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Ian Botham, caught in action

Cricketing ghosts and heroes of Priory Meadow

Local resident and cricket enthusiast, Michael Gould recalls the glories of the unique seaside cricket ground that once stood on the site of the Priory Meadow Shopping Centre – and anticipates a shining future for the young guns of Hastings & St. Leonards Priory Cricket Club, the “Community Club.”

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Jellyfish, UFOs and Speedos

What is it about swimming in the sea that turns otherwise rational (well semi-rational) human beings into tide-obsessed amphibians? It’s certainly not the freezing-to-lukewarm temperatures, the chance encounters with Unidentified Floating Objects, or being frequently described by passers by in words to the effect of: ‘that person must be bleeping insane’. Luca Bercelli writes.

Posted 23:26 Monday, Jul 2, 2018 In: Sport Tags: ,
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National charity serves up free tennis

With Wimbledon just around the corner and during the first weekend of the prestigious Nature Valley International Tennis Tournament in Eastbourne, national sports charity, Tennis For Free has served up an ace for Bexhill-on-Sea at Egerton Park and the surrounding area by investing in a year-long programme of free tennis sessions. Julian Fisher writes.

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1066 Cycling Festival

 The 1066 Cycling Festival is a FREE two day festival celebrating everything cycling. Now in its third year, the festival will take place on Saturday 9 June in Hastings and Sunday 10 June in Bexhill.

England' Over 70s batsmen face the Aussie bowling attack (photo: Peter Betteley).

St Leonards man in seniors’ Ashes series

It’s not often you get an opportunity to play for your country, especially when you’re getting on a bit, but when the chance to tour Australia with the England Over 70s cricket team came Graham Corke’s way, he jumped at it. Nick Terdre talked to his fellow member of Westfield Cricket Club, and to the tour manager, Nigel Ling.

Posted 18:01 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Sport Tags: , , , , ,
The Tottenham Legends are coming to town!

Tottenham Legends come to Hastings

The Tottenham legends are coming to Hastings on Sunday 22 April at 2–5pm to play a match against our local legends, players from Hastings United at the Pilot Field. HOT’s sports writer Harvey Cato tells us more…

Hastings Adventure Golf Windmill

Enter World Crazy Golf Championships 2018

Love crazy golf? Novice player? Professional? Entry is now open for The World Crazy Golf Championships taking place at Hastings Adventure Golf on 9 and 10 June. The competition is open to anyone and any ability – and all entrants are entitled to half price practice golf at the complex.

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New 6-a-side football league

A new 6 a side football league has been announced and they are looking for teams. HOT’s new sports writer, Harvey Cato (left) tells us more.

Posted 19:48 Saturday, Mar 24, 2018 In: Sport Tags: , , , , ,
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