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Stone beat Leek in last-ball thriller

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Stone secured an unlikely first win of the new campaign last Saturday in a last-ball thriller against rivals Leek. Rain hampered the first half of the game in Stone with three delays affecting the rhythm of both sides. Despite Leek losing the dangerous opener Alex Mellor in the first over, trapped LBW by the impressive Matt Coxon, their innings made a ...

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Losing draw for Little Stoke CC v Hem Heath

Little Stoke

  Little Stoke CC 1st XI v Hem Heath CC 1st XI, North Staffs and South Cheshire League Premier Division A: After a narrow, high-scoring defeat at JG Meakin on the opening day of the season, Little Stoke CC’s 1st XI welcomed Hem Heath to the Sid Jenkins Ground on Sunday 25th April. The visitors won the toss, electing to bowl first. ...

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Stone’s title defence off to a stuttering start

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Stone Cricket Club’s title defence got off to a faltering start on the opening weekend with a disappointing away defeat at Whitmore. After winning the toss the champions got off to a flying start and reduced the opposition to just 6 for 3, with Matt Coxon blowing away the top order. However, dogged resistance from Whitmore’s overseas player, Murtaza and ...

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Stone paddlers make senior Team GB squad


Five members of Stafford and Stone Canoe Club have been selected for the 2015 senior Great Britain canoe slalom squad, a huge step in the journey to the Rio Olympic Games next year. Adam Burgess, Greg Pitt, Joe Clarke, Lizzie Neave and Mark Proctor (with Etienne Stott) are all maintaining the canoe club’s long record of international representation with home-grown talent. Canoe slalom ...

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Old Boys’ promotion push still going strong

Adam Tomkinson’s penalty ensured all three points

Stone Old Alleynians 1-0 Bartestree: The Alleynians kept their promotion hopes alive with a marginal victory over Bartestree thanks to a first-half Adam Tomkinson penalty. Report by RICHARD HEWITT In a game bereft of any real quality, it was the winger’s spot-kick that proved the difference at Springbank Park and left the Old Boys just five points behind 2nd placed St. ...

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Semi-final heartache for Stone Dominoes LFC

Stone Dominoes LFC

Staffordshire Women’s County League Cup Semi Final. Shrewsbury Town 3 – Stone Dominoes 1: Stone Dominoes Ladies were knocked out of the League Cup on Sunday as two late Shrewsbury goals turned the tide in a tight game. The strong wind made playing football difficult and prevented the Dominoes playing their usual passing game. Both teams struggled to get hold of the ball ...

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Dan attempts UCI Hour cycling record


With the UCI Hour record back in vogue, and Sir Bradley Wiggins among those planning an attempt, 23-year-old Dan Bigham from Stone says he hopes he has set a benchmark to inspire other students to have a go themselves. Dan, who studies at Oxford Brookes University and is a member of Beeline Bicycles RT and Cowley Road Condors CC, recorded his ride ...

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Funding boost for young Stone sports stars

Sarah Norbury

Thirty-two of Staffordshire’s most promising young athletes have been recognised for their sporting achievements and awarded their share of £15K, including two young sporting stars from Stone. The young people received their awards from the Staffordshire County Council fund to help with the costs of training and competing in their chosen sports, and sailor Sarah Norbury and cricketer Harry Brundrett ...

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Thomas hat-trick secures the points for Old Boys

Matt Thomas completes his hat-trick

Worcester Raiders 1-3 Stone Old Alleynians: Stone Old Alleynians manager Matt smith was disappointed with his side’s performance, despite seeing them go third following a three-one victory away at lowly Worcester Raiders. Report by CAMERON SINCLAIR Youngster Matt Thomas saved the day, showing the finishing touch that eluded his teammates, scoring all three of the visitor’s goals. We should have scored ...

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