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Winter is upon us and it's time to wrap up warm and get some countryside fresh air, whilst attending the Dunsmore Club Point-to-Point Horse racing fixture, which will be held at Silverton on Sunday November 17, writes Donna Harris.

Last weekend also saw Exmouth Harrier Lisa Hatchard take part in the Gloucester 24 Hour Invitational Track Race, a historic track event where the British record and then world track record was set 37 years ago by Dave Dowdle, writes Kate Baker.

Madeira men played triples against Ottery St Mary, who do not have indoor rinks, and the afternoon resulted in massive wins on two of the Madeira rinks, the highest being Leighton Burston with Keith Weeks, Graham Cottey, who secured a 29-shot success, writes Jean Healey.

Sabre fencing has come a long way in Sidmouth since 2017 when a generous donation made by the Sidmouth Lions allowed the Sidmouth & East Devon Fencing Club to provide sabre fencing equipment to its young fencers, writes Nigel Manning.

Friday saw the annual meeting of the Madeira men's vice captain's team against the Madeira ladies' vice captain's team, writes Jean Healey.

A trio of Exmouth Harrier members took part in a race in Portugal last week, writes Kate Baker.

A mixed home friendly against Sidmouth proved to be a close contest and it ended in victory for the visitors by just a single shot, writes Don Huish.

The Wiscombe Park Awards Evening was enjoyed by a big turnout at Wiscombe House with the night acting as a celebration of the achievements of the drivers who have competed on the highly challenging, 1000 yard hillclimb course which also doubles as the main driveway to the picturesque gothic mansion.

Madeira bowlers toppled at Torbay

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The past week was another busy one for Madeira bowlers, writes Jean Healey.

History could be made at Wincanton Racecourse if Present Man wins the Badger Ales Trophy for the third year in a row.

Madeira ladies were in action last week in the Lane Trophy with a match against Exeter-based Isca, writes Jean Healey.

Budleigh ladies were most impressive in their Lanes Trophy meeting with the powerhouse that is Plymouth, one they were ultimately edged out in, but not before they had put in a terrific effort, writes Don Huish

Four Exmouth Harriers took on the Sibleco Templar 10, an event organised by Teignbridge Trotters, at the weekend, writes Kate Baker.

The month of October was a busy one for the Devon & Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC), writes Jill Harmer.

All the Exe Equestrian Club committee members breathed a huge sigh of relief when, after what had seemed like day after day and even, week after week, of rain abated for the annual Halloween Pleasure Ride.

Exmouth ABC sent a trio of junior boxers down to Cornwall to appear on the bill of a show organised by Falmouth ABC.

Exeter Racecourse will be highlighting the invaluable work of Devon Air Ambulance at its charity raceday on Sunday, November 24, writes Lucy Johnson.

Torrential rain failed to dampen spirits at Bicton Arena International Horse Trials where four days of competition concluded the 2019 British Eventing season on Sunday, writes Lucy Johnson.

Exmouth Harriers Scott Jamieson and Pete Belcher were in action in America last weekend, writes Kate Baker.

Madeira ladies had an excellent win in the Foxlands league against Plymouth, winning on all four rinks with both home and both away rinks being successful, writes Jean Healey.

In the last of the October friendly matches, Budleigh entertained a Dawlish side that brought two mixed rinks and came close to snatching the honours.

Exe Jets were 42-33 winners when they met Replay in an Exmouth Netball meeting.

Exmouth Harrier Susan Hill travelled north for her latest challenge, writes Kate Baker.

Madeira's Men B team played in the National Over 60s Double Rink competition which is played on a one rink home and one rink away basis against Caradon (Cornwall), writes Jean Healey.

Three Exmouth Harriers travelled across to Hampshire to take part in the Bournemouth Marathon festival, writes Kate Baker.

Lympstone ABC's first home show of the season proved to be an exhilarating night with 16 quality bouts that took place before a sell-out attendance that created a very special atmosphere on the night.

Madeira chairman Peter Harvey was recently presented with a generous cheque from sponsor Ian Crook of Ian Crook Wealth Management, writes Jean Healey.

Budleigh ladies were in fine form as they made a winning start to their Lane trophy competition campaign, writes Don Huish.

Madeira's first friendly match of the week was against Taunton Vivary Park who proved to be worthy opponents, winning on two rinks, writes Jean Healey.

A three rink men's friendly at Madeira ended in favour of the hosts by 63 shots to 46, writes Don Huish.

Bicton Arena is readying itself for the conclusion to the 2019 eventing season, and with nearly 700 entries for its competition, which runs from October 24 to 27, it will be a superb finale for riders and spectators alike, writes Lucy Johnson.

Eight Budleigh bowlers journeyed to the Isca Club in Exeter for the first friendly of the new indoor season and all proved to be too strong for the hosts, writes Don Huish.

Following the opening drive to launch the new indoor campaign, Madeira got off to a flying start with their first week of friendly fixtures indoors, writes Jude Latta.

The recent passing of a legend of local sport - Dave Eveleigh - was felt most amongst the running fraternity and particular Exmouth Harriers, which Dave had been such a big part of for so many years, writes Stephen Birley.

Comets were emphatic 61-13 winners when they met Tigers in an Exmouth Netball League match, writes Pamela Taylor.

The Budleigh October captains, Mo Bond and Don Huish, formally opened the new indoor season by organising mixed drives.

There were podium places for the Exmouth Harriers at the 2019 Barnstaple Half and full Marathon, writes Kate Baker.

Exe Jets were in fine form as they despatched Gazelles 71-27 in an Exmouth Netball League meeting, writes Rachel Murrin.

Budleigh welcomed the last of the 2019 outdoor bowling season touring sides to Cricket Field Lane, writes Don Huish.

Lympstone ABC hosts its first home show of the season at Exmouth Pavilion on the second Saturday of October.

A happy fun day in the sun at Nutwell Court brought the club's competitive events to a climax, writes Collette Ashby-Crane.

Heavy showers and strong winds were battled by the bowlers of Madeira and Ottery St Mary as a four rinks friendly was contested, writes Jenny Smith.

Exe Jets were 40-32 winners when they met Assent in the first match if the new Exmouth Netball league season, writes Rachael Murrin.

The final week of the outdoor season at Madeira saw six friendly fixtures played, all at home, writes Jenny Smith.

There have been several highlights as the Madeira outdoor season draws to a close, writes Jenny Smith.

Exe Jets were 40-32 winners when they met Assent in the first match of the new Exmouth Netball league season, writes Rachael Murrin.

An Exmouth teenager has recently been crowned as the top BMX rider in the South West and number two nationally.

The Peter Nelson Memorial Shield was contested at Phear Park for the second time, writes Paul and Kay Beresford.

Lympstone ABC hosts its first home show of the season next month.

An Exmouth grandma continues to prove age is no barrier to athletic achievement by winning three gold medals at the European championships.

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