Browsing: Budleigh Salterton sport

Storm Eunice severely disrupted the local football schedule in East Devon on the penultimate Saturday of February.  None of the district’s four teams playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East saw any action, writes Stephen Birley. A level above, Exmouth Town – at Step Five – did manage to play their latest Toolstation Western League game which resulted in a 1-0 Southern Road win over Wellington. A Levi Landricombe goal in the 75th minute saw Town to a third successive home clean sheet success. Town were one of just two clubs to host Western League Premier Division games…

Budleigh Salterton sailor Ben Cornish is looking forward to a new campaign with Ineos Britannia, the America’s Cup team skippered by Sir Ben Ainslie, writes Steve Birley. The sailor recently signed a contract with the team, saying it was a ‘real honour’ to be part of the fresh campaign. Recently returning from spending time with his teammates, Ben said he was ‘looking forward to the challenges ahead’. Ben said: “It’s been an exciting period of time for me having just signed a contract with the team. “Although the venue of the next America’s Cup is yet to be determined, it…

History has been made at East Devon Golf Club as a woman has become the Club Captain for the first time since the club’s formation 120 years ago, writes Steve Birley. Judy Murray officially drove in as Club Captain on January 1, 2022, in front of enthusiastic club members gathered on the clubhouse patio. The annual ‘drive in’ sees the incoming Club Captain taking their first drive at the start of their captaincy year alongside the Men’s Captain, Ladies Captain and Captains of the Seniors, Juniors and Town Club. On becoming Club Captain, Judy said: “I am both honoured and…

The penultimate Saturday of October brought success on both the football pitch and rugby pitch for East Devon teams. Exmouth Town FC came from a goal down to win 2-1 at Saltash United to climb into ninth spot in the Toolstation Western League, while Exmouth RFC were 48-19 winners at home to Brixham. They are now the ‘best of the rest’, sitting third in the South West Premier League table with University of Exeter and Weston-super-Mare-based Hornets the two at the top both sporting 100 per cent record after seven games. Ottery St Mary AFC won for the tenth time…

The second Saturday of September was not kind to many of our East Devon football teams, but it was better for local rugby, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town suffered a fourth successive defeat when they went down 1-0 to Shepton Mallet in a Toolstation Western League meeting. ‘The Mallet’ are now the only unbeaten side in the Western League top flight and the Town defeat means that, in the past 14 days, they have exited the FA Cup and FA Vase and lost back-to-back league games. In the South West Peninsula League Premier East, Ottery…

There is plenty of football and rugby sporting action in East Devon on the first Saturday of September, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley.  FOOTBALL Exmouth Town are away in FA Cup action on Saturday, September 4, and travel to Plymouth Parkway FC where they will meet Cornish side Truro City (3pm) in the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup. Meanwhile, in terms of games in our area, two of our four East Devon clubs playing in the South West Peninsula League Premier East are in home action with Ottery St Mary, who moved up to fourth with…

The final Saturday of August saw matchday 18 bring the curtain down on the 2021 Tolchards Devon Cricket League and there were very mixed emotions for clubs across East Devon. Exmouth travelled to Hatherleigh knowing only a win would see them retain their Premier status, writes East Devon Sport editor Stephen Birley. The home side won the toss, batted first, and closed on 260-6 after 50 overs. Second change George Greenway was the most successful of the Exmouth bowlers with his return being 2-51. The Maer men were given a century start thanks to James Horler (48) and Andrew Buzza…

There is plenty of football this bank holiday weekend for East Devon clubs – with a host of fixtures on Saturday, August 28.  Top billing locally goes to the Toolstation Western League game at Southern Road where Exmouth Town will look to continue their unbeaten start to the season in both league and FA Cup when they entertain Cadbury Heath (3pm). The top local game in the South West Peninsula League Premier East is at Washbrook Meadows where Ottery St Mary, who have made an unbeaten start in terms of home games at the higher level, entertain Torridgeside with this game…

The bowls season in East Devon is in full swing with action in Budleigh Salterton and at Phear Park in Exmouth.  BUDLEIGH SALTERTON It is always an exciting time when any competitions reach their semi-final stages and that is no exception at Budleigh Bowls Club where players are looking forward to what are crucial matches as the 2021 outdoor seasons enters its final few weeks, writes David Roberts. In the ladies’ round robin four wood championship, the two semi-final matches will see Marilyn Foreman take on Rosemary Carter while Mo Bond will play Gwen Hurst. In the 106 competition, Mo…

East Devon gold round-up – June 7: There was weekend action at East Devon Golf Club and Axe Cliff Golf Club.  This article is brought to you in partnership with East Devon Sport – click here for in-depth local coverage. East Devon Golf Club The 2020 knockout competitions were finally decided at East Devon Golf Club on the final Sunday of Mat, writes Helen Chivers. After a challenging year with the competitions being suspended twice because of Covid lockdowns, the sun finally shone on the Captains, competitors and spectators on Finals Day. The 2020 Captains, Malcolm Pressey and Jill Dunsford,…

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