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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.

A Sunday roast and raffle has raised £60 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal as the Budleigh Bowlers and their families and friends turned out in numbers at the clubs Cricket Field Lane, writes David Roberts.

With the on-track action of the season complete the attention of the drivers turns to the new season of 2018 considering new developments or possibly even a new car, but prior to considerations over 130 drivers and enthusiasts gathered at Wiscombe House to celebrate the success of the leading competitors in the 2018 Wiscombe Park Hillclimb Championship supported by Tillcoultry Quarries as well as the 60th Anniversary of speed hillclimbing at Wiscombe Park, writes Geoffery Pickett.

Honiton born Kerri-Ann Upham has just been crowned European cross triathlon champion in her age group, writes Steve Birley.

Apart from having 60 other teams to compete with in the Westward Cross-country League, it seems Exmouth Harriers like to compete with each other, writes Cathy Newman.

After enjoying one of the longest summers for many decades, it is time to dig out some warm dry clothing, welly boots and picnics, whilst enjoying the start of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season, writes Donna Harris.

It’s been a busy past week for Newton Poppleford-based drag racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith with an appearance on local TV followed by him claiming his fourth national championship title in as many years.

Madeira bowlers played a home mixed match against Plymouth Civil Service, a combination team from various outdoor Plymouth clubs, writes Jean Healey.

Exmouth Harrier Tom Merson had a comfortable win on Sunday in the Bideford 10 mile race setting an impressive personal best of 50:50, writes Cathy Newman.

Comets bagged an Exmouth Netball League ‘double’ with wins over Cougars and Kenn Valley.

October was a busy month for Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members, writes Jill Harman.

Budleigh Bowls Club indoor bowlers Leighton Burston and John Dill received their Devon County Indoor badges on the final Sunday of October, writes David Roberts.

Thirty members, including two possible new recruits, attended the Budleigh Salterton Bowls Club joint outdoor annual general meeting held last Sunday, writes David Roberts.

The Budleigh Buzzhawks were in fine form again this week as they won all the points on offer in their Budleigh Evening League encounter with the Budleigh Falcons, writes David Roberts.

Ryan Snell seems to be on a quest to run more foreign marathons than any other Exmouth Harrier and this mission took him to Frankfurt on Sunday, writes Cathy Newman.

Whilst the 2018 outdoor season was an undoubted success for the Budleigh bowlers, this was primarily due to a small number of committee members working very hard to keep proceedings running as smoothly as possible, writes David Roberts.

An Exmouth Running Belle has completed her goal of running an off-road Ultra Marathon, writes Clare Medlock.

The club 2018 AGM was held on October 10 at Lympstone Village Hall. Chairperson Collette Ashby-Crane welcomed members and guests and commenced with a round-up of the year’s events.

To find out more about Madeira Bowling Club, you are welcome to come to our first monthly coffee morning of the indoor season, writes Jean Healey.

Madeira had a mixture of friendly matches last week and also contested County knockout and league games, writes Jean Healey.

The first show of the season for Lympstone ABC was a great success with a sell out crowd enjoying 17 competitive bouts of boxing.

The Westcountry proved the cream of the crop at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials where Newquay-based Katie Hancock claimed the Rathbones CIC2* at Bicton Arena International riding Coddstown Pet, writes Lucy Johnson.

Having played an away match against Maderia men recently, the Budleigh men welcomed the reverse fixture at Cricket Field Lane given that their away performance had been a close encounter, writes David Roberts.

Two Exmouth athletes will be in action during the Invictus Games which get underway this weekend in Australia.

There’s a quiet weekend ahead for Exmouth Town with the first team, who suffered a rare defeat when beaten 2-0 at Saltash United in midweek, have a Saturday off as it’s League Cup Saturday across the league.

The Gazelles are a new team playing in the Exmouth and District Netball League, writes Hayley Taylor.

Fixtures against local rivals are always friendly, but competitive, affairs and the opening match of the season this week for the Budleigh men saw a hard-fought encounter away against Maderia, writes David Roberts.

Madeira bowlers were involved in a number of friendly fixtures over the past week, writes Jean Healey.

Harry Tincknell’s Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT finished third at the Six Hours of Fuji in Japan on Sunday.

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