Football: Harlow edge Enfield in pre-season friendly

THERE was a brilliant atmosphere at the pre-season friendly game played between Harlow Town and Enfield Town last night (Friday). Both sets of fans in the 157 crowd (decent figure for a PSF!) made lots of noise especially in the second half when both mixed together in The Jack Chapman Stand trading songs and banter.

Athletics: Marklew makes mark in Braintree

PERHAPS the most notable results came in the U17 age group. Although there were only three athletes their performances were impressive: Donald Campbell was only just off PB pace in the 1500m and he had competed for the men’s team the day before; Will Marklew came down from the National Schools’ Championships and collected first in the javelin, B long jump and second in the high jump; Bryn Thorpe, making his youth league debut, won the A long jump and was second in the 100m hurdles. This was made more remarkable as the race had to be re-run, as the hurdles had been placed on the wrong marks, and his second time was quicker!

Cricket: Harlow Town back on form

AFTER last week horror show the Town needed maximum bouncebackability against the inform Old Brents. Skipper Ashley Alderson lost the toss and with the overnight rain unsurprisingly found his team being asked to bat. Conditions were humid and with regular opener Pat Yates running late and reserve opener Tom Price also late, the skipper donned his pads and took to the wicket with regular opener Shiraz Ali. With the ball zipping around early on coupled with some exaggerated bounce from the drying wicket the pair did well to take the score to 47 before Ashley (25) was caught trying to up the rate. Bilal (16) and Shiraz (28) both batted well but were unable to convert good starts, before Ramya Upadhyay (61 not out) played the key innings to make sure the Town posted a respectable if somewhat light 198 from their 50 overs. A quick fire 16 from Shaun Alderson, including the only 6 of the day, off 9 balls ensured the innings finished positively for the Town.

Athletics: Harlow shine at Felsted

HARLOW Running Club had 20 runners out at the Felsted 10K road race on a very warm and muggy Sunday morning over a gently undulating course across the Essex countryside. First Harlow runner was Steve Murtagh in 4th place out of 317 finishers and 1st Vet 50 in an excellent 35min 21sec. He was followed home by Rob Lowe 13th in 38min 09sec, Jamie Jephcott 19th in 39min 22sec and John Tennant 60th and 3rd Vet 60 in 43min 22sec.

Cricket: Harlow downed by Woodford

THE day started well for the Town as stand in skipper Neil Gladwin won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket that was at best going to be unpredictable. Although the Town were missing two key seam bowlers recent performances from all the other bowlers and the introduction of the in form Mohammed Hassan Ali to the attack the skipper and team were in positive mood.

Athletics: No hitches in Hitchin for Harlow

HARLOW Running Club competed in the last round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League Division 2 over an undulating 10K course at Hitchin. Harlow went into this race in 3rd position out of 9 teams, 1 point behind rivals Royston, knowing that a good performance on the day could see them gain promotion. Once again the ladies outshone the men by coming 2nd in their race with the men 3rd and overall HRC were 2nd to gain 15 points, 1 more than Royston. This meant that both teams finished the league on 58 points with North Herts Road Runners on top with 70 points. With only two teams being promoted Royston finished 2nd on count back by virtue of a better individual total leaving HRC missing out by the narrowest of margins.

Athletics: Another Kinney double marathon

HARLOW Running Club member Andy Kinney completed another of his exhausting double race weekends. On Friday he ran the Ards Half Marathon in County Down Northern Ireland, finishing in 510th place out of 639 finishers in 2hrs 09min 48sec. Then on Saturday, just a few miles away, he ran the Bangor Parkrun 5K finishing in 110th place out of 179 finishers in 30min 15sec.

Cricket: Outstanding Harlow hammer Epping

THIS they achieved with a mixture of good shot selection and well judged running to reach drinks at 103 for 3 from 25 overs clearly looking to push on to reach a competitive target against the in form Town. The partnership of Lycett (26) and Bagga (52) was broken soon after the break when Bagga tried to force the pace with the impressive Ronnie Yates picking up the first of his 4 wickets to an easy catch at slip from Neil Galdwin. Two balls later the same combination accounted for Patel to put Epping on the back foot once more. A quick fire 23 from Mithani briefly threatened but it was left to a final wicket partnership of 28 to elevate Epping to 174 which looks very short of a competitive total.

Give mini-rugby a try!

MINI Rugby is for girls and boys aged 6 (School year 2) to 12 (School year 7) and all are welcome to come along. If you have children who may be keen to try rugby, please bring them along to give it go and see if they like it. Mini Rugby is a series of simplified versions of rugby to introduce kids to to rugby”.

Top Basketball coming to Harlow

Leopards won the league, play-offs and National Cup treble in 2012 before winning the National Trophy in 2013 and finishing as division one runners-up last season. They normally recruit two American players who combine playing with coaching in local schools, with last year’s 6’9” forward Howard Crawford leading the league in points per game (20.8), total blocks (25) and free-throw percentage (78.3%).

Cricket: Harlow triumph over Old Southendians

TWENTY-FOUR was on the board before Ashley Alderson removed Johnson for 15 bringing the OSSCC Australian overseas Michael Hill to the crease. From ball one he looked in control, his shot selection, judgment and execution all came together to deliver one of the best innings from a visiting player for some time. He took advantage of a very good pitch and steered the OSSCC innings almost to its close, finally falling in the last couple of overs for 142 with Pat Yates taking a sharp stumping off brother Ronnie.

Cricket: Harlow give no hope to Stanford

ON Sunday the Town travelled to the lovely ground of Abridge for their annual friendly but found a weaker than usual opposition. Town won the toss and elected to bat to on a lovely hot summers’ day. Highlights of the innings were a majestic 120 from Charlie Coleman, 35 from skipper Ben Eversden and 22 from Daniel Gleeson as the Town racked up 261 from their 40 overs. The Abridge innings never got going and they were dismissed for just 80. Daniel Gleeson bowled excellently to record his maiden 5 wicket haul finishing with 5 for 13.

Running: Harlow take to the hills

HARLOW Running Club competed in the second round of the Herts/Essex Mid Week Road Race League Div 2 last week, over a very undulating 10K course at Stevenage. Once again the ladies team outperformed the men, finishing in a fantastic 1st place out of 9 teams with the men finishing in 4th place and overall Harlow finished in 3rd place.

Athletics: County cheer for Harlow Athletics Club

WHILST these events were unfolding in Chelmsford, Ellie Williams and Mohamed Tambedou set about picking up five bronze medals between them at Watford: Tambedou began his day with the U17 Men’s 100m and clocked a new PB of 11.48s. Buoyed by this success he went on to achieve another PB in the U17 High Jump, with a jump of 1.80m. Ellie Williams picked up her hat-trick of bronzes in the Discus, Javelin and Triple Jump respectively. Whilst none of her distances were PBs she was particularly happy with the ‘bonus’ Triple Jump success as her training had been hampered by knee injuries.

Glittering prizes at Harlow Rugby Club awards night

HARLOW Rugby Club Clubhouse was packed to capacity last Friday for the Club senior awards evening. The Club were pleased to welcome as guests Bob Whittle, President of Essex RFU who presented a number of the major awards and also Ivor Smith Secretary of Essex RFU. The success of the sport depends on a large and hard working ream of volunteers and these were recognized by a number of awards including the RFU President’s awards, two Essex President’s Awards and an RFU Volunteer Award

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