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In May 1908 the first woods were bowled at the newly formed Sidmouth Bowling Club (SBC) down on the seafront at Bedford Lawn, now the carpark opposite the Bedford Hotel, writes Peter Mison.

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.

So, it’s been another week of keeping the Mighty Green fitness levels up, observing social distancing and keeping the Corvid Blues at bay, writes Hamish Spence.

News from the Lympstone Karate Club

AVR activities were brought to a halt as England Atheltics set out new guidelines, writes Dave Mutter.

The Sidmouth Running Club successfully held the 2020 annual general meeting on March 19, writes Hamish Spence.

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.

Whilst many running events were postponed around the UK, the Bath Half Marathon went ahead with the event staged on the third Sunday of March, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth men played the final match of their 2019/20 InterClub campaign when they took on Kingsley from Westward Ho!, writes Carol Smith.

Weekend Mighty Green Mudlarker, Derek Blackburn, took part in the Totally Muddy 10k, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies 2nd XI banked a point from a 1-1 draw at Exe IV.

There was action for Sidmouth bowlers last week when the club was fortunate enough to entertain a touring team from Sussex, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth & Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 4th XI were beaten 10-0 when they travelled to take on title-chasing Taunton Vale D, who have gone top on goal difference as a result of their latest win, writes Andrew Coley.

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

Intrepid off-road night runners Sarah Browne, Terry Bewes and Kyle Baker all braved the twilight run, Escape Wych Woods 7k, held on the middle Saturday of March, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club men’s 2nd XI shared six goals when they travelled to St Lukes School, Exeter, to play East Devon B.

The Devon County Ladies Indoor Bowling Association has advised all clubs with regard to the coronavirus crisis, writes Carol Smith.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) men’s 1st XI were 1-0 winners when they entertained Taunton Vale in a Conference South game.

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.

Honiton bowlers have certainly enjoyed a good indoor season, writes Joan Mackintosh.

North Devon HC 1st XI travelled to Cornwall last weekend to face Liskeard-based team Caradon HC 1st XI and they defeated the promotion-chasing Cornish side 3-2.

Bideford ABCs Ethan Whipp travelled to Gloucester to box Sonny Mccarick on his home show.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club (SOHC) ladies’ 1st XI are on their way to what could yet be a double winning season.

A very fast young Toby de Gruchy took the first place in the Grizzly Cub, completing the route in a very speedy 1:07:57, writes Hamish Spence.

Sidmouth and Ottery Hockey Club ladies’1st XI chalked up a 15th straight Sedgemoor One victory as they defeated Exe III 4-1.

The 2020 ‘Hills Aplenty’, Full and Cub, Grizzly, got underway promptly on a bright, but blustery Sunday morning at 10am, writes Hamish Spence.

Taunton will be hosting their St Patrick’s Raceday next Tuesday (March 17) when the card carries a total prize fund of almost £50k, writes Richard Walsh.

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.

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