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Replay were 44-32 winners when they took on Cheetahs in an Exmouth Netball League match.

William Tidball is seemingly in the fast lane to success.

The decorations are all down, the tree recycled and twelfth night just a distant memory, but down at Madeira sleeves are rolled up as it were with County matches, friendlies and club competitions to play, writes Jude Latta.

Night racing seems to be the ‘must do’ running challenge of 2017 with an increasing number of national and local events, writes Cathy Newman.

Eleven Exmouth Harriers travelled sea to sea for the latest Westward Cross Country League fixture at Westward Ho!, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Cougars edged a thrilling Exmouth Netball League contest, beating Assent 41-35.

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday (January 22), writes Donna Harris.

Comets were 57-38 victors when they met Exejets in an Exmouth Netball league match.

Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright travelled to Hatfield in Hertfordshire to play in a Badminton England U13 Gold Tournament.

It was a day of doubles with plenty of mud flying on the Royal Cornwall showground at Wadebridge for the North Cornwall eight-race card, writes Granville Taylor.

A fabulous performance from the Budleigh ladies was the highlight of the club’s fixtures over the past week as they secured a comprehensive 92-46 win against Mid Devon, writes David Roberts.

As is traditional and explicit in the name, local road racing in 2017 began with The First Chance 10k in Exeter, writes Cathy Newman.

Exmouth badminton brothers Ben and Alex Lane were quick to praise the jubilant West Country crowd as Bristol Jets hosted their first home AJ Bell National Badminton League fixture on Monday night, writes Katie Falkingham.

As we go into the second half of the season, Beer still lead the way in the Evening Division one, with Sidbury Whites close behind, writes Caroline Pavey.

Replay began their 2017 fixture programme with an emphatic 86-28 victory over Perky Pumas.

Budleigh took three teams to Madeira for their festive local derby and came away with an impressive 62-46 win, writes David Roberts.

Point-to-Point horse racing action returns to the Devon and Cornwall Area after the Christmas and New Year break, when the North Cornwall host their meeting at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday (January 8), writes Donna Harris.

Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright warmed up for his January 7 trip to Hatfield in Hertfordshire to attend a Badminton England Gold tournament with a gold and silver in a competition at Wellington.

Defending champion Elliot Lassiter was a comfortable winner of this year’s Exmouth Seafront Boxing Day run, writes Cathy Newman.

Taunton host their hugely popular New Years Race meeting on Friday December 30, with the seven race card which includes a Class One event carrying a very generous prize pot of £78.500.

Exmouth Harriers male Runner of the Year Ryan Snell rounded off his 2016 of marathon runs with a fine performance in Italy, writes Cathy Newman.

In a mixed match at Cricket Field Lane, Budleigh overcame a strong Exonia side to achieve an unlikely overall victory by six woods 41-35, writes David Roberts.

While many of us have been rushing around making Christmas preparations several of Madeira’s representative players have been busy providing the club with early Christmas presents, writes Jude Latta.

The past week proved to be a difficult one for the Budleigh men as they came up against three strong sides and struggled to make their mark, writes David Roberts.

Taunton host their Christmas Meeting on Tuesday December 20, when the six race card gets going at 12.45pm, writes Richard Walsh.

In the Coast Wealth Management Evening League the Budleigh Buzzards found themselves on top form and, against the odds, triumphed with a 42-27 victory over Madeira Red to keep them in contention for the top honour writes David Roberts.

On Saturday Simon Minting triumphed in the Cockington Caper beating rivals from Torbay with a 12 second margin, writes Catherine Newman.

The club has also landed success in the Instep Championships, the Run Exe Relays, the Erme Valley Relays, and the Woodland Relays.

Comets were forced to work hard to eventually see off a spirited Cheetahs, the junior side from the Cougars netball team, beating the youngsters 54-33 in an Exmouth Netball League meeting.

The Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge hosted the first Cornish point-to-point of the new season in spring-like weather before a decent sized crowd, writes Granville Taylor.

Brothers Jonty and Morgan Wright were in Badminton England competition at the weekend.

This year, Devon County Indoor Bowls entered the National Over 60s Inter County Competition, writes Jude Latta.

Two matches took place in the Budleigh Coast Wealth Management Evening League this week, writes David Roberts.

Exejets defeated Perky Pumas 37-23 when the pair met to contest an Exmouth Netball League match.

The ladies had an enjoyable afternoon when they hosted the Devon County Ladies.

Replay were 49-24 victors when they took on sister team Assent in an Exmouth League fixture.

As readers will no doubt be aware, the weather had played a significant part as to whether golf would be played up here on the common of late, writes John Bridgman.

Rod Davidson, a long standing bowler with the club has been awarded his County Badge, writes David Roberts.

Following their success over Honiton in the Over-60s County League last week, Madeira men had high hopes when they met Honiton again, this time in the knock-out County Trophy, writes Jude Latta.

The 68 participants in the Men’s Stableford competition at East Devon Golf Club last Saturday must have been delighted when they looked through their bedroom windows to be greeted by a calm day with hazy sunshine, writes Michael Hayes.

Lympstone youngster Oliver Roper bagged a terrific podium place when he finished third at the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) South West Championships, held at Clifton Hill Sports Centre in Exeter.

Budleigh bowlers have a busy week

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A busy week of bowls home and away for the Budleigh bowlers began with a mixed team playing Chardstock at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Dust off your antlers it’s nearly time for East Devon’s famous Reindeer Run which will take place on Saturday, December 3 in Otterton.

Exe III were 4-1 winners over Sidmouth and Ottery when they met to contest Petroc Division One points.

Next weekend will see the start of the Point-to-Point horse racing season which begins at the picturesque course of Black Forest Lodge near Kenford, Exeter, on Sunday (November 27), commencing at noon, writes Donna Harris.

Exeter Racecourse’s famous racing Clydesdales provided a magnificent spectacle on Sunday when their flying feathers and huge white faces had an enthusiast crowd enthralled as they raced in aid of the Devon Air Ambulance, writes Lucy Johnson.

Comets and Replay played out an Exmouth Netball League encounter that produced an impressive 92 goals with Comets emerging the 66-26 winners.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club member Karen King enjoyed the lovely calm Sunday weather in between two storms to relive the experience of flying solo in a glider, writes Jill Harmer.

Beer continue to top the Division One table in the East Devon Short Mat Bowls League.

Exe first team went down to a narrow 3-1 defeat when they entertained Investec Women’s League Conference West leaders Stourport

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