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With some of the best soaring conditions for many years, Pete Startup, from Ottery St Mary scored more than 10, 657 points to win the Task week, writes Jill Harmer.

The Budleigh Bowlers registered their second consecutive win against a touring side in seven days, but it was a close call as they won by one shot 96-95 against St Albans, writes David Roberts.

The annual Ladies’ Jubilee Trophy held at the home of Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club is always a popular event and this year it was played out in beautiful weather between five home teams and guests Exonia, Madeira, Phear Park, Sidmouth and Honiton, writes David Roberts.

I can’t believe that we are halfway through the main bowling season and the very unseasonable weather continues to defeat us with most of the greens not playing as usual and even at Phear Park there is an above average number of ‘ditch ‘ woods, writes David Evans.

Madeira greens had become difficult to play in the drought-like conditions of recent weeks, very fast and swinging, so the thunderstorm and heavy rains at the weekend were welcome, particularly as the Open Tournament starts on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.

In county competitions, Madeira had no less than six ladies teams reach the third round of the Benevolent Triples with two of them going on to reach the section final on July 29, at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

A touring team coming from Swansea and Bristol may seem somewhat odd given there are some 70 miles apart, but theirs is a friendship that goes back over many years and touring together is one way of their members staying in touch, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh ladies entertained Sidmouth in their latest round of the Over-50s Triples 50’s Triples league and suffered losses on both rinks going down overall 29-45, writes David Roberts.

The fourth edition of the Run Exe 5k was again held in hot conditions on Tuesday evening.

With a super week of weather for gliding at North Hill, the July course enjoyed flying in blazing sunshine on four of the five days – Wednesday being the only day that the course was rained off.

The weather this week has been likened to the great soaring weather achieved in 1976. Five gliders from North Hill have spent the week at Cotswold Gliding Club at Aston Down competing in the 2018 Competition Enterprise.

Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.

The Madeira 81st Open Tournament got under way on Sunday in conditions almost too hot to handle and the weather looks set fair to stay with the tournament throughout the week, writes Jenny Smith.

The Phear Park week began with the popular Joyce Kelly singles cup for the ladies, writes David Evans.

As the sun shone on a tranquil evening over 50 members, family and friends enjoyed the Budleigh Salterton Annual fun barbecue, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown again took top honours at the Umborne Ug, a hilly, off-road 10k in East Devon, writes Cathy Newman.

Her son Aiden also ran well to take third place in the 3k race. Yet again Ray Elston was M75 winner and Kelly Thomas took third in the W40 age group.

Richard Bishop, however, was ahead of all the aforementioned in finishing second in the M50 category.

In the Exmout Parkrun last week Exmouth Harriers took six of the top seven spots and were led home again by Berihu Hadera.

The Budleigh men travelled to Culm Vale in their latest Exeter and District Over-60s League triples match and returned with a fine overall win on both rinks against an experienced opponent and in doing so moved themselves into the top half of the Division Two table, writes David Roberts.

Organisers of this weekend’s Bicton Arena Horse Trials are working around the clock to ensure the best going possible for its affiliated competition in light of the long spell of dry weather, writes Lucy Johnson.

The start of what was another busy bowling week at Phear Park began with four triples competing at Belmont, writes David Evans.

In the County trophy there was again no joy for the men as they lost 87-56 and are still searching for their first overall win, writes David Roberts.

The greens at Madeira are running very fast in the perfect bowling weather experienced over the past week with those looking after the greens facing a challenge with watering, writes Jenny Smith.

Saturday morning saw Aaron Southgate playing against D Holloway of Culm Vale in the National Champion of Champions singles competition, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson won the Torbay Half Marathon on Sunday with his fastest time in three consecutive victories in this popular event, writes Cathy Newman.

The greens at Madeira are running very fast in the perfect bowling weather experienced over the past week with those looking after the greens facing a challenge with watering, writes Jenny Smith.

Wright week ends with golden glory

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Exmouth Visions Academy player Jonty Wright was in action on both days at the weekend, playing in Devon Badminton’s Under 16s and Under 18s tournaments in Torbay.

Promotion to Division Two for the Budleigh men in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League was always going to be a new ball game for the team this season and wins and points have been hard to come by in a more competitive environment, writes David Roberts.

Honiton RC member Adam Hennessey won the latest Seaton Parkrun, writes Dave Mutter.

The busy Madeira season continued last week with mixed results for the club’s representative teams, writes Jenny Smith.

The past week saw three much-enjoyed friendly games played by Madeira bowlers, writes Jenny Smith.

For both men and ladies to register wins in competitive matches in the same week is a real achievement for the Budleigh club given their limited resources, but a great effort saw progress in both Triples Leagues, writes David Roberts.

Baxter Williams and his father Gary made the 600-mile round trip to Lincolnshire for the second time this season.

The point-to-point season drew to a close on Saturday, when the Torrington Farmers hosted their meeting at the popular course on the edge of Umberleigh, writes Donna Harris.

Harry Tincknell raced his way to a fourth placed finish in the iconic Le Mans 24 Hours race.

Away from what have been busy greens at the club, Madeira sponsor, financial advisor Ian Crook, visited the club recently to present a cheque to our president Jacky Howle, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Sea Angling Association members have been catching plaice and smoothounds from the local East Devon beaches, plaice being caught predominantly on worm baits with the hounds coming on squid and crab baits, writes Tim Clotworthy.

After suffering the disappointment of having to cancel a recent show due to the weather, it was with relief that the day was perfect for the first Novice Fun Horse/Pony and Dog Show held at Nutwell Court on Sunday.

The Run Exe Relay, now in its third year, has gained popularity – a massive 73 teams finished on Friday evening – and, according to race director Mark Cowen, become ‘more competitive’, writes Cathy Newman.

Yet another disappointing week at Phear Park with again no wins for the Over-60s’ teams, writes David Evans.

Madeira bowlers, both men and ladies, have done well this past week in county competitions, writes Jenny Smith.

Things are looking up at Cricket Field Lane, the home of Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club, as the ladies, taking part in the Over-50s Exeter and District Triples League, recorded their second win of the season, writes David Roberts.

The Madeira ladies’ captain versus the lady vice captain’s (Mary Solway) match was played last Friday and enjoyed by all those who took part, writes Jenny Smith.

Last week saw excellent results for Exmouth Harriers and in particular Tom Merson, writes Cathy Newman.

It was a quiet past week at Phear Park with no friendly matches played, writes David Evans.

The third and final point-to-point horserace meeting takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday (June 10), writes Donna Harris.

I am afraid that we have had good and bad news from Phear Park in this week’s report, writes David Evans.

Cup wins for the Budleigh men are few and far between so there was great celebration amongst the Budleigh bowlers as they beat Sidmouth by two bowls in the Foxlands Cup and secured a quarter-final place against Feniton, writes David Roberts.

A warm afternoon attracted a large crowd to the Exmoor meeting at Bratton Down which featured a riding double for the up and coming County Cork born jockey Bryan Carver, writes Granville Taylor.

The Cranbrook Arrows netball Club now has two established teams – the Black Arrows and the White Arrows.

The Madeira men’s outdoor section have had what can only be described as a good – but hectic – week, writes Jenny Charles.

The second of three point-to-point horse racing fixtures take place at the popular course at Bratton Fleming next Sunday (June 3), writes Donna Harris.

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