2017 REVIEW: A look back at the top Plymouth sports stories over the past 12 months
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2017 REVIEW: A look back at the top Plymouth sports stories over the past 12 months

JANUARY Plymouth Argyle famously held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the third round of the FA Cup before narrowly losing the replay 1-0 at a packed Home Park 10 days later, with Brazilian Lucas scoring the only goal. City of Plymouth athlete Victoria Weir represented Great Britain at the Great Edinburgh International … Continue reading

Plymouth cricket star Knight ‘chuffed’ to receive OBE in New Year’s Honours list
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Plymouth cricket star Knight ‘chuffed’ to receive OBE in New Year’s Honours list

PLYMOUTH cricket star Heather Knight has spoken of her delight at receiving an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. Knight was honoured for captaining England to World Cup glory during the summer. She said: “Delighted to be named in the New Year’s honours list. 2017 just keeps getting better! “Would have loved to see … Continue reading

Old Techs to keep New Year’s Day tradition going with fixture against Tamar Saracens
Rugby

Old Techs to keep New Year’s Day tradition going with fixture against Tamar Saracens

OLD Techs will continue their tradition of playing on New Year’s Day with a ‘social match’ against Devon One rivals Tamar Saracens (2.30pm). For seasons the Weston Mill club always played St Boniface Old Boys on January 1. However, over the years St Boniface have found it harder and harder to get a team together … Continue reading

Saltash triumph in annual festive match against St Boniface Old Boys
Rugby

Saltash triumph in annual festive match against St Boniface Old Boys

SALTASH claimed honours in their annual festive match with St Boniface Old Boys. In terrible conditions at Moorlands Lane, the Ashes triumphed 32-21 in the 42nd year of the fixture. St Boniface did have a few late drop-outs, including Chris Lowrie and Scott Meakin, but still made Cornwall/Devon League leaders Saltash work hard for their … Continue reading

Argaum show their Christmas spirit with festive donation to Derriford Hospital
Rugby

Argaum show their Christmas spirit with festive donation to Derriford Hospital

CHILDREN who find themselves in Derriford Hospital on Christmas Day are likely to receive a gift courtesy of Plymouth Argaum RFC. The Cornwall/Devon League club have followed in the footsteps of many professional sports clubs and made a donation to their local hospital. They have presented Derriford’s children’s emergency department with 40 gifts for youngsters … Continue reading

Smart’s good form continues as he wins December’s Tavistock 5kool run
Athletics

Smart’s good form continues as he wins December’s Tavistock 5kool run

TEENAGER Oliver Smart continued his fine form as he claimed victory in December’s Tavistock 5kool Run. Smart was nearly 40 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, who was East Cornwall’s Marc Smerdon, and just one second off his own under-15 course record, which he set last month. The Tavistock AC athlete clocked 16.34 seconds, with … Continue reading

GALLERY: Tavistock Wheelers and Pilgrim Flyers enjoy success at penultimate round of South West Cyclo-Cross Series
Cycling / Gallery

GALLERY: Tavistock Wheelers and Pilgrim Flyers enjoy success at penultimate round of South West Cyclo-Cross Series

TAVISTOCK Wheelers enjoyed plenty of success hosting round 11 of the South West Cyclo-Cross League. The event, the penultimate one in the series, had to be switched from Mount Kelly College to Okehampton, but Tavistock riders were still out in force and also in top form, picking up a host of top three placings. There … Continue reading