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Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

We have now reached the halfway point of the summer – it has been seven weeks since the last games of the regular season were played, and the 2018/19 season kicks-off in just six weeks.

Gills set for tough season openers

Gillingham will have a few stern tests ahead of them after the 2018/19 season fixtures were announced.

Big season opener for Addicks

Charlton fans face the long trek to Sunderland for the 2018/19 season opener on 4 August. To make things worse for the travelling faithful, the game will kick-off at 12.30pm as it is being shown live on Sky.

Addicks edge closer to takeover

Charlton Athletic and ‘a group o‎f investors linked to the Australian Football Consortium’, issued this statement regarding the takeover on Tuesday:

Bauer tipped to leave Addicks

Reports over the weekend suggested that newly promoted Blackburn are closing in on a deal to take Patrick Bauer to Ewood Park.

For once, some football news

There was no definitive news about the sale of the club on Friday. For once, football news took centre stage.

Find 50 World Cup Quiz kicks off

The build-up has been great, the pundits have spoken and now it’s time for the main event – the 2018 World Cup.

Clarity needed for Addicks fans

Rumours started building after lunch on Wednesday, that Andrew Muir’s proposed takeover of the club had hit a snag and was floundering.

Magennis set to exit

The South London Press revealed on Tuesday that the Addicks are prepared to listen to offers for Ezri Konsa and Josh Magennis.

Hadler signs new Gillingham deal

Goalkeeper Tom Hadler will stay with Gillingham for a further year after putting pen to paper on a new contract.

Gills snap up Bromley midfielder

Gillingham have completed the signing of Bromley midfielder Josh Rees on a two-year deal.

Evans makes Folkestone switch

It was one out of two for Invicta boss Neil Cugley as he tried to seal deals with two of his main targets ahead of Folkestone Invicta’s forthcoming Bostik Premier Division season as they try to build on last season’s unexpected – but, as the season progressed totally deservedly successful campaign in 2017/18.

More ins and outs at Bromley

Following on from the signing of Bobby-Jo Taylor, Kyle Da Silva and the re-singing of Adam Mekki, George Porter and Dan Johnson last week, Bromley added central defender Jake Goodman from Maidenhead Utd to their playing staff on Friday.

O’Boyle rejoins the Dockers

Erith Town have announced that Steve O’Boyle has joined Adam Woodward’s backroom staff for the forthcoming season.

All change at The Valley?

The Australian consortium bidding to buy Charlton appear to be inching slowly towards their goal. It has been reported that the group are hopeful of finally getting the deal over the line this week.

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Bell leads Warwickshire fightback

Bell leads Warwickshire fightback

England Test stalwart Ian Bell appears intent on inspiring a momentous Warwickshire run-chase at Tunbridge Wells after Kent set the visitors a mammoth victory target of 519 in a shade over five sessions.

Kent dominate at Tunbridge Wells

Second-innings centuries by Sean Dickson and Joe Denly helped Kent to build a potentially game-defining lead of 431 runs as the hosts closed on day two of their top-of-the-table Specsavers County Championship clash with Warwickshire on an impressive 359 for six.

Beaumont stars as England win

England Women hit the highest IT20 score in the history of the game – and Kent’s Tammy Beaumont the second-fastest IT20 ton – as they stamped their mark on the Vitality IT20 Tri-Series with a 121-run victory over South Africa.

Wickets tumble at Tunbridge Wells

Twenty wickets fell on a highly dramatic opening day at Tunbridge Wells, with Specsavers County Championship Division Two leaders Warwickshire dismissing second-placed Kent for 197 before themselves crumbling to 125 in reply after tea.

Rouse hoping to maintain form

Kent Spitfires’ wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Rouse will hope to extend his white-ball heroics into the Specsavers County Championship this week (Wednesday) when the county entertain Division 2 rivals Warwickshire in a top-of-the-table clash at Tunbridge Wells.

Kemsing romp to victory

On a gloomy and blustery day at Kemsing, home skipper Grahame Wood won the toss and had no hesitation in batting first on a hard, dry strip against Horsmonden.

Spitfires power into One Day Final

Heino Kuhn steered Kent Spitfires into their first Lord’s final in 10 years with his fourth century in five innings in the Royal London One-Day Cup as they overcame Worcestershire Rapids by two wickets at Blackfinch New Road.

