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SNOOKER: Perry makes the last eight in Latvia

Joe Perry reached the quarter-finals in the first world ranking tournament of the season, the Kaspersky Riga Masters in Latvia.

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There is top-class cricket at Bretton Gate this weekend.

FESTIVAL: Top class sport, top beer, great food, live music all in one place

Peterborough Town Sports Club provides cracking sport alongside its popular annual beer festival this weekend (June 23/24/25).

Jake Jarman.

GYMNASTICS: Jarman strikes gold for GB in Portugal

Rising Huntingdon Gymnastics Club star Jake Jarman delivered another reminder of his future Olympic potential by helping Great Britain to international success.

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Eoin Morgan's team blew it.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Moaning Morgan, England more chance than Lions of beating All Blacks, 19-year-old heroine

It’s tough to win five one-day internationals in a row which is what England were ultimately trying to do in the Champions Trophy.

Kyle Findley on top of the podium in Greece.

There’s another fabulous Findley ruling the world

Peterborough kick-boxer Kyle Findley turned up the heat in Greece last week to strike World Championship gold.

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Rob Taylor.

Rob rules in World Championships

Local kick-boxer Rob Taylor has just returned from Greece with a couple of World Championship gold medals.

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Jack Giddings in action at Snetterton.

MOTOR-RACING: Top four Silver Cup finish for Giddings

Jack Giddings, the 2014 British GT4 champion, made a welcome return to competitive action at the Snetterton 300 Circuit over the weekend after signing an 11th hour deal to partner Michael Caine in the Autoaid/RCIB Insurance team.

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Shameless Luton striker Danny Hylton celebrates after tucking away a penalty he earned with a horrible dive.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Thank goodness cheats don’t always prosper, a vomit-inducing finale, no-one likes my hero of the week

It hasn’t been a great time recently for sporting cheats.

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Ashley Dibden in action. Picture: Norwich Photo

MOTORSPORT: Double delight for Dibden

Peterborough’s Ashley Dibden enjoyed a successful Brands Hatch meeting at the weekend (May 20/21) and extended his Monoposto F3 Championship lead with two wins and a second place.

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Posh players celebrate their Football League Trophy success.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Sadly Checkatrade cash is vital, an unknown hero, over-hyped manager

Of course I’d love the Checkatrade Trophy to be scrapped.

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Successful studentsthe left were Luke Fardy 1st Dan, Andy Bowen 3rd Dan, Mandy Thorpe 4th Dan, Peter White 4th Dan, Annabel Murcott 7th Dan, Neil Harradine 3rd Dan, Clare Brown 3rd Dan, Saffron Roly 1st Dan and  Daniel Roly 1st Dan.

Annabel Murcott students are all in the black

Eight Students from the Annabel Murcott Schools of Tae Kwon Do have passed their black belt and Dan grading tests.

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Jones sisters Bethany (19), Lianne (21),and Rebecca Jones (23) with their national awards.

Keeping up with the awesome Jones’ sisters is impossible

JAMA Kickboxing siblings Rebecca, Lianne and Bethany Jones have received national recognition for their lifelong dedication and commitment to martial arts.

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Ladies' Night at the races.

HUNTINGDON MEETING: Dress to impress on Ladies’ Night at the races

Ladies’ Nights are one of the great success stories of the racing industry, helping to boost attendances for Britain’s second most popular spectator sport.

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Gary Freear in action.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Freear is a real clubman, unlike many non-league footballers, Clough a hero, cheats don’t prosper

How refreshing in a weekend of local sport dominated by professional players to see a genuine amateur clubman grab some headlines.

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Classy Anthony Joshua.

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Mighty fighters, dodgy divers and snooker snorefest

I’m no boxing fan, but Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko proved you don’t have to display pretend hate or make distasteful pre-bout comments to drum up interest in a big fight.

Jake Jarman.

GYMNASTICS: Jarman grabs a GB gold

City gymnast Jake Jarman was a gold medal winner at a four-way international competition in Ipswich at the weekend (April 29).

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SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Being an idiot can sometimes help

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Being an idiot can sometimes help

I presume it’s not compulsory to be an idiot to run world sporting organisations, but it clearly helps.

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Benn Tilley in action.

MOTORSPORT: Historic second place for Tilley

Local racing driver Benn Tilley picked up a podium placing at the Donington Historic Festival at the weekend.

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Ashley Dibden in action at Cadwell Park.

MOTORSPORT: Dibden makes a flying start at Cadwell Park

Ashley Dibden made a flying start to the Monoposto F3 Championship at Cadwell Park at the weekend (April 22/23).

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Formula One circus members Sebastian Vettel (left), Valtteri Botts (centre) and Lewis Hamilton (right).

SWANNY’S WORLD OF SPORT: Hughton is a hero, Alli is the greatest, F1 is no longer a sport, too many Welsh players

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is proof that nice guys do win sometimes, something that should give Grant McCann and his many Peterborough United admirers hope for next season.

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