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11-15: Cricket – Ireland’s first Test match against Pakistan, Malahide

11-12: Rugby Union – European Challenge Cup final, Bilbao

12-13: Rugby League – Challenge Cup sixth round

12: Football – Scottish Pyramid play-off final, second leg

12: Athletics – Diamond League, Shanghai

12: Boxing – WBO-middleweight Sadam Ali v Liam Smith, New York

12-13: Triathlon – ITU World Series, Yokohama, Japan

13: Formula 1 – Spanish Grand Prix, Barcelona

13: Football – final day of Premier League season

13: Cycling – Tour of California, US (19 May)

14: Tennis – Internazionali d’Italia, Rome (20 May)

16: Football – Europa League final, Lyon

17: Football – Scottish Premiership play-off final, first leg

17: Cricket – Start of One-Day Cup competition

17: Golf – AT&T Byron Nelson, Dallas; Belgian Knockout, Antwerp (20 May)

17: Motorsport – Portuguese Rally, Matosinhos (20 May)

17: Football – Scottish Premiership play-off final, first leg

18: Athletics – Great City Games, Manchester

18: Rugby Union – Pro 14 semi-finals (19 May)

19: Football – FA Cup final, Wembley; Scottish Cup final, Hampden

19: Boxing – World Featherweight title: Lee Selby v Josh Warrington, Leeds

19-20: Rugby League – Super League Magic Weekend, Newcastle

19: Cricket – Tour match: Leicestershire v Pakistan XI, Grace Road (20 May)

20: Football – FA Trophy final, Wembley; FA Vase final, Wembley; Scottish Prem play-off final, Second leg; end of Women’s Super League season

10: Cycling – Nove Mesto na Morava, Czech Republic (21 May)

20: Motorcycling – French Moto GP, Le Mans

21: Tennis – Geneva Open, Switzerland; Lyon Open, France; Strasbourg International, France; Versicherungs Cup, Nürnberg (all 27 May)

24: Football – Women’s Champions League final, Kiev, Ukraine

24-27: Golf – PGA Championship, Wentworth; Dean & Deluca Invitational, Fort Worth

24-28: Cricket – England v Pakistan, First Test, Lord’s

25-27: Formula 1 – Monaco Grand Prix

25: Cycling – Hammer Stavanger, Norway (27 May)

(With thanks to The Guardian and BBC Sport)


Games On...?

Taking Marlborough RFC to the next level


After a hard-fought Southern Counties League promotion playoff against Windsor, resulting in a well-earned 31-29 win thanks to the very last kick of the game, Marlborough RFC is looking forward to next season’s promotion to Level 6 – the final level before joining national leagues.

The town should certainly be proud of their Club, with such a successful and watchable team now moving up to play against bigger clubs from far bigger towns and cities.

The atmosphere in the Club is – not surprisingly – fantastic and huge credit goes to all the players, coaches, team managers and supporters for this.

Head coach Elisi Vunipola, along with his other coaches Leo Tuliva and Lotu Ngungutau plus team manager Dave Pittams have really lifted the Club, and their input this past season has been tremendous.

Even though the Club is already looking forward to next season they still have to build to be ready.

Ideally they’d be looking to improve Club facilities: with only two changing rooms available this can cause problems with two senior sides and well over 300 Mini’s and Junior players to cater for. The question of not owning their pitch also arises, since it’s on common land.

The town does need more and better sporting facilities, and hopefully the success of Marlborough RFC can be a catalyst for this.

By Mike Banfield



Marlborough Bowls Club


Marlborough Bowls Club welcomes new bowlers for the 2018 season, for league and friendly matches as well as Club competitions.

Located in the Recreation ground off Salisbury Road, the Club offers practice and coaching on Monday evenings, starting at 6:00 pm.

For more information, please contact the Club Secretary on 01672 511335.


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