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Joy Mottershead with trophy flanked by Phear Park club captain Peter Burch Left) and Rob Mottershead.

History was made in Europe last week – Wales reaching the quarter finals of the European championship - but an historic event took place nearer home at Phear Park, writes Lawrie Harries.

There are just three weeks remaining in the Honiton Summer Netball League campaign, writes Graham Ingram.

A rosette winner at the Exe Equestrian Open day meeting

The Exe Equestrian club’s novice show was held recently at Nutwell Court, with near record entries.

Exmouth netball team Comets

The Exmouth and District Netball League celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday and marked the occasion by staging a charity tournament at the Cranford Club.

Harry Tincknell in action

East Devon speed-ace Harry Tincknell celebrated Ford’s historic Le Mans winning return despite enduring huge personal disappointment in the 24 Hour race.

Madeira bowler Ian Goff playing in the Men's County Pairs at Madeira on Saturday Ref shsp 21-16SH 5171. Picture: Simon Horn.

For the first week this season, the weather has won with rain causing the greens to be closed on one occasion making it difficult for those trying to fit in their rounds of club and county competitions, writes Jenny Smith.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Phear Park’s week was a bit like the weather, damp, miserable with fleeting glimpses of sunshine, writes Lawrie Harries.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9104. Picture: Simon Horn.

Budleigh bowlers were busy with action on and off the rinks last week.

With four weeks left to play in the Honiton Summer netball league there remain just three unbeaten teams, writes Graham Ingram.

The third race in the City Runs Run Exe Summer 5k Series was contested in a strong breeze that was into the runners’ faces as they ran back on the flood relief channel’s bank at Exwick, Exeter, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Last weekend was a quiet one in terms of the number of N1 Tri Club members out competing, writes Ellie Dominey.

Exmouth Karate Academy success

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sensei Kevin Berry with Carolyn Roper, Robert Renaud and Oscar Payne.

Exmouth Karate Academy and Lympstone dojo are delighted to be able to very successful grading for three senior and five junior members who all train at Exmouth and Lympstone under sensei’s Kevin Berry and Marianne Fox in Shotokan Karate, writes Richard Wellington.

Madeira bowls. Ref exsp 6936-21-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

In the first County Trophy match of the season, Budleigh made a great start to their campaign with a victory over Ottery St. Mary, winning on three of the four rinks and earning 14 of the 16 points on offer.

Exmouth Bridge Club staged the annual ladies and men’s pair’s event last week.


The Phear Park week started with both Over-60s Triples League teams playing at home, writes Sarah Westacott.

The Honiton Summer Netball League has reached the halfway point, writes Graham Ingram.

Point to point action

Bay Central put up a sparkling performance to win the Ladies’ Open unchallenged in a fast time at Bratton Down, writes Granville Taylor.

Equestrian picture

A dramatic increase in entries at this year’s Nunney International Horse Trials which take place from June 17-19 and is supported by Kingairloch Highland Estate, is testament to the event’s burgeoning popularity, writes Lucy Johnson.

Anne Ephraums (left) and Vanessa Glyn-Jones in their GB kits at Lisbon.

The bank-holiday weekend saw N1 Tri Club members in action both locally, nationally and internationally, writes Ellie Dominey.

Harry Tincknell in a practise session for the Le mans meeting

Harry Tincknell has set his sights on achieving a podium finish on Ford’s historic return to the Le Mans 24 Hours later this month (June 18-19).

Last week proved to be a good one for Phear Park bowlers, writes Lawrie Harries.

The past week was certainly a kind one with regard to the weather for bowlers, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh’s six rink mixed triples match at the Marldon Bowls Club, near Paignton generally prove to be one of the most enjoyable of the summer regardless of what the rest of the season has to offer.

Ryan Edgecumbe in action at the Nigel Mansell Raceway

The Dunkeswell Kart Racing 2016 season reached the halfway stage with round four being raced under brilliant blue skies at the superb Mansell Raceway, writes Jim Bees.

Left to right: Olympian Chris Maddocks presented the Ross Shiled to Adam Miller, Hugh Marsden, Mike Musgrove and Jon Garrity from Exmouth Harriers.

