We're into the last week of term at Madeira, but still have been busy with several home friendlies and, given the weather, bowling at the end of this outdoor season is an absolute pleasure, writes Jenny Smith.
Exmouth Town put the disappointment of their exit from the FA Cup firmly behind them when they travelled to Cadbury Heath last Saturday and booked themselves a place in the draw for the First Round Proper of the FA Vase with a thumping 5-1 victory, writes John Dibsdall.
Fifteen AVRs ran the 10k Stockland Scamper on a glorious sunny September morning. Brilliantly organised by Emma Parris, this race takes in some of East Devon's most beautiful, if somewhat lumpy, countryside. AVRs came away with most of the prizes, with Tim Lenton being the first man home in 42:37 and Karen Eyre the first lady in 51:02.
The Sidmouth Seniors' away match at Axe Cliff was the return fixture after the sides had met previously at Sidmouth with that contest ending four-and-a-half to one-and-half in favour of the hosts, writes Hugh Dorliac.
Budleigh Salterton chalked up a second successive win of the Scott Richards Solicitors Devon League North & East campaign and became the first team to stop St Martins scoring in a match this season as they beat the Exminster men 4-0 at Greenway Lane, writes Alan Beer.
Honiton Town claimed a major victory - arguably their finest success in recent years - when they travelled to Southern League side Barnstaple Town and knocked them out of the Devon St Lukes Bowl, beating them 3-2 in a penalty shoot-out after the sides had shared six goals over 90 minutes in North Devon.
As the score line of 28-30 indicates, the first home game of the Western Counties West campaign for Sidmouth proved to be a closely contested and indeed, entertaining game, though there were too many errors on both sides to label it a classic, writes Terry O'Brien.
Beer Albion eased into the second round of the Devon Premier Cup with hard-fought 1-0 victory against East Allington from the South Devon League Premier Division, in front of a good crowd of 70 at the Furzebrake, writes Mike Adkin.
David Lock oversaw his President's Day medal competition and it was very appropriate that past president John Owen won with a blistering score of nett 64 with two good steady nines to win by three clear shots from James Phillips and Terry Peadon, writes Richard Jackman.
Exmouth served up arguably one of their most impressive away league performance is the past 10 years when they travelled to Launceston to the home of the Cornish All Blacks and returned having scored a dozen tries, racking up 76 points in the process!