As Exmouth Town’s Southern Road ground prepares to host the first warm-up game for the Town second team, chairman Stuart Shaw has been singing the praises of the ‘collective’ that look after the playing surface and also the other ‘working groups’ that are so active around the club.
This coming Saturday (July 14) will see Sidmouth Beach filled with competitors battling the ocean, and each other, in surf lifesaving board and ski racing events in Sidmouth Surf Lifesaving Club’s (SLSC) second Longest Day Ocean Challenge Event.
Madeira greens had become difficult to play in the drought-like conditions of recent weeks, very fast and swinging, so the thunderstorm and heavy rains at the weekend were welcome, particularly as the Open Tournament starts on Sunday, writes Jenny Smith.
In county competitions, Madeira had no less than six ladies teams reach the third round of the Benevolent Triples with two of them going on to reach the section final on July 29, at Madeira, writes Jenny Smith.
A touring team coming from Swansea and Bristol may seem somewhat odd given there are some 70 miles apart, but theirs is a friendship that goes back over many years and touring together is one way of their members staying in touch, writes Jenny Smith.
Horse riders, if nothing else, are stoical people! After weeks of hot, dry weather the heavens opened during the club’s open show on Sunday, held, with kind permission of Nigel & Paula Lee, at Nutwell Court.
The Devon Cricket League have taken the unprecedented step of offering member clubs the chance to play their league matches this Saturday and take in the World Cup quarter-final between England and Sweden (3pm).
The Budleigh men travelled to Culm Vale in their latest Exeter and District Over-60s League triples match and returned with a fine overall win on both rinks against an experienced opponent and in doing so moved themselves into the top half of the Division Two table, writes David Roberts.
Organisers of this weekend’s Bicton Arena Horse Trials are working around the clock to ensure the best going possible for its affiliated competition in light of the long spell of dry weather, writes Lucy Johnson.
Exmouth were edged out in the narrowest of fashions, going down to a two wicket defeat at Sidmouth with the home side getting over the finishing line with just three deliveries of the contest remaining and very much thanks to an unbeaten century from their overseas player, Aviwe Mgijima.
Budleigh 2nds suffered a second successive afternoon of struggle in the field on their way to an eighth defeat in nine C Division East matches, beaten by a margin of 181 runs in their Ottermouth meeting with Kilmington.
Clyst St George suffered a seventh defeat of the D Division East season and, with the Tolchards Devon League having reached the halfway stage of the campaign, the Bohea Field remain in the bottom three.