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Quartet return for Ripon City derby

Ripon City will be buoyed by the return of four key players when rivals Boroughbridge arrive for the West Riding County Cup third round (1pm).

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York City's Tom Allan

Harrogate Town loan York City defender Tom Allan

Harrogate Town have brought in York City defender Tom Allan on a month’s loan to ease their defensive problems.

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Harrogate Town have been plagued by injuries throughout 2016/17. Picture: Town Pix

Weaver backing Town players to maintain form despite injury nightmare

Harrogate Town boss Simon Weaver is backing his players to maintain their fine run of form in 2017, despite an injury crisis that he admits is pushing the club to its limits.

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Fly-half Sam Fox will return to the Harrogate RUFC squad for Saturday's trip to Chester. Picture: Caught Light Photography

‘Gate boosted by return of key personnel at Chester

Harrogate RUFC will be boosted by the return of a trio of influential players for Saturday’s National Two North trip to Chester.

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Was it worth it?: Gary Ballance, who will lead Yorkshire this summer, lifting the County Championship trophy at Lords in 2015.  (Picture: PA)

Yorkshire chief brands prize money in cricket ‘a joke’

YORKSHIRE chairman Steve Denison has branded the prize money in county cricket as “a joke”.

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James Willstrop, left, on his way to a first round defeat to France's Mathieu Castagenet. Picture courtesy of PSA.

British Open - James Willstrop crashes out in Hull

Former world No 1 James Willstrop crashed out of the British Open at the first hurdle at in Hull.

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Tadcaster Albion's three goalscorers on the night, Carl Stewart, Gregg Anderson and Josh Greening celebrate after Anderson found the back of the Trafford net. Picture: Matthew Appleby

Taddy fight back to win thriller

Tadcaster Albion recovered from a two-goal deficit to beat Trafford 4-3 in thrilling fashion on Tuesday evening.

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Steve Bromley scored Harrogate Railway's solitary goal as they lost 4-1 at home to Thackley. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Out-of-form Railway beaten by Thackley

Harrogate Railway’s poor run of form continued on Tuesday evening when they were beaten 4-1 on home soil by Thackley.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins launched the Tour de Yorkshire in York two years ago but his team missed the cut this year (Picture: Bruce Rollinson).

Tour de Yorkshire hopes to add to its impressive cast list

The prospect of Mark Cavendish returning to race on Yorkshire’s roads remains alive and well, while organisers still retain hope of luring Chris Froome to the county for next month’s Tour de Yorkshire.

Cycling
Yorkshire CCC chairman Steve Denison (left), pictured with his predecessor Colin Graves at the club's AGM in 2015.
 Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Yorkshire CCC confident of easing their debt in next 10 years

YORKSHIRE believe they could clear their crippling debts within 10 years.

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The Tour de Yorkshire, and defending champion Thomas Voekler, is returning to Scarborough for the third year running

Tour de Yorkshire welcomes record number of teams in 2017

A record number of teams will ride this year’s Tour de Yorkshire, organisers have announced.

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Harrogate Hockey Club's Men's 1st XI line-up after their demolition of Chapeltown

Gate Men secure highest finish in 10 years with Chapeltown win

Harrogate Hockey Club’s Men’s 1sts secured its best league finish in 10 years after thrashing Chapeltown 7-1 in their final match of the season.

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Knaresborough Celtic's Tom Durrance, left, celebrates after finding the back of the Pannal Sports net. Picture: Adrian Murray

H & D LEAGUE: Five-star Celtic re-claim top spot

Knaresborough Celtic re-claimed pole position in the Harrogate & District Football League Premier Division after beating Pannal Sports by a 5-0 scoreline.

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Captain Gary Ballance is the latest Yorkshire player to recommit himself to the club.

Captain Gary Ballance signs new deal as Yorkshire CCC chase form in Dubai

GARY BALLANCE insists that he wants to stay at Yorkshire for the rest of his career after signing a two-year contract extension.

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Harrogate Railway Ladies were held to a 3-3 draw at Courts City. Picture: Caught Light Photography

Railway Ladies pegged back by City

Harrogate Railway Ladies were held to a 3-3 draw at Courts City despite leading on three separate occasions.

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Josh Wilson nets his second goal against Robin Hood Athletic. Picture: Peter Arnett

Wetherby denied much-needed victory in cruel fashion

Wetherby Athletic were denied a much-needed three points by a goal scored in the fifth minute of added time of Saturday’s clash with Robin Hood Athletic.

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Harrogate Town midfielder Lloyd Kerry leaves the pitch on a stretcher during Saturday's clash with Chorley. Picture: Town Pix

Town injury crisis is ‘frightening’ - Weaver

Simon Weaver bemoaned a “frightening” injury crisis at Harrogate Town and admitted that he may be forced to enter the transfer market having seen Lloyd Kerry crocked against Chorley.

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Ben Cohen in action for Knaresborough Town during Saturday's defeat at AFC Emley. Picture: Craig Dinsdale

Knaresboro’ sunk by quick-fire double

Knaresborough Town lost out 2-0 at NCEL Divisin One title-chasers AFC Emley, conceding two almost identical goals in six first-half minutes.

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DRIVING YORKSHIRE FORWARD: Yorkshire CCC chief executive Mark Arthur addresses the club's AGM at Headingley on Saturday, with director of ccricket, Martyn Moxon, watching on. Picture: Steve Riding.

Yorkshire CCC - ‘We have to leave the game in a better state than we found it’

“RUBBISH!” cried out one Yorkshire member.

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Tadcaster Albion's Rob Youhill in action against Lancaster City. Picture: Matthew Appleby

Same old story for beaten Brewers

It was case of the same old story for Tadcaster Albion after they missed a number of good chances on their way to defeat, this time at promotion-chasing Lancaster City.

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