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Rifle club tastes more success at Outdoor Championships

Edinburgh University Rifle Club rounded off a phenomenal season with a hugely successful weekend at the BUCS Outdoor Championships. After taking a close third place at the BUCS Indoor Championships and comfortably winning the SSS Outdoor Championships, Edinburgh were hoping to retain the Outdoor title they claimed last year but some exceptional performances from the […]

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Rifle club make history at indoor championships

Saturday 11 March will go down as one of the finest moments in the recent history of Edinburgh University Rifle Club. With the club competing at the Scottish Student Sport Indoor Championships, Edinburgh were in the running in eight categories as well as the championship final and, spectacularly, came away victorious in every single one. […]

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Pressure grows on embattled England captain Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook is no stranger to criticism of his captaincy. Ever since taking the reins of the England Test team, Cook has been widely maligned for his allegedly overly conservative on-field tactical decisions and the lack of inspired brilliance that the likes of MS Dhoni and Brendon McCullum have brought to Test cricket captaincy in […]

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Rifle Club on the mark in Edinburgh

Round three of the SSS Rifle Grand Prix series saw Edinburgh University Rifle Club hosting their home event, and EURC were keen to capitalise on their strong start to the season at the Aberdeen and RGU legs of the series. With a strong team available for selection, and with EURC fielding a record number of […]

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Edinburgh Rifle Club on target with impressive display

Halloween weekend saw the Edinburgh University Rifle Club travel to Aberdeen for the opening double header of the Scottish Student Sport Rifle Grand Prix series. Following last year’s dominant season, where EURC finished as double Scottish and British champions, expectations were high and the pressure was on. Despite the weight of the ‘favourites’ tag, Edinburgh […]

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ECB decision to relegate Durham: a counterproductive error

This year’s thrilling County Championship season managed to present one final surprise even after the last over had been bowled and Middlesex crowned worthy winners of a hugely competitive championship. With Hampshire seemingly relegated to Division Two of the County Championship, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced that their place would be taken […]

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Barton’s career hangs in the balance after latest bust-up

It would not be unfair to say that British football has more than its fair share of controversial players. For every Sergio Aguero, Britain’s clubs have a host of players better known for their antics than for their footballing ability, but few have achieved quite the notoriety of one Joseph Anthony Barton. After a brief […]

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Stellar summer masks lingering questions for England

As cricketing summers go, England have not had a bad one. Convincing wins over Sri Lanka in both the Test and ODI series were followed up by an enthralling drawn Test series against Pakistan and a crushing ODI victory over the same opposition. While the ignominious loss in the final T20 match of the summer […]