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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.