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Ilkley starlets put in peak effort for England

Craven Herald: The Ilkley Harriers quartet of Sarah Pickering, Jemima Elgood, Lucy Haines and Ruaridh Mon Williams in their England colours in Bulgaria, while Georgia Malir, inset, defends her European title in Portugal this weekend

12:59pm Friday 3rd July 2015

A QUARTET of Ilkley Harriers' most-talented young runners competed for England in the Youth Cup mountain running event in Bulgaria, last weekend.

White Rose Classic is a tasty treat for cyclists

Craven Herald: A group of Ilkley riders on the White Rose Classic. Picture: Rick Robson

12:59pm Friday 3rd July 2015

HUNDREDS of cyclists tackled the popular White Rose Classic road cycling sportive on Sunday despite having to contend with some unseasonal weather conditions.

Burley make Waddilove Cup semi-finals again

Craven Herald: Charlie Davy helped Burley to victory

12:59pm Friday 3rd July 2015

BURLEY booked a Waddilove Cup semi-final spot for the fifth time in six years with 72-run win at Ben Rhydding.

Six gold medals for Lauren Hanson in Skipton's club gala

Craven Herald: (30478552)

12:58pm Friday 3rd July 2015

LAUREN Hanson won six gold medals when Skipton Swimming Club held their annual gala at Craven Swimming Pool on Saturday.

Wilkinson looks for a peak performance

Craven Herald: Victoria Wilkinson

12:55pm Friday 3rd July 2015

ATHLETICS: Hebden's Victoria Wilkinson is facing an uphill task on Saturday and she is looking forward to the challenge.

Settle go top after double triumph

Craven Herald: Cup joy for Craven trio

12:17pm Friday 3rd July 2015

SETTLE have inched ahead of Clitheroe, who still have a game in hand, as the battle for the Ribblesdale League Senior League title intensifies.

Ilkley starlets put in peak effort for England

Craven Herald: The Ilkley Harriers quartet of Sarah Pickering, Jemima Elgood, Lucy Haines and Ruaridh Mon Williams in their England colours in Bulgaria, while Georgia Malir, inset, defends her European title in Portugal this weekend

11:55am Friday 3rd July 2015

A QUARTET of Ilkley Harriers' most-talented young runners competed for England in the Youth Cup mountain running event in Bulgaria, last weekend.

White Rose Classic is a tasty treat for cyclists

Craven Herald: A group of Ilkley riders on the White Rose Classic. Picture: Rick Robson

11:54am Friday 3rd July 2015

HUNDREDS of cyclists tackled the popular White Rose Classic road cycling sportive on Sunday despite having to contend with some unseasonal weather conditions.

Burley make Waddilove Cup semi-finals again

Craven Herald: Charlie Davy helped Burley to victory

11:54am Friday 3rd July 2015

BURLEY booked a Waddilove Cup semi-final spot for the fifth time in six years with 72-run win at Ben Rhydding.

Williams and Thwaites have their sights on home win in Skipton cycle race

Craven Herald:

8:27am Thursday 2nd July 2015

PETE Williams has his eyes on a home victory in the first Science Fitness Skipton Cycle Races tonight.

Morley hits ton as champions Otley win battle with title rivals

Craven Herald: Silsden v Upper Wharfdale.
Wharfdale's Calum lockett hits a six. (30292542)

5:48am Thursday 2nd July 2015

BEN Morley cracked 23 boundaries in his 112 as defending champions Otley beat Beckwithshaw in their top of Division One clash.

Ilkley's Malir looks for peak performance

Craven Herald: Georgia Malir after her 2014 title win

5:10am Thursday 2nd July 2015

ILKLEY'S Georgia Malir will be defending her junior women's title in the European (Uphill) Mountain Running Championships at Porto Moniz in Portugal on Saturday.

Defensive duo give Guiseley a boost

Craven Herald: Ben Parker has signed new contract

6:06pm Monday 29th June 2015

DEFENDERS Ben Parker and Danny Hall have both agreed terms with Guiseley for the upcoming Vanarama National League season.

Defensive duo give Guiseley a boost

Craven Herald: Ben Parker has signed new contract

6:05pm Monday 29th June 2015

DEFENDERS Ben Parker and Danny Hall have both agreed terms with Guiseley for the upcoming Vanarama National League season.

Morley hits ton as champions Otley win battle with title rivals

Craven Herald: Silsden v Upper Wharfdale.
Wharfdale's Calum lockett hits a six. (30292542)

5:49pm Monday 29th June 2015

BEN Morley cracked 23 boundaries in his 112 as defending champions Otley bet Beckwithshaw in their top of Divisiuon One clash.

Williams eyes home-town race after Ilkley victory

Craven Herald: Samuel Watson from Chevin Cycles.com Trek crosses the line to win the under-14 race

3:48pm Thursday 25th June 2015

PETE Williams romped to victory in the Ilkley men’s Elite Grand Prix on Wednesday night.

Williams eyes home-town race after Ilkley victory

Craven Herald: Samuel Watson from Chevin Cycles.com Trek crosses the line to win the under-14 race

3:48pm Thursday 25th June 2015

PETE Williams romped to victory in the Ilkley men’s Elite Grand Prix on Wednesday night.

Williams eyes home-town race after Ilkley victory

Craven Herald: Samuel Watson from Chevin Cycles.com Trek crosses the line to win the under-14 race

3:46pm Thursday 25th June 2015

PETE Williams romped to victory in the Ilkley men’s Elite Grand Prix on Wednesday night.

Williams eyes home-town race after Ilkley victory

Craven Herald: Samuel Watson from Chevin Cycles.com Trek crosses the line to win the under-14 race

3:46pm Thursday 25th June 2015

PETE Williams romped to victory in the Ilkley men’s Elite Grand Prix on Wednesday night.

Town look to up their game

Craven Herald: Town look to up their game

9:20am Thursday 25th June 2015

ILKLEY Town are looking to build on their success in winning the Wharfedale Cup last season and take that momentum into the new season.

Hatfield joins the Lions' pride

9:19am Thursday 25th June 2015

Guiseley AFC manager Mark Bower has confirmed his second new signing of the summer with the capture of midfielder Will Hatfield.

Hatfield joins the Lions' pride

Craven Herald:

9:18am Thursday 25th June 2015

Guiseley AFC manager Mark Bower has confirmed his second new signing of the summer with the capture of midfielder Will Hatfield.

Horsforth’s Hardaker is a big hit as they take top spot

Craven Herald: Dan Revis is trapped lbw by Ilkley's Luke Bott

9:18am Thursday 25th June 2015

OLLIE Hardaker produced a stunning display of batting as Horsforth rolled over Tong Park Esholt and went above Colton at the top of Division Two thanks to picking up more bonus points.

Horsforth’s Hardaker is a big hit as they take top spot

Craven Herald: Dan Revis is trapped lbw by Ilkley's Luke Bott

9:17am Thursday 25th June 2015

OLLIE Hardaker produced a stunning display of batting as Horsforth rolled over Tong Park Esholt and went above Colton at the top of Division Two thanks to picking up more bonus points.

Watch out for pike on River Aire

Craven Herald: Prospects good for the trout season

9:09am Thursday 25th June 2015

WITH the opening of the new coarse fishing season on June 16, anglers can now try their luck on Yorkshire rivers using any legal method and using any legal bait.

Mason pipped by home winner Addison at Helm Hill Races

Craven Herald: Ted Mason leads his Wharfedale Harriers team-mate Jack Smith. Picture: Andy Holden

9:09am Thursday 25th June 2015

IT was fitting that one of the longest BOFRA Champs races was scheduled for Midsummer Day.

Cup joy for Craven trio

Craven Herald: Cup joy for Craven trio

9:08am Thursday 25th June 2015

CRAVEN teams are dominating the Ribblesdale League’s Cup Competitions.

Embsay's Pete Williams looks forward to home-town race

Craven Herald: Embsay's Pete Williams looks forward to home-town race

9:06am Thursday 25th June 2015

TOP cyclists from across the country are lining up for the first Science Fitness Skipton Cycle Races on July 2 – and some local superstars will be battling for victory.

Past champions head Otley's 30th anniversary celebrations

Craven Herald: Twice champion Scott Thwaites

7:12am Thursday 25th June 2015

THERE will be five former champions in the line-up for the men's elite grand prix in Wednesday's night's DM Keith Skoda Otley Town Centre Cycle Races.

Past champions head Otley's 30th anniversary celebrations

Craven Herald: Twice champion Scott Thwaites

7:11am Thursday 25th June 2015

THERE will be five former champions in the line-up for the men's elite grand prix in Wednesday's night's DM Keith Skoda Otley Town Centre Cycle Races.

Earby earn tie with thrilling last-ball run out

Craven Herald: Earby earn tie with thrilling last-ball run out

6:40am Thursday 25th June 2015

STUART Maher's dismissal off the final ball ensured a thrilling fourth tie for Earby – the fourth of the Houldsworth Ribblesdale League's Senior League campaign.

Semi-final places up for grabs in T20

Craven Herald: Dales Council League round-up

6:17am Thursday 25th June 2015

THE last round of group games in the T20 TB Cup take place tonight with semi-final spots up for grabs.

Semi-final places up for grabs in T20

Craven Herald: Dales Council League round-up

6:16am Thursday 25th June 2015

THE last round of group games in the T20 TB Cup take place tonight with semi-final spots up for grabs.

