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ALex Lees Column: Willey is an all-round good signing

Craven Herald: David Willey will be a great addition to the squad

3:46pm Friday 28th August 2015

DAVID Willey is a great addition to our squad at Yorkshire.

Labasse adds French polish to Wharfedale line-up

Craven Herald: Labasse adds French polish to Wharfedale line-up

6:10am Thursday 27th August 2015

EXCITING French winger, Maxime Lebasse, will be making his debut for Wharfedale in their final pre-season friendly against Tynedale at The Avenue on Saturday.

Sunshine for some and deep depression for others as weather hits Aire-Wharfe programme

Craven Herald: David Pennett took seven wickets for Ilkley

4:34am Thursday 27th August 2015

TIMING is the essence of comedy, they say, but two relegation-threatened clubs didn’t find it funny when timing denied them valuable points in very different ways.

Defeat by champions may Settle Marshfield men's title hopes

Craven Herald: Cup joy for Craven trio

3:52am Thursday 27th August 2015

SETTLE’S Senior League defeat at Clitheroe saw the Dalesmen slip to third place, leaving them 21 points adrift of the champions.

Sunshine for some and deep depression for others as weather hits Aire-Wharfe programme

Craven Herald: David Pennett took seven wickets for Ilkley

3:34am Thursday 27th August 2015

TIMING is the essence of comedy, they say, but two relegation-threatened clubs didn’t find it funny when timing denied them valuable points in very different ways.

Skipton dodge the rain for timely win

Craven Herald: Skipton skipper Richard Nichols

3:06am Thursday 27th August 2015

PROMOTION and championship issues are often decided on fine margins and if Skipton go on to win the Aire-Wharfe Division Two title they may well look back on Saturday's five-wicket win at Tong Park Esholt as being a pivotal moment.

Seed plants his mark on Skipton Veterans Handicap

Craven Herald: Skipton and District Veterans Handicap, from left, runner up Len Buxton, semi final David Jacques, League President Alister Keighley, Sponsor Yorkshire President Roy Sanderson, semi final Colin Wortley and winner Derek Seed.

2:38am Thursday 27th August 2015

SETTLE’S top veteran Derek Seed took the honours at Silsden Playing Fields, when he held off a strong challenge from three Keighley Vets, to take the Skipton and District Veterans Handicap.

Harris hat-trick as Town draw

Craven Herald: Silsden thwarted by late Tingley winner

2:20am Thursday 27th August 2015

Otley Town 3 Oxenhope FC 3

Frenchman Labasse is quick to make his mark for Foresters

Craven Herald: Maxime Labasse runs in a try against North Ribblesdale Picture: Ro Burridge

12:49am Thursday 27th August 2015

Wharfedale Foresters 66 North Ribblesdale 7.

Olympic champ Brownleee to have ankle surgery

Craven Herald: England's Alistair Brownlee celebrates after winning the men's triathlon, at Strathclyde Country Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games near Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 24, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Triathl

12:03am Wednesday 26th August 2015

OLYMPIC champion Alistair Brownlee will today have surgery on a persistent ankle injury.

Gaughan strike earns another away win for Barnoldswick Town

Craven Herald: James Crorken fires home but is given offside Picture: Pete Naylor

9:43am Monday 24th August 2015

West Didsbury & Chorlton 0 Barnoldswick Town 1

Rosler still waiting for first Leeds win

Craven Herald: Leeds United's Tom Adeyemi and Sheffield Wednesday's Atdhe Nuhiu  battle for the ball

12:31pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

Leeds United 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1

Ilkley coach in hunt for young second row

Craven Herald: Ilkley centre Elliot Morgan attacks the Bradford & Bingley defence Picture: ruggerpix.com

8:57am Friday 21st August 2015

ILKLEY coach Rhys Morgan is on the look out for a young second row forward to bolster his squad.

Cononley home in on Skipton League title

Craven Herald: Andrew Tate of Cross Hills topped the averages

8:50am Friday 21st August 2015

CONONLEY A are the 2015 Walker Foster Division One 2015 champions after winning a close title race by eight points from Keighley A.

Town sent spinning out of FA Cup[

Craven Herald: The Town defence block Ben Hoskin's shot

6:03am Thursday 20th August 2015

Barnoldswick Town 0 Colne 5

Old heads Carling and Nichols have knowhow to keep Skipton on top

Craven Herald: Skipton's Stephen Carling made 105 after opening the innings

5:23am Thursday 20th August 2015

THE experienced pair of Steve Carling and Richard Nichols pushed Skipton a step closer to their goal of promotion to the Aire-Wharfe Division One.

