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In land of Open glory at the 18th

The world’s top golfers won’t be the only familiar faces to TV viewers in Lancashire as the Open Championship reaches its climax this weekend.

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Michael Jennings (left) takes on Miguel Cotto in the first round of their WBO World Welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York

Blackledge shakes things up in his bid to become the British champion

Luke Blackledge will walk out with a new team behind him when he returns to the ring for his British title eliminator with Zach Parker.

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Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

An athlete from Chorley who has represented Team GB winning bronze and silver medals has qualified to compete in triathlons in Rotterdam.

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Charlie Kelly was an early pioneer in the development of modern mountain bicycles

Major mountain biking legend to check out trails in Chorley

One of the founding fathers of mountain biking as we know it is coming all the way from America’s Golden State to the market town of Chorley.

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Women's teams gathered at Chorley Cricket Club for an evening of 'Prosecco Cricket', with glasses of bubbly along with softer balls.
The Jiminy Cricket team, with front L-R: Lizzie Tyrer, Sarah Lavelle and Kate Willacy, back: Helena Carr, Toni Hines and Jen Lee.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
7-7-2017

Cricket open day in Chorley sparkles for women

Cricket and Prosecco went hand in hand at a special game to encourage women pick up a bat and a ball.

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More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UKs premier long-distance triathalon this weekend.
The Ironman will start with a wave as athletes begin their 2.4-mile swim taking in two laps of the lake at Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh.

UK’s premier triathlon to come to town

More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UK’s premier long-distance triathlon this weekend.

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Lucas Szejner in action for Chorley Panthers Under-14s

Panthers much too strong for St Judes

Chorley Panthers’ U14 side put in their best performance of the season to clinch a 34-24 victory at Wigan St Judes.

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Brinscalls Sam MacLachlan

Brinscall pay for a succession of run-outs

Brinscall CC were the architects of their own downfall as they slipped to defeat at Cherry Tree.

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Chris Harty showed his versatility

Moulton helps fire Chorley back up to second in table

If anybody left Windsor Park on Saturday evening grumbling, they are probably one of those people who are never happy.

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Adlington Cricket Club professional, Majid Majeed

Adlington fail to take advantage of Maj-ic

Adlington spurned the chance to consolidate their lead at the top of the Association Section of the Bolton Cricket League, unexpectedly losing at home to local rivals Blackrod.

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A host of former cricket stars took part in an England International 20/20 match against Mawdesley CC to mark the club's 120th anniversary.
The England team.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
7-7-2017

Stars turned out to honour Mawdesley

A host of former England International cricketers descended on Mawdesley Cricket Club to help the club celebrate the 120th anniversary of their entry into league cricket.

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John McEnroe throwing his racket in anger during his stormy semi-final match against Australian Rod Frawley

14 brilliant moments from Wimbledon over 90 years

The Beeb is celebrating nine decades of broadcasting from the Wimbledon Championships - here's a look back...

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Chorley's stand in skipper Kyle Dixon (pictured in action fro former club White Coppice)

Frustration as the weather is the winner

It’s always frustrating when the weather puts paid to game of cricket, especially when it’s delicately poised.

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Tom Smith in action for Lancashire

IF THE CAP FITS: Terrestrial TV deal could save cricket

A couple of weeks ago I appeared on BBC Radio Lancashire’s excellent club cricket programme Inside Edge, hosted by Gary Hunt and Mike Latham.

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Former Lancashire cricketer Warren Hegg

Stars celebrate Mawdesley’s 120th

Warren Hegg, Adam Hollioake and Mal Loye will be among the cricket stars from yesteryear strutting their stuff at Mawdesley Cricket Club this week.

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Adlington Cricket Club V Blackrod CC Pictured is Adlington's Majid Majeed bowling

Adlington climb back into top spot with emphatic win

A resounding win at Astley Bridge saw Adlington’s first XI return to the top of the table.

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Pic: Comeback Queen; Sam Durnian, right, is presented with the Centenary Trophy by Chorley
GC Lady Captain Pauline Forshaw.

Sam is Chorley’s comeback queen

When Sam Durnian’s husband Denis persuaded her to return to golf after a break from the game, she took his advice.

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Duckworth cruises to glory in Lakesman event

Duckworth cruises to glory in Lakesman event

Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club’s Joe Duckworth obliterated the field to win the Lakesman full Iron distance race in nine hours and 15 minutes.

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Holly Bradshaw

Holly on cloud nine after latest British title

Euxton pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw was thrilled with her ninth British title on Sunday, as she rubber-stamped her place at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London next month.

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