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JOHN BARONS MP FUN WALK
The charity event, which will be held at Barleylands Farm, will feature a one-mile route and a three-mile route.
Both will start at 1pm on Sunday, May 19.
The day will also feature family activities, beginning at midday.
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Each year the Fun Walk goes from strength to strength, and in 2012 over £100,000 was raised for over 100 projects!
There will be live music, a superb BBQ courtesy of ‘Team Handsome’, other refreshments, and a large barn for charity stalls – the objective being to raise awareness of all beneficiaries as well as money.
A BASILDON student who hopes to spend her life combating global warming has won a week-long stay at an American university.
Dannie Slade, 17, will visit the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the summer.
The teen, who studies law, psychology, geography and Spanish at Palmers College, is one of 50 students from across the UK who won a place on the trip.
She had to complete a series of essays modelled on US college admission exams.
She will stay on campus at MIT, attending lectures and meeting staff and students.
Dannie said the trip would help her decide whether to go to university in the UK or the US.
She said: “I’m keeping my options open. I will apply to both and see what comes back. It would be lovely to go to America, but I would only do it if they offered full financial support.”
What Dannie will study at university will depend on where she goes.
If she studies in the UK, she will study law. But if she wins a coveted spot at a US institution, she will study hydrology. During her trip to Boston, Dannie will meet with representatives from prestigious US universities like Harvard and Yale.
She said: “My favourite subject is geography and I prefer the practical side of it. I would love to work in hydrology. With the world in the state it’s in, with global warming, it’s going to become a lot more important because of increasing flood risks.”
Dannie said she hoped to squeeze in some sightseeing and shopping while she was there.
She said: “I’ve never been to America before so I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in the culture. We were told that last year they went from Boston to New York and did some shopping and saw a Broadway show, so that would be nice.”
Essex have named a 13-man squad for the trip to Edinburgh on Sunday where they face Scotland in the Yorkshire Bank 40 competition.
Ben Foakes, Jaik Mickleburgh and Tymal Mills are added to the side that beat Durham Dynamos although Ravi Bopara is missing due to England Lions duty.
Having been thrashed by Hampshire in their opening match, the Eagles responded with a 4-wickets success against Durham Dynamos at Chester-le-Street and Head Coach Paul Grayson was delighted with the application and character shown by his side in the success.
“It was a pleasing performance especially after the way we bowled against Hampshire Royals,” he said.
“You are always looking for a reaction from players after a loss like that and we got it against Durham Dynamos.
“We can’t get away from it, the bowling performance against Hampshire was really disappointing after we had batted well but the way that we bowled at Durham was excellent. David Masters set the tone and he was superb for us and the rest of the guys backed him up really well.
“We got a bit nervy chasing the runs down at the end but we got over the line and that gives us a bit of confidence. We need to build on that, of course, and hopefully, we can add another win on Sunday. We are looking for consistent performances both in one-day cricket and four-day cricket but there’s an art to that.
“We couldn’t afford to go to Durham and lose because we don’t want to find ourselves playing catch-up in this group, so that was a pleasing win and the results so far have shown that this is a difficult group with some very good sides.
“We’ll assess the squad when we get up there and after looking at the wicket, we’ll select the best eleven in order to try and win the game.”
Scotland and Essex have met on six previous occasions in List A competition and the Eagles boast a 100% record.
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Essex Spartans American football team saw their early-season struggles continue with a 0-14 home defeat at the hands of the Milton Keynes Pathfinders.
After dropping their first two games, the Billericay-based Spartans welcomed the Pathfinders looking for their first win of the season. In an ill-tempered and scrappy game, Essex had Aaron Millar to thank for ensuring the opening quarter ended scoreless with his block of a Pathfinder field goal attempt.
After the teams traded interceptions, Nick Mayer snagging his first of the year for the Spartans, Milton Keynes were able to open the scoring shortly before halftime with a short-yardage plunge to give the visitors a 0-7 lead.
Spartan Craig Willis was fortunate to see his fumble of the second-half kickoff recovered by teammate Norris Owusu, who took the ball down to the visitors 4 yard line. After a long punt return by Mayer, the Spartans were unlucky to reduce the deficit when Mayer’s field goal narrowly missed wide right.
As tempers flared, Earnest Owusu ended another Pathfinder drive with an interception deep in Spartans territory, but with quarterback Tom Overton-Smith struggling, the home team were unable to capitalise.
A reflective Spartans Head Coach Marc Saunders commented, “Today’s loss was certainly a disappointment, we made mistakes and paid the price.
“Our next three weeks will certainly be spent going back to basics and getting the little things working as they should.”
The Spartans return to action on June 2 when they visit the Kent Exiles, before returning to Hannakins Farm on June 9th to play the Maidstone Pumas.
For more, visit www.essexspartanc.co.uk
BILLERICAY racer Stuart Voyce took a double victory at Brands Hatch last weekend.
Racing in the Marangoni / Gaz Shocks Compact Cup at the 750MC meeting at the Kent circuit, Voyce secured second on the grid in his BMW E36 compact 318ti for his first race with a sub one minute lap of 58.16 seconds.
He converted this into a win, finishing more than 10 seconds in front of second placed Colin Bysouth completing the 15 lap race in a little under 15 minutes.
In his second race, Voyce was up against a different group of rivals, as competitors are split into three groups.
Over the three races, each driver takes part in two, whereby all groups compete against each other at some point over the weekend.
He started from the front of the grid and led from the start, but did not have the cushion over his rivals he enjoyed in his first race.
Instead second placed Stephen Roberts piled on the pressure trying to look for a way to take the lead, but Voyce managed to stay ahead and took the chequered flag less than a quarter of a second ahead of Roberts