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Honiton-based Twin Tigers Boxing and Martial Arts Club are ‘doing their bit’ to help with the national lockdown owing to the Covid-19 crisis.

News from the Lympstone Karate Club

Honiton Bowling Club hosted the South West Area Disability Bowls England Interclub competition, writes Joan Mackintosh.

The on-going Covid-19 crisis has led to a very disappointing, but necessary abrupt end to the indoor season for the Budleigh Bowlers as all indoor play was suspended last week and, with the beginning of the outdoor season scheduled for mid-April being inevitably delayed, the club has made a decision to cancel all fixtures until the end of June, writes David Roberts.

Latest on the cancellation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to withdraw any geo-blocking in place for all FIH Hockey Pro League matches from 2019 and 2020 on its free OTT platform www.FIH.live.

Chairman of the British Olympic Association Hugh Robertson says it is unthinkable that this summer’s Tokyo Games will not get postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Tokyo Olympics appear certain to be postponed until next year due to the coronavirus, as Canada and Australia said they were looking ahead to a 2021 Games.

Parkruns are the latest sport to announce a suspension in action owing to the coronavirus.

Nobody knew as they enjoyed eight competitive races at Buckfastleigh on Sunday (March 15), that the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers would be staging the final point-to-point meeting of the 2020 season, writes Granville Taylor.

The final Ashbury Dental Care Evening League fixtures were played during the past week, writes Don Huish.

Exmouth badminton ace Ben Lane lamented his and men’s doubles partner Sean Vendy’s slow start after they crashed out of the Yonex All England Badminton Championships at the first hurdle, writes Will Jennings.

Both the county-wide league competitions that Madeira teams play in have now been completed for another indoor season, writes Jean Healey.

The corona virus crisis led to many local sporting events being cancelled over the weekend and now comes news that bowls has also been hit.

In a busier than normal week at Cricket Field Lane the Budleigh Bowlers were in fine form as they recorded three wins and a draw against local rivals, writes David Roberts.

The East Cornwall managed to hold their point-to-point at Great Trethew after a two weeks postponement due to waterlogging, but it was touch and go as overnight rain again threatened proceedings, writes Granville Taylor.

The second Sunday of March saw the staging of one of the undoubted highlights of the off-road running calendar, writes Kate Baker.

Madeira was well represented in the DCLIBA County Finals that were held at the Mid Devon club at Tiverton at the weekend, writes Jean Healey.

Four Exmouth Harriers travelled to North Devon on Sunday to take part in the Bideford Half Marathon, writes Kate Baker.

In a friendly match against three men’s triples from Axminster there was only one winning rink when Leighton Burston, Graham Cottey, Vic Doidge, stayed ahead to win 16-10, but the losses in the other two rinks gave an overall win to the visitors.

In the Ashbury Dental Care Evening League, Maderia Robins moved back to the top of the league with a convincing win over the Budleigh Falcons and have now set up a title decider against the Budleigh Buzzhawks to be played out next week, writes David Roberts.

Madeira trio play their part as Devon ladies wrap up South West Counties League title

In the Ashbury Dental Care Evening League the Madeira Robins won on both rinks in their latest match with clubmates the Bluebirds, writes Don Huish.

Point-to-pointing resumed in the Devon & Cornwall area as the Western meeting finally defeated the bad weather on Sunday at Wadebridge, writes Granville Taylor.

Following another match cancellation an internal, mixed triples was quickly arranged by captain Penny Preece and vice-captain Glynis Byrn, writes Jean Healey.

The past week was a one at Cricket Field Lane which played host to just two competition matches, but both were important and not without drama, writes Don Huish.

There was success for Madeira ladies in national competitions last week, writes Jean Healey.

With the recent deluge of rain and the postponement of the East Cornwall fixture at Great Trethew, the Western Hunt have been able to stage their meeting this coming Sunday (February 23) at The Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Donna Harris.

There was good news over the past week for Exmouth Harrier Brian Sansom, writes Kate Baker.

In the Foxlands ladies’ league, Madeira met Dawlish and won handsomely on all four rinks, both at home and away, writes Jean Healey.

Budleigh invited Madeira to visit for a mixed friendly match, which the home team won on both rinks, writes Jean Healey.

Despite the grim weather bowls has continued at Budleigh and two recent friendly matches produced mixed fortunes.

Last weekend Madeira ladies played Budleigh in the Devon County Lacemakers Top Club knockout competition and managed a clean sweep over the five different disciplines, writes Jean Healey.

Following last week’s success, Budleigh’s trio of Gerard McCarthy, Peter Cooper and Simon Weclawek recorded another excellent victory in the Exonia Evening league, writes Don Huish.

There was plenty of friendly action for Madeira bowlers last wee, writes Jean Healey.

Next Sunday (February 9) will be the third and final point-to-point horse racing meeting to be held at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this season, and another action packed quality race day will be on offer, writes Donna Harris.

Due to three teams having to withdraw from the Lane Trophy, it meant that Madeira played their final game in this season’s competition when they then took on Torbay, writes Jean Healey.

The latest Exonia Evening League fixture, versus the Chiefs, was closely fought throughout and after 17 ends, skip Paul Griffin, Richard Cooper and Don Huish were on level terms at 13-all, writes Don Huish.

Madeira bowlers enjoyed a close encounter when they entertained Ottery St Mary in a mixed friendly, writes Jean Healey.

Last week Madeira men sent three rinks to Sidmouth with mixed results, writes Jean Healey.

Budleigh bowlers took part in two friendlies played at Cricket Field Lane over the past week, but with widely differing outcomes, writes Don Huish.

At the weekend 29 Madeira members and three non-players went to the TLH Toorak Hotel in Torquay for a superb weekend of frosty sunshine for daily indoor bowling, much good food and good company amongst friends, writes Jean Healey.

The Ken Boobyer Memorial fixture brought three rinks of men from Ken’s club Bitton Park (Teignmouth), writes Jean Healey.

As so many matches have been cancelled this season, usually by default of visiting clubs finding it difficult to field enough players, the selection panel of captains and vice-captains decided to have an extra internal triples match for members to enjoy and to hone their bowling skills, writes Jean Healey.

There were plenty of Exmouth Harriers involved at the recent First Chance 10k meeting, writes Kate Baker.

Helen Wilson has boxed her way to superb sum of money for Cancer Research.

Exmouth Harriers were out in force at the City Runs NY5, writes Kate Baker.

In the semi-final of the County Pairs, Jean Rainton and Penny Preece had a good win at Honiton against strong Honiton players, Carol Armytage and Gail Hawkes, writes Jean Healey.

The North Cornwall point-to-point that was held on the second Sunday of the year featured riding doubles for Darren Andrews and Darren Edwards on testing going at the Royal Cornwall Showground, writes Granville Taylor.

A men’s friendly, at home to Madeira, ended in victory for the visitors on both rinks, writes Don Huish.

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