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Sidmouth Golf Club ladies compete for Gertie Skinner Cup On a sunny autumn day, the Sidmouth ladies played the final event of the summer season, the Gertie Skinner Cup, writes Angela Coles. This is one of the most prestigious events of the year as it is contested by an elite field consisting of medal and division winners from the year. The cup was presented to the ladies section in 1972 by the wife of the then-president, Arthur Skinner. The winner of the Gertie Skinner Cup with a net 71 was Mo Borer and the runner-up with a net 72 was…

With Exmouth Town not in action this weekend owing to a positive coronavirus test in their camp, the main spotlight in terms of East Devon club action is on the FA Vase tie at Tiger Way, Axminster. The Tigers are at home to Toolstation Western League side Clevedon Town (3pm kick-off) and, despite the two teams’ very different league form, cup matches are renowned for throwing up the unexpected. Axminster Town AFC go into the contest off the back of Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at Brixham – a seventh loss in eight South West Peninsula League games this season. Clevedon…

Sidmouth Tennis Club’s Ladies’ A and B teams last week began their respective campaigns with good wins on home turf, writes Vici Topping. The competition has been labelled the special Covid Winter League, where there is no relegation or promotion at stake. All Men’s and Ladies’ teams have made an exciting and promising start to their Covid league campaigns setting a high bar for the forthcoming home matches… This week it was the turn of the boys when both Men’s A and B played their first home matches. First up was Men’s B, playing in Division Three, under the acting…

Sidmouth Netball Club is delighted that its Under-11s are back in action, writes Clare Johnson. Having spent the last three weeks training, the ladies and juniors – year seven age and above – this week it was the turn of the Under-11s to get back on court. Having not played since Christmas they were understandably thrilled to be the team chosen to go indoors. Having not played since Christmas they were understandably thrilled to be the team chosen to go indoors… Our Covid-19 officer Sandra Parnell conducted a thorough risk-assessment ensuring that all training was conducted under Covid-secure conditions. The…

Sidmouth Golf Club news: Golf in the rain is not everybody’s cup of tea, writes Hugh Dorliac. Yet, despite returning to the clubhouse like drowned rats last Wednesday, David Bromage, Dave Atkinson, and secret weapon Chris Holland, returned an excellent score of 83 points to win the seniors Ball in Bag competition. Colin Mitchell, Keith James and the omnipresent Roy Smith picked up the birdie money for their troubles. David Bater was the best of a mediocre bunch last Friday in the Sidmouth Jewellers stableford, recording just 35 points to win. This was nearly matched by Adrian Baldwin and Charlie…

Sidford Tennis Club held a most successful ‘touch tennis’ tournament, but please do not be alarmed – it does not contravene the Government’s Covid restrictions, writes Darryl Bass. The ‘touch’ refers to the feel and placement of a lighter foam ball played on a smaller mini-tennis sized court with smaller rackets. Recently Sidford Tennis Club hosted its first club tournament since lockdown and it’s first-ever touch tennis tournament. Set amid some glorious sunny weather, the event proved very successful with everyone enjoying the competitive edge and having to adjust their tactics to develop the ‘touch’. Three competitions were run on…

Local football fans in East Devon are spoilt for choice this Saturday (September 19) in terms of what game they can take in. There is FA Vase action at Southern Road in Exmouth and Manstone Lane in Sidmouth. Exmouth Town FC host South West Peninsula League Premier West side Mousehole (3pm kick-off). The Cornish side come to East Devon having made a perfect start to the new league campaign. Town had lost back-to-back games 2-0; first in a midweek league game at Plymouth Parkway and again last Saturday at home to Southern League Melksham Town in the FA Cup. But…

Next Tuesday (September 22), sees the final day of the 2020 summer outdoor bowling season, writes Carol Smith of Sidmouth Bowling Club.  Normally the season starts towards the end of April, but, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, it did not get under way until early July. The weather has been simply glorious and we have been able to make contact with other members which I know has really helped people through these unprecedented times… However, those who joined for the shorter season seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves. Sadly, we played none of the usual full range of friendly matches against…

Sidmouth Seniors played for the Veterans Cup last Monday, and, of the 48 taking part, it was relative newcomer to the competitive ranks John Arnott who had his name in lights. His net par round of 66 was enough to take the cup just ahead of John Cowan and Len Wright who both recorded 67, writes Hugh Dorliac. As we cannot have a formal prizegiving night this year,due to Covid-19 restrictions, club captain Lester Wilmington presented John with the cup. The Sidmouth Jewellers Friday Stableford this week was won for the second time in three weeks by George Barber with…

The second Saturday of September saw Sidmouth Running Club member Ross Walton take on the 32-mile self-navigating race, writes Hamish Spence. It started from Budleigh Salterton in the Lime Kiln car park with Ross and his brother Guy setting off just before 8.30am. The lads made very good time for the first 20km to Harpford, averaging a 10min/mile pace. Navigation wasn’t an issue as Ross had done a full reconnaissance of the entire published route (including a couple of short ‘revisions’) prior to the race. They passed several of the 8 Trigs walkers on the climb out of Budleigh and eventually…

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