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Chris Hoy backs Jason Kenny to win medal at Olympic Games

The Bolton News: Jason Kenny is backed by Sir Chris Hoy to medal at the Olympic Games

5:23pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

SIR Chris Hoy insists it would be foolish to write off Jason Kenny’s chances of an individual medal at next year's Olympic Games, despite his poor showing at the Track Cycling World Championships.

Wanderers trio back from injury to boost derby clash squad

The Bolton News: BACK: Craig Davies' return is a timely boost, says his manager

6:04am Tuesday 10th March 2015

WANDERERS are set to welcome back three senior players to the fold for tomorrow night’s trip to Blackburn Rovers.

Refreshed Wanderers raring to go in derby clash with Blackburn

The Bolton News: Neil Lennon said the fans deserved Saturday's great FA Cup result at Liverpool because of their fantastic support

5:51am Tuesday 10th March 2015

NEIL Lennon hopes a restful weekend will have reinvigorated his Wanderers players ahead of tomorrow’s Lancashire derby at Blackburn Rovers.

Gordon Sharrock's top 11 moments in 30 years of covering Wanderers

The Bolton News: SPECIAL: Wanderers celebrate El-Hadji Diouf's goal at Lokomotiv Plovdiv

6:47am Monday 9th March 2015

GORDON Sharrock called time on a 45-year career in journalism last week, which included 30 consecutive seasons covering the highs and the lows at Bolton Wanderers.

Tom Lancashire back for Great Britain on track for first time since 2012

The Bolton News: Tom Lancashire represents Great Britain on the track tonight for the first time in more than two and a half years

5:55am Friday 6th March 2015

TOM Lancashire will represent Great Britain for the first time in more than two and a half years tonight.

Lancashire sign Australia Test star Peter Siddle

The Bolton News: FAST WORKER: Peter Siddle has signed for Lancashire

1:32pm Thursday 5th March 2015

LANCASHIRE have signed Australia Test fast bowler Peter Siddle as their overseas player for the first half of the forthcoming county season, starting next month.

2 things that Louis van Gaal has done right as Manchester United manager

The Bolton News: Louis Van Gaal

12:44pm Thursday 19th February 2015

LOUIS van Gaal has done two things right since being at Manchester United.

The Bolton News' Naps racing tip competition is back - and here's how to enter

The Bolton News:

8:43am Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE popular annual Bolton News Naps competiton is back - and entries are invited from teams of four to take part.

Charles Dagnall tips Australia, South Africa and New Zealand for World Cup... with England a 'cheeky' outside bet

The Bolton News: Charles Dagnall tips Australia, South Africa and New Zealand for World Cup... with England a 'cheeky' outside bet

7:37am Friday 13th February 2015

Former local cricketer Charles Dagnall is now one of the main voices on BBC radio's iconic Test Match Special team. Ahead of the Cricket World Cup he tells Graham Hardcastle about his remarkable journey and in the third of a three-part series here he gives his predictions for the big tournament

Amir Khan beats Devon Alexander to set up potential super fight with Floyd Mayweather

The Bolton News: Amir Khan at the MGM Grand ahead of his showdown with Devon Alexander

5:55am Sunday 14th December 2014

Amir Khan beat Devon Alexander to set up a potential super fight against Floyd Mayweather.

Amir Khan beats Devon Alexander to set up potential super fight with Floyd Mayweather

The Bolton News: Amir Khan at the MGM Grand ahead of his showdown with Devon Alexander

5:39am Sunday 14th December 2014

Amir Khan beat Devon Alexander to set up a potential super fight against Floyd Mayweather.

NEIL BONNAR: Lights, camera, action ... but it's sport not showbiz

The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author

12:00pm Saturday 13th December 2014

SPORT is fast becoming all about spin and presentation rather than skill and perspiration.

NEIL BONNAR COLUMN: New Greater Manchester League could work but only if it is run on the right lines

The Bolton News: Local youth cricket

4:00am Thursday 27th November 2014

LOCAL cricketers are about to make the biggest decision to affect the game in more than 100 years.