Kuhn steers Kent into One Day semis

Former South African international Heino Kuhn powered Kent Spitfires through to a spot in the semi-finals of the Royal London One-Day Cup and ended Notts Outlaws’ reign as holders in the process.

Kent boosted by Billings return

Kent have been boosted ahead of Thursday’s Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Notts Outlaws at Trent Bridge by news that they can now select influential captain Sam Billings for their vital quarter final tie.

Kent held in Gloucestershire

Graeme van Buuren and Kieran Noema-Barnett staged a gritty rearguard action to thwart Kent’s quest for a fourth straight Specsavers County Championship win and salvage a draw for Gloucestershire on the final day of the match at Bristol.

Henry puts Kent in command

Matt Henry put the skids under Gloucestershire on the third day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Bristol to raise the prospect of a fourth consecutive win for Second Division promotion contenders Kent.

Stevens shines as Kent take charge

Darren Stevens once again demonstrated that age is no object as Kent took charge on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Gloucestershire at the Brightside Ground.

Dickson stars as Kent dominate

Sean Dickson became the first Kent player to register a hundred in the Specsavers County Championship this season as Gloucestershire’s bowlers were made to toil at the Brightside Ground.

Spitfires downed at Chelmsford

Ravi Bopara and Dan Lawrence smashed centuries to set Essex Eagles up for a home quarter-final tie in the Royal London Cup with a comfortable victory over Kent Spitfires at Chelmsford.

Walker praises flying Spitfires side

Head coach Matt Walker says that strength of character and a surge in his team’s confidence have transformed Kent from South Group also-rans into Royal London One-Day Cup knockout stage qualifiers.

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Hill back to where it all began

Hill back to where it all began

Aged just 19 back in 2013, BRDC ‘Rising Star’ Jake Hill had been struggling to raise a budget to race, and was facing a season off, not by choice of course, when completely unexpectedly the call came that would change his career.

Championship leader Jewiss moves on Croft

British F4 Championship leader, Kiern Jewiss, moves onto Croft this weekend for the fifth race weekend of the 2018 season and he is looking to extend his lead at the top of the points table before the summer break.

Lidsey back behind the wheel

Five weeks since he was last in competitive action, Brett Lidsey returns to the track at Croft Circuit in North Yorkshire this coming weekend, 23rd/24th June, when the Renault UK Clio Cup resumes for rounds nine and 10 of the season.

Drivers have had their Shredded Wheat

Kent’s Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher is aiming to carry its recent strong form into this coming weekend as the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship reaches its mid-way point at Croft Circuit.

Camier ready for Laguna Seca test

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team head to Laguna Seca this weekend where Kent’s Leon Camier gets his first chance to ride the legendary American circuit on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2.

Summer in the streets for Paffett

The DTM heads into the fourth round of the 2018 season and it’s off to Nuremberg for the single street circuit on the calendar, the Norisring, and since 2000, Mercedes-AMG Motorsport has won 15 races in Nuremberg, with Kent’s Gary Paffett claiming victory twice.

Conway second at Le Mans

Mike Conway took his second runners-up spot in three years after a historic weekend for TOYOTA GAZOO Racing saw the Japanese manufacturer secure a one-two victory at the Circuit de La Sarthe with Mike and #7 TS050 coming home in second place behind the #8.

Conway heads to Le Mans

Mike Conway and his Toyota Gazoo Racing team are ready for the challenge of the Le Mans 24 Hours this week, targeting victory in what is the second round of the 2018-19 FIA World Endurance Championship.

Positive weekend for Hawkey

Esmee Hawkey rounded off the first half of the season with solid performances on her first Porsche Carrera Cup GB visit to the picturesque Cheshire circuit.

2019 BTCC calendar announced

Series organiser, TOCA, has today released the official calendar for the 2019 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship.

Jewiss excels at Oulton

Kiern Jewiss was, once again, the driver to beat at Oulton Park this past weekend as the Double R Racing youngster dominated free practice and qualifying before finishing the weekend with one win, three podiums, two pole positions and two fastest laps!

