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VIDEO: National glory for Orpington tennis team

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2:58pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

An Orpington-based tennis academy has won the Aegon team tennis national title for the first time.

Blackheath & Bromley Harrier honoured to take part in Anniversary Games

10:05am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kieran Daly admitted it was an honour to compete at the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games after the Blackheath & Bromley Harriers sprinter helped the public remember London 2012 on Horse Guards Parade.

Bexley boost survival chances by stunning leaders Sevenoaks

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10:54am Monday 21st July 2014

Relegation strugglers Bexley caused an upset in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday with an 80-run victory over league leaders Sevenoaks Vine.

Glenmore A triumphant in battle of the Glenmore

12:28am Monday 21st July 2014

Both teams from the Glenmore Arms, Glenmore Arms II and A, faced each each other this week,in the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Tier Two East and it was the A side that left with the bragging rights to stay just two points behind the league leaders, O'Dowds Flyers.

Euro stars!

6:45pm Sunday 20th July 2014

Adam and Dina selected for European Championships

Superbikes star has eye on home victory at Brands Hatch

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1:15pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne will be fighting a host of international rivals for his seventh race victory of the season this weekend when the popular British Superbike Championship comes to Brands Hatch.

Boxer edges closer to title crack after remarkable comeback

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11:46am Thursday 17th July 2014

Forest Hill’s Darryll Williams believes victory on Saturday will bring him a step closer to challenging for his first title - just 12 months after he was told that he would never box again.

Blackheath rower follows in dad's footsteps with race victory

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11:15am Thursday 17th July 2014

A young Blackheath rower is celebrating victory in one of the oldest sporting events in history.

Lashings heading to Bromley for annual clash

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10:14am Thursday 17th July 2014

Bromley’s cricketers are preparing to face world touring side the Lashings next month.

Bromley tennis youngster has eye on Wimbledon glory

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4:26pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Bromley tennis sensation Thomas Norwood will aim to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

Brands meeting ends in historic thriller

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4:05pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Brands Hatch has played host to two terrific days of historic motor racing at the HSCC Superprix, concluding with thrilling battles on the Grand Prix circuit on Sunday.

VIDEO: Williams on course for Commonwealth Games after Glasgow warm up

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1:11pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Lewisham’s Conrad Williams insists it is all systems go for the Commonwealth Games after declaring his outing at the Sainsbury’s Glasgow Grand Prix as mission accomplished.

SPORT IN BRIEF: Orpington tennis veteran honoured at club finals day

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2:42pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

Tennis, cricket, footgolf, petanque, diving, boxing and swimming - they all feature in this week's sport in brief bulletin from across the News Shopper area.

Hartley right back in KCL title chase after destroying Blackheath

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10:21am Monday 14th July 2014

Defending champions Hartley recorded a fifth consecutive win in the Kent Premier League on Saturday with a 10 wicket demolition of Blackheath.

Final SLKPA unbeaten run is over

5:22pm Sunday 13th July 2014

Ten weeks into the South London & Kent Pool Alliance summer season and the last unbeaten record has gone as Eltham Terrace Rack Pack beat Eltham Terrace Rovers in Tier Two West

Superbikes fans to get free peek behind scenes at Brands Hatch

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12:35pm Thursday 10th July 2014

Superbike enthusiasts will get the chance to see what goes on behind the scenes for free next Thursday at Brands Hatch ahead of the big weekend meeting.

SPORT IN BRIEF: Dutch joy for young gymnasts

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11:46am Thursday 10th July 2014

Gymnastics, kickboxing and cricket are all featured in this week's online sport in brief round up.

Dartford teacher to make third Commonwealth Games appearance

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4:03pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

A familiar face from Dartford will be competing in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.

Greenwich weightlifter follows in Olympian sister's footsteps at London Youth Games

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2:58pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Greenwich weightlifter Yana Smith admits a year has made a huge difference after she followed in older sister Zoe’s footsteps at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

Kent Cricket League: Rain saves Blackheath in top of table clash

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11:57am Monday 7th July 2014

Sevenoaks Vine were left wondering what could have been at the Rectory Field on Saturday as their top of the table clash with Blackheath was cut short due to rain.

