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The past week has featured those friendly matches which survived the monsoon, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.


The weather interrupted the games over the weekend, on Friday the ladies were due to play Starcross in the league which has had to be re-arranged.


The past week proved to be another good one for the Phear Park Over-60s squads, writes Laurie Harries.

Jack Salvidge in action

Honiton riders do well at Yeovilton vent

The five hour gang at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

The past week saw lots of action at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Charlotte Beviss in action with her team mates and on their way to gold in Turin, Italy

Colyton Grammar School student, Charlotte Beviss has recently triumphed in the Acrobatic Gymnastic International Acrobatic Gymnastic International Cup held in Turin, Italy, writes Hannah Wright.

Hatchard sixth in Hay Tor Heller race

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Susan Hill, Amanda McCann, Dawn Tweed and Jane Macdonald at the Haytor Heller meeting

The Hay Tor Heller is a popular race and 254 runners completed the race to celebrate its 30th year, writes Cathy Newman.

The past week was a busy one for the Phear Park A squad in their Over-60s Triples League campaign, writes Laurie Harries.

Robert Barry, Ian Goff, Mark Stephens and Keith Prew, who won the Exonia Victory Cup invitational competition.

The Madeira Open Tournament this year attracted entries from across the South West, Wales and beyond, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

Budleigh ladies entertained clubs from the surrounding area for their Jubilee Trophy Drive.

The five triples teams that contested the Tommy Handley Triples competition at Budleigh.

The Tommy Handley trophy was contested at Budleigh.

Brooke Bradley

Brooke Bradley from Exmouth will chase high profile success at the upcoming Sainsbury’s 2015 School Games (September 3 to 6) in Manchester, when she competes in this prestigious multi-sport event for school-age athletes.

Members of Exmouth Karate Academy

Exmouth Karate Academy held a charity Katahon at the Cranford Sports Club.

Bicton College equine student Anna-Mae Cole

Bicton College equine student, Anna-Mae Cole has achieved third place at the British Dressage Winter Championships and now has the Paralympics in her sights.

Vanessa Glynn Jones who is a GB age group athlete.

Triathlon is considered to be the fastest growing sport in the world right now, writes Steve Birley.

The Exe Valley Rotary group on their visit to Devon and Somerset Gliding Club

Alongside our normal training operations at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club this week, we entertained three different groups, writes Jill Harmer.

Honiton runners who were on duty at the Woodlands Relay meeting

Honiton Running Club sent a number of teams to Morganhayes Woods for the 2015 Woodland Relays meeting, organised by the Axe Valley Runners (AVR), writes Judy Davey.

Seatojn youngster Max Nevell with his record breaking 1lb 15oz gilt head bream caught on a shore fishing expedition with his father.

Seaton youngster Max Nevell had a fishing trip to remember when he was shore fishing recently.

Sidmouth Toucans Chicks netball team

Sidmouth Toucans fielded two teams in this years Honiton Summer netball League.

Dave Morrish and Dave Clarbull, with the Jubilee Cup at Madeira.

A mixed bag, of national and county competitions together with friendly matches and domestic events, has been on the agenda at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

(left to right); Marg Lock (Joyce Kelly finalist), Margo Allen (Bowls Devon representative) and Joy Mottershead (trophy winner).

The first of Phear Park ladies club competitions – for the Joyce Kelly cup - was played out last week, writes Laurie Harries.


Budleigh ladies played three games in the Over-50s Triples League last week and banked 10 points across the matches, writes Joan Shaw.

Exmouth Harriers at the 'Beat the Bus' event

The Otter Rail and River run is a fairly flat multi-terrain 10k race around Tipton St John and this year’s event, held in ideal conditions, attracted over 200 participants, writes Cathy Newman.

Sidmouth Toucans Chicks netball team

The last week for Pool B and neck and neck at the top with both Toucans Chicks and Flamingos on 17 points, writes Graham Ingram.

Jack Salvidge in action

There was East Devon interest at the Royal Navy and Royal Marines 10-mile Time Trial Championship on the S4 course near Buckfastleigh, writes Jools Parker.

The start of the Jackie Box fun run before the rail and river run in Tipton St John. Ref shsp 0829-29-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Results from this year’s Otter Rail and River Run are unprecedented, writes Joe Earlham.

