Bolton News: Greenmount Cricket Club are joining the Greater Manchester League

10:51am Wednesday 20th May 2015

GREENMOUNT have become the first club from the Bolton Cricket League to apply to join the Greater Manchester League.

Greenmount leave Bolton Cricket League for Greater Manchester League – Walshaw to follow

The Bolton News: Greenmount Cricket Club are joining the Greater Manchester League

10:50am Wednesday 20th May 2015

GREENMOUNT have become the first club from the Bolton Cricket League to apply to join the Greater Manchester League.

BOLTON TENNIS LEAGUE: Walmer knock out cup holders

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

3:28pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

DIVISION Two side Walmer A produce the shock of the BSF Mixed League cup competition when they knocked out holders Hawkshaw A.

BOLTON ROUNDERS LEAGUE: Rupert Ladies easily beat Darcy Lever in big Section A clash

The Bolton News: HIGH FLYERS: Hannon Holmes are second in Section C

1:14pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

RUPERT Ladies A eased to victory in their much-anticipated Section A clash against Darcy Lever C&SC A.

Bolton darts ace Joe Murnan wins Players Championship and £10,000 first prize

5:27pm Monday 18th May 2015

BOLTON darts ace Joe Murnan had the biggest win of his career on Sunday when he took his first PDC ranking title.

Bolton Under-15s town team win county cup with Eddie Baldwin late strike

The Bolton News: CHAMPIONS: County Cup winners Bolton Under-15s

5:14pm Monday 18th May 2015

BOLTON'S town team won the Greater Manchester Schools under-15s county football cup with a dramatic late extra-time goal.

Tony Foster gets his parkrun fix in Florida

The Bolton News: WEEK SPOT: Brendan Connaughton is the runner of the week for setting his first personal best since April last year when he ran 22mins 7secs on Saturday

4:11pm Monday 18th May 2015

TONY Foster may have been in Florida but it did not stop him from getting his parkrun fix.

Bolton United Harriers' first wheelchair athlete Kayli English wins regional title

The Bolton News: CHAMPION: Kayli English took gold in North West Championships

7:02am Monday 18th May 2015

KAYLI English became Bolton United Harriers' first wheelchair athlete to compete in an official competition.

Burnden Road Runners to celebrate 30-year anniversary in style

The Bolton News: NEW CLUB: Some of the founder members of Burnden Road Runners on the pitch at Burnden Park. Included on the picture are David Mason, Joe Smith, Mike Pilling, Colin Taylor, Tony Cranshaw, Alan Howarth, Dave Bishop, Brendan Doran, Brenda Cross, Simon Marlan

6:39am Monday 18th May 2015

BURNDEN Road Runners are planning major celebrations to mark the running club's 30th anniversary over the next couple of months.

Croft nears first ton of 2015 as Lancashire take charge at Grace Road

The Bolton News: Lancashire's Steven Croft

7:30pm Sunday 17th May 2015

LANCASHIRE stand-in captain Steven Croft rounded off an excellent personal weekend against Leicestershire at Grace Road today as he neared his first hundred of 2015.

Big crowd hope for Bolton Sunday League Open Cup final at Macron Stadium

The Bolton News: The Macron Stadium will host the Bolton at Home Bolton Sunday League Open Cup final on Sunday

6:16pm Friday 15th May 2015

THE Bolton at Home Sunday League are hoping for another bumper crowd on Sunday when the Macron Stadium hosts the league's Open Cup final.

Astley and Tyldesley Cricket Club apply to join the Greater Manchester League

The Bolton News: Bolton Association: Club-by-club guide to player ins and outs for 2015 season

12:56pm Friday 15th May 2015

ASTLEY and Tyldesley have become the first member of Bolton's two cricket leagues to apply to join the Greater Manchester League.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Daisy Hill struggle in Westhoughton's shadow

The Bolton News: NEW BOY: Abid Younas in action for Daisy Hill in last weekend's defeat to Darcy Lever

6:09am Friday 15th May 2015

DAISY Hill believe an exodus of key players and the club's proximity to Westhoughton Cricket Club are responsible for their poor start to the season.

Sporting stars pay tribute to The Bolton News in national newspaper week

The Bolton News: KHAN DO: Amir says he will be ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jnr in September

5:57am Friday 15th May 2015

THIS week is local newspaper week – an annual event highlighting the importance of towns' papers across the UK. Each day we are highlighting how The Bolton News has made a difference to people's lives and here we look at the impact we have had on the careers of three of Bolton's top current sporting stars as well as the effect on grassroots sport.

