Stephen Birley

Lympets boss: “We are work in progress”

Lympstone picked up their first point of the season when the Joma Devon & Exeter League 2020/21 campaign returned, albeit in a reduced format to its previous self owing to a number of clubs having decided against taking part in the ‘restart’. The Lympets did and they picked up a point in a 1-1 draw […]Read More

Sidmouth Running Club latest….

A rewarding first night back for SRC This week saw the return of club runs and chairman Terry Bewes was delighted to welcome so many familiar and new faces on Monday evening. It was the first opportunity for the new to the area and 2021 beginners to join a club run and they ran exceptionally […]Read More

Tigers back to winning ways / Otters held

The Easter Monday Joma Devon & Exeter League local football saw a return to winning ways for Division Two East leaders Axminster Town. The Tigers, who had their 100 per cent start to the truncated 2020/21 campaign brought to a crashing halt with Saturday’s 1-1 draw at near neighbours Millwey Rise, were 3-0 winners at […]Read More

AVR Good Friday success

A return to racing is one of the most welcome features of the latest changes to the current Lockdown and AVR members were very keen to make the most of first race in a long time, writes Dave Mutter. City Runs traditionally hold their race Fast Friday on Good Friday each year, a 10k normally […]Read More

Otters are back – and winning!

Ottery St Mary made sure the football ‘re-start’ was as successful as the club had been in the period from the start of the 2020/21 campaign and Lockdown III with the club’s three senior teams all winning their games over the Easter weekend. Ottery’s first team were in Friday night friendly home action, winning 4-3 […]Read More

Rise stop the Axminster Juggernaut

Millwey Rise and near neighbours Axminster 2nd X1 played out a very entertaining, typical local derby match at Cloakham Lawns on Easter Saturday, writes Dick Sturch. Playing against a strong wind blowing into their faces, Millwey found themselves under early pressure, but no direct threat came until the visitors were allowed space but the final […]Read More

League cricket season cancelled

As if the pandemic had not brought enough trouble to the doors of local sports clubs, there’s news today that the 2021 cricket season, at least in terms of league cricket, is set to be cancelled. Hopes had been high that, from Saturday, May 1, an 18-week Tolchards Devon League cricket season would begin. However, […]Read More

Sidmouth Running Club latest

‘A dastardly delight to finish the Club Lock Down Challenges The final week of lock down challenges had members self-navigating a run to pass past and present care homes and complete a ‘delight’, well, that’s how club chairman Terry Bewes described it all. Jenny Kay and Alexa Baker thought they would get the harder of […]Read More

Whimple to be led by teenager Kidd

Whimple have opted to give youth a chance by appointing 19-year-old Cameron Kidd as first-team skipper for the season ahead, writes Conrad Sutcliffe. Kidd takes over from Gareth Stoneman, whose one and only year as skipper of the C Division East side was the cut-down 2020 season. Kidd started playing softball cricket in Whimple’s juniors […]Read More