FOOTBALL: Robins can bounce back in tonight's cup test

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

CHARD will be looking to erase the memory of Saturday’s 4-0 league defeat when they entertain Wells City in the Somerset Premier Cup tonight (7.30pm).

Matthew Maynard appointed new Director of Cricket at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:03pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The 48-year-old former England and Glamorgan batsman takes over from Dave Nosworthy, who left his position last month, two years into a three year contract.

FOOTBALL: Butcher strikes twice on return for reserves

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:38pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHARD reserves had too much pace for a big Seaton side on Sunday winning 1-0 away in the premier division of the Fresha Devon and Exeter league.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:34pm Monday 29th September 2014

WHEN Danny Rendell put South Petherton ahead within two minutes of the start of their Premier Division match at home to struggling Beaminster, they must have thought they were on the way to a big score.

BOWLS: Chard make disappointing start indoors

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:31pm Monday 29th September 2014

WITH the outdoor season at an end Chard’s short mat players have turned their attention to the East Devon league.

GOLF: Storming finish by Mosser and co at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:29pm Monday 29th September 2014

THIRTY members of the Senior Section entered the Bowmaker competition last Monday.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s handed league points

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:26pm Monday 29th September 2014

CHARD Town Under-18s’ Somerset Floodlight Youth League encounter at home to Bridgwater last Tuesday was postponed very late, with all the Chard players and some of the Bridgwater squad already at the ground.

FOOTBALL: Tatworth and Chard victorious at Holyrood Academy

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:25pm Monday 29th September 2014

TATWORTH and Chard emerged victorious when Holyrood Academy hosted a primary schools football competition.

Lewis Gregory nominated for PCA Young Player of the Year award

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Monday 29th September 2014

SOMERSET all-rounder Lewis Gregory has been nominated for the PCA Young Player of the Year award following an impressive season in all formats of the county game.

CRICKET: Welcome planned for Tresco and co after Pedal for the Pavilion

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

SOMERSET supporters are invited to attend a special event next Friday, October 3 to welcome home the Pedal for the Pavilion riders.

CRICKET: Somerset learn Royal London opponents for 2015

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:40pm Saturday 27th September 2014

SOMERSET have been drawn in Group A in the Royal London One Day Cup competition for 2015 along with Surrey, Worcestershire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire, Durham and Derbyshire.

FOOTBALL: Holland set for Chard debut at Zembard Lane today

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

CHARD Town’s squad has been boosted by the signing of experienced utility man Scott Holland.

BADMINTON: Spectators welcome as Crewkerne hosts county championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET'S top badminton players are heading for Crewkerne Sports Centre this weekend to take part in the county championships.

RUGBY: Holyrood storm through to second round of Somerset cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:38pm Friday 26th September 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s Year 11 team beat Bridgwater College 43-0 in the first round of the Somerset county cup.

CYCLING: Facey climbs to victory at Porlock Toll

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:17pm Friday 26th September 2014

REX Facey’s hilly training schedule paid dividends as he climbed to victory in the veteran men’s event at the massively popular Porlock Toll Road Hill Climb.

BOWLS: Ilminster quartet triumph in centenary open fours

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:14pm Friday 26th September 2014

AN Ilminster four fought off the challenge of hundreds of bowlers to finish an excellent second in the long-awaited Somerset County Centenary Mixed 4s Open at Clarence Park, Weston Super Mare.

RUNNING: Genge heads Chard contingent in half marathon

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:11pm Friday 26th September 2014

FIVE female members of Chard Road Runners joined a field of 10,000 taking part in the Bristol Half Marathon.

CRICKET: Junior coaching courses get under way

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:02am Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET Cricket Board’s major coaching courses for young cricketers - a fun and exciting eight week course designed for children aged four to six - started yesterday.

CRICKET: Somerset seek last-day victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Friday 26th September 2014

SOMERSET need to take early wickets if they are to force victory against champions Yorkshire on the final day of the LV= County Championship.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster pay for defensive frailties

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:14am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ILMINSTER Town manager Darren Manley bemoaned a return to the ‘bad old days’ as the Blues produced a disjointed defensive display in a 2-1 league defeat by Bridgwater Town reserves on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Ben Hamer on bench against Manchester United

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

FORMER Chard youth player Ben Hamer, now with Leicester City, was back on the bench for the Premiership side’s 5-3 defeat of Manchester United on Saturday.

SWIMMING: Juniors finish well in Southern league

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:06am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CHARD Swimming Clubs’ 12 and under juniors recorded 26 personal best times when finishing a commendable sixth in the final round of the Southern Junior League in Bournemouth.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:20am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A CROWD of almost 100 turned up at the Oxleaze ground in Middle Chinnock on Saturday to watch two of the unbeaten teams in the Premier Division battle it out to see which would gain the early season bragging rights.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s fade badly in Roger Stone cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD Under-18s threw away a three goal lead at Bridgwater last Thursday night, to slip tamely out of the Roger Stone Memorial Cup in the first round.

