Saturday morning saw sun shining down on Sidmouth Bowls Club and the steward was hard at work putting out all the equipment for that afternoon’s game against the men from Beaufort Ebbw Vale - a Welsh touring team, writes Susie Bonnell.
Sidmouth Town produced the surprise of the day in the Walter C Parsons Funeral Directors Cup – the South West Peninsula League Cup – when they beat Crediton United 3-2 to earn a second round tie at home to Premier Division Stoke Gabriel.
Ottery St Mary were denied in their efforts to claim their first win of the new Macron League Division Three campaign when a heavy downpour just before kick-off left too much surface water on their Washbrook Meadow pitch to allow them to play visiting Sandford.
Tipton St John have had no fewer than 13 games called off this season, six because of the weather and six where opposition have not been able to raise a side to complete a friendly fixture, writes Phil Wright.
East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell finished seventh at the Six Hours of the Circuit of the Americas, cutting down the #67 car’s lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship that he shares with teammate Andy Priaulx.