TUESDAY: It is not often that you get one world champion in town, let alone two.
But that was the case at Armthorpe Coronation Club when respective BDO champions Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams and Trina Gulliver took part in an exhibition during which they played local throwers drawn from the audience.
Adams lost a couple of games but Gulliver remained unbeaten against her female rivals.
WEDNESDAY: Along with Star photographer Steve Taylor I covered Doncaster Athletic Club’s third annual Sandall Beat 10k Trail Race, which started and finished at Castle Park.
The race, and the supporting family fun, both went well with home runner Andy Siddle taking the honours.
THURSDAY: Doncaster Rovers, whose record in the competition in recent years is not the best, were drawn at home to Tranmere Rovers in the first round of the Carling Cup. On paper it is a game Rovers should win - although I said that last season when Rovers were paired with Accrington Stanley and we all know what happened on the night.
FRIDAY: There is always an air of excitement in the town on the day that the Football League fixtures are published and today was no exception,
Rovers face a tough opener at promoted Brighton, in what will be the first competitive game played in the Seagulls’ new state-of-the-art stadium.
SATURDAY:I was never a big fan of sprinter Dwaine Chambers in his younger years, but I was again impressed with how he handled himself in the post-race interview after finishing second in the 100m in the European Team Championships in Stockholm.
One of my pet hates is the way that some of the former athletes whose interview British athletes after their event are quick to suggest that injury might be at least partially to blame for a poor performance.
SUNDAY: The Dons made harder work of beating lowly Gateshead at the International Stadium and team boss Tony Miller admitted that the team’s attacking play had been poor in the 22-6 win.
It was the club’s third successive win and they are getting ever closer to the top four of Championship One,
MONDAY: I have been lucky enough to have reported from the old and new Wembley Stadium, Lord’s, Twickenham and the Millennium Stadium over the years, but none of the venues, in my opinion, can match Wimbledon. I have been a number of times over the years on different days, but my favourite is the opening Monday.