Three snooker finals took centre stage this week, one of which saw the two teams from Belper Strutt Club contesting a cliffhanger in the conclusion of the Jimmy Harper Team Plate aggregate competition.
Heanor boxer Haydon Clarke has produced the goods when it mattered most in what was the most important fight of his boxing career to date.
Derby College student Niall Quinn Jarvis has led his teammates to victory in the Derbyshire Schools Championships, played at Chevin Golf Club in Duffield.
Butterley Utd 1sts travelled to Shipley Hall, on a cold overcast day, with only ten players due to a late withdrawal.
Langley Mill CC 1sts lost to Sandiacre Town on Saturday by just one wicket in a low-scoring contest
Marehay CC moved to the top of the Derbyshire County Cricket League Division One on Saturday after their draw with Clifton
Wright Cup holders Langley Mill once again locked horns with old rivals Belper Amateurs in the first round of the competition at the weekend.
Catch some of the action shots captured by photographer Brian Eyre at the Ilkeston Rutland v Alfreton clash.
Alfreton CC suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend in the DCCL Division One as home side Ilkeston Rutland came out as the victors by six wickets.
The new Flat season is well and truly in full swing. And two of the highlights of the year -- the Epsom Derby Festival (May 31 and June 1) and Royal Ascot (June 18-22) -- are just around the corner.
Alfreton Town’s Community Development Scheme is staging a Coaching Course for boys and girls aged between six and 14-years-old in the May Bank Holiday week.
Here is a selection of photos taken by our photographers at some of last weekend’s Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Cricket matches.
Stainsby Hall CC host a Derbyshire CCC XI tonight (Wednesday) in a match that is part of the Smalley-based club’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Belper Meadows Bowls Club will holds its annual Spring Bank Holiday Doubles Competition on Monday, May 27, from 9.30am.
You are invited to have a go at archery on the Great Lawn at Kedleston Hall on Sunday, May 26.
Ambergate FC held their Annual Presentation Night at The Greyhound Inn, following the conclusion of the 2012/13 campaign.
It was a game of two centuries for Denby CC 1sts on Saturday at Eckington as they earned their fourth draw in four Derbyshire Premier League games this season.
Alfreton Town fans are reminded that there are five weeks left to the end of the Early Bird Season Ticket deadline.
Bruno Mars has added an extra four dates to his The Moonshine Jungle World Tour with one date, November 22, confirmed for Capital FM Arena Nottingham.
The first individual finals of the Darley Dale and District Snooker League season took place with prolific league winner Ben Monk taking on renowned Jaxx player Jimmy Gratton in a much anticipated OMYA Cup clash, played at Marehay Miners Welfare.
Ripley RASCAL Lifesavers have started their summer campaign to compete with the best GB SURF clubs over the beach season in emphatic fashiom.
The 2013 Belper Nursing Cup charity competition is set to raise around £1,250 for three good causes.
Shipley Hall remain near the top of Division Three after just beating the clock to earn a winning draw at Hilton on Saturday, writes Jim Sumner.
Heanor Town Football Club has announced the names of the people who will be on its new football committee.
Langley Mill’s first team entertained Staveley Welfare at Station Road on Saturday with the rain clouds looming.
A rain-affected weekend could not stop Alfreton CC staying at the top of Division One of the Derbyshire County League while advancing through the first stage of the Marston’s Smooth Trophy.
Coppice Primary School has earned the title of Year Five/Six Derbyshire Indoor Athletics School after winning this year’s county final of the competition, held at Arc Leisure Matlock.
Heanor Town are on the lookout for a new manager.
ALFRETON Town manager Nicky Law has received another huge boost to his plans for the 2013/14 season with highly-rated left-back Connor Franklin penning a new one-year contract to stay with the Reds.
The weather has been much better over most of the past week and the warmer conditions have helped anglers at Carsington Fishery.
The Heanor and District United Darts and Dominoes League, sponsored by Greene King, has held its presentation night, at the end of its 75th year.
There were popular choices for both the Players’ Player of the Year and the Supporters’ Player of the Year at last Friday’s Annual Presentation Evening of Heanor Town FC.
Stainsby Hall CC will host a Derbyshire XI on Wednesday, May 22 for a 20-overs-a-side game being played as part of the Smalley-based club’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
Derbyshire’s Yorkshire Bank 40-over game was a virtual washout on Sunday.
Belper Rugby Club welcomed over 150 players, plus teachers and parents, to their annual Tag Rugby Festival, where 15 teams of boys and girls aged 9–10, from 12 local primary schools, competed for the Boxall, Brown and Jones Shield.
Action shots from Langley Mill United’s seven-wicket victory over Staveley Welfare in the Derbyshire County Cricket League.
Alfreton Town have announced two more home pre-season games against Football League opposition.
Alfreton Town manager Nicky Law’s hopes of building from the nucleus of last season’s team look promising.
Ripley Running Club was out in force at the recent Derby 10K event with 20 members involved.
Wayne Madsen is calling for a performance to inspire youngsters as Derbyshire Falcons take on Lancashire Lightning on Family Fun Day at the County Ground today (Sunday, 1.45pm start).
Ripley Rangers under 13s secured the league title at the weekend with a 3-0 win over Darley Dale.
Alfreton CC 1sts enjoyed their third positive result in as many weeks on Saturday, which means they remain top of the Division One table by five points.
Pinxton FC managed a 1-0 win in their last game of the season at Blidworth on Saturday.
The much-delayed 2012 Derbyshire County Cricket League T20 Final took place on Monday in sunny conditions at Alfreton CC with Marehay losing a high-scoring game to Matlock.
Heanor Town produced arguably their best football of the season in their final game of the campaign at Worksop Parramore last Thursday (see report below).
Heanor Town CC 2nds enjoyed their first game at the Town Ground on Saturday, in sunny conditions.
Denby CC 1sts made it two draws out of two so far in the Derbyshire Premier League in their game against Chesterfield on Saturday.
Bowlers from Holbrook Mens 1st Team took on Stretton on Friday night in the South Derbyshire League Division One.
Number four seeds Edgefold Club of Matlock shocked top seeds Marehay Miners Welfare with a 3-2 success in the opening round of matches in the Champion of Champions play offs for the prestigious Jaeger Trophy.
Worksop Parramore 2 Heanor Town 4
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Weather for Ripley
Saturday 25 May 2013
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