Exmouth Harriers were at the Bampton-to-Tiverton race in numbers on and rewarded once again by results not usually posted by a club of its size, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Last week was not the most successful of Phear Park’s season, particularly competitive games, writes Lawrie Harries.


Ottery St Mary bowlers have had mixed results over the past week, writes Michael Smith.


In the latest Over 60s triples fixture Budleigh gained eight points from a 41 to 22 shot victory at Okehampton.

The winners of the Eric Lewis Trophies with Madeira vice captain Mike Ball. (Left to right); Janet Grundy, Jill Honnor, John Spearing and skip Geoff Furminger.

It’s been a busy week and both the Madeira men’s and ladies’ Sections have done well this week in County inter-club competitions, writes Mary Smith.

Point to point action

A good sized Bank Holiday crowd enjoyed warn sunshine and competitive racing at Upcott Cross for the South Tetcott meeting, writes Granville Taylor.

Swaggermamas pulled off the result of the week when they defeated current winter champions Hi Q in a thrilling, but low scoring, encounter, writes Graham Ingram.

N1 Tri Club member Ellie  Dominey cycling up the Llanberis Pass in the Slateman Triathlon.

N1 Tri Club member Ellie Dominey travelled to Snowdonia in Wales to take on the Slateman Savage double triathlon, writes Steve Birley.

N1 Tri Club members Pat and Jonny Livingstone at the Geopark Triathlon, Torbay.

The weekend’s main action in terms of local triathlon events took place in Torbay at the Velo Park, where no fewer than six of N1’s talented academy squad took part in the Geopark Triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

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

Horse racing enthusiasts are promised a fantastic family day out on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30), writes Donna Harris.

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

The re-arranged Eggesford fixture at Upcott Cross featured riding doubles for Jamie Thomas and Will Biddick, writes Granville Taylor.

City Runs presented a 4 x 4km relay event on a hard surface at Exwick in Exeter last Friday and Exmouth Harriers fielded five of the 48 teams competing, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Merson runs to Burrator 10k success

Thursday, May 26, 2016
A generic picture

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson claimed an emphatic victory last weekend, writes Cathy Newman.


There have been four friendly fixtures played over the past week by Madeira.


Phear Park’s A squad were involved in a slightly unusual game last week in the Over-60s Triples League, writes Lawrie Harries.

Budleigh bowler Gerry Roberts playing in the Men's County Pairs at Madeira on Saturday Ref exsp 21-16SH 5021. Picture: Simon Horn.

The Men’s County Pairs were held at Madeira over the weekend with good results for the home pairs.

Lympstone boxing on May 14. Bout 8, Connor Simpson Finchley  V  Tom Reed  Lympstone. Picture by Emma Crane-Woodman of Exmouth Photo Services. Ref exsp boxing 3

Lympstone ABCs top seniors travelled to Launceston ABC on Saturday and came away with mixed fortunes, writes Neil Parsons.

Biddick rides double at Bratton Down

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Over the sticks

Will Biddick’s double at Bratton Down gave him his fifth winner in the last five days, and helped to elevate him into a narrow lead over Darren Edwards for the Devon & Cornwall title, writes Granville Taylor.

Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

The Exe Equestrian Club’s 2016 events are up and running.


Budleigh’s newly promoted squad in the Over 60’s Triples League are currently holding their own in Division Three and this week picked up six points at home to a strong Tiverton contingent.


What a week the past one was for Budleigh lady bowlers Mo Bond and Eileen Burston.

Generic croquet. Ref shsp 8970-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Association Croquet team were convincing winners when they entertained Sidmouth in the opening game of the new AC South West Federation League season.

Harry Tincknell does an interview

Harry Tincknell extended his lead in the European Le Mans Series when, along with co-drivers Simon Dolan and Giedo van der Garde placed second in the 4 Hours of Imola.

Madeira’s Men and Ladies have been in action this week in inter-club competitions with mixed success, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Harriers running club members at the Ottery 10K run. Ref exsp 20-16TI 0964. Picture: Terry Ife

Despite there being several running events clashing over the week-end, there was again a high quality field in the Ottery St Mary 10k, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

Bicton Arena’s five day showjumping spectacular takes place from Thursday, May 26 until Monday, May 30 when 800 horses will compete over five days in three separate arenas including the prestigious TopSpec Main Arena, writes Lucy Johnson.

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