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On Wednesday, Sidmouth ladies travelled to play round three of the Inter Club competition.

Phew! It’s been a hot one! Sidmouth Bowling Club rinks have been pushed to stay green this week, but thanks to underground water storage tanks and the extremely hard work of Barry and Noel - the green keepers - everything is looking as beautiful as ever, writes Susie Bonnell.

One of the favourite days on the calendar for the Sidmouth ladies came around on Tuesday when the club hosted the Spears Trophy drive.

East Devon drag racing ace Mark Smith had to overcome significant hurdles to be part of a special event last weekend.

In the County Trophy, Madeira proved much too strong for Ottery taking all four rinks to win the match comprehensively, writes Michael Smith.

East Devon driving ace Harry Tincknell leads the FIA World Endurance Championship by nine point after he bagged the runners-up spot, and created a little piece of race history, at the Le Mans 24 Hours meeting.

After four weeks of the Honiton Netball League season have been completed there remain three teams sporting unbeaten records in Left Division and the trio hold a four point lead over the ‘best of the rest’, writes Graham Ingram.

N1 Tri Club member Michele Thornberry took on her first ever open water triathlon at Bristol Harbour last weekend, writes Ellie Dominey.

Sidmouth were honoured to welcome the men’s Devon County president’s team versus Sidmouth, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth bowlers met to contest the very popular Sunset Umbrella - a chance for members to meet up on a sultry summer’s evening and enjoy a game of bowls and a drink in the bar, writes Susie Bonnell.

Earlier this week, on Tuesday, there was another Exeter Over-55s League outing for Sidmouth ladies – both the Blues and the Yellows, writes Susie Bonnell.

Whilst a lot of minds have been focussed on the General Election and who to vote for - the Sidmouth Bowlers have kept their minds on the job in hand - to win matches, writes Susie Bonnell.

Members of Sidmouth Running Club helped organise, prepare for, marshal and participate in the recent Women Can Marathon that passed through the town.

Woolbridge MC members Rodney Thorne and Andrew Forsyth took a closely-contested win apiece by almost exactly the same margin at the Taunton, Torbay and Burnham MCs ‘3 Clubs’ hill climb at Manor Farm, Charmouth, staged last weekend, writes Rupert Barker.

The Ottery St Mary week began with a fine success over close rivals Feniton in the County Trophy, writes Michael Smith.

Ottery St Mary found that the North Devon air did not agree with them when they travelled up to play U3A Torridge and The Pig on the Hill for their latest Devon Petanque League matches, writes Dave West.

The Cotswold 113 half-iron distance triathlon was a club target event this year and a total of 10 N1 triathletes were on the start line, writes Ellie Dominey.

Bowlers have two favourite topics of conversation - bowls and the weather - and there’s certainly been plenty of both to talk about this week, writes Susie Bonnell.

The Umborne Ug is a truly village event organised by Rick and Eleanor Wood of Axe Valley Runners and the Umborne Hall committee in aid of the village hall funds, writes Terry Bewes.

There have been some recent entries for the Sidmouth Running Club’s latest challenge, writes Terry Bewes.

There has been lately a tradition of turning up at the wrong locations for the Wednesday runs, writes Terry Bewes.

Monday evening saw a 6pm start for a re-arranged Grace Matthews competition meeting with Madeira (the previous date had been cancelled due to dreadful weather), writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth hosted Ashcombe Park, who were ending their tour with a game against Sidmouth on Monday afternoon.

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

The first match in the County Trophy saw Ottery take on a Sidmouth side that came away with the win at 86 shots to 65, winning two rinks to one with one rink drawn, writes Michael Smith.

League and tournaments from around the local regions, as well as the country as a whole, were largely on hold as players converged on Exeter over the Spring Bank Holiday for the Petanque National Titles weekend, writes Chris Bigmore.

Three weeks into the Honiton Netball League season and three teams in the Left Division remain unbeaten, Hi Q, Toucan Chicks and Ford & Pentecost Panthers, writes Graham Ingram.

The past week was not the best in terms of success for Ottery St Mary bowlers, writes Michael Smith.

May is such a busy month for bowlers - particularly those players who’ve entered the County and National competitions, writes Susie Bonnell.

Two weeks into the season and it’s four teams undefeated in Left Division, writes Graham Ingram.

The 12th staging of the Umborne Ug, a 10k race, organised by Rick and Eleanor Wood, takes place on June 3 with a 6pm start from Umborne Hall (EX13 7QL).

Kerry Boyle chose the Exeter Marathon for her first attempt at this distance with a sub 3:50:00 as her target time, writes Terry Bewes.

Devon Petanque leaders Ottery St Mary hosted the league’s two North Devon clubs and the matches produced very different results, writes Dave West.

After eight weeks of training runs in preparation for the Ottery 10k, Sidmouth Running Club member Lydia Mansi missed out on the day through illness, writes Terry Bewes.

N1 Tri Club members have been in action at a number of events over the past few weeks, writes Ellie Dominey.

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