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The Budleigh ladies were in action twice in their Over-50s campaign.

Phear Park bowlers enjoy a successful week

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The highlight of a successful week for Phear Park was a victory at local rivals Madeira, writes Chris Cleaver.

The Leicester Parks tourists arrived en-masse at Budleigh for an afternoon of bowls.

Bowls. Ref: Bowls stock. Picture: Alex Walton

Exmouth’s Madeira Bowling Club is gearing up for the autumn with an open day and indoor bowling coaching.

Cycle speedway Champions
Will & Owen Tidball

Exmouth cycle ace Will Tidball continued his fine season when he won the Under-16 Cycling Championships last national series meeting of the year at Oliver’s Mount Scarborough.

madeira ladies singles champion Jan Roberts with runner-up, vice-captain Mary Ann Dowrick

The finals of Madeira’s internal competitions were played at the weekend and were much enjoyed by those taking part and those supporting despite the weather turning cooler and at times wetter, writes Jenny Smith.

Photo: Drew Gibson.

East Devon race ace Harry Tincknell is all set for another big weekend of racing in France.

Bicton Show success for Janou Bleeman

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Janou Bleekman riding Granntavka Prince on their way to victory at Bicton Arena

The popular veteran event horse Granntevka Prince headed off his much younger rivals to claim two star victory at Bicton Arena International at the weekend, writes Lucy Johnson.

The Exmouth and District Netball League begins a new season next month.

N1 Tri Club's George Tomkins at the Sherborne event

After a quiet few weeks on the competition scene, N1 Tri Club members were clearly inspired by the superb performances of Team GB triathletes in Rio and were back out swimming, biking and running their way to podium finishes again this weekend, writes Ellie Dominey.

Phear Park Axon Cup success for Heavitree

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Heavitree's winners of the Axon Cup, with Phear Park captain Peter Burch (centre

Last weeks main event at Phear Park was the battle for the Axon Cup, writes Chris Cleaver.

The Honiton team that won the Pomeroy Trophy at Madeira with the Madeira ladies vice captain Mary Ann

The line-up for the Madeira Bowls Club finals to be played this weekend is now complete and all those who have stayed the course will be hoping the weather holds, writes Jenny Smith.

The Islwyn Tourists bought seven mixed rinks and saw Budleigh at it’s finest on a beautiful afternoon.


The Yeovilton summer 5k series is well know for offering a flat course and having good competition, writes Catherine Newman.

Exmouth Harrier Lisa Hatchard had a very different race on Saturday when she was a popular winner of the Sticklepath Horseshoe Fell Race, writes Catherine Newman.

Harry Webb pictured signing his professional contract with Paddy Fitzpatrick.

Harry Webb, who began his boxing career as a youngster with Lymsptone ABC, has formally signed up as a professional boxer.

James Flory after completing his Silver Distance flight at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Clib

The Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) has seen some exciting developments for members of late, writes Jill Harmer.

Bicton to host top event next weekend

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Show jumping at Bicton Arena

Top names are heading to Bicton Arena International Horse Trials on August 19-21 including riders who are in action at the Rio Olympics, writes Lucy Johnson.


There is a sense of the season coming to a climax with the Madeira Club Finals weekend now only a week away and the National Finals under way at Royal Leamington Spa, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira ladies enjoy victory over Honiton

Thursday, August 11, 2016

There have been several friendly fixtures played by Madeira recently, writes Jenny Smith.

The Madeira Nora Goldsmith Trophy winners Pat and Dave Atkinson

Madeira staged their annual Nora Goldsmith Trophy meeting, writes Jenny Smith.

Will Tidball takes center stage on the podium at the Derby Velodrome

Exmouth teenager Will Tidball has been crowned as National Champion after success at the Derby Velodrome.

Phear Park Tournament men's pairs finalists

Last weeks action was dominated by Phear Park’s Annual Open Tournament, writes Chris Cleaver.

Lympstone teenager Max Batson at the helm.

Lympstone teenager Max Batson is once again set to grace the highest level of his sport.

Phear Park, runners up in the Budleigh Salterton Victory Cup seen with Budleigh Bowls Club president Mike Shaw.

Phear Park’s annual open tournament got under way last Sunday with the open triples writes Chris Cleaver.

The winners of the Budleigh Salterton Victory Cup, the team from Exonia. Budleigh Bowls Club president Mike Shaw is seen presenting the trophy to the winners.

The sun shone on the day of one of the club’s most important events of the season, the Victory Cup competition, and representatives of six local clubs and the home teams had a very enjoyable afternoon.

Neil Leeson presenting the cup to Natalie Jenkins on Alfie Moon

The Exe Equestrian club’s Open Show took place on July 10 at Nutwell Court.

