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Chris returns to boost Ventnor

Chris Russell is one of only seven Islanders to have played first class cricket over the past 90 years. The Wroxall youngster, who spent nine seasons as a fast bowler with Worcestershire, has now returned to his home soil to skipper, and hopefully revitalise Ventnor, our only Southern League club.

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Running In The Family… or not!

So far in life I have proudly resisted the urge to join the throng of leisure-wear sporting folk who claim to enjoy running. Don’t get me wrong, I’m usually happy to embrace a new fad, especially if it gives me an excuse to buy ‘totally essential’ new clothing or gadgets. But I have always viewed running as a necessary evil reserved only for when the last ferry is about to leave without you.
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Go Gardening!

After a long, and rather harsh winter by Isle of Wight standards, our gardens are finally beginning to spring back into life. And perhaps this can be the year when some of us turn to organic gardening as an alternative. To be honest it is not as complex as many may think.
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