Basketball: Shirebrook and Ripley go head-to-head in derby


Shirebrook basketballers have played their first game since forming in February.

After 12 weeks of training, they played a friendly match against Ripley Ravens Basketball Club and ran out 38-25 winners.

Dozens of individuals taking up the game for the first time or revisiting the sport from as far afield as Tansley and Sheffield are attending weekly sessions.

The project is part of Bolsover District Council’s Back to Basketball scheme funded by Sport England’s Small Grant Programme.