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Lady President of Bowls Devon, Jacky Howle, presents Madeira's Jill Perrin with
her County Badge.

One of the highlights of the Madeira ladies summer season is the early fixture against the president and ladies of Bowls Devon and this year was no exception, writes Jenny Smith.

Harry Tincknell

East Devon racing driver Harry Tincknell is targeting a FIA World Endurance Championship podium finish in Belgium on Saturday (May 7).

Week three in the Honiton Netball Summer League was completed and now all the teams have played at least one game, writes Graham Ingram.

Sidbury Whites, winners of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls  League Cup

Cloakham played host to the grand finale of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League, the League Cup.

Exmouth Under-11 netball team; Alex Fulthorpe, Amy Jenions, Esme Amor, Isabella Roddick, Megan Harris and Poppy Crowther

Exmouth Netball club took two teams of Under-11s to compete in a spring tournament at St Peters school in Exeter.

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The East Devon Short Mat Bowls League saw the playing of the final games of the season last week, writes Caroline Pavey.

Gliders ready to take to the skies to enjoy some of the best weather conditions to date for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members were able to enjoy some of the beat weather to date this year last weekend and the cross-country pilots, in particular, made the most of it, writes Jill Harmer.

P1055-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM.; photo Terry Ife

The curtain comes down on Exeter’s season next Tuesday (May 3) when the winner of the prestigious intermediate point-to-point final will be crowned, writes Donna Harris.


Phear Park got the season off to an excellent start last week, with two victories on opponents’ greens. First, they sent four triples to Ottery St Mary and returned with a victory, but only by one shot, writes Laurie Harris

London Marathon joy for James Palmer

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Exmouth Harriers' ladies'  who ran at The London Marathon.

The London Marathon has always been a favourite with Exmouth Harriers reflecting the national adulation of what is probably the world’s best marathon due to its unsurpassable crowd support and iconic landmarks, writes Cathy Newman.

Point to point action

Twenty-two-year-old jockey Darren Andrews achieved the first double of his career at the action packed Axe Vale Harriers meeting on good going at Stafford Cross, writes Granville Taylor.

Madeira outdoor season underway

Monday, April 25, 2016
Madeira bowlers at the start of another outdoor season.

The long awaited summer season is now under way at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1197-10-11SH

There is a bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is on offer in the Devon & Cornwall area, with the re-arranged meeting of the Four Burrow at Trebudannon on Saturday, April 23, and the Axe Vale meeting to be held at Stafford Cross on Sunday, 24 April, writes Donna Harris.

Ready to roll at Budleigh Salterton BC

Budleigh’s summer season got under way on an afternoon blessed with dry, if cool, weather.

Drag racing

Drag racing ace Mark Smith is back in action this weekend when he is at the Smeatharpe Stadium on Saturday (April 23).

Exe Ladies’ first team were 3-2 winners when they travelled to Bath for the final match of their season, writes Fi Moran.

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The 2015 Mitsbubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials winner Chilli Morning heads a stellar cast for Bicton Arena International Horse Trials, which take place this weekend.

Sidmouths Katie Marriott who did so well at the Honiton Hippo meeting

The Honiton Hippo takes its name from the remains of a hippopotamus that was found when building the Honiton by-pass in the 1960s, writes Terry Bewes,

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials winner Chilli Morning heads a stellar cast for Bicton Arena International Horse Trials, which take place this weekend.

Martyn Eveleigh getting the greens ready at Madeira

With the Indoor Season finally drawing to a close, Open Day is almost upon us,writes Jude Latta.

Goff bowls to double glory at Madeira

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Ian Goff

The Fixtures list at Madeira is a very full one so it is not surprising that the indoor season only finished at the weekend, writes, Jude Latta.

The Madeira Red team of Colin Shaw, Bob Finch, Bruce Ellett and Robert Berry receive the Budleigh Indoor League trophy from Mike Shaw, president of Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club

Budleigh was the venue for Madeira Reds last week, writes Jude Latta.

The Honiton Hippo Run. Ref mhsp 16-16AW 3457. Picture: Alex Walton

Honiton Running Club held its Hippo and Calf runs last Sunday with the base at Honiton Primary School, writes Judy Davey.

