As England’s football team gears up to face Croatia in tonight’s semi-final, England manager Gareth Southgate has credited the impact of a secret squad training session near Exmouth for his players’ spirit, strength and success in this year’s World Cup.
As Exmouth Town’s Southern Road ground prepares to host the first warm-up game for the Town second team, chairman Stuart Shaw has been singing the praises of the ‘collective’ that look after the playing surface and also the other ‘working groups’ that are so active around the club.
Batting first, Uplyme and Lyme Regis close don an imposing 266-9 after 45 overs. It was opening bowlers Bertie Creer and Andrew Donovan who shared the six wickets that Clyst St George managed to snap up. Donovan claimed four of them at a cost of 47 runs from a full nine overs while Creer sent down eight overs and finished with figures of 2-52.
The annual Ladies’ Jubilee Trophy held at the home of Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club is always a popular event and this year it was played out in beautiful weather between five home teams and guests Exonia, Madeira, Phear Park, Sidmouth and Honiton, writes David Roberts.
I can’t believe that we are halfway through the main bowling season and the very unseasonable weather continues to defeat us with most of the greens not playing as usual and even at Phear Park there is an above average number of ‘ditch ‘ woods, writes David Evans.
This coming Saturday (July 14) will see Sidmouth Beach filled with competitors battling the ocean, and each other, in surf lifesaving board and ski racing events in Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club’s (SLSC) second Longest Day Ocean Challenge Event.