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James Bedford held the role of sports editor for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury between 2006 and 2011. He rejoined as sports editor for the Mercury, the Rutland Times and the Bourne Local in August 2017. In 2021, he was appointed head of sports for Iliffe Media Publishing Midlands.

Collingham stretch lead at the top after ninth successive victory

11 June 2024
Collingham stretch lead at the top after ninth successive victory

Collingham stretch lead at the top after ninth successive victory

11 June 2024

Mason smashes unbeaten century in third team’s triumph.


Match-winning last-wicket stand secures victory for Farndon

11 June 2024
Match-winning last-wicket stand secures victory for Farndon

Match-winning last-wicket stand secures victory for Farndon

11 June 2024

Baldwin blasts league leaders to crucial home win.


Balderton drop to the bottom of the table after heavy home defeat

11 June 2024
Balderton drop to the bottom of the table after heavy home defeat

Balderton drop to the bottom of the table after heavy home defeat

11 June 2024

Eighth defeat from nine league games after 10-wicket reversal.


Ransomes recover from slow start with back-to-back victories

11 June 2024
Ransomes recover from slow start with back-to-back victories

Ransomes recover from slow start with back-to-back victories

11 June 2024

Newark side have found their form after losing run to start season.


Isabel earns coveted place in Women's Tour of Britain race

06 June 2024
Isabel earns coveted place in Women's Tour of Britain race

Isabel earns coveted place in Women's Tour of Britain race

06 June 2024

Event will be a massive learning experience for Newark cyclist.


Eighth successive victory as Collingham continue perfect start

04 June 2024
Eighth successive victory as Collingham continue perfect start

Eighth successive victory as Collingham continue perfect start

04 June 2024

Skipper plays vital role to keep league leaders on top of the table.


Balderton beaten in basement battle

04 June 2024
Balderton beaten in basement battle

Balderton beaten in basement battle

04 June 2024

Colliery claim first win of the season against their fellow strugglers.


Robbins helps inspire Newark to their first victory of the season

04 June 2024
Robbins helps inspire Newark to their first victory of the season

Robbins helps inspire Newark to their first victory of the season

04 June 2024

Farndon remain in pole position despite suffering maiden defeat.


Collingham’s conveyor belt of young talent is starting to emerge

22 May 2024
Collingham’s conveyor belt of young talent is starting to emerge

Collingham’s conveyor belt of young talent is starting to emerge

22 May 2024

Fourteen-year-old makes his first team debut in derby victory.


Collingham continue impressive start with derby victory over Balderton

21 May 2024
Collingham continue impressive start with derby victory over Balderton

Collingham continue impressive start with derby victory over Balderton

21 May 2024

Excellent bowling display lays the victory foundations for table-toppers.


Fine fielding performance steers Southwell to success

21 May 2024
Fine fielding performance steers Southwell to success

Fine fielding performance steers Southwell to success

21 May 2024

Collington claims five wickets as Farndon are victorious.


Fisher hits super century to steer second team to emphatic victory

15 May 2024
Fisher hits super century to steer second team to emphatic victory

Fisher hits super century to steer second team to emphatic victory

15 May 2024

Collingham’s second team also top the table after strong start to the season.


Collingham continue impressive start to the season ahead of derby duel

14 May 2024
Collingham continue impressive start to the season ahead of derby duel

Collingham continue impressive start to the season ahead of derby duel

14 May 2024

Waheed produces excellent all-round performance in fourth successive league win.


Narrow defeat for Newark against league leaders

17 March 2024
Narrow defeat for Newark against league leaders

Narrow defeat for Newark against league leaders

17 March 2024

Deflected strike sinks Town who also see strong penalty appeal turned down.


Sherwood stretch unbeaten streak with hard-fought away draw

28 October 2023
Sherwood stretch unbeaten streak with hard-fought away draw

Sherwood stretch unbeaten streak with hard-fought away draw

28 October 2023

Highwayman are undefeated in their last seven games in all competitions.


Sugden helps to secure success for England boxing team

28 September 2023
Sugden helps to secure success for England boxing team

Sugden helps to secure success for England boxing team

28 September 2023

Newark Amateur Boxing Club’s head coach is one of England's Pathway Coaches.


Town take a point at play-off rivals despite conceding late leveller

28 September 2023
Town take a point at play-off rivals despite conceding late leveller

Town take a point at play-off rivals despite conceding late leveller

28 September 2023

Harrowby hit back to secure share of the spoils.


Sudden death defeat for Town after an epic shoot-out

28 September 2023
Sudden death defeat for Town after an epic shoot-out

Sudden death defeat for Town after an epic shoot-out

28 September 2023

Battling Newark beaten on penalties by higher level Lincoln in the FA Vase


Highwaymen denied victory by late equaliser

27 September 2023
Highwaymen denied victory by late equaliser

Highwaymen denied victory by late equaliser

27 September 2023

A late penalty denied Newark and Sherwood a vital victory in Saturday's United Counties League clash with Pinchbeck United.


Victory for Newark R&M but an agonising defeat for Southwell

09 June 2022
Victory for Newark R&M but an agonising defeat for Southwell

Victory for Newark R&M but an agonising defeat for Southwell

09 June 2022

Southwell fell to an agonising one-run defeat in Saturday’s South Notts League Division C clash with Gotham.


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