Former Canon Slade pupil Ashley Fletcher finds goal-den touch for Manchester United

The Bolton News: Ashley Fletcher in a recent game against Chelsea

2:39pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

FORMER Canon Slade School pupil Ashley Fletcher is making his presence felt at Manchester United after scoring twice for their reserve team in the last two weeks.

Horwich RMI Harriers report: Chris Farrell stars at Great Manchester Run

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

11:46am Wednesday 13th May 2015

CHRIS Farrell produced a stunning run to finish 26th at the Great Manchester Run.

Bolton United Harriers report: Karl Darcy 45th out of more than 25,000 at Great Manchester Run

The Bolton News: Karl Darcy turned in another superb performance at the Great Manchester Run

10:43am Wednesday 13th May 2015

KARL Darcy finished a superb 45th out of 25,537 runners in Sunday's 10k Great Manchester Run.

Burnden Road Runners report: Keith Thomas wins long-distance double

The Bolton News: WINNERS: Lesley Fisher and Keith Thomas with their trophies in Corfu

10:36am Wednesday 13th May 2015

INTREPID Keith Thomas covered nearly 2,000 miles to capture two trophies in less than a week.

Bolton League expansion vote brought forward to June 8

The Bolton News: Association kick off local cricket action

2:41pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

THE Bolton Cricket League have brought forward the date of their vote on expansion plans.

Eagley v Bradshaw Twenty/20 match venue switch

The Bolton News: Bradshaw Cricket Club where the beer festival will be held

2:01pm Monday 11th May 2015

TONIGHT'S Twenty/20 match between Eagley and Bradshaw has been switched to Bradshaw's ground.

Fran Johnson sets first personal best in 125th run at Bolton parkrun

The Bolton News: CENTURION: Runner of the week Helen Harper completed her 100th parkrun on Saturday

10:46am Monday 11th May 2015

THERE was a personal milestone for Fran Johnson who set her first ever personal best time.

TOP MEN: Horwich celebrate winning their division in their first season

The Bolton News: PERFECT START: The Horwich Hockey Club men's team celebrate becoming champions of their division in their first season

8:11am Saturday 9th May 2015

ONE of the areas's newest hockey clubs is hoping to attract players back to the sport.

Rushtons bowl over Heaton in a family affair

The Bolton News: SUCCESS: Father Dave Rushton, left, son Joe who took all 10 wickets and other son Arron who took one catch, one stumping and scored a lot with the bat in a Little Lever cricket game at the weekend pictured at Little Lever Cricket Club

7:52am Saturday 9th May 2015

THE Rushton father and sons made it a family affair when Little Lever 2nd XI beat Heaton last Sunday.

Lancashire hope Ashwell Prince will reign again next year

The Bolton News: Ashwell Prince

6:51am Saturday 9th May 2015

LANCASHIRE’S players have already commenced their bid to convince Ashwell Prince to bat on again next season.

Bolton rising cricket star Josh Bohannon's big day as Lancashire's 12th man

The Bolton News: HAVING A BALL: Josh Bohannon was also a talented footballer

6:47am Friday 8th May 2015

MOST teenagers dream of having one shot at becoming a professional sportsman, but Bolton cricketer Josh Bohannon has already had two.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton rule out title chances as they turn to kids

The Bolton News: KIDS STUFF: Atherton have won two out of two league games before today but are not expecting to vie for the title this year

6:33am Friday 8th May 2015

ATHERTON admit they do not expect to be challenging for the Bolton Association title for a third season running.

Adrian Merritt is top Burnden Road Runner at the Yarrow Bluebell race

The Bolton News: READY TO RUN: Burnden runners gather before the start of the Yarrow Bluebell Trail Race. Picture by Mark Lysycia

4:45pm Thursday 7th May 2015

ADRIAN Merritt led home 18 Burnden Road Runners in the Yarrow Bluebell 10k Trail Run.

Oulton spark sees Malachi Mitchell-Thomas race up championship placings

The Bolton News: FAST WORKER: Malachi Mitchell-Thomas. Picture by Paul Walker

4:18pm Thursday 7th May 2015

MALACHI Mitchell-Thomas raced up to fifth in the Superstock 600 championship after a superb fourth-place finish at Oulton Park.

Amir Khan hopes for September showdown with Floyd Mayweather

The Bolton News: KHAN DO: Amir says he will be ready to fight Floyd Mayweather Jnr in September

9:40am Thursday 7th May 2015

AMIR Khan has raised the possibility of a September showdown with Floyd Mayweather after insisting his observance of Ramadan would not prevent him fighting the unbeaten American.

HORWICH RMI HARRIERS: Fell guy Michael Cayton back to his best

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

2:22pm Wednesday 6th May 2015

MICHAEL Cayton had an emphatic victory in Monday's seven-mile Wray Caton Fell Race.

click2find


About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree