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Armitstead happy with fourth in Paris

Craven Herald: Lizzie Armitstead of team Boels-Dolmans during the Women's La Course by Le Tour one-day race event at Paris Champs-Elysees, France

5:21pm Sunday 26th July 2015

OTLEY'S Lizzie Armitstead was content after finishing fourth as Anna van der Breggen held off a charging peloton to win the second edition of La Course by Le Tour.

Armitstead happy with fourth in Paris

Craven Herald: Lizzie Armitstead of team Boels-Dolmans during the Women's La Course by Le Tour one-day race event at Paris Champs-Elysees, France

5:20pm Sunday 26th July 2015

OTLEY'S Lizzie Armitstead was content after finishing fourth as Anna van der Breggen held off a charging peloton to win the second edition of La Course by Le Tour.

Armitstead happy with fourth in Paris

Craven Herald: Lizzie Armitstead of team Boels-Dolmans during the Women's La Course by Le Tour one-day race event at Paris Champs-Elysees, France

5:20pm Sunday 26th July 2015

OTLEY'S Lizzie Armitstead was content after finishing fourth as Anna van der Breggen held off a charging peloton to win the second edition of La Course by Le Tour.

Prince Henry's students follow former pupil Lizzie's lead

Craven Herald: Prince Henry’s riders, from left, Will Brown, Sasha Kitching, Megan Cullen, Jude Mason and Sam Dickinson

11:45am Thursday 23rd July 2015

PRINCE Henry’s cyclists are the West Yorkshire School Games champions after their brilliant performance.

It's a breeze for Braithwaite at Ilkley

Craven Herald: Ilkley lady president Jane Cooper with lady captain's day winner Vicki Braithwaite

10:44am Thursday 23rd July 2015

THERE was big turnout at the Ilkley Golf Club Ladies Captain’s Day despite breezy conditions and light showers throughout the day.

Cameron is a big hit in cup victory

Craven Herald: Cameron is a big hit in cup victory

9:40am Thursday 23rd July 2015

CAMERON Duncan produced a stunning match-winning 101 not out as Prince Henry’s Grammar School clinched their place in the Lord’s Taverners’ Cup final.

Bumpy descent for Alva competitors

Craven Herald: WINNING COMBINATION: The leading finishers in the under-14 age group after the prize presentation, from left, Katie Atkinson, Louis Hudson and Joe Hudson (all Keighley & Craven), Katie Thurlow (Helm Hill), Emily Jones  and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (both Wh

12:28pm Thursday 16th July 2015

FELL running travelled North of the border to Scotland for the Famous Alva Games in Clackmannanshire at the weekend.

Boss Bower looks forward to Bantams clash

Craven Herald: Guiseley boss Mark Bower is looking forward to the clash with Bradford City

7:07am Thursday 16th July 2015

GUISELEY boss Mark Bower is relishing the prospect of facing boyhood team Bradford City next Tuesday.

Boss Bower looks forward to Bantams clash

Craven Herald: Guiseley boss Mark Bower is looking forward to the clash with Bradford City

7:06am Thursday 16th July 2015

GUISELEY boss Mark Bower is relishing the prospect of facing boyhood team Bradford City next Tuesday.

Pit lane penalty hampers Tordoff's charge

Craven Herald: Pit lane penalty hampers Tordoff's charge

6:56am Thursday 16th July 2015

FRESH off his British Touring Car victory, Sam Tordoff was back in action at the weekend with JMW Motorsport at the third round of the European Le Mans Championship, held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Pidcock gets Great Britain youth call up

Craven Herald: Tom Pidcock winning the Chevin Cycles Classic

6:23am Thursday 16th July 2015

TALENTED teenager Tom Pidcock has been selected to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Olympic Festival in Georgia.

Pidcock gets Great Britain youth call up

Craven Herald: Tom Pidcock winning the Chevin Cycles Classic

6:19am Thursday 16th July 2015

TALENTED teenager Tom Pidcock has been selected to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Olympic Festival in Georgia.

Otley's Bulcock sends Collingham spinning to defeat

Craven Herald: Butley wicketkeeper Tom Day and bowler Sam Fox appeal for a catch off Steeton batsman Steeton batsman Max Pearson

6:07am Thursday 16th July 2015

TEENAGE off-spinner Nicky Bulcock produced a stunning 12.4-over spell of 9-63 as Otley maintained their lead in Division One with a convincing win at Collingham.

Otley's Bulcock sends Collingham spinning to defeat

Craven Herald: Butley wicketkeeper Tom Day and bowler Sam Fox appeal for a catch off Steeton batsman Steeton batsman Max Pearson

6:05am Thursday 16th July 2015

TEENAGE off-spinner Nicky Bulcock produced a stunning 12.4-over spell of 9-63 as Otley maintained their lead in Division One with a convincing win at Collingham.

Pit lane penalty hampers Tordoff's charge

Craven Herald: Pit lane penalty hampers Tordoff's charge

5:57am Thursday 16th July 2015

FRESH off his British Touring Car victory, Sam Tordoff was back in action at the weekend with JMW Motorsport at the third round of the European Le Mans Championship, held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria.

Three golds for Skipton swimmers

Craven Herald: Abi Newton recorded a fine victory

5:11am Thursday 16th July 2015

IT was a busy night for Skipton’s swimmers in the Airedale and Wharfedale Gala at Guiseley on Saturday.

Otley Town kick off their pre-season programme

5:05am Thursday 16th July 2015

OTLEY Town kick off their preparations for the new West Yorkshire League Premier Division programme at home to Redcar on Saturday (3pm).

Tom Davidson is a big hit as Settle stay at the top

Craven Herald: Tom Davidson is a big hit as Settle stay at the top

4:47am Thursday 16th July 2015

SENIOR League leaders Settle held off a challenge from third-placed Great Harwood at Marshfield, beating them by 87 runs.

Otley's Parapia is second in Leeds race

Craven Herald: Jamil Parapia had a good fell run

4:34am Thursday 16th July 2015

OTLEY AC's Jamil Parapia secured second place in the Run For All Leeds 10k finishing just 20 seconds off the top spot.

Bumpy descent for Alva competitors

Craven Herald: WINNING COMBINATION: The leading finishers in the under-14 age group after the prize presentation, from left, Katie Atkinson, Louis Hudson and Joe Hudson (all Keighley & Craven), Katie Thurlow (Helm Hill), Emily Jones  and Logan Hargreaves-Madhas (both Wh

2:11am Thursday 16th July 2015

FELL running travelled North of the border to Scotland for the Famous Alva Games in Clackmannanshire at the weekend.

Ilkley look to turn the tables in T20 final

Craven Herald: Alex Bailey helped Ilkley to victory

1:53am Thursday 16th July 2015

ILKLEY will be looking for revenge when they face holders Burley in tonight's T20 TB Cup final at Hodson Park (6.30pm).

Ilkley look to turn the tables in T20 final

Craven Herald: Alex Bailey helped Ilkley to victory

1:02am Thursday 16th July 2015

ILKLEY will be looking for revenge when they face holders Burley in tonight's T20 TB Cup final at Hodson Park (6.30pm).

Cougars extend loan deals for Bradford Bulls duo

Craven Herald: Cougars extend loan deals for Bradford Bulls duo

7:03am Thursday 9th July 2015

COUGARS chairman Gary Fawcett admits the club could look to sign Bradford duo Adam Brook and Samir Tahraoui on a permanent basis.

Golden return for victorious Wilkinson

Craven Herald: Rebecca Robinson, Annie Conway, Victoria Wilkinson and Emma Clayton (31158834)

7:02am Thursday 9th July 2015

VICTORIA Wilkinson made a golden return to the international running scene in Portugal on Saturday.

Ilkley set for glittering rugby occasion as World Cup comes to town

Craven Herald: Former England International Rugby player and World Cup Winner Jason Leonard is pictured with The Webb Ellis Cup on the Isles of Scilly as part of the 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK &Ireland. Tickets for the Tournament, which starts on Sept

6:55am Thursday 9th July 2015

THE Rugby World Cup is heading for Ilkley as the town prepares to host its third major sporting event of the summer.

Ilkley set for glittering rugby occasion as World Cup comes to town

Craven Herald: Former England International Rugby player and World Cup Winner Jason Leonard is pictured with The Webb Ellis Cup on the Isles of Scilly as part of the 100 day Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour of the UK &Ireland. Tickets for the Tournament, which starts on Sept

6:54am Thursday 9th July 2015

THE Rugby World Cup is heading for Ilkley as the town prepares to host its third major sporting event of the summer.

Mason triumphs for fifth time at Kirkby Gala Fell race

Craven Herald: Ted Mason winning Kirkby Gala Fell Race

6:34am Thursday 9th July 2015

DEFENDING BOFRA champion Ted Mason romped to in the Kirkby-in-Furness Gala Fell Race for the fifth time.

Steeton edge home against Rawdon in nail-biting finish

Craven Herald: Out! Nathan Goldthorp is caught out by Steeton's Stephen Pearson

5:22am Thursday 9th July 2015

ANYONE of a nervous disposition should stay clear whenever Steeton and Rawdon meet in the Aire Wharfe League.

Steeton edge home against Rawdon in nail-biting finish

Craven Herald: Josh Gill of Steeton, later a batting hero, catches Rawdon opponent Nathan Goldthorp – Picture: Mike Simmonds

5:20am Thursday 9th July 2015

ANYONE of a nervous disposition should stay clear whenever Steeton and Rawdon meet in the Aire Wharfe League.

Steeton edge home against Rawdon in nail-biting finish

Craven Herald: James Emmott bowls for Steeton against Rawdon at Summerhill Lane – Picture: Mike Simmonds

5:10am Thursday 9th July 2015

ANYONE of a nervous disposition should stay clear whenever Steeton and Rawdon meet in the Aire Wharfe League.

Steeton edge home against Rawdon in nail-biting finish

Craven Herald: Out! Nathan Goldthorp is caught out by Steeton's Stephen Pearson

1:32am Thursday 9th July 2015

ANYONE of a nervous disposition should stay clear whenever Steeton and Rawdon meet in the Aire Wharfe League.

Cougars chairman praises Feather as he prepares for 250th game

Craven Herald: James Feather has been suffering from post-concussion syndrome

1:30am Thursday 9th July 2015

COUGARS chairman Gary Fawcett has paid tribute to James Feather as he prepares to make his 250th appearance for the club.

Cononley and Cross Hills share the spoils in title battle

11:22pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

CONONLEY A stayed ahead of Cross Hills A at the top of the Walker Foster Division One table after the two sides shared a 6-6 draw.

Fifth win for champion Mason as Wharfedale athletes enjoy a gala day

Craven Herald: Ted Mason winning Kirkby Gala Fell Race

11:18pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

DEFENDING BOFRA champion Ted Mason romped to in the Kirkby-in-Furness Gala Fell Race for the fifth time.

Weed is providing cover and food for fish on River Aire

Craven Herald: Prospects good for the trout season

11:14pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

LAST week’s mini heatwave saw temperatures approaching 32 centigrade locally and with little rain falling during the thundery conditions, water levels have fallen to the lowest this year.

Skipton buzzing for Bumbles clash

Craven Herald: Otley end campaign on disappointing note

11:07pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

SKIPTON RFC are to host a match against the Bumble Gooders at Sandylands next Friday, kick off 7.30pm, in preparation for the first Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament.

Winner Pidcock is one to watch for the future

Craven Herald: Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 01/07/2015 - Cycling - British Cycling Men's Road Series- Otley Grand Prix - Otley, England - Thomas Pidcock wins the Chevin Cycles Classic at Otley. (31436325)

11:04pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

TOM Pidcock proved again at last week's Otley Town Centre Races that he is a rider with a bright future.

Winner Pidcock is one to watch for the future

Craven Herald: Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 01/07/2015 - Cycling - British Cycling Men's Road Series- Otley Grand Prix - Otley, England - Thomas Pidcock wins the Chevin Cycles Classic at Otley. (31436325)

11:03pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

TOM Pidcock proved again at last week's Otley Town Centre Races that he is a rider with a bright future.

Thwaites homes in for Skipton win

Craven Herald: Scott Thwaites pips Pete Williams to win at Skipton VeloUK.net

11:02pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

SCOTT Thwaites took the local bragging rights when he won the first Science Fitness Skipton Cycle Race on Thursday.

Thwaites homes in for Skipton win

Craven Herald: Scott Thwaites pips Pete Williams to win at Skipton VeloUK.net

11:01pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

SCOTT Thwaites took the local bragging rights when he won the first Science Fitness Skipton Cycle Race on Thursday.

Thwaites homes in for Skipton win

Craven Herald: Scott Thwaites pips Pete Williams to win at Skipton VeloUK.net

11:01pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

SCOTT Thwaites took the local bragging rights when he won the first Science Fitness Skipton Cycle Race on Thursday.

St Lawrence urged to raise their game after losing to title rivals

Craven Herald: Woodlands bowler Elliot Richardson in action against Pudsey St Lawrence

6:28pm Sunday 5th July 2015

SKIPPER James Smith has called on JCT600 Bradford League Division One leaders Pudsey St Lawrence to ‘raise their game’ if they are to win their first title since 1991.

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

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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.

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