Injury blow for Silsden's Gabby Whitham

4:30am Thursday 20th August 2015

GABBY Whitham's hopes of winning a national trial title have been wrecked by injury.

Injury blow for Silsden's Gabby Whitham

3:31am Thursday 20th August 2015

GABBY Whitham's hopes of winning a national trial title have been wrecked by injury.

Walton leads Steeton to first cup triumph

Craven Herald: Walton leads Steeton to first cup triumph

3:16am Thursday 20th August 2015

SKIPPER Craig Walton played the lead role as Steeton IIs defeated Guiseley to lift the Birtwhistle Cup for the first time on Sunday.

Brooks would like to see Willey play for Yorkshire

Craven Herald: Northamtonshire's David Willey could be a Yorkshire target

8:41am Tuesday 18th August 2015

YORKSHIRE may have a secret weapon in the pursuit of Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey – his former team-mate Jack Brooks.

Brooks would like to see Willey play for Yorkshire

Craven Herald: Northamtonshire's David Willey could be a Yorkshire target

7:43am Tuesday 18th August 2015

YORKSHIRE may have a secret weapon in the pursuit of Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey – his former team-mate Jack Brooks.

Away games becoming a habit for Leeds

Craven Herald: Reading's Hal Robson-Kanu is blocked Leeds United's Liam Cooper during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Madejski Stadium, Reading. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 16, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Reading. Photo credit should read: D

10:31pm Sunday 16th August 2015

Reading 0 Leeds United 0

Silver for Ali in Europeans

Craven Herald: Flyweight boxer Muhammad Ali had to retire with a cut eye

9:04pm Sunday 16th August 2015

KEIGHLEY'S Muhammad Ali has won a silver medal at the European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria.

Silver for Ali in Europeans

Craven Herald: RISING STAR: Muhammad Ali is tipped for the top

9:01pm Sunday 16th August 2015

KEIGHLEY'S Muhammad Ali has won a silver medal at the European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria.

Otley prepare for new campaign

Craven Herald: Winger James Wood is returning to Otley

6:29pm Thursday 13th August 2015

OTLEY prepare for the new season, which starts with an away game at Harrogate on September 5, with two practice matches.

Wharfedale squad get chance to press their claims

Craven Herald: Wharfedale coach Tom McGee

8:59am Thursday 13th August 2015

The coming season will be an important one for both Wharfedale's first team and the Foresters.

Otley prepare for new campaign

Craven Herald: Winger James Wood is returning to Otley

8:58am Thursday 13th August 2015

OTLEY prepare for the new season, which starts with an away game at Harrogate on September 5, with two practice matches.

Ilkley's new faces can take centre stage at Stacks Field

Craven Herald: Ilkley coach Rhys Morgan

8:53am Thursday 13th August 2015

ILKLEY will be giving an Audition to their new faces when they entertain Bradford & Bingley in their first pre-season game at Stacks Field on Saturday.

Guiseley boss has eyes for win double after home triumph

Craven Herald: Guiseley's Zac Thompson hurdles the challenge from Adam Griffith

8:50am Thursday 13th August 2015

Guiseley boss Mark Bower hailed Tuesday’s historic 1-0 success over Altrincham and immediately set his sights on two more wins in the next week.

Settle let chance to close gap on Clitheroe slip away

Craven Herald: Earby pro Dave Crotty played a big part in his side's win

8:29am Thursday 13th August 2015

SETTLE'S hopes of winning the Senior League Section A title were dealt a body blow when they suffered a 49-run defeat at Great Harwood.

Sutton lift themselves out of relegation zone

Craven Herald: Steve Brown on his way to 48 for Glusburn against Gargrave

8:29am Thursday 13th August 2015

SUTTON eased their Mewies Craven League Division One relegation fears with a five-wicket win over Barrowford.

Ilkley off the bottom after Spivey and Pennett stun Steeton

Craven Herald: Ben Rhydding's Charlie Swallow appeals for lbw against Skipton opener Isaac Beck

8:28am Thursday 13th August 2015

ILKLEY lifted themselves off the bottom of the Aire-Wharfe Division One with a dramatic three-wicket win over Steeton.

