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Law's delight at double swoop as Kelly returns to Poppies

Kettering Town have boosted their squad with the surprise return of Marcus Kelly.

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Jack Bowen, pictured celebrating scoring a goal for Biggleswade Town last season, has rejoined AFC Rushden & Diamonds for the forthcoming campaign

Diamonds ready to get 'up and running'

Andy Peaks is looking forward to getting his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players “up and running” in their opening pre-season friendly of the summer tonight (Friday).

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Corby Town boss Steve Kinniburgh

Things building nicely for Steelmen

Steve Kinniburgh believes things are building up nicely for Corby Town ahead of their first friendly action of the summer.

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Alex Bendon in action during his knock of 34 for Wellingborough Town in what was ultimately a losing effort as they went down by 32 runs at East Haddon in Division One. Picture by Dave Ikin

Dolben hit the summit at halfway point

Finedon Dolben sit on top of the Hevey Building Supplies Northamptonshire League’s Premier Division at the midway point of the season.

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Kieran Rollings bowls while team-mates Roger Tansley, David Love and Adam Brown watch on during Northants men's Middleton Cup victory over Huntingdonshire

BOWLS: Northants ladies all set for big quarter-final clash

Northants ladies will take on Essex in the quarter-finals of the Johns Trophy this weekend.

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Kettering's Kyren Wilson has qualified for both the Riga Masters and the World Open

Harvey seals a win as Kyren starts well

Harvey Chandler secured his first win on the World Snooker Tour as he claimed a place in next month’s World Open in China.

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Emily Williams won silver in the girls 1500m at the European U18 Championships

Emily takes a brilliant silver in Hungary

Emily Williams claimed a superb silver medal in the girls 1500m at the European Athletics U18 Championships in Gyor, Hungary.

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The draws for the early rounds of next season's FA competitions have been made

Clubs learn their fate for FA competitions

Local clubs have discovered their fate for the early rounds of next season’s FA competitions.

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Captain Liam Dolman is one of a number of players who will be staying on at AFC Rushden & Diamonds next season

Diamonds make their moves as Bowen returns

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have made their first moves of the summer and have secured the services of no fewer than 15 of last season’s promotion-winning squad.

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Craig Westcarr, pictured in action for Alfreton Town in an FA Cup clash with AFC Rushden & Diamonds last season, is back at Kettering Town for next season

Westcarr's 'affinity' key to his Poppies return

Marcus Law believes Craig Westcarr’s “affinity” with Kettering Town was the driving force behind the frontman’s decision to return to the squad.
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Rothwell celebrate a wicket during their 30-run success at Great Houghton in Division Two last weekend. Picture by Dave Ikin

Earls Barton hoping to stay the course this time

The Hevey Building Supplies Northamptonshire League season reaches the halfway point this weekend and Earls Barton will be hoping the second half of the campaign is as good as the first.
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Rhys Hoenes is staying with Kettering Town

Kettering secure Hoenes and Stohrer

Kettering Town’s summer building has continued with two more of last season’s squad agreeing to stay on for another campaign.

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Jordon Crawford was back in training with Corby Town this week and boss Steve Kinniburgh is confident last season's star player will stay on at Steel Park

'Three or four' more signings to come for Corby

Steve Kinniburgh is targeting “three or four” more signings to complete his summer business at Corby Town.

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Brett Solkhon is staying on at Kettering Town for another season

Solkhon commits and there will be more to come for Poppies

Kettering Town have started to make their summer moves and there will be plenty more to come over the next month, according to manager Marcus Law.

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Ruby Paul won a bronze medal at the European Youth Archery Championships in Greece

Ruby secures a superb European bronze

Rushden’s Ruby Paul claimed a bronze medal at the European Youth Archery Championships.

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Teams like Weldon 2nd, seen here celebrating a wicket in their match last weekend, could get the chance to watch England's World Cup quarter-final on Saturday afternoon after the NCL sent out a directive to local clubs

Local cricket clubs given an option over England's World Cup date

The Hevey Building Supplies Northamptonshire League have given clubs an option of working this weekend’s matches around England’s World Cup quarter-final in Russia.

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Charley Hull. Picture courtesy of LET

Another top-10 finish for Charley

Charley Hull recorded her third consecutive top 10 finish in a major as she grabbed a share of sixth prize in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes near Chicago.

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Ben Toseland is staying on at Kettering Town

Three more commit to Poppies

Kettering Town have continued their summer work with the announcement that three more players have committed themselves for the new season.

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Craig Westcarr will be back in Kettering Town colours next season

Westcarr returns to Poppies

Kettering Town have made their first summer signing after it was confirmed Craig Westcarr has returned to the club.

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Harvey Chandler returned to his former primary school to speak to pupils as he prepares to begin life as a professional snooker player

Harvey can’t wait to get started as a professional

Harvey Chandler can’t wait to begin life as a professional snooker player next week.

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