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Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Sidmouth ladies were quietly celebrating a major win against their friends and rivals, Honiton, last Saturday, writes Susie Bonnell.

The captain of Swindon touring side  Babs Slater with Weena the bear complete with water proofs!

Well what has gone wrong with the weather for, yet again, we were all set to have an afternoon of good sport and entertainment with a touring team from Swindon, but the elements did their worst, writes Susie Bonnell.

Bowls. Ref exsp 25-16SH 9103. Picture: Simon Horn.

Ottery bowlers were involved in some close encounters last week, writes Michael Smith.

Exmouth netball team Comets

The Exmouth and District Netball League celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday and marked the occasion by staging a charity tournament at the Cranford Club.

Harry Tincknell in action

East Devon speed-ace Harry Tincknell celebrated Ford’s historic Le Mans winning return despite enduring huge personal disappointment in the 24 Hour race.

With four weeks left to play in the Honiton Summer netball league there remain just three unbeaten teams, writes Graham Ingram.

IThe Honiton Blaze Under-14 netball team: Back row (left to right); Kerys Gibbs, Millie Parry, Darcy Hastie, Katie Marriott, Emily Rich. Front row (left to right); Hannah Darlami, Molly Parry, Lydia Boyd.

Honiton Netball Club were playing in the Exeter and District Summer Tournament on Saturday, writes Louise Hastie.

Last weekend was a quiet one in terms of the number of N1 Tri Club members out competing, writes Ellie Dominey.

The Honiton Summer Netball League has reached the halfway point, writes Graham Ingram.

Sidmouth Bowling Club hosted one of the first rounds of the Devon County 2-wood competition, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth bowler - and also a regular supplier of club news to the Sidmouth Herald - Susie Bonnell, has peened a poem all about the noble sport of bowls, writes Steve Birley.

It has been a busy week at Sidmouth Bowls Club with Over-60s League games, county trophy matches, visiting touring teams and the Foxlands competition, writes Bert Hague.

Sidmouth runner Don on top of the Diamond Connemara

Another week and another marathon, only this time it was an ultra, writes Terry Bewes.

Ottery St Mary bowls action

Ottery ladies started the week in winning form, writes Micheal Smith.

Anne Ephraums (left) and Vanessa Glyn-Jones in their GB kits at Lisbon.

The bank-holiday weekend saw N1 Tri Club members in action both locally, nationally and internationally, writes Ellie Dominey.

Harry Tincknell in a practise session for the Le mans meeting

Harry Tincknell has set his sights on achieving a podium finish on Ford’s historic return to the Le Mans 24 Hours later this month (June 18-19).


The regular Friday night meetings at the club continue to see new folk pitch up and enjoy an introduction to bowls, writes Michael Smith.

Ryan Edgecumbe in action at the Nigel Mansell Raceway

The Dunkeswell Kart Racing 2016 season reached the halfway stage with round four being raced under brilliant blue skies at the superb Mansell Raceway, writes Jim Bees.

Justin Ashby and Tim MItchell at the Edinburgh Marathon

This week two of our elite runners showed us just what they were capable of, writes Terry Bewes.

Suddenly the summer seems to have arrived, writes Bert Hague.

Devon and Somerset Gliding Club members with Kevin Atkinson thanking the sky for a good day

A BGA initiative for Aiming Higher came to North Hill last week, with BGA Aim Higher coach Kevin Atkinson, writes Jill Harmer.

Swaggermamas pulled off the result of the week when they defeated current winter champions Hi Q in a thrilling, but low scoring, encounter, writes Graham Ingram.


Sidmouth ladies Blues gave Seaton Blue a case of the blues when beating them in the popular and competitive Over-50s Ladies League, writes Susie Bonnell.

N1 Tri Club member Ellie  Dominey cycling up the Llanberis Pass in the Slateman Triathlon.

N1 Tri Club member Ellie Dominey travelled to Snowdonia in Wales to take on the Slateman Savage double triathlon, writes Steve Birley.

N1 Tri Club members Pat and Jonny Livingstone at the Geopark Triathlon, Torbay.

The weekend’s main action in terms of local triathlon events took place in Torbay at the Velo Park, where no fewer than six of N1’s talented academy squad took part in the Geopark Triathlon, writes Ellie Dominey.

Action from the petanque at Ottery St Mary

Honiton Petanque Club’s match at Ottery St Mary ended in another narrow 3-2 defeat, their third consecutive loss by the same score line.

Sidmouth Running Club's vice chairman Becky Robson presents cups to eleven year old Thomas Fletcher, Naoni Garrick and twelve year old Kate Marriott at the Sid Vale Athletics meeting on Sunday Ref shsp 21-16SH 5822. Picture: Simon Horn.

Sidmouth Running Club were once again tasked with setting out the track, course and organising the races at the 60th Sid Vale Athletic meeting at Sidford on Sunday, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth runner Jennifer Bentley had only one thing on her mind on Saturday as she headed off to Cornwall to take part in the Delicious Kernow Run, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth running club member Claire Ashby headed back to London following her successful marathon run there to compete in the Turks Head 10k event in Richmond, writes Terry Bewes.

Julie Horsley and Richard Thurlow who contested the final of the Sidmouth Croquet Club  short croquet competition.

Sidmouth Croquet Club has re-introduced the short croquet game for club members and held their first competition last Friday, writes David Butler.

Julie Horsley in short croquet action

Sidmouth (SE) narrowly lost their first match of the season against Nailsea (SE) at home, writes David Butler.

Croquet action from Sidmouth

The first Sunday in June is being celebrated by croquet players as National Croquet Day.

Ottery bowler Tony Bushell playing in the Men's County Pairs at Madeira on Saturday Ref shsp 21-16SH 5226. Picture: Simon Horn.

Ottery bowlers went down by four rinks to two when they entertained Crediton in a friendly, writes Michael Smith.

Ottery Petanque Club charity shield. Ref shsp 20-16TI 1013. Picture: Terry Ife

Ottery St Mary continued their unbeaten start to the Devon Petanque League season with a 3-2 success over Honiton, writes Dave West.


Although the weather, on the whole, seems to be improving, one of the games this week was called off and another one was played in less than desirable conditions, writes Bert Hague.

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