Ilkley off the bottom after Spivey and Pennett stun Steeton

Craven Herald: Ben Rhydding's Charlie Swallow appeals for lbw against Skipton opener Isaac Beck

8:28am Thursday 13th August 2015

ILKLEY lifted themselves off the bottom of the Aire-Wharfe Division One with a dramatic three-wicket win over Steeton.

Guiseley boss has eyes for win double after home triumph

Craven Herald: Guiseley's Zac Thompson hurdles the challenge from Adam Griffith

8:09am Thursday 13th August 2015

Guiseley boss Mark Bower hailed Tuesday’s historic 1-0 success over Altrincham and immediately set his sights on two more wins in the next week.

Tough start for Otley Town

Craven Herald: Liversedge are no longer favourites to win the Northern Under-19 Alliance League title

8:03am Thursday 13th August 2015

OTLEY Town are facing a tough start to the new West Yorkshire League Premier Division season.

Atkinson strikes as Lions roar to first victory

Craven Herald: Guiseley's Adam Boyes holds up the ball

6:39pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Guiseley 1 Altrincham 0

Atkinson strikes as Lion roar to first victory

Craven Herald: Guiseley's Adam Boyes holds up the ball

6:34pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

Guiseley 1 Altrincham 0

Sutton lift themselves out of relegation zone

Craven Herald: Steve Brown on his way to 48 for Glusburn against Gargrave

7:02pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

SUTTON eased their Mewies Craven League Division One relegation fears with a five-wicket win over Barrowford.

Steeton beaten by bottom team

Craven Herald: Keighley  v Yeadon
Keighley batsman Freddie Pearson (34687353)

4:56pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

STEETON'S slide continued in the Aire-Wharfe Division One with as they suffered a three-wicket defeat to Ilkley, who lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with only their second win.

Sutton lift themselves out of relegation zone

Craven Herald: Steve Brown on his way to 48 for Glusburn against Gargrave

4:42pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

SUTTON eased their Mewies Craven League relegation fears with a five-wicket Division One win over Barrowford.

Oxenhope roll Stones to maintain title challenge

Craven Herald: Andrabi shines as Bradford Moor retain league leadership

9:08pm Monday 10th August 2015

OXENHOPE stayed in the Fosters Halifax League Division One title race after rolling over Stones to record a 113-run win.

Tahraoui sees red as Cougars crush the Scorpions

Craven Herald: Samir Tahraoui was sent off for punching

8:04pm Sunday 9th August 2015

South Wales Scorpions 10 Keighley Cougars 48

Tahraoui sees red as Cougars crush the Scorpions

Craven Herald: Samir Tahraoui was sent off for punching

8:03pm Sunday 9th August 2015

South Wales Scorpions 10 Keighley Cougars 48

Leeds boss Rosler promises Antenucci more game time after great strike

Craven Herald: Burnley manager Sean Dyche during the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road

3:44pm Sunday 9th August 2015

Leeds United 1 Burnley 1

Bower adds two more signings to Guiseley squad

Craven Herald:

10:35pm Friday 7th August 2015

Mark Bower has added two further players to his squad ahead of Saturday's Vanarama National League opener at Welling United.

Khan is big hit as Skipton beat chart toppers

Craven Herald: Addingham batsman Nathan Harford skies the ball

12:30pm Thursday 6th August 2015

IQBAL Khan proved to be a big hit as Skipton stepped up their Aire-Wharfe Division Two promotion bid with a 59-run win over leaders Colton.

Nice one son as dad gives Elliot the chance to be centre of attention

Craven Herald: Elliot Morgan

7:01am Thursday 6th August 2015

ILKLEY are set to give another of their young players a key role as they prepare for their first season in National League Three North.

Ilkley break their duck but fellow strugglers win too

Craven Herald: Addingham batsman Nathan Harford skies the ball

5:26am Thursday 6th August 2015

ILKLEY picked up their first win of the season but their celebrations were not as complete as they might have been because the three clubs immediately above them in the relegation race also won.

Ilkley break their duck but fellow strugglers win too

Craven Herald: Addingham batsman Nathan Harford skies the ball

5:25am Thursday 6th August 2015

ILKLEY picked up their first win of the season but their celebrations were not as complete as they might have been because the three clubs immediately above them in the relegation race also won.

Wharfedale win Skiptens tournament

Craven Herald: Wharfedale's captain receives the winners' trophy from Skipton president Tom Hayes

5:15am Thursday 6th August 2015

WHARFEDALE won Skipton Rugby Club's popular Skiptens competition at Sandylands on Saturday.

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