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The ‘Redfern Trophy’ was once again won by an Ottery St Mary team, writes Michael Smith.

Honiton Sea Angling Club ran the Beer Regatta self drive species hunt that took place on Saturday morning at Beer, writes Mike Spiller.

The East Devon Pétanque Club, which plays at Thorn Park, Salcombe Regis, held its annual doubles competition and picnic last Sunda, writes Brian Diffey.

Drag Racing ace Mark ‘Wolfie’ Smith is back on the road this weekend and making a journey he hopes will be much less stressful than the one he made to the same location a couple of months ago.

Bowlers really are made of tough stuff! As flood warnings are being issued and gales and rain storm in, the Sidmouth bowlers have been snatching any dry weather to play re-arranged games - or just muddling along and playing in the rain, writes Susie Bonnell.

The weather once again hit the Ottery St Mary bowls schedule over the past week, writes Michael Smith.

The annual regional match, held this year at St Day, near Redruth saw Cornwall beat Devon 21-15, their first win in the fixture since 2013, writes Chris Bigmore.

Ottery St Mary petanque team travelled to Brickfields, Plymouth, on the final Sunday of July, sitting just one point behind league leaders The Pig on the Hill, and hoping to emulate the triumph of Sir Francis Drake, when he beat the armada, writes Dave West.

Ok - who turned off the summer? It’s tough going for us hardy bowlers at the moment - trying to look as though we’re enjoying our outdoor sport in the wind and rain is wearing a bit thin!, writes Susie Bonnell.

After dedicating 30 years to Honiton Netball League, Graham is stepping down as the league’s secretary.

Ottery St Mary bowlers suffered a poor start to the week with defeat for the men in both of their Over-60s Triples League matches, writes Michael Smith.

Sidmouth Netball Club had a successful night at the Honiton Netball League annual general meeting and awards night, writes Sarah Sparks.

It is now seven months since American mother and daughter Lara and Yasmin Millmow took up running and joined the club, writes Terry Bewes

Well there is a saying in sporting circles that goes: ‘a game of two halves’, and that is most certainly what it has been like of late – with the weather, writes Susie Bonnell.

On the not so serious side of running matters, Bethany Wells and her friend Katy Lanson headed off to Exeter Racecourse for the ‘Colour Obstacle Rush’ this is marketed as ‘the most fun running event ever’, writes Terry Bewes.

It has been a very diverse week for the Mighty Green runners from Sidmouth Running Club with an outstanding half marathon time with a personal best to charity runs, obstacle runs and getting covered in paint, writes Terry Bewes.

Ottery St Mary suffered a clean-sweep of defeats in their most recent Over-60s Triples League outings, writes Michael Smith.

Ironman Triathlons consist of a 2.4-mile swim,112-mile cycle and finally a marathon run (26.2 miles).

Ironman races are staged all over the world with the UK event held in Bolton, Lancashire.

Last Sunday Suzi Rockey put on her Sidmouth Running Club Mighty Green shirt and headed off to Westpoint to take on the ultimate 5k challenge, writes Terry Bewes.

Ten members of Sidmouth Running Club headed off to the Blackdown Hills to run the Blackdown Beauty, writes Terry Bewes.

Sidmouth Bowling Club ladies continued to enjoy success with both Over-50s League teams, Blues and Yellows, banking four of the six available points in outings last week, writes Susie Bonnell.

Harry Tincknell and his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team finished fifth in the latest round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Nurburgring, Germany.

Saturday brought the ever-popular mixed away friendly game against Lyme Regis, our Dorset neighbours, writes Susie Bonnell.

Otters see off Feniton

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ottery men gained revenge for an early season drubbing when they overcame Feniton 43-17 in the Over-60s League, writes Michael Smith.

After the excitement of Competition Enterprise last week, it was anything but ‘back to normal’ at North Hill this week for members of the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC), writes Jill Harmer.

Ottery St Mary petanque team played their penultimate match in this season’s Devon League campaign when they went down 3-2 in their meeting with Isca at Strawberry Lane.

In the County Trophy, Ottery men were up against Seaton to whom they succumbed to a three rinks to one defeat and an overall 76-66 shot loss, writes Michael Smith.

Sidmouth men have been quietly and steadily making their mark in the men’s County Trophy League, writes Susie Bonnell.

The outdoor season of bowling is now almost halfway through, believe it or not!, writes Susie Bonnell.

Eighteen Sidmouth Running Club members turned out to support the 11th year of the Otter Rail and River Run, writes Terry Bewes.

Ottery St Mary club member Kevin Vernon recently took part in the Disability Bowls England (DBE) ‘Plant Welding Triples’ weekend at the Getling Bowling Club in Nottingham, writes Michael Smith.

After very mixed weather for gliding over the last few weeks, the first week of July came up trumps for the Competition Enterprise held at North Hill, writes Jill Harmer.

After a slow and late start to the season, Honiton rider and Sid Valley CC tester Doug Parker was in fine form as he recorded a hat-trick of personal bests for 10, 25 and 50-mile time trial events.

In a match postponed from the previous week, Ottery St Mary entertained Chudleigh in a midweek evening meeting that proved to be another close encounter, writes Dave West.

Sidmouth Netball Club U16s, 14s and 12s had their final run out of the season recently, entering the Exeter and East Devon Summer Open Tournament.

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