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Taz Wotton with his winning smoothound.

Taz Wotton is in the money after catching two huge double figure smoothounds


The weather has been a big problem for Ottery St Mary bowlers this past week, writes Michael Smith.

Sidmouth Bowls Club Captains Day and the men's captain and vice-captain shake hands in front of the players before the action got underway.

With only a month remaining of the outdoor season, many of the finalists for the club competitions are known with only a few semi finals still outstanding, writes John Mason.


With many matches cancelled due to the heavy rain, the Budleigh ladies have played two of their Over-50s League games, both against Heavitree, obtaining the maximum of six points in both games.

Madeira ladies have a very good week

Thursday, August 27, 2015

It has been a good week for the Madeira ladies. In the National Topclub, the Madeira ladies successfully won their game against Leamington Spa at Olveston, writes Mary Ann Dowrick.


The men’s Over 60s team enhanced their chances of a top three finish in their County League Division with two excellent wins, writes David Harris.

Ollie Caute completes the Weymouth Bustinskins Open Water Sprint

The N1 Tri Club enjoyed some terrific success last week, writes Dennis Elliott.


Seaton bowlers were beaten when they visited Broadclyst for a triples match, writes Maria Johnson.


Lyme One’s winning run came to an end last week, going down 8-2 at Sherborne in the final league game of the season, writes Terry Moffitt.

After several days of dismal weather in East Devon, bright sunshine awaited the five AVR’s as they arrived at Budleigh Salterton for the scenic, multi-terrain 2105 Jurassic Coast 10k race, writes Dave Mutter.

Feniton’s aspirations in the Two Counties League suffered a severe set back with a brace of defeats last week, writes Roger Smith.

Exeter Racecourse has launched its annual ‘Win A Share in a Racehorse’ competition prior to the start of its new season which begins on October 8.

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Devon’s Lucy Wiegersma had the perfect warm up to Land Rover Burghley with a win in the Empire Horse Boxes CIC2* at Bicton Arena International, writes Lucy Johnson.

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An Uplyme golfer will have no excuse for missing his next tee-time after winning a limited-edition BOSS watch for achieving a hole-in-one.

Nick Scholfield in action at Bicton Arena

Jockeys, showjumpers and event riders will come head to head for charity at Bicton Arena’s annual charity competition on Saturday, September 12.

Pete Bennett who has become the youngest gliding instructor in the country

Pete Bennett from Yeovil has become the youngest gliding instructor in the country following an extensive check out by Regional Examiner Simon Minson on Saturday, writes Jill Harmer.

The victorious Devon team that were crowned Inter County double rink national champions; Sophie Tolchard, Lorraine Hackett, Jan Roberts, Hayley James, Muriel Scott, Joan Martin, Jenny Dawson, Sharon Parnell, Liz Smerdon and Honiton bowler Sue Evans (back row top right).

Honiton bowler Sue Evans was part of the Devon team that has been crowned the national Inter County Double Rink champions, writes Julie Grant.

Exmouth Harrier Michael Robinson

Midnight hardly seems a sensible start time for any running race, but then the 100k Cornish coastal run wouldn’t seem a sensible proposition for most at any time, writes Cathy Newman.

On Saturday morning AVR’s Luke Reed left home at 4.30am for a trip to Bournemouth to compete in the Votwo Salty Sea Dog Triathlon, which started at 7am to beat the tourists heading to Boscombe Beach, writes Dave Mutter.

Hannah Esau

Bideford College student, 13, wins Reg Thomas Memorial Shield ministox race

Moor and sea with North Devon angling scene

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Lewis Harris with his 16lb 10 carp from Stafford Moor.

... with Tony Gussin

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A world-class field will be contesting Empire Coachbuilders Bicton Arena International Horse Trials, which run on August 22, and 23, writes Lucy Johnson.

Lenton second at Sticklepath Fell Race

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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On Saturday afternoon three AVRs ran the Sticklepath fell race which is a tough, but lovely horseshoe route starting from the Finch Foundry in Sticklepath, writes Dave Mutter.

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East Devon Hunt Pony Club entered two teams in the area 15 Novice show jumping at Tiverton showground

Weston Wheelers.

Sid Valley Cycle Club members were able to enjoy favourable weather conditions for their latest outing.

Scott Eveleigh in action at the National Finals

Great Scott! A young Honiton bowler made his name at the national championships in Leamington, writes Julie Grant.


Feniton maintained their momentum in the Two Counties League by defeating Tiverton Borough 78-61, writes Roger Smith.

Huge brace of North Devon mullet

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Graham Snow with his brace of mullet. Picture: Andrew Atkinson

Graham wins North Devon League heat in style with two cracking thin-lipped mullet

Seaton bowlers had plenty to celebrate in the past week, writes Maria Johnson.

Devon and Somerset Inter Club League team captain Liam Vile with his glider after landing jn a field at the bottom of Hembury Hill.

The last leg of the South West region Inter-Club League was held at North Hill at the weekend, writes Jill Harmer.

It’s been a very busy week, and a very successful one, for the club, with good wins for the ladies and men in the leagues, writes Paul Moffitt.

(left to right) Lizzie Westcott, Jess Summers and Mia Saunders who made it a case of 'girl power' at the Devpn and Somerset Gliding Club

It was quite a past week at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Sidmouth Over-50s Blues hosted Exeter-based St Thomas in a midweek meeting, writes Susie Bonnell.


Sidmouth played host to a visiting side from Bristol, known as The Chameleons, writes Susie Bonnell.

Sidmouth Over-50s Yellows were involved in a midweek thriller when they travelled to meet neighboring Seaton Reds, writes Susie Bonnell.

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