2016 World Endurance Championship.
Nurburgring, Germany.
21st - 24th July 2016
Photo: Drew Gibson

East Devon motor ace Harry Tincknell missed out on scoring a top result for the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team in the Six Hours of Nürburgring race last weekend when his Ford GT caught fire briefly during a pit-stop.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club instructor Stuart Procter congratulates Dave Wojnar

The past week at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club was another excellent one with yet another first solo flight completed, writes Jill Harmer.

Sidmouth bowling club hosted a tournament at the weekend. Ref shsp 28-16AW 2225. Picture: Alex Walton

Phear Park sent five triples to Paignton to fulfil a friendly fixture, writes Laurie Harries.

Berihu Hadera at the track in Oxford where he recorded a new PB in the 5,000m

Exmouth Harriers’ Berihu Hadera set a new personal best in winning the BMC 5,000m in Oxford on Saturday, writes Cathy Newman.

The 2016 Honiton Triathlon was held frOM the Allhallows field on Sunday which in turn raised funds for the town's rugby club. Ref mhsp 27-16SH 1120. Picture: Simon Horn.

The N1 Tri Club’s prolific racing pair Lisa Braunton and Vanessa Glyn-Jones travelled to Eton Dorney Lake for the VOTWO Events standard distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run) triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

Exmouth-based N1 Tri Club member Helen Jones in action at the Outlaw Triathlon, Nottingham where she was third female.

It was a weekend to remember for N1 tri club’s husband and wife team, Aled and Helen Jones, as they took on the full iron distance at the Outlaw Triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

Parker powers to new PB

Monday, July 25, 2016
Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker on his way t a new PB at Buckfastleigh

After several weeks of setbacks and cancelled races Honiton-based Sid Valley CC rider Doug Parker finally got first personal best (PB) of the season last weekend.

Harry Webb with Paddy Fitzpatrick

East Devon boxer Harry Webb will turn professional at the end of August.

Budleigh ladies gained 10 points in their Over-50s Exeter and District League match last week, writes Joan Shaw.

The three Exmouth Harriers who were in action in North Wales; (left to right) Richard Bishop, Cathy Newman and Brian Sansom.

Four Exmouth Harriers were involved in the Chudleigh Carnival Road Race, writes Dave Eveleigh.

Wright nets medal haul

Thursday, July 21, 2016
Jessica Pugh and Ben Lane in action at the Spanish tournament.

Exmouth badminton ace Jonty Wright was in action again over the weekend, writes Steve Birley.

Members of the touring sides who journey to Devon to visit local clubs are happy souls, intent on enjoying themselves and when the members of the Trentham Club from Reading visited Cricket Field Lane, enjoy themselves they certainly did.

There was another excllent performance last week from the Phear Park A triples team, writes Laurie Harries.

Honiton’s Carol Binmore, winner of the Open Tournament Ladies Singles with Madeira president John Bellamy

Devon Ladies did well in the John’s Trophy against Dorset taking five points to the one banked by Dorset and they now sit second in Group West B, writes Jenny Smith.

Harry Tincknell in action in Austria

Harry Tincknell remains in the lead of the European Le Mans Series points standings after the Briton recorded his third ELMS top-three finish in as many races at the meeting in Austria.

Bicton Arena nets super sponsorship

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Equestrian picture

Exeter Racecourse has announced it is sponsoring at Bicton Arena’s international horse trials which take place in East Devon on August 19 to 21, writes Lucy Johnson.

Madeira’s Jim Wherlock winner of Open Tournament Men’s Singles with Madeira president John Bellamy

The big news of the week is the success of the 79th Open Tournament at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

Ollie Caute crosses the finishing line of the Bowood Triathlon

The N1 Tri Club’s younger talent has been taking the spotlight recently, writes Ellie Dominey.

The three Exmouth Harriers who were in action in North Wales; (left to right) Richard Bishop, Cathy Newman and Brian Sansom.

Tough off-road runs are not unfamiliar in the Exmouth Harriers racing calendar but the Snowdon Mountain Race must be one of the toughest, writes Cathy Newman.

Izzy Beech during the Plymouth Aquathlon.

Three N1 Tri Club academy youngsters were in action when they traded the aquathlon (swim and a run) for duathlon (run-bike-run), writes Ellie Dominey.

James denne in first place on the podum after winning the Newham London 10k race

Two Honiton athletes, James Denne and Gemma Collier, made the long trip up to the Olympic Park in London to take part in the Great Newham 10K London Run, writes Judy Davey.

The Budleigh ladeis who won the Jubilee Trophy

Budleigh ladies enjoyed a couple of days of good weather to play their latest matches in, writes Joan Shaw.

Exmouth Harriers were well represented at the Woodlands Relay meeting organised by Honiotn Running Club and held at Escott near Ottery on a circuit less than two-miles long over meadows and, as you might expect, through woodland, writes Dave Eveleigh.

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