A Sunday roast and raffle has raised £60 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal as the Budleigh Bowlers and their families and friends turned out in numbers at the clubs Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.
With the on-track action of the season complete the attention of the drivers turns to the new season of 2018 considering new developments or possibly even a new car, but prior to considerations over 130 drivers and enthusiasts gathered at Wiscombe House to celebrate the success of the leading competitors in the 2018 Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship supported by Tillcoultry Quarries as well as the 60th Anniversary of speed hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, writes Geoffery Pickett.
After enjoying one of the longest summers for many decades, it is time to dig out some warm dry clothing, welly boots and picnics, whilst enjoying the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season, writes Donna Harris.
It’s been a busy past week for Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith with an appearance on local TV followed by him claiming his fourth national championship title in as many years.
Whilst the 2018 outdoor season was an undoubted success for the Budleigh bowlers, this was primarily due to a small number of committee members working very hard to keep proceedings running as smoothly as possible, writes David Roberts.
The Westcountry proved the cream of the crop at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials where Newquay-based Katie Hancock claimed the Rathbones CIC2* at Bicton Arena International riding Coddstown Pet, writes Lucy Johnson.
Having played an away match against Maderia men recently, the Budleigh men welcomed the reverse fixture at Cricket Field Lane given that their away performance had been a close encounter, writes David Roberts.
There’s a quiet weekend ahead for Exmouth Town with the first team, who suffered a rare defeat when beaten 2-0 at Saltash United in midweek, have a Saturday off as it’s League Cup Saturday across the league.
Fixtures against local rivals are always friendly, but competitive, affairs and the opening match of the season this week for the Budleigh men saw a hard-fought encounter away against Maderia, writes David Roberts.
The Lombard Rally Bath will recreate part of what the Lombard RAC Rally was to rally fans throughout England, Wales and Scotland, giving drivers the opportunity to revisit some of the stages which were central to the competition in 1976 when the city of Bath was home to the world championship event, writes Geoffrey Pickett
All at Madeira Bowls Club were simply delighted to learn of our gardening team’s success at the Exmouth in Bloom presentation evening attended by Joy Penberthy and secretary David Macaulay, writes Jean Healey.
Madeira played their first friendly match of the new indoor season when they took on Ottery St Mary, who only have outdoor greens but play during the indoor season with local clubs to keep their members together, writes Jean Healey.
Exmouth cycle star Will Tidball has made a giant stride towards his ultimate ambition of winning Olympic gold with the news that he is one of 25 riders who will step up to train with the Great Britain cycling team’s senior academy programme and senior squad for the 2018-19 season.
As the outdoor green closes the Budleigh bowlers kicked off their indoor season with the traditional Opening Day on Saturday when the club welcomed many of its summer members, but also welcomed back many bowlers who play elsewhere in the summer and bowlers who just play indoors, writes David Roberts.
As the outdoor season draws to an end at Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club, Saturday saw the traditional Captain’s Day, which was held indoors due to the inclement weather and as ever on these occasions there was time to celebrate the achievements of the club over the summer season, writes David Roberts.
Runners look to Bristol Half Marathon for fast times; the flat city centre course and September timing of the event often provide good conditions to capitalise on the summer’s training, writes Cathy Newman.
The final weekend of September (29 and 30) sees the staging of the final, and deciding, round of the ASWMC Southern Counties Autocross Championship and the MSA Inter Association Challenge, writes Colin Anderson.