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Welstondruid relished the four miles trip to win the Lord Mildmay Memorial at Flete Park before packed car parks on Saturday (\pril 16), writes Granville Taylor.

The April midweek course group with one of the club gliders

The first course week of the year enjoyed some mixed weather, with rain showers, sunshine and good thermals, writes Jill Harmer.

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Sidbury are the new champions of the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League Evening Divisions, writes Caroline Pavey.

Smith targets Cornish glory

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Drag racing

Newton Poppleford drag racer Mark Smith is targeting a very special record next month.

P2658-18-09SH Stafford Cross Point to Point.;

Upcott Cross near Halwill junction is the venue for this Sunday’s (April 10) Point-to-Point horse racing fixture in the Devon and Cornwall Area, writes Donna Harris.

Mick Powel and Martyn Eveleigh, Men’s Pairs Champions with Mark Stephens Indoor Men’s Captain

The Madeira indoor club final’s took place over four days, writes Jude Latta.

Members' race at Ottery St Mary. P1081-10-10TI Point 2 Point at OSM. The 1st Race.

Jo Buck was the in-form jockey with a double on the testing ground at Cherrybrook. as the rain closed in, writes Granville Taylor.

David Hill during the cycling

David Hill, a former Paralympic swimmer from Exmouth is now part of the Great Britain Paratriathlon team, bidding for a place at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janerio, Brazil this September.

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Exmouth Harriers Ray Elston, Dave Eveleigh, Kelly Thomas and Andrew Johnson enjoyed encouraging performances recently, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Four Exmouth Harriers competed in the Taunton Half Marathon last Sunday, writes Les Turner.

Janet Grundy, Brenda Marks, Jill Perrin, the Dora Wood 2 wood triples champions

What a hectic week it has been for Madeira players, writes Jude Latta.

Phear Park bowling club begins the 2016 season on Saturday (April ) in the morning, writes Lawrie Harries.

The 20th final of the Les Thwaites Shield competition produced a highly dramatic finish between two evenly matched Budleigh sides.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member John Borland takes his first solo flight

The Spring has finally sprung with a glorious day last Thursday, Matt Wright from Washford claimed the first 300Km flight from North Hill this season, writes Jill Harmer.

Exe crowned league champions

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Exe were duly crowned league champions as they defeated Bournemouth 4-0 in a game they needed just a point from to secure top spot.

Exe to Axe success for Michael Robinson

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Exe to Axe runners reach Budleigh Salterton on Suinday. Photo by Chris Woodcock. Ref exsp exe to axe7

The Exe to Axe race follows the coastal path for just over 20 miles between Exmouth and Axmouth, writes Cathy Newman.

Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club squad who won the Devon Indoor Bowls Assoc.

Budleigh bowlers recently celebrated winning the Charles Parrot Trophy.

Mark Smith with his bike at the Dakota Drag and Drift race day at Smeatharpe

Mark Smith is a man at the top of his sport and still striving for greater things.

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiasts will be heading back to Tavistock on Sunday (April 3) where the Spooners & West Dartmoor will be staging their meeting at the picturesque course of Cherrybrook, writes Donna Harris.

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Taunton host their ever popular Ladies Day meeting on Thursday, April 7, when the seven race card which has a very generous £50,500 on offer in prizes and includes two Class 3 events.


Budleigh Bowls Club is all set for their 2016 Spring Open Day.


In what was a truly edge-of-the-seat set of matches, three Madeira ladies helped Devon to beat Surrey 115-114 to win their semi-final of the ladies’ Atherley Trophy, writes Jude Latta.

Budleigh bowlers are basking in the glory of having lifted the Charles Parrott Trophy.

Two Exmouth Harriers lined up with Mo Farah in the World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff on Saturday, writes Cathy Newman

Exmouth Harrier Michael Robinson, Exmouth’s top ultra runner, travelled all the way to Perth in Scotland for the National 50k championships, writes Cathy Newman.

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1197-10-11SH

The Easter storms claimed the Four Burrow fixture at Trebudannon on Easter Monday, but Saturday’s East Cornwall meeting at Great Trethew just beat the worst of the weather, writes Granville Taylor.

John Bellamy watches the woods settle

The Madeira indoor season will be drawing to a close in the next few weeks and centre stage will be the Club Finals that take place next weekend (April 2/3), writes Jude Latta.

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