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Dean Summersby was the trainer in form on the eight-race card at the latest regional point-to-point, the Wadebridge meeting on the middle Sunday of January (Jan 13), writes Granville Taylor.

Nearly all of the Madeira matches in the past week were played away from Exmouth, writes Jean Healey.

The Devon ladies’ Lane Triples League is a very challenging competition, and, for the Budleigh ladies, there is the inevitability of meeting some big clubs throughout the season, writes David Roberts.

There were plenty of Exmouth Harriers out for the chilly and hilly Axmouth Challenge last week, writes Kate Baker.

Preparations for Badminton Horse Trials, in their 28th and final year under the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Motors, are well underway.

Last week saw the playing of an annual fixture that has been in play since 1982, writes Jean Healey.

The Budleigh Evening League is always a popular competition and, at the halfway stage of the season, it is the Maderia Robins who head the table, having won five of their six games to date, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth-based hockey coach Gus McVey guided the Zimbabwean ladies’ national hockey team to the bronze medal when they took part in a tournament involving teams from Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia and Egypt that was held in the city of Bulawayo, the first to be held in Zimbabwe in 15 years.

The second scheduled point-to-point horse racing meeting to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday (January 13), writes Donna Harris.

Although a quiet time for friendly matches, several county and national games have taken place for Madeira teams, writes Jean Healey.

A Christmas derby against local rivals is always an exciting affair and, as the Budleigh bowlers travelled to Madeira, festive spirit was high, writes David Roberts.

With a successful and enjoyable start to the indoor season, the second half of the campaign kicks-off in earnest for the Budleigh bowlers with some key fixtures in January, writes David Roberts.

Madeira bowlers, Andy Lock, Mike Gorman, Terry Reardon and Cliff Skinner beat a team from Sidmouth in the National Men’s Over 60s Fours competition, writes Jean Healey.

Sarah Rippon was full of praise for Sonneofpresenting after her new charge upset odds-on favourite Cousin Pete at the Barbury International Racing Club meeting at Barbury Racecourse, near Marlborough, writes Russell Smith.

Taunton Racecourse is anticipating its largest crowd of the season when it hosts the Christmas Meeting on the final Sunday of the month, writes Richard Walsh.

Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith has secured sponsorship backing that will undoubtedly help him towards his ultimate goal of more record times.

The Charles Parrott Trophy is always a keenly contested competition in the Devon Bowls itinerary and as the Budleigh men have experienced success in winning this trophy before there is always an added incentive to do it again, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth cyclist Will Tidball channelled an Olympic spirit like no other as Great Britain produced a terrific team pursuit comeback in the TISSOT UCI Track World Cup.

Four Madeira ladies played for Devon in the inter-county match for the Atherley Trophy against Somerset at Taunton Deane, writes Jean Healey.

The Exmouth Harriers marked the end of a successful 2018 with their annual club awards last Friday, writes Kate Baker.

At the end of November Madeira men travelled to Mid Devon where they had a good win 63-42 over all three rinks, writes Jean Healey.

The past few weeks have been exciting ones at Lympstone dojo.

The Wednesday Men’s Over-60 League always gives the Budleigh bowlers the opportunity to test their talent against some of the best bowlers in Devon, and this was the case as they played Exonia last week and found themselves outclassed, writes David Roberts.

The second weekend of December saw students and instructors from the Lympstone dojo travel to Exeter and Tiverton to complete their final grading of the year under the watchful eye of KUGB’s chief instuctor Andy Sherry Sensei 9th Dan.

The Phear Park Bowls Club held their annual general meeting, which saw a very good turnout and was opened by chairman Margo Allen, writes David Evans.

The first Cornish meeting of the point-to-point season attracted horses from the Midlands and South Wales as well as a good contingent of local pointers to make up a healthy total of 51 runners for the seven races on the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.

Lympstone ABC’s Freddie Ashford was a winner when he appeared on the bill of a Plymouth show.

Last week saw some great running from the Exmouth Harriers at this month’s Devon County Cross Country Championships at Exeter Arena, writes Kate Baker.

Cross-country flying lately for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club has been limited to the simulator, but training flights continue on any reasonable day, writes Jill Harmer.

The Budleigh ladies entertained local rivals Sidmouth at Cricket Field Lane and it was a story of two very different rinks with wins for both teams, but an overall victory 38-29 for the home team, writes David Roberts.

Exmouth netball side Gazelles are growing in confidence week by week and were looking forward to their first encounter against Cougars, an experienced outfit and one of the top local netball teams, writes Hayley Taylor.

The weather was kind last Sunday for the annual Bicton Blister which saw more than 400 runners gather at Bicton College in the Autumn sunshine, writes Kate Baker.

Local judo buffs from John Goldman’s Exmouth Judo Centre, who gathered together for the 2018 end of year judo awards, were joined by Exmouth Mayor councillor Bruce De Searum and his wife.

Exmouth Under-14 Sapphires completed their league fixtures at Cranbrook education campus on Saturday morning, writes Paul Jenions.

Madeira member Andy Lock, a relatively new bowler, travelled to Kingsley, North Devon. where he secured a terrific – and decisive – success in the national Over-60s singles competition, writes Jean Healey.

Louis Silk travelled to Trowbridge last Saturday to represent Lympstone ABC in a rematch against Sammy Varey from Trowbridge ABC.

The Budleigh men played the Smugglers in the Sidmouth League and, whilst confidence was high following their great win the previous week, they slipped to a 24-17 reversal, writes David Roberts.

A well-contested mixed match over three rinks away at Dawlish last week saw a narrow four shot win for the Budleigh bowlers, writes David Roberts.

Four Madeira ladies have been selected to play for Devon in the inter-county Atherley Trophy, Devon versus Somerset, on the middle Saturday of December, writes Jean Healey.

Dust off your antlers, it’s nearly time for Otterton’s famous Reindeer Run, which will take place on Saturday, December 1 in Otterton.

The middle weekend of November was a busy one for Exmouth Harriers with members running to success in Devon and Hampshire, writes Kate Baker.

Harry Tincknell endured a tough ending to his 2018 season at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Budleigh Buzzhawks hit top spot

Thursday, November 22, 2018

A great start to the Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club Evening League has seen the Budleigh Buzzhawks register a hat-trick of wins, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh club has for some time now supported the Sidmouth Evening League, which is always a competitive and well-organised competition, so it is always good to record a win for the Budleigh bowlers, writes David Roberts.

Sidmouth & East Devon Fencing Club (SEDFC) sent a number of youngsters to Plymouth to compete at the Buckland Cup, a handicap junior foil meeting, and a number of medals were brought home, writes Nigel Manning.

The sporting adage of ‘you are never too old’ certainly applies to the news that Exmouth Harrier Ray Elston has just made his England debut at the grand age of 79, writes Des White.

Madeira ladies continue to do well in the county competition, writes Jean Healey.

Gazelles, playing their fifth game of the Exmouth Netball League season, went down 72-18 against a powerful and vastly more experienced Comets side, writes Hayley Taylor.

In the ladies county pairs Jean Rainton and Penny Preece had a good win against a Sidmouth pair last week, writes Jean Healey.

The highlight this week for the Budleigh bowlers was a mixed friendly win against Honiton at Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

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