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Helliwell’s second Merit win

Richard Helliwell won the Halifax League’s Briggs Priestley Merit at Luddenden Foot on Sunday.

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Jack Brooks fires in a delivery against Surrey at Headingley.

BLOG: Yorkshire v Surrey - Day Two at Headingley - As It Happened

DESPITE losing several hours’ play to the weather, Surrey strengthened their grip on proceedings against Yorkshire on day two at Headingley.

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Actions from FC Halifax Town v Southport. David Brooks

Former Town loanee linked with move to Premier League

Ex-FC Halifax Town loanee David Brooks could be on the verge of a move to Premier League club Everton.

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Johnny Freeman  with his daughter Karen at the Halifax v Celtic Crusaders match in 2008.

Obituary: Fax legend Johnny Freeman

Halifax’s legendary winger Johnny Freeman, a member of the club’s Hall of Fame, has died in his native Wales.

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Actions from Copley v Triangle cricket at Copley CC. Pictured is Oliver Thorpe

Easy win for league side

The Halifax League side overcame a bumpy start to ease to a 105 run victory over the Dales Council at Drighlington yesterday.

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Martin Riley -Pic by: Richard Parkes

Part-time status won’t be a problem, insists Riley

Martin Riley believes FC Halifax Town can put up a strong showing in the National League next season despite their part-time status.

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Actions from the Hx-Hudds Union 9 hole clubs' championship, golf at Lightcliffe GC. Pictured is Frank Greaves

Third time lucky for Frank’s men

The Halifax-Huddersfield Union’s select side got off the mark for the season at the third attempt with a 22-14 win over East Riding at Saddleworth yesterday.

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Halifax RU’s new coaching team

Halifax RU’s new coaching team

Halifax RUFC have moved quickly to fill the coaching void created by the shock departure of Neil Spence.

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Actions from Todmorden v Darwen, Worsley Cup quarter final. Pictured is pro Kelly Smuts

Smuts hits 70 in Tod defeat

Todmorden have slipped to fifth in the Lancashire League after a three-wicket home defeat at the hands of new leaders Darwen yesterday.

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Fax miss chance at Swinton, but Marshall revved up for derby date

Fax miss chance at Swinton, but Marshall revved up for derby date

Halifax coach Richard Marshall pledged his side would “come out fighting” when they return to the Shay after six weeks on the road for next Sunday’s derby against Bradford Bulls (3.0).

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Late drop goal inflicts costly defeat on Fax

Late drop goal inflicts costly defeat on Fax

Halifax suffered another setback in their chase for a top four finish in the Championship as they slipped up at Swinton, losing 13-12 at Heywood Road.

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Rugby League - Siddal v Wigan St Patricks. Chris Brooke for Siddal.

Brooke dismissal costly

Eight days after dropping their first point of the National Conference League season at Rochdale Mayfield, champions Siddal were beaten for the first time yesterday.

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Sowerby Bridge v Warley, at SBCC. Pictured is Jake Dixon

Dixon’s last-ball heroics

Jake Dixon was the man of the moment as Sowerby Bridge replaced Blackley at the top of the Halifax League’s middle section yesterday.

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Actions from Mytholmroyd v Jer Lane, Parish Cup Semi-Final, at Mytholmroyd. Pictured is Jack Earle

Jack’s the lad for ‘Royd

Mytholomroyd’s Jack Earle has been given an extra chance to shine by brother Tom this year and he is grabbing his opportunity with both hands.

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Actions from the game Barkisland v Kirkburton - cricket at Barkisland
Pictured is Ben Westbrook

Ben’s ton to no avail

A Ben Westbrook century was in vain for Barkisland, who stay in the Huddersfield League Premiership’s bottom two after a 13-run defeat at Broad Oak.

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Four Halifax-based players in England RL squad for Ladies' World Cup in July. Danielle Titterington, Kim Field, Amy Hardcastle and Kirsty Moroney.

Siddal’s Amy stars for England

Halifax’s Amy Hardcastle made it four international tries in four days as England Women completed a hard-fought double over France in Perpignon last night.

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Halifax AFL team folds

Halifax AFL team folds

Salem have withdrawn their reserve team from Division Three of the Haslem-Sheppard Halifax AFL.

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Police officers man a cordon in Finsbury Park, north London, after a van struck pedestrians. PA

Vigil in Batley to remember terror attack victims

A vigil is to be held in Batley today to remember the victims of the terror attack in Finsbury Park.

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Cricket game forfeited over concern for safety of players observing Ramadan

A cricket game involving a Calderdale club was abandoned by the umpires when the Brighouse team, containing seven players observing Ramadan felt they could not play on.

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Marshall tips Grix to recover to face Lions

Marshall tips Grix to recover to face Lions

Coach Richard Marshall expects key forward Simon Grix to be fit to play in Sunday’s Championship clash with Swinton at Heywood Road (3.0).

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