CRICKET - Lancashire Knockout draw for 2015 season

The Bolton News: Farnworth Social Circle remained top on Saturday night after beating Heaton

11:23am Wednesday 19th November 2014

BOLTON LEAGUE champions Farnworth Social Circle will be on the road in the first round of the Lancashire Knock-out competition 2015 travelling to Hindley St Peters.

NEIL BONNAR: As Harry Redknapp asks 'what's the game coming to?', I thought I'd tell him

The Bolton News:

8:10am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ANYONE who has ever written a weekly newspaper column knows it’s not always easy to decide on the subject matter.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Old Bolts deliver blow to champs

The Bolton News:

6:54pm Monday 20th October 2014

OLD Boltonians manager Steve Eccleshare heaped praise on his coaching staff after Saturday’s 4-1 victory away to reigning Premier League champions Prestwich maintained their impressive momentum.

Westhoughton Cricket Club sign Oliver Newby

The Bolton News:

6:46pm Saturday 11th October 2014

WESTHOUGHTON Cricket Club have signed ex-Lancashire player Oliver Newby, nine months after he was not allowed to play for them by the Bolton League.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Unbeaten Old Bolts stay on top

The Bolton News:

4:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A LATE goal by Matt McClellan maintained Old Boltonians’ two-point lead at the top of the Premier Division.

Bolton Wanderers pitch invader explains why he did it

The Bolton News:

3:03pm Sunday 28th September 2014

ONE of the supporters who invaded the pitch on Saturday has explained why he did it.

NORTH WEST COUNTIES LEAGUE: Daisy Hill boss confident his record-breaking side will not suffer same fate as last season

The Bolton News:

8:00am Friday 26th September 2014

DAISY Hill manager Craig Thomas believes his record-breaking side will not suffer the same collapse as last season.

NEIL BONNAR: Battling bosses give feud for thought

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

MANUEL Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho follow in a long line of feuding managers.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Saturday report round-up

The Bolton News:

5:41pm Monday 22nd September 2014

OLD Boltonians knocked Tottington United out of the LFA Cup and sent out a message of intent in the title race.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Old Boltonians setting the pace at the top of the league

The Bolton News:

6:24pm Monday 15th September 2014

OLD Boltonians are two points clear at the top of the Premier Division after beating old rivals Prestwich 3-0 at Chapeltown.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION T20 COMPETITION: Atherton celebrate 40/40 victory

The Bolton News:

6:18pm Monday 15th September 2014

ATHERTON comfortably became the first winners of the Bolton Association’s first 40/40 Cup on Sunday.

MOTOR SPORT: Malachi crashes out after clinching first pole

The Bolton News:

11:30am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE were mixed fortunes for Horwich motorcyle racer Malachi Mitchell-Thomas in the latest round of the British Superbike Event at Donington Park Race Circuit.

HOCKEY: James Sutcliffe strikes gold for England

The Bolton News: Hockey - cxz

4:20pm Monday 15th September 2014

A WESTHOUGHTON teenager was part of the England hockey team which won gold at the Sainsbury’s School Games.

Bolton Indians Sports Club anniversary is a festival of fun

The Bolton News:

11:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DOZENS of young football and cricket players tried out each other’s sports as part of Bolton Indians Sports Club’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Flixton clinch title on a day of centuries in the Bolton Association

The Bolton News: Jimmy Cutt hit 84 not out at home to Winton but it could not stop the visitors from going through

11:52am Sunday 14th September 2014


ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Darcy Lever bid to end trophy drought

The Bolton News:

8:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

DARCY Lever go in search of their first trophy for 18 years when they face Atherton in the final of the 40/40 Cup tomorrow.

Flixton put title out of their minds as they look to avoid another slip-up

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

FLIXTON aim to learn from last week’s mistake and put the prospect of becoming champions to the back of their minds in the last game of the season at Walshaw tomorrow.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Old Bolts keep up 100 per cent record

The Bolton News:

7:22pm Monday 25th August 2014

OLD Boltonians maintained their 100 per cent winning record with a dramatic 2-1 victory at Horwich Victoria.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Saturday report - Flixton beat Atherton in top-of-table showdown

The Bolton News:

11:38am Sunday 24th August 2014

Section A Elton 143 Bury 147-4. Bury won by 6wkts.

