Isle of Wight sports

Residents on the Isle of Wight love their sport, it’s another one of those things that bring communities together. We published regular updates for cricket, sailing, speedway and football from local clubs.

If you have sports news to share, get in touch and we’ll share it with our wide readership.

Natasha completes her Sea and Summit Challenge with a little help from PSP

Natasha Lambert

Congratulations to Tasha for completing yet another incredible challenge. You continue to be an inspiration to us all.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 11:47am

By Laura Downton with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss the third annual charity motorsport festival this weekend

Suburu iowcc :

The two day event at the County Showground this weekend will be raising money for the wonderful Sophie Rolf/Kissypuppy fund- helping children and young people on the Island who have serious illnesses.

Thursday, 28th August, 2014 9:44am

By Steve Stotesbury

All set for the twentieth Isle of Wight Fell Running Championships

Fell Running 20th -

Although not true fell-running terrain the hills around Ventnor which will host the Isle of Wight Fell Running Series have some of the steepest climbs and descents in the South of England.

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 5:00pm

By Chris Lewis

Cyclists take on Winchester Crit and Thruxton Circuits

Ed Sutton

Reports from the Winchester Crit on 17th August and Thruxton Circuits last Sunday (24th August ).

Wednesday, 27th August, 2014 4:16pm

By Jack Elton-Walters

Cricket: Cheek leads Ventnor to Victory

Cricket ball:

Ventnor won a fluctuating contest at The Linden Oval on Saturday to increase bottom placed Totton & Eling’s relegation woes in the penultimate round of ECB Southern Electric Premier Division matches.

Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 1:30pm

By Graeme Burnett

Island sailor Leigh McMillan wins Extreme 40s Act 5 in Cardiff

Leigh McMillan:

Leigh is back at the top, winning Act 5 of the Extreme 40s series in Cardiff over the weekend. His next stop is Istanbul in mid-September.

Tuesday, 26th August, 2014 8:35am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Memories of Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club: The Coach

Shanklin rowing club in the 1950s:

Ex-pat Brian Silsbury, returns with the second in his series of memories of rowing with Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club in the 1950s.

Monday, 25th August, 2014 4:50pm

By Brian Silsbury with 2 readers' comments

Island sailor will battle it out in the Extreme 40s race in Cardiff

Extreme 40s

Isle of Wight sailor Leigh McMillan and his team on board The Wave, Muscat will be trying to regain the overall lead for the Extreme 40 series and on home (well almost) ground they stand a good chance of succeeding.

Thursday, 21st August, 2014 2:46pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Northwood to face Newport in Cup Final

Northwood Cricket Club

Northwood have qualified for the Island Webservices Cup Final and will face last season's runners-up, Newport, on Saturday, after a comprehensive 168-run victory over Ryde Cavaliers.

Thursday, 21st August, 2014 1:30pm

By Ashley Goldsmith

Community sport activators organise first event


The first sporting event to be organised by the Isle of Wight Council's new community sport activators has been arranged.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 1:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cricket: Hard earned win keeps Ventnor third

Cricket ball:

With just two games remaining, Ventnor are on course for a top three finish in the ECB Southern Electric Premier Division for the very first time.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 4:27pm

By Graeme Burnett

Memories of Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club: Sea Fever

Shanklin rowing club in the 1950s:

Former Shanklinite Brian Silsbury, now living in Canada, takes a trip down memory lane and shares stories of his time rowing for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club.

Monday, 18th August, 2014 5:34pm

By Brian Silsbury with 4 readers' comments