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‘Lucky’ shirts sponsored by an Exeter business have been welcomed by pupils representing Budleigh Salterton at sporting events and competitions. Youngsters from St Peter’s Primary School were recently presented with the lime green tops, showing the school’s logo, thanks to Clip ‘n Climb, based at Exeter Quay. Steve Hitchcock, St Peter’s Primary School headteacher, said: “They’ve brought us good luck so far – we’ve reached three Devon finals in hockey, cross country and cyclo cross.” He added: “A big thanks to Aaron and Sally Eade of Clip ‘n Climb in Exeter for sponsoring our very fetching new sports tops. “These…

Honiton bowlers have had a good indoor season, writes Joan Mackintosh, in her latest match report for the town’s club. Chris Barradell has won the County Two Wood Singles, which was held at Mid Devon on Sunday, March 8. Chris will be awarded her county badge at the beginning of next season. Kevin Vernon, Steve Coles and Ian Veitch have reached the semi-finals of the Men’s County Triples Competition, having won their match against Isca (20-16). Honiton Ladies were runners-up in the County Lane League with North Devon Bowling Club taking the Number 1 slot. Bowlers from Taunton Dean visited…

Honiton Bowling Club hosted the 2020 South West Area Disability Bowls England Interclub Competition, where eight teams took part. Competing this year at the Streamers Meadows clubhouse were teams from Dunheved Bowling Club, Cornwall, Taunton Deane Bowling Club, Somerset, Honiton Bowling Club, and three teams from Plymouth Life Centre. The teams were divided into two groups of four playing against each other. Each of the three matches played by the team consisted of eight ends, with a time limit of one-and-a-quarter hours. The teams gained two points for a win and one for a draw. The winner of group A…

Joan Mackintosh writes with the latest match report from Honiton Bowling Club. This week Honiton Bowling Club welcomed bowlers from West Berks who are on tour in Devon. A mixed friendly match was played with Honiton winning  (79-47). Top rink: M Tyne, R Sennitt, V Kille and A Hillyear (30- 9). Honiton Ladies visited Axminster for a friendly match with Axminster winning (40-35). The top rink for Honiton were: B Maynard, E Fielding, M Bright, G Hawke (27-12). Honiton to host regional Disability Bowls England competition

Honiton is gearing up to host the Disability Bowls England competition for the South West. Honiton Indoor Bowling Club will hold the event on Saturday, Match 14, from 10am until 5pm, and is inviting all to come along and watch. On the day there will be eight teams competing, with players of any age and ability. Joan Mackintosh, Honiton Indoor Bowling Club spokeswoman, said Disability Bowls England – a newly-established charity set up in August 2015, formed to fill the void for disabled bowlers – has arranged an Inter Club Triples Indoor Bowls Competition at five different venues throughout England.…

Taxpayers’ cash will not be used to fund anniversary drinks when Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club celebrates its 150th birthday bash this summer. The club asked the town council to contribute towards party plans and make a donation of up to £500 for drinks to be served with a slice of celebration cake. It’s public money and I don’t think it should be going to just a party…Councillors turned down the request for help, saying the town’s taxpayers should not be expected to fund parties. Councillor Henry Riddell said: “It’s public money and I don’t think it should be going to…

This week Honiton Bowling Club Ladies had a mixed bag of results when they took on teams at national and county levels. Last week Honiton was on ‘top form’, winning all five of its matches. Joan Mackintosh gives you the match reports from the last fortnight of competitions and friendly games. February 9-February 15, 2020. This week Honiton Ladies played two County matches and a National match. In the County Ladies Lane match Honiton played Isca this week Honiton won (76-63) so gaining 6 points with Isca 4 points.   Top rink J Richardson, V Kille, C Armitage (32-12) The County…

‘Over the moon’ young Brixington Blues footballers have scored a brand-new kit thanks to the Exmouth’s branch of McDonald’s.   The fast food eatery’s franchisee David Shawyer forked out on the strips. Under-14s from the club visited the Liverton Business Park restaurant to be presented with the new gear. The players are over the moon with their new kits and they have already been put to good use in their recent matches – Brixington Blues coach Jason DeanMr Shawyer, who has supported the club for the past three years, said: “It was great to see the team again and present them…

Honiton bowlers Marian Baxter and Kevin Vernon won the Nomads Disability Bowls Inter Competition, winning all three of their games, at Taunton Deane, writes Joan Mackintosh. They are pictured here at the official winners’ presentation. In the County Foxlands match Honiton ladies won their match against South Hams (120-52). Top rink C Barradell, S Hiscocks, M Vessey, D Morley (37-6) Honiton Ladies travelled to Maderia to play a Friendly match, winning (60-27). Top rink C Armitage, B Maynard, P Whitworth (24-11) There were two Mixed Friendly matches played last week.  In the first match Newton Abbott travelled to Honiton. The…

Honiton Bowling Club’s latest match report The Honiton Bowlers have had good results in the Mixed Friendly matches played at home Bowlers from Ottery visited Honiton with Honiton winning (73-65) Top rink  – J Mackintosh, B Cann, J Broom, D Hawkins (20-15) The match between Honiton and Isca proved to be a close one with Honiton just beating Isca by one point (60-59). Top rink  – M Tyne, B Cann, G Osborne (30-9) Honiton bowlers had a good win when the Nomads visited Honiton with a score of (113-48) Top rink,   who also scored a hot shot during the match…

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