Line-ups for Bolton League v Bolton Association clash for the Axford Trophy

The Bolton News: Simon Belston's Bury went clear at the top of the league with a thrilling victory at Flixton

11:46am Friday 22nd August 2014

BOLTON’S two major cricket leagues go head-to-head in the Axford Trophy on Monday.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Atherton skipper Paul Walsh enjoys two horse races to the title

The Bolton News: Atherton captain Paul Walsh

6:08pm Thursday 21st August 2014

FLIXTON and Atherton clash tomorrow in a game which could potentially decide the destination of this year’s league title.

LANCASHIRE AMATEUR LEAGUE: Rushton at the double as Old Bolts put down early marker in title bid

The Bolton News: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

6:55pm Monday 18th August 2014

OLD Boltonians began their quest for an elusive Premier League title in style with a 4-0 victory over local rivals Little Lever.

CROSS CUP FINAL PREVIEW: Silverware would cap an impressive first two years for Bury

The Bolton News:

7:10am Saturday 2nd August 2014

KARL Belston says winning the Cross Cup on Sunday would complete the success set at Bury.

CROSS CUP FINAL PREVIEW: 'Defining game' for Edgworth

The Bolton News:

7:20am Saturday 2nd August 2014

EDGWORTH will aim to win their first Cross Cup for 40 years tomorrow against a Bury side looking for their first piece of silverware in only their second season in the league.

Mills and boom: Matt Mills' new leadership role caps a remarkable year

The Bolton News: Matt Mills

6:20am Tuesday 29th July 2014

REWIND 12 months at Wanderers and Matt Mills was just about as far from being a first team regular as it was possible to be.

Joe Riley joins Oxford United on loan until January 1

The Bolton News: Joe Riley

5:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

JOE Riley has joined Oxford United on a five-month loan.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Top groundsman award shows Winton's Mike Humphreys is pitch perfect

The Bolton News:

6:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

WINTON groundsman Mike Humphreys received the county’s top honour in his field when he won the Lancashire Groundsperson of the Year award.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Swinton Moorside on a learning curve

The Bolton News:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

SWINTON Moorside are looking to learn how to lose more successfully.

CRICKET: Complacency has marred Walshaw's campaign

The Bolton News:

1:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

CAPTAIN Mikey Watt has blamed his Walshaw players’ under-achievement this season on complacency.

CYCLING: Bury hero Simon Yates withdrawn from Tour de France after magnificent performance

The Bolton News:

3:39pm Monday 21st July 2014

SIMON Yates’ Tour de France is over after his team pulled him out on Sunday night.

SATURDAY ACTION REPORT: Great day for Darcy Lever, Astley and Tyldesley and Blackrod as Daisy Hill, Standish and Golborne also win

The Bolton News:

11:37am Sunday 20th July 2014

Adlington 79-9, Daisy Hill 106-6. Daisy Hill won by 27 runs.

ANTHONY AXFORD BOLTON ASSOCIATION: Skipper Nick Fawcett looks to lever Darcy back on track

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

DARCY Lever are going back to the future as returning stars are leading a revival.

Martin Petrov announces his retirement from football

The Bolton News:

3:59pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Former Wanderers winger Martin Petrov has announced his retirement from football.

Lukas Jutkiewicz thanks Wanderers fans on Twitter

The Bolton News: BREAKTHROUGH Lukas Jutkiewicz peels away in celebration after opening the scoring for Wanderers

3:34pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

LUKAS Jutkiewicz used Twitter to say his thank-yous to Wanderers and the fans.

Dave raves over Bolton Association league team

The Bolton News:

9:10am Saturday 12th July 2014

DAVID Bowden believes the Bolton Association have their strongest inter-league team in years.

Two changes to Bolton Association team for inter-league clash on Sunday

The Bolton News:

2:49pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE Bolton Association have made two changes to their league team to face North Lancashire and Cumbria in the second round of the Reader Lancashire Inter-League Knockout in Furness on Sunday, 1.30pm start.

BOLTON ASSOCIATION INTER-LEAGUE: Team selected for Knockout fixture

The Bolton News:

5:55pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

THE Bolton Association have selected their team for their second-round tie in the Reader Lancashire Inter-League Knockout on Sunday, 1.30pm start.


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