FOOTBALL: Chard reserves pay for lethargic first half

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

A POOR first half display, when they were ‘off the pace’, ultimately cost Chard reserves all three points as they lost 2-1 at home to Elmore reserves in the premier division of the Fresha Devon and Exeter league.

HOCKEY: Chard 2nds enjoy good workout

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:46am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD 2nds lost 3-2 at home to Shepton Mallet in their final friendly before the start of the league season.

RUGBY: Chard suffering with lack of numbers

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD are still looking for their first victory in National League 3 (SW) after losing 32-0 at Oxford on Saturday, writes Glyn Hughes.

RUGBY: Chard Colts are pipped again

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:09am Monday 22nd September 2014

CHARD Colts lost to Bridgwater Colts by just two points for the second time in three weeks when they were beaten 12-10 at home in the Somerset Under-18 league on Saturday.

CRICKET: Join Marcus Trescothick on 'Pedal for the Pavilion'

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Saturday 20th September 2014

ONE of the next major events in the Somerset Pavilion Appeal year calendar is the opportunity to join skipper Marcus Trescothick and the players on a west country tour as part ‘Pedal for the Pavilion’.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town visit Chippenham today

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:20am Saturday 20th September 2014

CHARD Town manager Adam Fricker this is quietly pleased with his side’s progress this season as they visit Chippenham today (3pm).

BOWLS: Chardstock end of season results

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:37pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARDSTOCK lost 73-53 to Madeira BC from in a four rink men’s friendly.

CYCLING: Burrows excels to hold off West challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:33pm Friday 19th September 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers staged their own Autumn circuit racing event at Merryfield on Saturday.

BOWLS: Chard bounce back against against Bishopswood

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:32pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARD'S Short Mat bowlers played at Langport & Huish on a very warm evening when they lost by just two shots.

GOLF: Windwhistle scramble attracts healthy field

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:30pm Friday 19th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held their main event of the year last Wednesday with the Texas Scramble Open tournament.

BOWLS: Miles is new Ilminster singles champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:28pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER held their club finals over the weekend when Jason Miles claimed the men’s singles title with a defeat of Ian Lightfoot.

RUNNING: Loveridge breaks 17 minute barrier

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:22pm Friday 19th September 2014

WAYNE Loveridge of Chard Road Runners dipped under 17 minute marker for the first time when finishing 18th in the year’s last midweek Yeovilton 5K.

RUGBY: Excellent team try spoils Chard's day

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:19pm Friday 19th September 2014

CHARD'S first home game in National League 3 saw them lose 21-17 to Old Redcliffians, writes Glyn Hughes. Chard welcomed back skipper Mark Parsons and Charlie Roberts into the team.

ANGLING: Hunt haul tips the scales at Dillington

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

ILMINSTER AA held the final match of their senior Summer League Dillington on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Friday 19th September 2014

SHEPTON Beauchamp again stole the headlines as they carried their excellent league form into the Somerset Junior Cup where they beat Middlezoy Rovers 7-1.

FOOTBALL: Avishayes Falcons return in style

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:08pm Friday 19th September 2014

AVISHAYES Falcons Under-15s have made a flying start in the Yeovil and District Youth League after a three year absence.

CRICKET: Vote now for your Somerset player of the year

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:58am Friday 19th September 2014

SOMERSET fans are being asked to vote for the Supporters’ Player of the Year and in doing so can win themselves a pair of tickets for the prestigious End of Season Awards Ball taking place the County Ground on Saturday, September 27.

CRICKET: Cidermen seek final push from bowlers

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Thursday 18th September 2014

SOMERSET will be looking for early wickets as they attempt to beat Middlesex on the final day of their last home County Championship of the season.

CRICKET: Somerset lay solid base on Day One

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:34am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOMERSET begin Day 2 of their LV= County Championship game against Middlesex on 266-5.

CRICKET: Kieswetter returns to squad for Somerset's final home game

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:11am Monday 15th September 2014

SOMERSET return to LV= County Championship today when they play Middlesex at the County Ground in their final home match of the season (10.30am).

DARTS: Druce wins Conservative club challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NIGEL Druce beat Steve Webb in the final of a darts competition held by Chard Conservative Club.

RUGBY: Chard entertain Old Redcliffians in national league

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHARD play their first home game in National league 3 ((South West) today when they entertain Old Redcliffians (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Ilminster away to in-form Lydeard

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Friday 12th September 2014

ILMINSTER face a tough fixture in the premier division of the Somerset county league tomorrow when they visit Bishops Lydeard.

FOOTBALL: Chard entertain Calne tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:07am Friday 12th September 2014

CHARD, who lost a thriller 4-3 at Barnstaple on Tuesday, continue their heavy Toolstation league programme at home to Calne tomorrow (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:59am Friday 12th September 2014

SHEPTON Beauchamp continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Premier Division with a comprehensive 9-1 victory at Misterton, writes Ian Hallett.

CYCLING: Young Wheelers impress at Manchester Velodrome

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:55am Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders represented the South-West at the inter-regional youth track racing championships over four days at the Manchester Velodrome.







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