Browsing: East Devon sport

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…

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

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…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s first team manager has resigned from the role after five years – saying ‘the time is right for a change’. Dave Fairweather said he feels the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision is for the best for both himself and the Washbrook Meadows outfit. The club made the announcement ‘with regret’ last night (Tuesday, January 14) – thanking its former boss for his ‘significant contribution’ and ‘focussed dedication’. It has been an incredibly difficult decision. I’ve enjoyed my time at the club immensely – Dave FairweatherIt will announce its recruitment plans in the near future. Dave, who had…

Exmouth Town FC thirds have received a set of new training tops thanks to Graham Winteridge and his business Delux Windows. Graham is pictured beside Town third team manager Shaune Cox (back row, left) at the formal presentation of the new kit. Exmouth Town FC thirds play in the Macron Devon and Exeter League Division Eight. On the first Saturday of December, the side suffered only their second defeat of the league campaign, going down 4-2 at Witheridge thirds. PHOTOS: Exmouth’s trees celebrated with planting of new species and saplings for future generations

An Olympian from Exmouth has finally received a bronze medal from the Sochi Winter Games – five years after competing in the event.   The quartet of John Jackson, Bruce Tasker, Stuart Benson and Joel Fearon initially finished fifth in the four-man bobsleigh in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. The legacy is I can show this to my kids and that means more to me than when it would have been presented in 2014 – John JacksonBut the two Russian crews who finished ahead of them have since been disqualified for doping offences, lifting the British team into third place.…

A fund of £3,450 is available for outdoor sports facilities in Broadhembury – and the community is being asked what it should be spent on. East Devon District Council and Broadhembury Parish Council are inviting everyone in the village to share their ideas. The funds – Section 106 money – have been collected by East Devon District Council from housing developments in the parish and the council has a clear policy of ensuring that residents and parish organisations should choose how the money is spent. Proposals must meet one of the following criteria: New outdoor sports facilities or to improve…

East Devon motor racing ace Harry Tincknell was part of the team that crossed the finish line in first place at the opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series in Shanghai. The victory followed an incredible overtake with just three corners of the four-hour race remaining. The result would have been Tincknell’s first victory for the Thunderhead Carlin Racing team that he shares the Dallara P217 alongside Jack Manchester and Ben Barnicoat. However, and unfortunately for the all-British team, the result was amended after the race once the driving times of all three drivers had been inspected. The regulations state…

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