Keith makes bounce count
GOLF: Outlane captain Keith Burchenall made the ‘members bounce’ count as he won the latest Huddersfield Wednesday Golf Society meeting over his home course. Burchenall condemned Dave Law to the runners-up prize for the second week in succession, carding 38 points in Division I. And it was another Outlane member who also won Division II, when Ray Peel edged out Dewsbury’s Jimmy Main on countback (both 37 points). Division I: Keith Burchenall (Outlane) 9-38; Dave Law (Meltham) 7-36; Trevor Williams (Bradley Park) 14-34; John Cocking (Marsden) 12-34; Trevor Pickles (Outlane) 13-34. Division II: Ray Peel (Outlane) 22-37; Jimmy Main (Dewsbury) 16-37; John Sheard (Bradley Park) 16-34.
CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Heckmondwike lost 88-60 against Bury. Scorers for Heckmondwike were Darren Kent (14+1), Adam Watson (7), Jake Wood (8), Andy Morris (5), Pawel Idziorek (18) and Laura Watson (8). Training is on Wednesday nights (8.00-9.00) at Firth Park, Heckmondwike (contact Justin Naylor on 01924 507629).
CYCLING: Edinburgh could host the Tour de France’s Grand Depart in 2017 as organisers step up their bid to bring cycling’s biggest event to the United Kingdom. EventScotland, combined with the Scottish Government, British Cycling and UK Sport hope to host the opening Tour prologue – a short time-trial stage – in the Scottish capital before further stages south through the Scottish Borders and England.
Ahmed signs up
CRICKET: England spin coach Mushtaq Ahmed has agreed to join Surrey as a bowling coach and mentor on a month-long deal. The 41-year-old former Pakistan international will join the county between June 20 and July 20, reuniting him with director of cricket Chris Adams, who he played with at Sussex.
Rugby Union: Steven Shingler is tied to Wales and ineligible to play Test rugby for Scotland, the International Rugby Board’s council ruled in a unanimous decision. Shingler was judged by the IRB to have been “captured” by Wales after playing in an Under 20 international against France in 2011.