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Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
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Oldham Kyokushinkai Karate Club welcomes new members

Senior lesson

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Oldham Kyokushinkai Karate club meets every Tuesday and Thursday night at Springhead Congregational Church to practice the strongest karate.

The club was established in 1975.


There are classes for both juniors and adults, first lessons are free and beginners are welcome.

Junior class starts at 7pm till 8pm on both days and seniors (16yrs and older) starts at 8pm till 9pm on both days.

The club is family friendly and welcomes […]

Saddleworth Village Olympics given new flag by Uppermill Methodist Church

The ladies of Uppermill Methodist Church with the SVO flag at the presentation

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Village Olympics recently organised a crown green bowling taster session at Friezland Bowling Club.

Organisers said the village Olympics crown green bowling second taster day at Friezland Bowling Club attracted some “fresh new faces” to the sport.

A spokesperson told Saddleworth News: “The organising committee will now assess the success of the event and decide whether or not to include this sport […]

Rangers set new world record!

A great team effort secured the record

Saddleworth Rangers amateur rugby league team has set a new world record for the longest ever game of touch rugby.

Over the bank holiday weekend 28 Saddleworth Rangers players kept a game of touch going continuously for 30 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds. It beat the previous time of 30 hours, set by Waterloo RU in 2012.

One of those involved, Dave Tyrell, said; “It was physically and emotionally demanding but […]

Saddleworth Rangers attempt world record this weekend

Saddleworth Rangers will this weekend attempt to break the world record for the longest ever game of touch rugby.

28 players will have to keep a game of touch going for 30 hours to beat the record, set by Waterloo Rugby Union club in 2012. On the other half of the main pitch, juniors, opposition teams and past players will take turns to also play continuously for 30 hours between them. The event takes place over the bank holiday on […]

The last ever Saddleworth & District Cricket League Tanner Cup final this Sunday

Saddleworth Cricket Club

This Sunday (16th August) will see the last ever Saddleworth & District Cricket League Tanner Cup final. The reason being The Saddleworth & District League & The Central Lancashire League have agreed to merge and will become the Pennine Cricket League in 2016.

Saddleworth and local rivals Greenfield meet for the first time in the final. Both clubs are founder members of the league and the trophy was first played for in 1925. This makes it […]

Delph win a thriller

Delph won a thrilling match on Saturday against second in the table Elland, defending a relatively modest total. Elland won the toss and had no hesitation in putting Delph into bat on a wicket that was still drying out after the week’s heavy downpours.

Both openers, Irfan Zahoor and Bruce Cruse, went for 11 and Elland then made inroads into the middle order when Faisal Butt (10) and Arron Lilley (13) both carelessly holed out. Delph were then indebted to […]

Delph & Dobcross reach the final of the Sykes Cup

Last Sunday, Delph reached the final of the Huddersfield League RomidaSykes Cup with a solid team performance against table topping Hoylandswaine.

Putting Hoylandswaine into bat, Adnan Ghaus struck in his first over by clean bowling Alan Mynett for a duck. Alan Morris soon followed, caught at slip, and when Warren Jones took a stunning one handed diving catch to remove skipper John Sadler, Delph were firmly in the driving seat.

Aussie Michael Cranmer was then caught by Grant Jones, standing […]

Delph & Dobcross bow out of the Heavy Woollen Cup on the toss of a coin

On Sunday Delph were due to play Wrenthorpe in a Heavy Woollen Cup 3rd round tie. Heavy rain meant a start could not be made in the match and following the toss of a coin Wrenthorpe called correctly to proceed through to the semi final.

The weather was also the ultimate winner in the match on Saturday at Scholes, which, although avoiding most of the bad weather in the area, for much of the day, finally succumbed. Scholes set a […]

Delph cricket lose their fourth league match in a row

On Saturday Delph lost their 4th league match in a row, in yet another nail-biter, which went down to the final over. Winning the toss and batting, Delph were soon in trouble, losing openers Irfan Zahoor (10), Bruce Cruse (19) and overseas player Kevin Hook (8), to leave them struggling at 3 for 40. Arron Lilley and Faisal Butt looked to rebuild before Lilley was caught behind for 22.

Butt scored his first half century of the season, but soon […]

Delph Narrowly Fail In Run Chase

Delph fell to their first defeat of the season at the home of last season’s league champions, Honley, falling agonising short by 4 runs in a gripping run chase. After being put into bat, Honley made a steady start before opener Danny Howard fell for 8.

The remainder of the Honley innings was then built around a well crafted 100 by Simon Kelly, scoring his third ton on the run against Delph.

It was scored off 132 balls and contained […]

Delph through to 2nd Round of Sykes Cup

Delph eased their way through to the 2nd round of the Sykes Cup with a comprehensive win against Thongsbridge.

Delph won the toss and batted on a cold grey day and Faisal Butt set off in a hurry quickly getting to 23 before being bowled. The main stand of the innings then followed between Irfan Zahoor (90) and Kevin Hook (77), who put on 172 before being parted.

They both fell in quick succession and it was left to Bruce […]

Diggle FC Reserves win the Huddersfield FA Junior Cup

Diggle FC were celebrating their 2nd trophy in as many weeks as their Reserve Team clinched the Huddersfield FA Junior Cup, with a 1-0 victory over Shepley Reserves.

Diggle were totally dominant throughout the game, restricting their opponents to very few chances, even in the first half when playing into a strong wind, but the vital goal was scored in the 65th minute when a Brian Lord free kick was parried by the Shepley goalkeeper into the path of Diggle […]

Delph opened their season with a comprehensive victory against newly promoted Hall Bower.

Delph opened their season with a comprehensive victory against newly promoted Hall Bower.

After being put into bat Delph soon lost opener Bruce Cruse, but new recruit Kevin Hook and Irfan Zahoor added 68 before Zahoor fell for 43.

Hook fell soon after passing his half century (2 4’s and 5 6’s) and then Arron Lilley took control with a blistering 80 off 68 balls (6 4’s and 5 6’s).

Strong lower order batting with skipper Grant Jones (32no) […]

Uppermill AFC turn the tables on 3D Dynamo Veterans

Uppermill AFC.

Uppermill AFC avenged a 6-2 defeat 6 weeks ago by turning the tables and thrashing 3D Dynamo Veterans (Over 35 years) 6-2.

The match was played on Sunday 15th on the Woolpack playing fields in Dobcross.

After a strong opening Uppermill led at half time thanks to goals from Keith Ireland and Andy Thorpe. In the second half further goals by Keith Prior, Malc Cunningham and Manager Andy Tither were crowned by a Asa Cocker overhead kick!.