Harry Webb

Exeter Boxer Harry Webb put in a fantastic performance last Saturday night in London.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club's Thursday achievers (left to right)l; Chris Woodward, Wendy Willis-Fleming, Paul Kane and Rob Rand

Thursday proved to be the best day of the week at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Mark Allen and Joyce Burroughs receive the trophy for winning the mixed pairs competition

Sidbury Short Mat bowlers contested the annual mixed pairs competition in memory of Jean Brown, writes Caroline Pavey

Harry Tincknell on the Red Bull Ring podium with team mates

Harry Tincknell recorded his fourth career sportscar victory when he was part of the JOTA Sport team that claimed a first win of the 2015 European Le Mans Series at the Red Bull Ring.

Vanessa Glyn Jones and Liz Elliott who are both GB team members and are also very much part of the East Devon-based N1 Tri Club

In any walk of life having a role model is a good thing, writes Dennis Elliott.

The Otter 10km

There’s been a record number of pre-entries for this year’s Otter Rail and River Run, which takes place on Saturday (July 11) from Tipton St John playing field, writes Jo Earlham.

Exmouth Harriers at the 'Beat the Bus' event

Exmouth Harriers are having a phenomenal year with great depth of good performances making them one of the strongest road racing clubs in Devon, writes Cathy Newman.


Madeira’s star bowlers have seen non stop action lately in both national and county competitions, writes Mary Anne Dowrick.

Exmouth Netball Club celebrates its thirtieth birthday this year.


The Phear Park Over-60s triples squads had slightly disappointing results last week, writes Lawrie Harries.

N1 Tri Club member Patrick Livingstone

Patrick Livingstone is an outstanding young athlete and he is beginning to blaze a trail in a sport that is growing faster than any other in the world, triathlon.

Pete and Jill Harmer who flew their Duo Discus glider along the rising air past Bridgwater and back for 118kms at a fast speed of 88kph.

The last week was rather a quiet one at Devon and Somerset Gliding Club with some Trial lessons and evening flying cancelled due to the weather, writes Jill Harmer.

Devon pétanque triumph

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

In a needle three-way petanque match against Kernow and Great Western regions, held at the Isca Pétanque club at Whipton in Exeter, Devon’s players recorded a resounding victory, writes Alasdair Paterson.

Harry Tincknell in action at the Red Bull Ring

Harry Tincknell returns to LM P2 sportscar action when the Nissan NISMO “factory” driver races for JOTA Sport in the third round of the European Le Mans Series this coming Sunday (July 12).


Honiton Petanque Club, which was only formed earlier this year, has been successful in their application to join the Devon Petanque League in 2016, and they are now looking for potential players.

Seaton karting ace Ryan Edgecombe

Round Five of the DKRC 2015 Championship enjoyed glorious sunny weather on the Saturday only to find Race day a slightly damper affair as a downpour made for wet set ups for the first round of heats, writes Jim Bee.

There were matches in both Pools A and B last week in the Honiton Netball League, writes Graham Ingram.

Madeira put Budleigh to the sword

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Madeira's Margaret Mahon playing touring side Gloucester Co-op on Saturday. Ref exsp 2645-27-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

It was non-stop action at Madeira Bowls Club in the past week, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.

John Tucker cup finalists at Phear Park Leighton Burston (left) and Peter Burch.

There’s a popular belief that if your bus fails to turn up on time, eventually two will turn up together, writes Laurie Harries.

N1 Tri Club member Tony Spenecr in action at an Ironman event

Ironman races come in two forms.

Exmouth Harriers at the 'Beat the Bus' event

Exmouth Harriers have competed successfully at a variety of distances - from 5k to full marathon -and over different terrains in the last week, writes Cathy Newman.

The three successful Muay Thai fighters from Honiton

Honiton postman Paul Quick bagged himself a Muay Thai European title recently.

Pete Harmer congratulates Paul Kane (left) on his first solo flight in a glider

Kentisbeare-based plumbing and heating engineer Paul Kane started learning to glide at North Hill on February 8, this year and since then has packed in a number of training flights and courses, writes Jill Harmer.

The Exeter Aces Cycle Speedway Club is opening up its track for a Taster Session on Sunday, July 12, from 12pm till 4pm at its base at The Wheels Centre, Cofton Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8QW.

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