Reporter Noel Donaldson. Cove Rangers 4 Wick Academy 0 GREAT EXPECTATIONS.....but this much-hyped cup encounter proved to be something of an anti-climax at Clach's neutral Grant Street Park, yesterday (Saturday 11 april 2015).
WIck & District Pool league's 2015 Captains Cup Finalists. One of the best Captains Cup finals in recent memory was won by Ryan Cook by six frames to four Left Ryan Cook, Right Ryan Carter.
Reporter - Noel Donaldson One upmanship gives both teams an equal result. NEITHER side was able to claim a pre-cup-final morale-booster, leaving both clubs on an even footing for the big one, on Saturday.
Get out and do some swimming for fun and fitness this Easter. Click HERE for larger timetable.
Queens Hotel are this seasons Wick and District Pool League Division 2 champions, having defeated the Francis Street Club in the league decider. Played in the Seaforth Highlanders Club, this league decider was necessary because both teams finished on the same points with equal frame differences.
The Prime Minister has been 'embarrassed' by the Transport Secretary's inaction on cycling, British Cycling's policy adviser Chris Boardman said today in response to the government's publication of its cycling delivery plan consultation. British Cycling's policy adviser, Chris Boardman, said:"After the triumphs of London 2012, the Prime Minister promised a 'cycling revolution' and, even though today's announcement has been almost two years in the making, we are still waiting for his government to produce a clear strategy on cycling.
Marmalade Launches Insurance Product for Golf Buggies Drive & Go Will Save UK Golf Courses £60 Million Annual Repair Bill. Marmalade leading provider of cars and insurance for young drivers, is set to save golf clubs in the UK more than £60 million every year, thanks to a new product specifically developed to protect golf buggies.
Enrolment is now open for the 2015 Ducati Dream Tour - a perfect opportunity to explore the "land of motors" The main attraction of the tour is the new Multistrada 1200 S. Also available are the Monster 1200, Monster 821, Hypermotard, Hyperstrada and Diavel.
Special Olympics Great Britain, the charity which helps children and adults with intellectual (learning) disabilities take part in year-round sports coaching and competition activities, has received a huge funding boost from the government. Special Olympics GB currently has 150 local clubs that serve 8,000 intellectually disabled athletes with the help of its dedicated army of 4,000 volunteers across England, Scotland and Wales.
The most Northerly 10K on British Mainland. The Castle of Mey 10K is the most northerly 10K on the British mainland, and is run in the beautiful grounds and surroundings of the historic 14th Century Scottish Castle, the Queen Mother's home in Caithness.
Wick Triathlon Club and North Highland Harriers are holding their annual Easter 10K on Sunday 5th April 2015. Registration takes place at 12.30 - 1.30 at Staxigoe Hall with the race starting at 2pm.
Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side have won the 2015 Rockwater Shield for a second time after a hard fought victory over the Queens Hotel. The team from Lybster, having previously won this knockout competition and having been strong contenders in league Division One were most people's strong favourites going in to the final against newly promoted Wick side Queens Hotel and indeed ran out 6-1 winners.
Reporter Noel Donaldson Nairn counts the cost after Academy late show. I have a message for the Wick team heading for an historic encounter with Cove in the Cup final...please don't leave it to the dying minutes to find the net.
A network of major businesses - including Santander, Sky, GlaxoSmithKline, National Grid, British Land and The AA - have formed a national group to urge politicians to form an integrated transport strategy for cycling, British Cycling announced today. In its first joint call for action, the group – brought together by British Cycling and named the #ChooseCycling network – has written an open letter to party leaders asking for commitments on funding and leadership ahead of the general election in May.
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From Left; Colin Banks, Alan Stewart, Scott Risbridger, Alan Larnach (Captain), Martin Hill, Stevie Cunningham, with Lynda Donn (Owner). Photograph By Ryan Carter..
Crown1 have won their first ever Wick & District Pool League title, as they were crowned division one champions on Monday night after a 7-5 victory over Blackstairs. In one of the most open title races in recent memory, it was Alan Larnach's Crown team who would clinch the championship putting an end to Camps2's five year winning streak.
The Queens Hotel turned around a 6-3 1st leg deficit to beat The Francis Street Club 6-0 to make it to final of 2014\15 Rockwater Shield where they will face Steve Atkins' Bayview1 side. Jim Bain and Brian Robertson got the Queens off to a perfect start, as they battled hard to earn wins over Stewart Steven and Brian Munro.
Wick Academy 1 Clachnacuddin 0 Reporter Noel Donaldson. ACADEMY gave their fans some anxious moments as they hung on to their waver-thin, first-half lead for victory and despite it being enough to see them through to their first-ever semi-finals of the Highland League Cup, the team will need a better performance if they are to get a crack at the big one.
With only two games remaining in the Wick & District Pool League, the division two title race is hotting up with four teams still in with a chance of finishing in top spot. An inspired captains performance by Graham Harper played a key part in the Francis Street Clubs 9-3 win over top side Queens on Monday night.