Podium and class win for Motorbase

Motorbase Performance celebrated a return to the rostrum at Oulton Park, with Dan Vaughan claiming his 2nd Pro-Am class win of the season and 3rd podium during rounds 7 and 8 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship.

Hill battles to points at Oulton

Maintaining his 100% finishing record in the 2018 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, and his lead in the Dunlop #ForeverForward category for most places gained, Trade Price Cars Brisky Racing’s Jake Hill battled into the championship points in the final race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

Double delight for Motorbase

Team Shredded Wheat Racing with Gallagher celebrated a superb double podium and six, top nine finishes during an action-packed weekend for rounds 10, 11 and 12 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship at Oulton Park.

Successful weekend for Cook

This weekend was the start of Louise Cook’s World Rally Championship campaign, on Rally Italia Sardegna based in Alghero. Louise is the only female driver in the entirety of the World Rally Championship.

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Kent Kings set for Bees test

Kent Kings set for Bees test

With the early season National Trophy [NT] campaign completed, it’s the Travel Plus Tours National League [TPTNL] which at last is to take centre stage for the Kent SLYDE Kings – beginning with the visit of the Coventry Bees to Central Park Stadium on Monday.

Best back with the Dynamos

Six years after he last donned a Mos jersey, the Invicta Dynamos have announced the return of 26 year old creative forward Callum Best who signs for the club where he has previously amassed 127 points in 71 games.

Big test for Kent Exiles

First meets second on Sunday afternoon when Kent Exiles American football team take on Cambridgeshire Cats at Beaverwood Sports Ground, Chislehurst, in the Southern Football Conference Division One East.

Kent Kings set for massive test

Kent SLYDE Kings face their most important match of the 2018 Speedway season so far up in the Potteries on Saturday – taking on Stoke in the second leg of their National Knock-out Cup [NKOC] first round tie.

Scotsman McKinnon joins Dynamos defence

21 year old Scottish defenceman Thomas McKinnon is the latest player to join the Invicta Dynamos ahead of the 2018/19 campaign with the blue liner moving to Kent after four seasons icing in Canada.

Canterbury Harriers trio off to ITU

As a result from their great performances last year, 3 Canterbury Harriers will be going to the ITU (International Triathlon Union) Multi sport festival in Denmark between 9th July to the 14th.

Disappointing defeat for Kent Kings

It was agony at Arlington on Saturday as the Kent SLYDE KIngs went down to a record defeat to local rivals Eastbourne Eagles.

Bartlett brothers bolster Mos attack

Prolific twins Cameron and Grant Bartlett are the latest new additions to the Invicta Dynamos roster ahead of 2018/19 after Head Coach Kevin Parrish secured the signatures of the pair bringing them to Kent from the Chelmsford Chieftains.

Results Fitness Medway go Gung Ho again!!

On July 7th, our team from Results Fitness Medway (RFM) and some friends and family will walk, run, jump and bounce our way around the Gung Ho Brands Hatch 5k course, including bounding over 10 of the most epic giant inflatable obstacles.

Kent Kings look to go again

If revenge is a dish best served cold, then for the hosts of Saturday’s return National Trophy [NT] fixture between Eastbourne and Kent might find the SLYDE Kings too hot to handle – such is the high in the camp after a brilliant comeback on Monday evening.

Mos move for defenceman Munroe

Invicta Dynamos Head Coach Kevin Parrish has added experience to his back line with the transfer of defenceman Andy Munroe from the London Raiders who signs in Kent with over 400 EPL games and 100 NIHL fixtures under his belt.

Late win for Kent Kings

The assembled masses at Kent Speedway are, let’s face it, hardly likely at this time of year when the British sporting public is supposedly besotted with tennis going to join in with such an obsession.

Asher-Smith shines in Stockholm

Keeping her emotions in check was key according to Kent’s Dina Asher-Smith as the sprinter backed up her British-record setting form with another storming run at the latest Diamond League meeting.

Good news for Kent Kings

Good news for the Kent SLYDE Kings ahead of today’s National Trophy match versus Eastbourne Eagles is that summer signing Jacob Clouting is fit to resume his so far truncated career with the Central Park Stadium-based side.

Yarnold hoping to inspire with OBE

Kent’s Lizzy Yarnold hopes her OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List will serve as an inspiration to other athletes to pursue success in their respective sports.

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