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BARNARDS Green Colts section will dust down off their whites and start indoor pre-season coaching sessions next month at Malvern College.

The seven to 10-year-olds will train from 6pm until 7pm on Thursday, March 8, in College Road with under 11s and 12s following on from 7pm until 8pm.

Sessions for the under 13s, 14s and 15s begin on Wednesday, March 7, from 6pm until 7pm.

On Sunday, March 25, there will be a pre-season registration evening at the North End Lane club for colts from 6pm until 8pm.

Parents can come along and register their children for the forthcoming summer coaching sessions.

For under 13s, summer coaching starts on Wednesday, April 18, from 6.30pm until 8pm and for under 14s and 15s on Thursday, April 19.

Under 16s and 17s will be training with the seniors on Tuesdays.

Full details can be found at barnardsgreen.com or by contacting Robin Longmore on 07967-152562.

• CRICKET - BROMYARD have started junior indoor nets on Saturdays at the town’s leisure centre in Cruxwell Street from 11am until 12.30pm.

All age groups are welcome and sessions cost £4. Meanwhile, they want to put together a junior committee this year made up of coaches and parents.

Bromyard will hold a monthly meeting and require volunteers.

• The Flaggoners Green club will hold their annual race night on Friday, March 9, at 7.30pm. For more details, visit bromyard.play-cricket.com

• FOOTBALL READERS of the Malvern Gazette are being offered free entry into Leisure Leagues’ small-sided competition at Malvern St James School.

Throughout February and March, anyone who quotes the Malvern Gazette on their entry form can place a team in the Monday league, which runs from 8pm until 10pm.

Anyone interested can call 0845- 2302340 or visit leisureleagues.net,

• GOLF ROSS SENIORS THE members are looking forward to their annual dinner, the final three matches of the round-robin league and a yellow-ball team event on March 7.

Sixteen-hole Texas scramble: 1 John Palmer, Richard Topping and Graham Chick 55.1, 2 David Rees, Richard Escolme and Colin Burchell 56.2, 3 Graham Weare, Arthur Stonadge and Keith Ray 56.6.

Winter league pairs: 1 Doug David and Roger Beaman 16 points, 2 Tim Rigden and Peter Lowe, David Rees and Gerald Turner, Nick Swan and Martin Johnson 14.

• QUIZ - UPTON AND MALVERN LEAGUE Results: Drum & Monkey 44, Brewers Arms ‘A’ 80; Newtown Club 42, Three Nuns Inn 71; Cross Keys Inn 86, Morgan Inn 75.

• RUGBY UNION

MALVERN Under 15s maintained their impressive 2012 form with a 41-5 win over Widden Old Boys.

The first-half was evenly matched with Callum Loader opening the scoring for Malvern only for a strong run down the right wing to draw Widden level just before the break.

The hosts had the benefit of the wind in the second period but it was a further 10 minutes before they regained the lead through debutant Stefan Nzi’s try.

There was then pleasing evidence of the teenagers’ growing maturity as they were prepared to keep the ball in hand, play through phases and look wide for space.

Further tries came in the final 20 minutes for Ben Jones, Tom Crooks, Harri Claxton, Max Holt and Laurie Essenhigh.

• Cheltenham North 27, Upton-upon-Severn 25

UPTON bagged two bonus points from a narrow defeat in their relegation battle at Cheltenham North in Midlands Two West (South) but should have had all five in a game they threw away.

The visitors had secured one bonus point by half-time but lacklustre defence allowed the home side to score three tries of their own before the interval.

Upton’s first score came from out wide.

After the forwards had quickly recycled a few phases the ball went left to Guy Field and he drew his man before Alex Pimlow fed Dan Aldersey to race in at the corner.

However, the story of the match then unfolded as Cheltenham soon equalised after a missed tackle in midfield.

Upton continued to dominate up front and their second try came after Pimlow was held up and from the resultant five-metre scrum the visitors drove the home side back over the line and Bookham touched down.

Upton’s third try came after 30 minutes when winger Alex Flower raced 20 metres before popping back inside for Pimlow to touch down.

Poor tackling from Upton allowed Cheltenham back into the game with a try to make it 15-10 before the Old Street side secured their bonus point with a fourth score and second for Pimlow. Rob Heeley converted.

However, Upton again let Cheltenham straight back in with more missed tackles for their third unconverted try to make the halftime score 22-15.

With the wind in their favour in the secondhalf Upton were confident of controlling the game and Heeley’s penalty made it 25-15.

For the next 30 minutes, Upton could not get their hands on the ball but it was not until the final 10 minutes that they conceded two tries.

Pimlow brace in away reverse

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