O'Connors lose unbeaten streak

11:30am Saturday 5th July 2014

After nine weeks of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance summer season, Elite League leasers, O'Connors have lost their first match of the season to second placed Bellegrove.

Nostalgic weekend of motoring action awaits at Brands Hatch

News Shopper: Powerful single seaters will feature in the Derek Bell Trophy at the HSCC Superprix

2:11pm Wednesday 2nd July 2014

The Historic Sports Car Club Superprix returns to Brands Hatch later this month, promising a weekend of world-class nostalgic action at one of the sport’s classic venues.

Hello Worlds!

7:48am Tuesday 1st July 2014

Dina Asher Smith selected for World Junior Championships

Gemili keeps surprise defeat in perspective ahead of Commonwealth Games

News Shopper: Danny Talbot is too quick for Adam Gemili (far right) on Saturday. SPORTSBEAT.

2:22pm Monday 30th June 2014

Dartford’s Adam Gemili insists he is far from hitting the panic buttons after Danny Talbot sprang a surprise in the 200m to get the better of the sub-20 second man at the Sainsbury’s British championships on Saturday.

Rovers running away with it

8:26pm Friday 27th June 2014

Eltham Terrace Rovers are riding high at the top of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Tier Two West, going thirteen points clear and remain unbeaten after this week’s victory over Lord Clyde.

Big crowd expected for Lashings visit to Bexley

News Shopper: The match confirmation contract is handed over this morning

11:50am Friday 27th June 2014

Excitement is growing ahead of the much anticipated return of the world famous Lashings cricket side to Bexley Cricket Club next Friday (July 4).

Saunders takes inspiration from cousin ahead of boxing return

News Shopper: Billy Saunders

4:58pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Sidcup fighter Billy Saunders plans to follow his cousin to the top by announcing his comeback after almost seven years away from the ring.

Bromley sailor on crest of a wave after Isle of Wight race

News Shopper: Nilani Chandradeva with Dame Ellen MacArthur. SPORTSBEAT.

2:28pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

After being diagnosed with an adrenal tumour in 2010 Bromley’s Nilani Chandradeva was determined not to let it hamper her life – and she proved exactly that this weekend.

German success for Erith swimmers

News Shopper: Danielle Hills with her four gold medals

2:05pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

Erith & District Swimming Club celebrated a successful weekend at an international festival held in an open air Olympic sized pool in Bexley’s twin-town of Neheim-Hüsten, Germany. 

New Eltham karate kid a chip off the old block

News Shopper: The southern zone squad had plenty of medal success

1:23pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

A father and son from New Eltham enjoyed medal success while representing the UK national karate southern zone squad in Hornchurch. 

Gravesend cycling duo in fine form

5:20pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

The men on the move at Gravesend Cycling Club at the moment are Steve Gibson in the seniors and Mike Coulter in the veterans.

Greenwich reclaim London Youth Games judo crown

News Shopper: The Greenwich girls with their trophy and medals

4:41pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Greenwich were crowned London Youth Games female judo champions on Saturday at the National Sports Centre in Crystal Palace.

PICTURE COMPILATION: Blackheath v Sandwich Town.

News Shopper: Calum Haggett top scored for the league leaders

2:55pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Our photographer Keith Gillard caught all the action as Blackheath maintained their lead at the top of the KCL Premier Division by beating Sandwich Town.

Blackheath march on at top of Kent Cricket League after latest win

News Shopper: Charlie-Sid Speller played a vital role in the victory. Picture by Keith Gillard.

2:24pm Tuesday 24th June 2014

Impressive scoring from Calum Haggett (75) and Charlie-Sid Speller (74) saw Blackheath maintain top spot in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division.

Wimbledon personality quiz: Which top tennis player are you?

News Shopper: Which tennis star should you support based on your personality? The answer may surprise you...

1:00pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Which player should you be supporting at Wimbledon based on your personality? Take our test to find out.