Settle girl Harriet thrilled by World University Games selection

Craven Herald: Harriet Akeroyd, in red, is looking forward to the challenge

5:45am Thursday 25th June 2015

SETTLE taekwondo player Harriet Akeroyd admitted she was brought to tears after discovering she would represent Great Britain at the World University Games in South Korea.

Finch suffers injury scare with seconds as Yorkshire tie down Notts

Craven Herald: Ryan Sidebottom appeals on his return to Yorkshire bowling duties after injury

7:52pm Monday 22nd June 2015

MARTYN Moxon has revealed that rest and recuperation was Yorkshire’s motive for leaving overseas duo Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell out of their ongoing LV= County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Headingley.

Hornets stung as leaders Cougars put on top display

Craven Herald: Paul Handforth scores his 100th career try

8:00pm Sunday 21st June 2015

Keighley Cougars 54 Rochdale Hornets 20

Ilkley serving up a tennis treat say top duo

Craven Herald:

8:02am Thursday 18th June 2015

ILKLEY Lawn Tennis and Squash Club have received top-level backing for their inaugural Aegon Ilkley Trophy event.

Ilkley serving up a tennis treat say top duo

8:02am Thursday 18th June 2015

ILKLEY Lawn Tennis and Squash Club have received top-level backing for their inaugural Aegon Ilkley Trophy event.

Ted Mason fells his rivals with dash to victory

Craven Herald: Ted Mason makes his descent to victory. Picture: Dave Woodhead

6:43am Thursday 18th June 2015

WHARFEDALE Harriers’ Ted Mason repeated his win of last year as he stormed to victory in BOFRA’s Hawkswick Dash Fell Race.

Otley prepares for another star-studded night of top cycling

Craven Herald: Otley road race 2014. womens GP race with Lizzie Armitstead with Dame Sarah Storey  (29270957)

6:33am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE Otley Town Centre Cycle Races have attracted a full entry for the first time in their 30-year history and race director Giles Pidcock is delighted with the response from riders.

Otley prepares for another star-studded night of top cycling

Craven Herald: Otley road race 2014. womens GP race with Lizzie Armitstead with Dame Sarah Storey  (29270957)

6:32am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE Otley Town Centre Cycle Races have attracted a full entry for the first time in their 30-year history and race director Giles Pidcock is delighted with the response from riders.

Brownlees ready for their home run in World Series

Craven Herald: Brownlees ready for their home run in World Series

6:30am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE International Triathlon Union (ITU) has confirmed June 11-12 next year as the dates for the world’s best triathletes to take on Yorkshire’s and Britain’s finest, including Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, at the ITU World Triathlon Series Leeds.

Brownlees ready for their home run in World Series

Craven Herald: Brownlees ready for their home run in World Series

6:04am Thursday 18th June 2015

THE International Triathlon Union (ITU) has confirmed June 11-12 next year as the dates for the world’s best triathletes to take on Yorkshire’s and Britain’s finest, including Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, at the ITU World Triathlon Series Leeds.

Hawke swoops as Settle lose top spot

5:55am Thursday 18th June 2015

SETTLE'S bid to dethrone Clitheroe as Houldsworth Ribblesdale League champions has suffered a setback thanks to Hawke-eye.

Skipton set the pace in Airedale & Wharfedale District Championships

Craven Herald: Declan Sequeira

5:46am Thursday 18th June 2015

The girls over-15 4 x 2 freestyle team crowned another good night for Skipton in the Airedale & Wharfedale Swimming Championships at Guiseley with a record-breaking performance.

Guiseley break their duck and send Ilkley to the bottom

Craven Herald: Ilkley bowler Nick Cockcroft appeals for lbw against Guiseley

5:37am Thursday 18th June 2015

GUISELEY notched their first win of the season and climbed out of the Aire-Wharfe Division One's bottom two at the expense of opponents Ilkley.

Guiseley break their duck and send Ilkley to the bottom

Craven Herald: Ilkley bowler Nick Cockcroft appeals for lbw against Guiseley

5:36am Thursday 18th June 2015

GUISELEY notched their first win of the season and climbed out of the Aire-Wharfe Division One's bottom two at the expense of opponents Ilkley.

Lizzie Armitstead is taken to hospital after crashing while celebrating race victory

Craven Herald:

5:23pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead was taken to hospital following a crash seconds after she won the first stage of the Women's Tour in Aldeburgh.

Stalwart Ellis calls time on his Guiseley career

Craven Herald: Danny Ellis is moving on

2:54pm Thursday 11th June 2015

GUISELEY stalwart Danny Ellis is calling time on his playing career with the Lions following the club’s promotion to the Vanarama National League season.

Mason pipped by Tosh in close encounter at Kettlewell

Craven Herald: Lilli Carr of Keighley & Craven Picture: Geoff Thompson

2:15pm Thursday 11th June 2015

WHAT a difference a week makes! This year’s BOFRA Kettlewell Fell race was bathed in sunshine, in contrast to the wind and rain of the previous week.

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