Corby Town returned to training and have been playing pre-season matches throughout July.

So far manager Steve Kinniburgh has been broadly positive about the team as they have won 2-1 at Stamford, 3-0 at Wellingborough, 4-1 against an Oxford United under-23 side and lost 3-0 at home to Yeovil Town.

There are two more pre-season games before Corby open their league season in the Southern League's Division One Central with a trip to Cambridge City on Saturday August 18.

It's been a largely frustrating July for local golfer Ryan Evans, who has been unable to get past the first couple of rounds in a number of European Tour events.

Weldon's cricketers still top the Northants Third Division while Great Oakley are battling to get off the bottom spot. Stewarts and Lloyds first team have risen to the top in Division Five and Gretton have made progress in Division Seven.

Corby Athletic Club's senior members produced success at a July Heart of England meet at the Rockingham Triangle, with top athletes including Niamh Bailey and Isaac Akers winning their events.

Stewarts and Lloyds Rugby Union club have spoken to Corby Radio about their Community Day which is set for Saturday August 11th at their Occupation Road ground.

And nominations have opened for this year's Corby Sports Awards run by the borough council. You can find out more about making your nominations at www.corby.gov.uk