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There have been a couple of friendly fixtures for Madeira over the past week, writes Jenny Smith.

Exe Equestrian Club’s Open Show took place at Nutwell Court in glorious weather, attracting excellent entries, many from across the borders of Somerset and Dorset attending our event for the first time.

On Saturday the friendly fixture against St Thomas was cancelled due to rain, writes Rob Mottershead.

A raft of eventing legends are heading to Bicton Arena International Horse Trials on August 18 to 20, headed by the doyenne of the sport Lucinda Green who has won a raft of individual and team medals and a record six Badminton Horse Trials, writes Lucy Johnson.

Madeira men were also in good form across the past week, writes Jenny Smith.

Phear Park’s Over-60s League men’s team’s continued with their recent improvement in form last week, writes Rob Mottershead.

Exmouth teenage cycle star Will Tidball has been in action for Team GB at the European Track Championships in Sangalhos-Anadia, Portugal.

It’s been a good week for Madeira ladies, writes Jenny Smith.

Two important victories for the Budleigh men in Division Three of the Exeter and District Triples League has ensured that top spot has been maintained and as the season moves into the second half of matches these results could well make the difference at the end of the season, writes David Roberts.

The Section final of the Grace Mathews Top Club was played at Madeira this week with both Madeira A and B having reached this particular stage of the competition, writes Jenny Smith.

Whilst entertaining Budleigh at home, Phear Park also sent a full rink to play at Honiton in the Howard Cottrell trophy, writes Rob Mottershead.

The ladies competition for the Pomeroy Trophy was held at Madeira this week, writes Jenny Smith.

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished fifth in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring, Germany.

The shock of the week at Budleigh Bowls Club has been two defeats for the men in the Exeter and District Over-60 Triples League, writes David Roberts.

Away from the tournament action, Madeira ladies B did well to reach the semi-final of the Interclub, writes Jenny Smith.

In the Men’s over sixty’s league there was a welcome return to form by the Phear Park A team when they recorded a fine win on both rinks to ensure that they took maximum points in their fixture away at North Tawton, writes Rob Mottershead.

A warm welcome was extended by Phear Park to a strong Gloucester Ladies Presidents team, writes Rob Mottershead.

Saturday saw Phear Park in action against clubs from East Devon in their Axon Cup Competition, writes Rob Mottershead.

There was success for a Madeira team across at Phear Park last week, writes Jenny Smith.

A busy weekend for Exmouth 12-year-old, Jonty Wright saw him compete over two days at three age grades in Devon restricted competition.

Exmouth Harrier Mike Musgrove ran a superb race on Saturday to finish 10th M45 in the Snowdon International Mountain race, writes Cathy Newman.

The main event of the week has been the 80th Open Tournament to be held at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

On Saturday evening several Exmouth Harriers competed in the Hay Tor Heller, an increasingly popular event starting and finishing near the iconic Hay Tor, writes Cathy Newman.

Phear Park B were in good form for when they travelled to third-in-the-table Bradninch for their latest Exeter and District Over-60s League match, writes Rob Mottershead.

After several weeks of playing four or five matches a week, Phear Park entered a quieter period on their fixture list, writes Rob Mottershead.

It’s been a relatively quiet week at Madeira although many were busy with preparations for the 80th Open Tournament which started on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh bowlers fielded three mixed triples teams whe they entertained visiting Belmont who were beaten 75-45 to keep up the clubs current successful run of five wins in as many outings.

On a very hot Saturday, three Exmouth Harriers took part in the 10th Otter Rail and River Run along the beautiful Otter Valley starting from Tipton St John, writes Cathy Newman.

The sun shone for a perfect bowling week at the 89th Budleigh Open Bowls Tournament held at the club’s Cricket Field Lane home, writes David Roberts.

Madeira had 48 members take part in the annual Jubilee Drive.

The Erme Valley Relays around a hilly 4k circuit near Ivybridge are probably the most competitive road relays in the county and a favourite with Exmouth Harriers, writes Cathy Newman.

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball has been named in the Great Britain cycling team for the 2017 UEC Track Junior and Under-23 European Championships taking place at the Sangalhos velodrome in Anadia, Portugal, from July 18 to 23.

Phear Park journeyed to Honiton with a four rink triples team, writes Rob Mottershead.

Ottery St Mary men got the past week off to a winning start with a narrow victory over Budleigh Salterton in the County Trophy, writes Michael Smith.

Phear Park made a Thursday visit to Seaton where they were beaten in what was a relatively close contest writes Rob Mottershead.

Phear Park A missed out on the opportunity to push further towards top spot in their Over-60s League division when they went down in the meeting with Exonia, writes Rob Mottershead.

High summer and high temperatures arrived in Exmouth to greet visiting Belmont, writes Rob Mottershead.

The County Trophy for the Budleigh men has not been a happy hunting ground so far this season, writes David Roberts.

Phear Park bowlers contested the popular internal John Tucker Cup competition, writes Rob Mottershead.

The Budleigh Bowls Club’s 89th Annual Open Tournament at Cricket Field Lane takes centre stage this week, writes David Roberts.

After their success in the National Top Club last week, the Madeira men’s representative team were disappointed to be knocked out of the competition by a strong Torquay Kings team during which the only win for Madeira was the fours by two shots, writes Jenny Smith.

There have been two friendly games played at Madeira this week, writes Jenny Smith.

Eighteen ladies took part in Madeira’s annual, and very enjoyable Grace Mathews Triples, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth resident Heather Lamacraft has recently returned from playing her part in the ladies fly fishing international championships, in the beautiful setting of Loch Melvin in Western Ireland.

There was a once in a lifetime chance to see some championship-winning Williams Formula One racing cars at Lympstone Manor, near Exmouth.

The men’s section are still making progress in the National Top Club, writes Jenny Smith.

Tom Merson retained his title at Sunday’s Torbay Half Marathon in brilliant style, only months after under going foot surgery, writes Cathy Newman.

The glorious parklands of Bicton Arena come under the spotlight during the second weekend of July (8-9) when its second British Eventing-affiliated horse trials take place, writes Lucy Johnson.

Three Madeira Ladies played in the section finals of the County Championship, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira ladies had a good week in representative competitions, writes Jenny Smith.

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