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Ar Tarn stunned by Chenecks

Just four matches involving local clubs survived the weather over the weekend in the ChromaSport United Counties League.

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Details from this afternoon's local football action

SATURDAY SPORT - Cretu sends Corby third while Poppies draw on the road

Corby Town moved up to third in the Evo-Stik League South after they claimed a 1-0 success at bottom club Romulus.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Diamonds' match postponed

AFC Rushden & Diamonds' home clash with Thame United today (Saturday) has been postponed.

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Harry Mallinder will start at full-back for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ospreys v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Ospreys v Northampton Saints
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Courtney Lawes has been rested for the trip to the Liberty Stadium (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints without England stars for first game since Mallinder departure

Saints will be without England stars Courtney Lawes and Dylan Hartley for the first game since Jim Mallinder's departure.

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Kyren Wilson

Wilson wants a trophy to cap a good season

Silverware in Glasgow is the goal for Kettering snooker player Kyren Wilson after he progressed into the third round of the Dafabet Scottish Open with a comfortable win.

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Marcus Law and Kettering Town are gearing up for a huge few days

Law wants the same again as Poppies face up to huge matches

Marcus Law wants Kettering Town to “keep doing what we are doing” as they gear up for a crucial few days.

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Richard Buntings fine volley opened the scoring as AFC Rushden & Diamonds beat Northwood 4-0 at Hayden Road last month. That win, along with three others and a draw, were enough to give Andy Peaks men the team of the month award for November in the Evo-Stik South League East

In-form Thame will offer a stern test for Diamonds

Andy Peaks is expecting Thame United to offer a stern test for his table-topping AFC Rushden & Diamonds team this weekend.

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The Corby Town players celebrate Sam Mulready's winner in last weekend's 2-1 success over Leek Town at Steel Park. Picture by Alison Bagley

Corby targeting a maximum haul ahead of the festive period

Steve Kinniburgh insists Corby Town must target a maximum haul of points from their two games before Christmas.

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Joint-managers Jim Scott and Shaun Sparrow are enjoying a good season so far with Rothwell Corinthians

Corinthians fear no-one in a 'wide open' top flight

Joint-manager Jim Scott insists Rothwell Corinthians fear no-one as they get ready for a derby-day encounter with Harborough Town.

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Rushden's James Richardson is looking forward to the World Darts Championship. Picture courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Richardson is feeling confident for the 'Ally Pally'

James Richardson is gearing up for his return to the ‘Ally Pally’ stage next week.

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Alan Dickens (right) has been placed in temporary charge following the departure of Jim Mallinder (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Darbon puts faith in remaining Saints coaches following Mallinder exit

It wasn’t the kind of decision Mark Darbon would have anticipated he would have to make during the formative stages of his time at Saints.

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Captain Dylan Hartley and his fellow Saints stars are set to be consulted as the club looks to appoint a new director of rugby (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Current and former players to have their say as Saints seek Mallinder successor

The Saints board are set to consult current and former players as they seek to recruit the perfect successor for Jim Mallinder.

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Jim Mallinder was relieved of his role as Saints boss on Tuesday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints set sights on short and long-term successors for Mallinder

Chief executive Mark Darbon says Saints will run two separate processes as they seek short and long-term successors for Jim Mallinder.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks: Right decision was made at the wrong time

Andy Peaks felt the right decision was made at the wrong time after AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ match at Aylesbury was called off less than an hour before kick-off last weekend.

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Cricket

Ashes column: Dull Ashes as drama is off-wicket

Is it just me, or is this year’s Ashes just a little bit boring.

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Kyren Wilson

Wilson is warming up nicely for Dale encounter

Kyren Wilson is looking forward to a second-round match with Wales’ Dominic Dale after an excellent performance at the Dafabet Scottish Open.

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Saints supporters have been giving their reaction following Jim Mallinder's departure (picture Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints supporters give their reaction after Jim Mallinder's departure

Jim Mallinder's time at Saints has come to an end.
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Jim Mallinder and his Saints coaches secured Challenge Cup glory and Premiership success in 2014 (picture: Linda Dawson)

Jim Mallinder’s Saints departure: Tom Vickers’ view

You always knew the day would come at some point, but when it did, it still inspired a feeling of shock.

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England fast bowler James Anderson

Anderson says ‘silly’ Duckett incident has been ‘blown out of all proportion’

England fast bowler James Anderson believes the incident that saw Northants batsman Ben Duckett pour a drink over the bowler’s head was ‘blown out of proportion’.

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