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One of the Madeira outdoor season highlights is always the Ladies’ Open Pairs Tournament, which this year took place on the second Sunday of September, writes Jenny Smith.

The first two weeks of a new Honiton Netball League has seen every team complete their first match of the campaign, writes Steph Upson.

British Team ‘Silverline’, driven by Exeter-based Drew Langdon and Exmouth’s Miles Jennings, were crowned Powerboat World Champions after winning the Cowes Torquay Cowes endurance race, the final event in a three race series.

Having missed the two Wiscombe Park meetings at the beginning of the month, Kilmington driver Ben Wheeler resumed his winning ways at the East Devon venue when he claimed Fastest Time of the Day in the final car meeting of the season organised by the South West centre of the MG Car Club, writes Geoffrey Picket.

Madeira have been involved in a couple of large participation friendly matches as the outdoor season draws to a close, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown was in fine form at the latest Run Exe Summer Series 5k, writes Cathy Newman.

Wins on three of the four mixed rinks on a sunny afternoon by the Budleigh bowlers resulted in an impressive 26-shot win over Belmont, writes David Roberts.

There’s an end of term feeling at Madeira, the Club Finals having been played last weekend in beautiful late summer weather, writes Jenny Smith.

Firstly, I have been accused of not including the ladies last week when discussing the finals and I do apologise for the omission, writes David Evans.

Wins for Mo Bond in the ladies’ two-wood competition and also in the mixed pairs was a highlight of an exceptional two days of Budleigh Bowls Club finals action, writes David Roberts.

Cooler conditions were welcomed at the Bridgwater Half Marathon on Sunday enabling Exmouth Harrier Ryan Snell to run a personal best of 1:14:36 and gain third position, writes Cathy Newman.

Budleigh resident Debbie Newson is going to be taking part in the 2019 London Marathon, running to raise funds for Oxfam.

It has been another relatively quiet week in the run-up to the Madeira club and county finals. A couple of friendlies had been scheduled, but one was cancelled, writes Jenny Smith.

A very busy week at Phear Park after all the excitement of the annual tournament is forgotten and the good news is that both our Over-60s teams will continue as they are for the 2019 season, writes David Evans.

The Budleigh Centenery Cup is always a competitive affair and this year’s event was no exception as the members turned out in force on a sunny afternoon at Cricketfield Lane, writes David Roberts.

Good and bad news from the past week at Phear Park, writes David Evans.

With just three rounds remaining in the 2018 Tillicoultry Quarries Wiscombe Park Speed Hillclimb Championship the action at the demanding 900 metre track will be intense this weekend (September 1 and 2) with 2016 champion Anthony Wright leading the points table in his Audi A3 Quattro.

As the outdoor bowls season enters its last month the Budleigh bowlers look to finish strongly and a visit to Honiton and a home match against Chardstock this week saw a draw and an impressive win, writes David Roberts.

There have been three friendly fixtures played over the past week, writes Jenny Smith.

Cranbrook Arrows took a break over the summer holidays for a well-deserved rest.

Saturday saw Madeira’s new bowlers competing against each other for the Edwin Putt Trophy, writes Jenny Smith.

The Madeira men’s representative teams have done well this year reaching the quarter-final of the County Top Club and the semi-final of the County Double Rink, both of which rounds were played against Torquay Kings with both being played at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

The Exmouth and District Netball League are holding a friendly tournament in preparation for the forthcoming winter league.

The inaugural four by three km Torbay Road Relays were held on the penultimate Friday of August at the Velodrome, Paignton, in awful weather, writes Les Turner.

There were two outings last week for the Budleigh ladies in the Over-50s Triples League, writes David Roberts.

Promotion to Division Two of the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League last season always meant this campaign would be a challenging one for the Budleigh men, writes David Roberts.

East Devon’s motor ace Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing crew finished a spirited second on home soil at the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.

Another season gradually comes to an end a it always seems that after the pressures of the annual tournament which again was most successful, we start winding down, writes David Evans.

A week that was relatively quiet did see a run of friendly matches and there was another excellent win for Angie Fish, who won her section final of the Over 55 singles, writes Jenny Smith.

The past week was an excellent one for Phear Park, blessed with wonderful weather and some magnificent exciting bowls and the whole week was very well run by a small and dedicated committee, writes David Evans.

East Budleigh Garage was the kind sponsor of the club’s summer ride.

The week got off to an amazing start when the Madeira ladies’ team beat Honiton in the Grace Mathews Topclub, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Otterton drag racer Baxter Williams and his father Gary were back in Lincolnshire last weekend where Baxter was in action at the George Brown Memorial Sprint.

Jake Smith from Axe Valley has had a brilliant year, setting several road and track personal bests, and it was no surprise that he obliterated the field in the Haldon Forest Flyer, writes Cathy Newman.

The Exmouth and District Netball League has announced the start date for the coming season.

Exmouth cycle star Will Tidball has been chosen to represent Team GB at the Junior World Cycling Championships being held at Aigle Switzerland from August 15 to 19.

There was more success for the Budleigh men in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League as they took six of the eight points at home to Hemyock A, writes David Roberts.

Competitions are progressing towards the final rounds, both internally and in the county. Angela Fish is still going strong in the Over-55 singles, having this week beaten Ann Dredge of Chardstock. She will now meet up with Linda Stone of Seaton in the section final.

Exmouth cycle star Will Tidball picked up a couple of medals last week at the HSBC UK National Youth and Junior Track Championships held in Newport, Wales.

At the weekend, the annual competition for married pairs was played for the Nora Goldsmith Trophy, writes Jenny Smith.

The Budleigh bowlers have once again taken honours in an invitational match as Marilyn Jackson, Mo Bond and Ann Vincent won the Rosebowl at the Honiton Triples Invitation event, writes David Roberts.

Registration for the ballot for entry to the 2019 Grizzly/Cub races will open at 10am on Friday, August 31, and close at 8pm on Friday, September 21.

The green damage at Phear Park still continues, but it has now been established with the help of a night camera that a vixen and her four cubs have been visiting us, writes David Evans.

The past week was a successful one for the Budleigh bowlers as the Redfern Trophy was won at Ottery and a team finished as joint runners-up in the Sidmouth Jubilee Trophy meeting, writes David Roberts.

Madeira men welcomed six triples for the bi-annual fixture against Winscombe, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth youngster Harlan Searle won gold at the recent Tae Kwon Do World Championships held in Birmingham.

Triathlete Lucy Richardson returned from the Fyn ITU Multisport World Championship Festival held in Odense, Denmark, where she competed in the ITU Aquabike World Championships, with a bronze medal.

A team from Madeira won this year’s Budleigh Victory Cup, writes David Roberts.

It’s been a busy summer for the Cranbrook Arrows Netball Club, writes Helen Eke.

Some three weeks ago I arrived at the bowls club to find a small crater in the middle of the green over a foot deep and since then we have had a couple of return visits from a four legged friend who has left his trademark holes, writes David Evans.

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