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In a busy final week of outdoor bowling, Madeira found time to play a couple of friendly matches, writes Jude Latta.

It is true that the outdoor season will soon end, but the end of the season also brings a multitude of County Finals and the past week was no exception, writes Jude Latta.

The men played host to Beaufort Gwent, writes Jude Latta.

The Open Day that was held this week at Madeira is always a sign that the outdoor season is coming to an end, writes Jude Latta.

Madeira bowler Courtney Seers was in Devon county finals action when she contested the junior singles final, writes Jude Latta.

Captains’ Day at Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club is always a special day as members take the opportunity to celebrate the outdoor season successes and acknowledge the hard work that has been undertaken throughout the summer months, enjoying the company of their colleagues and family - and this year’s event lived up to its billing as over forty members attended the day, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson was an emphatic winner of the Woodbury 10k held on rural, undulating roads around the villages of Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

Sue Harriott followed up her appearance in the county final of the mixed pairs by also contesting the final of the county ladies’ pairs, played at Topsham in midweek, writes Jude Latta.

Madeira ladies’ captain Mary Ann Dowrick continued her busy final week of the outdoor season by playing her part in the club’s appearance in the final of the County Jubilee Trophy, writes Jude Latta.

The penultimate Phear Park club friendly match of the 2017 outdoor season played away from Exmouth, writes Rob Mottershead.

Phear Park went into their last fixture of the Exeter and District Over-60s League knowing that they needed to take at least seven of the eight points on offer in order to avoid relegation, writes Paul Mottershead.

After the success of last year’s popular Bicton Cross Country Duathlon the multi-terrain event is to be repeated in October- with the addition of a 3k fun run and bike skills session for children.

Phear Park travelled to Sidmouth with four teams of triples to contest a friendly at the home of near East Devon neighbours Sidmouth, writes Rob Mottershead.

The weekend was reserved for the finals of Phear Park’s internal competitions, writes Rob Mottershead.

The past week was another busy one for all concerned at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira played three friendly matches across the past week, writes Jenny Smith.

The end of term report on the Exeter Over-60s Triples League is that Madeira had a very mixed season with no silverware won this year, writes Jenny Smith.

The summer Run Exe series drew to a close on the first Tuesday of September and several Exmouth Harriers were overall prize winners, writes Cathy Newman.

Cornishman Andrew Williams took Bicton Arena’s JP Equestrian Points League after a summer of exceptional results that saw him top the leader board and win a complete showjump, plus a plethora of merchandise, writes Lucy Johnson.

The Grace Matthews Top Club finals were held at Madeira on Wednesday with Torquay Kings playing Plymstock in the final, writes Jenny Smith.

As the outdoor season draws to a close the end of season encounter with local rivals Sidmouth is always a competitive affair and this year the Budleigh ladies welcomed their neighbours to Cricket Field Lane whilst the men made the short journey to Sidmouth, writes David Roberts.

Following washout Sunday, Madeira Club finals continued through the week, writes Jenny Smith.

With the cancellation of a friendly fixture against Devon Masonic Phear Park took the opportunity to play their Captains Day match, writes Rob Mottershead.

Back in 1993, Suzanne Louis Lane won the first of her two Badminton England national titles in women’s singles.

Exmouth Harriers continue to seek new and varied challenges and it was Terry McKie who drove the furthest to run the furthest over the bank holiday weekend, writes Cathy Newman.

After indifferent mid-season performances, the Budleigh ladies bounced back this week with two wins in succession in the Exeter and District Over-50s Triples League, writes David Roberts.

There have been six friendly fixtures this week with excellent results for Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.

A run of recent victories came to an end as Phear Park came up against Topsham in a friendly triples fixture, writes Rob Mottershead.

As the evenings are drawing in, the Friday Night Umbrella came to a close this past week, writes Jenny Smith.

Madeira finals weekend is this coming weekend (September 2 and 3), writes Jenny Smith.

It has been a busy week at Madeira - lots of bowling played mainly in perfect conditions, writes Jenny Smith.

Its been a busy couple of weeks for Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane as he gets to grip with the start of the new season with tournaments in America, Canada then the world championships in Glasgow.

The final fixture of the Phear Park week was a friendly fixture with our friends at Bradninch, writes Rob Mottershead.

East Devon-based N1 Tri Club had a number of athletes involved in the thick of the action in Copenhagen, Denmark.

It’s been a week of ups and downs for those playing in county and national competitions, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh hosted the Devon Patrons against local clubs at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

Another eight points for the Budleigh men in the Exeter and District Over-60s Triples League against Okehampton keeps them well on track for promotion from Division Three, writes David Roberts.

Seven local clubs were invited to send a rink to play in the men’s Coronation Cup on Saturday, a trophy which has been played for since 1937, writes Jenny Smith.

Phear Park’s Open Tournament reached its climax with the final of the mixed pairs, writes Stephen Birley.

A win on all six rinks against local rivals Topsham at Cricket Field Lane was the highlight of the week for the Budleigh bowlers, writes David Roberts.

Hugh Marsden and Dawn Teed have been regular attendees at The Race the Train 14 mile race in North Wales, and were there again for the 34th edition, writes Cathy Newman.

The Madeira Edwin Putt competition for first and second year bowlers was played in rough weather on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth badminton star Ben Lane steadied his nerves to advance to the second round of his first BWF Total World Championships with mixed doubles partner Jess Pugh.

Bridgwater’s Alex Bragg headed the Empire Coachbuilders CIC2* at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials riding Sally Ellicott’s 13-year-old Zagreb, writes Lucy Johnson.

Cheltenham Spa brought 12 rinks to Madeira for the first leg of the annual two-fixture match, the second part being played in Cheltenham Spa on September 11, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh hosted Southam United from the West Midlands on tour in the West Country over six rinks and in a very close match just lost out 107-114 despite winning on three rinks, writes David Roberts.

Another fine performance by the Budleigh men in the Over-60s Exeter and District Triples League Division Three saw them take maximum points and extend their lead as they enter the last three weeks of the season, writes David Roberts.

It’s been a busy week for friendly fixtures although perhaps more ‘calm before the storm’ in so far as finals of County and National Competitions are concerned, writes Jenny Smith.

Budleigh bowlers Mo Bond and Joan Cowing continued their fine run of success when they retained the Phear Park Open Tournament pairs title they had won the year before, writes David Roberts.

The last competitive event of the Exe Equestrian Club took place at Nutwell Court.

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