News in Basildon

BASILDON Rugby Club's girls team have won through to the semi-finals of the national age group cup.

They did so thanks to a 27-10 victory against Worthing, getting off to a flying start with a try under the posts within three minutes from Lucy Lawford- Wilby which was converted by team captain Jess Ingram.

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Bowers & Pitsea with their fans after the match.

Lincoln City 1, Bowers & Pitsea 0

BRAVE Bowers and Pitsea put on a tremendous performance in the FA Cup first round at League One Lincoln City on Saturday – just running out of steam in the second half after going so close to scoring in the first half when there was little difference between the sides separated by 99 places in the football pyramid.

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Max powers Bowers to win

By Neil Speight

25th Sep 2021 | Local Sport

MAX Cornhill scored the only goal of the game as Bowers & Pitsea recorded a second victory of their Isthmian premier campaign in front of a healthy crowd of 280 at the Len Salmon Stadium this afternoon (Saturday, 25 September).

Cornhill struck in the 52nd minute against visitors Horsham and the result keeps Bowers in the middle of the table.

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Representatives of the GB team enter the stadium at today's opening ceremony.

On the day the Tokyo Olympics opened with a subdued but nevertheless impressive ceremony, one of England's most popular sporting heroes - iconic cricketer Monty Panesar, who has put down the ball and picked up the pen to follow his journalistic ambitions - writes exclusively for Nub News about why he believes it is right that the Olympics is going ahead.

Monty is currently studying an MA in International Sports Journalism at St Mary's University in Twickenham, where he has also been working with the team at Twickenham Nub News and other South and west London titles.

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A GOOD Samaritan stepped in to rescue the American motor racing dream of a Basildon teenager.

Emily Linscott is currently racing in America in the F4 US Championship but feared her season might come to an end last weekend when the engine in her car blew in practice - and she couldn't afford to replace it.

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Youngsters were superstars

By Neil Speight

6th Jul 2021 | Local Sport

YOUNG people in Basildon took part in a 'Superstars' competition this week, organised by the Basildon Twinning group.

Students from Woodlands, Gable Hall and Beauchamps High School and South Essex Gym Club took part in the event at Gloucester Park which saw them compete in nine events.

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