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Over the sticks

Will Biddick’s double at Bratton Down gave him his fifth winner in the last five days, and helped to elevate him into a narrow lead over Darren Edwards for the Devon & Cornwall title, writes Granville Taylor.

Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

The Exe Equestrian Club’s 2016 events are up and running.

Equestrian picture

Three days of superb cross country action are in prospect at Pontispool Equine Sports Centre near Taunton on May 28 to 30 with the first of its two British Eventing horse trials attracting nearly 900 competitors.

The Seaton week began well with victory over Culm Vale, writes Linda Stone.

Croquet action from Sidmouth

Sidmouth Croquet Club’s first match in the South West Federation Golf Croquet Level Play League saw them go down 13-7 to last year’s league winners East Dorset.


Budleigh’s newly promoted squad in the Over 60’s Triples League are currently holding their own in Division Three and this week picked up six points at home to a strong Tiverton contingent.

Honiton runners at the Clyst Hydon Huff meeting.

On Friday, four of the faster Honiton Running Club (HRC) members took part in the Run Exe Relays, writes Judy Davey.

Netball action

The Honiton Netball League was back in action after the previous week had been washed out, writes Graham Ingram.

Played two, won two, Honiton continue their good start in the East of Exe mixed double rink evening league, writes Julie Grant.


What a week the past one was for Budleigh lady bowlers Mo Bond and Eileen Burston.

Ottery beaten by visiting Sidmouth

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ottery began the week with a friendly at home to Sidmouth, who were not feeling that friendly as they won three rinks to one and 80-61 overall, writes Michael Smith.

Generic croquet. Ref shsp 8970-23-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Budleigh Association Croquet team were convincing winners when they entertained Sidmouth in the opening game of the new AC South West Federation League season.

Sidmouth indoor  bowls captain Ron Cook presenting Mrs Jill Bishop and  Ms Ann Elwood with the ladies pairs trophy.

Members of Sidmouth Indoor Bowling Club celebrated the end of season with a supper and prize presentation at the Blue Ball in Sidford, writes Ron Cook.


It may have been late in the evening and very dark, but Honiton players managed, just, to bowl their way to victory in their first East of Exe league match at Hemyock, writes Julie Grant.

Harry Tincknell does an interview

Harry Tincknell extended his lead in the European Le Mans Series when, along with co-drivers Simon Dolan and Giedo van der Garde placed second in the 4 Hours of Imola.

Sidmouth running club at the Ottery 10K run. Ref shsp 20-16TI 0980. Picture: Terry Ife

The past weekend proved to b e a varied one for members of Sidmouth Running Club, writes Terry Bewes.

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A trip back to the stunning Point-to-Point location of Bratton Down is a must for all horse racing enthusiasts where the Exmoor club will be hosting their meeting on Sunday (May 22), writes Donna Harris.

Madeira’s Men and Ladies have been in action this week in inter-club competitions with mixed success, writes Jenny Smith.

Exmouth Harriers running club members at the Ottery 10K run. Ref exsp 20-16TI 0964. Picture: Terry Ife

Despite there being several running events clashing over the week-end, there was again a high quality field in the Ottery St Mary 10k, writes Dave Eveleigh.

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Honiton Running Club’s Gemma Collier competed in the Haldon Heartbeat race on Saturday starting at Exeter Racecourse, writes Judy Davey.

Seaton bowlers enjoy Bradninch success

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Seaton began their week with a visit to Bradninch that saw them record an 88-64 success, writes Linda Stone.


There was another washout for the Lyme Regis championship side, a washout for the ladies when their opponents postponed due to inclement weather, writes Paul Moffitt.


Axminster bowlers have enjoyed another period of comparative success albeit with all three victories coming at home, writes David Harris.

Members of the Ottery Petanque Club and players from further afield playing for the charity shield. Ref shsp 20-16TI 1004. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary town Mayor, Glyn Dobson, welcomed players and visitors to the new terrain on the Strawberry Lane sports field for the annual Charity Shield event at which the local petanque club raises money for Hospicecare, writes Dave West.

Jason Tuff in action. Jason will be at Bicton for the four day meeting.

Bicton Arena’s five day showjumping spectacular takes place from Thursday, May 26 until Monday, May 30 when 800 horses will compete over five days in three separate arenas including the prestigious TopSpec Main Arena, writes Lucy Johnson.

Over the sticks

The incessant wet weather relented at last as Exmoor is bathed in sunshine for the Dulverton West meeting, writes Granville Taylor.

N1Tri Club members Jake Smith and Ollie Caute

You’re never too young nor too old to Tri is the message behind the latest success stories for N1 Tri Club athletes, writes Ellie Dominey.

Honiton running club at the Ottery 10K run. Ref mhsp 20-16TI 0962. Picture: Terry Ife

The Ottery 10k race organised by Honiton Running Club (HRC) took place last Sunday on a gorgeous sunny spring day, writes Judy Davey.

Feniton men’s Over-60s Triples League team continued their fine start to the season when they won 35-27 at Exeter St Thomas, writes Roger Smith.

The second fixture of the new season in Division Three of the men’s Over-60s Triples League saw Budleigh travel to play Topsham B.


It may have been late in the evening and very dark, but Honiton players managed, just, to bowl their way to victory in their first East of Exe league match at Hemyock, writes Julie Grant.


Phear Park A and B squads had mixed fortunes in their recent Over-60s Triples League outings, writes Lawrie Harries.


The Dunkeswell Bowling Club Open Day was well supported when it was held recently.

Beer Blazer run at Pecorama. Sidmouth Running Club gather before the race. Ref shsp 19-16AW 6803. Picture: Alex Walton

Once again it was Katie Marriott who brought home the silverware for Sidmouth Running Club, this time from the Beer Blazer, writes Terry Bewes.

Exmouth badminton ace Alex  Lane

Exmouth badminton ace Alex Lane is celebrating his first senior international call-up after being named in the Badminton England squad for this month’ Thomas Cup in China.

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