Sprinters star in Braunschweig and Bedford

7:48am Monday 23rd June 2014

Memorable weekend for Gemili, Daly and Asher Smith

Bean boxer ready for Queensbury League debut

News Shopper: Tom Woledge

1:45pm Thursday 19th June 2014

Former amateur champion Tom Woledge from Bean is looking forward to making a big statement next month when he laces the gloves back on for his debut in the UK’s premier boxing league.

Aussie defeat ends Bromley tennis player's doubles Wimbledon dream

News Shopper: Sean Thornley is enjoying a successful 2010 on the court

4:47pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Bromley’s Sean Thornley refused to be downcast despite seeing his Wimbledon championship doubles dream, alongside David Rice, ended by Australian pairing Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington in Roehampton today.

SPORT IN BRIEF: Dartford school team reach rugby league final again

News Shopper: The London Broncos players are pictured with members of the Leigh Academy team

4:09pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

The Year 10 girls’ rugby league team from Leigh Academy in Dartford are making history yet again.


News Shopper: Richard Selvey-Clinton top scored for Bromley with 86 runs. Pictures by Keith Gillard.

11:51am Wednesday 18th June 2014

Bromley defeated Bexley by 86 runs on Saturday in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division and our photographer KEITH GILLARD was there to capture all the action.

Bromley stay in title contention with Bexley victory

News Shopper: Top scorer Richard Selvey-Clinton celebrates his half century. Picture by Keith Gillard.

1:44pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Richard Selvey-Clinton led Bromley to an 86-run home win over Bexley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division on Saturday.

High Five!

7:49am Tuesday 17th June 2014

Blackheath & Bromley athletes are selected for the Commonwealth Games

Burton rues missed Wimbledon chances

4:51pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Sidcup tennis player Lewis Burton believes missed chances cost him and partner Marcus Willis as the pair’s bid for a spot at Wimbledon was halted at the first qualifying round.

O'Dowds flying high at top of Tier Two East

3:52pm Saturday 14th June 2014

After seven weeks of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance Summer season, O'Dowds Flyers are top of Tier Two East by four points after this week's victory over Glenmore Arms II.

American speed festival thrills Brands Hatch crowds

News Shopper: Monster Trucks entertained the huge crowd

9:49am Thursday 12th June 2014

Thousands of fans flocked to a sunny Brands Hatch last weekend as the north Kent venue took on a foreign flavour by hosting American SpeedFest II.

SPORT IN BRIEF: Millwall duo go extra mile for Prostate Cancer UK

News Shopper: SPORT IN BRIEF: Millwall duo go extra mile for Prostate Cancer UK

10:59am Thursday 12th June 2014

CYCLING: Team Millwall, made up of programme editor Billy Taylor and photographer Brian Tonks, successfully completed the London to Amsterdam cycle challenge over the weekend - raising over £2,500 for Prostate Cancer UK in the process.

Dartford boxer in confident mood ahead of clash

News Shopper: Matt Hilliker (right) is looking forward to July's trip to the Ally Pally

4:18pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Dartford title contender Matt Hilliker is getting ready for the biggest fight of his life next month as he prepares to step through the ropes at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.

VIDEO: Greenwich Commonwealth Games baton carrier Jonathan Webb

News Shopper: Jonathan Webb. SPORTSBEAT.

4:42pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Greenwich athlete Jonathan Webb admits carrying the Queen’s baton across the Olympic Park in Stratford has given him enough memories to last a lifetime.

PICTURE COMPILATION: Bexley v Blackheath

News Shopper: Adeel Malik hits a six, the only batsman to do so for Bexley.

4:04pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Blackheath brushed aside Bexley by 143 runs on Saturday and our photographer KEITH GILLARD caught all the action on his camera. Check out his photos here.

Blackheath see off Bexley in convincing fashion

News Shopper: Batsman Tanweer Sikandar was in impressive form. Picture by Keith Gillard.

11:41am Tuesday 10th June 2014

Tanweer Sikandar and Tom Mees each played key roles as leaders Blackheath enjoyed an emphatic 143-run success at Bexley in the Kent Cricket League Premier Division.

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