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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.

Balderton blitzed as lethal Liam leads Collingham to derby victory

23 July 2024
Balderton blitzed as lethal Liam leads Collingham to derby victory

Balderton blitzed as lethal Liam leads Collingham to derby victory

23 July 2024

Top against bottom clash goes emphatically in the favour of league leaders.


Evans eases Southwell to success with superb seven-wicket haul

23 July 2024
Evans eases Southwell to success with superb seven-wicket haul

Evans eases Southwell to success with superb seven-wicket haul

23 July 2024

Farndon’s fall from grace continues as title hopes are hit.


Rapid return to winning ways keeps Collingham in control of title race

16 July 2024
Rapid return to winning ways keeps Collingham in control of title race

Rapid return to winning ways keeps Collingham in control of title race

16 July 2024

League leaders bounce back ahead of derby duel.


Farndon fall from top spot after losing to title rivals

16 July 2024
Farndon fall from top spot after losing to title rivals

Farndon fall from top spot after losing to title rivals

16 July 2024

Southwell slip into the bottom two after home defeat.


Second defeat of the season for Collingham after rain-affected match

09 July 2024
Second defeat of the season for Collingham after rain-affected match

Second defeat of the season for Collingham after rain-affected match

09 July 2024

Lead at the top of the table is cut to 12 points after defeat to title challengers.


Balderton are cast further adrift at the foot of the table after home defeat

09 July 2024
Balderton are cast further adrift at the foot of the table after home defeat

Balderton are cast further adrift at the foot of the table after home defeat

09 July 2024

Strong partnership takes the game away from Balderton who suffer 11th loss of the season.


Teenager Ben scores century to inspire Collingham to victory

02 July 2024
Teenager Ben scores century to inspire Collingham to victory

Teenager Ben scores century to inspire Collingham to victory

02 July 2024

League leaders are victorious to continue title charge.


Vital victory boosts Newark’s bid to escape the bottom two

02 July 2024
Vital victory boosts Newark’s bid to escape the bottom two

Vital victory boosts Newark’s bid to escape the bottom two

02 July 2024

Squires plays a crucial role in home success.


Farndon fall to second defeat of the season as lead at the top is cut

02 July 2024
Farndon fall to second defeat of the season as lead at the top is cut

Farndon fall to second defeat of the season as lead at the top is cut

02 July 2024

Unbeaten partnership helps to steer Southwell to success.


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.


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