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Pre-school pupils share a story with Nynehead Court residents

Chard & Ilminster News: FROM left, Muriel Pogmore (resident), Alfie Lamb and Gloria Hutchins (resident).

4:40pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

NYNEHEAD Court residents welcomed children from Nynehead Pre-School this week, who came to read with them as part of National Share-a-Story month.

Bradford Players to perform latest production at Bradford-on-Tone Village Hall this week

Chard & Ilminster News: From left, back, SUE Garrett, Dave Fenn and Sue Gitsham; front, Val Wright, Karen Kerslake and Jane Dyer

4:33pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

BRADFORD Players take to the stage this week, bringing the play, Old Actors Never Die…. They Simply Lose the Plot, a farce by Lynn Brittney, to the Bradford-on-Tone Village Hall from Thursday (May 28) until Saturday (May 30).

PHOTOS: Wig Wednesday at Wellesley Park Primary School, Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: RUTH Weston with pupils from Elmer and Gruffalo Class

4:27pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

PUPILS at Wellesley Park Primary School in Wellington pulled on their wackiest wigs and sported their craziest hair styles as part of a charity fundraiser.

BIG MATCH: Patey on top form as Shapwick & Polden 3s thrash mark

Chard & Ilminster News: SHAPWICK & Polden 3s, from left, back, Phillip Jay, James hedges, Will Pope, Paul Kennard, Jamie Gardner and Liam Darlington; front, Cameron Birch, David Ewbank, Sam Patey, Russ Edwards and Liam Gilbert.

2:02pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division Six

CRICKET: Somerset League round-up - Hall's efforts in vain for Lympsham 2s

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

12:18pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

AN unbeaten century from Andy Hall proved to be in vain, as Lympsham 2s fell short at Spaxton in Division 8N of the Somerset Cricket League.

CRICKET: Batting woes cost Wedmore

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

11:53am Tuesday 26th May 2015

WEDMORE suffered a final over defeat at the hands of Staplegrove on Saturday, as the hosts edged home by two wickets.

CRICKET: Bowlers inspire Burnham 2s to fourth successive win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

11:30am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A DOMINANT bowling display fired Burnham 2s to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Evercreech on Saturday to extend their unbeaten run to four games.

CRICKET: Burnham slump in dramatic low-scoring contest

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

11:14am Tuesday 26th May 2015

BURNHAM slumped to a 13-run defeat at East Coker on Saturday in a dramatic low-scoring encounter.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels go top of table with record away win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Burnett

10:36am Tuesday 26th May 2015

BANK Holiday Monday saw the Somerset Rebels move to the top of the Premier League table with a stunning 57-33 away win at Scunthorpe, the third biggest away win by a Somerset team since they joined the Premier League back in 2002 - just one point shy of their all-time record.

CRICKET: Cavill's knock not enough for Huntspill & District

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Mike Lang - From left, back, Dave Counsell, Matt Osmant, Matt Counsell, Brandon Durkin, Mark Crawford and Andy Jarvis; front, Jake Randall, Dan Cavill, CJ Organ, Sam Lillycrop and Tom Garner.

10:20am Tuesday 26th May 2015

DAN Cavill's half-century wasn't enough to prevent Huntspill & District from crashing to a six wicket defeat to Lympsham on Saturday.

'We're happy with the position we are in', says Tom Abell after Somerset fight back on day two

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:15am Tuesday 26th May 2015

SOMERSET batsmen Tom Abell says the side are ‘happy with the position they are in’, after they closes day two of their LV County Championship game against Yorkshire on 309-4 - trailing by 129 runs.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels take sting out of Scorpions at Oaktree Arena

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Burnett

1:36pm Monday 25th May 2015

Premier League

CRICKET: Final over defeat for Shapwick & Polden

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

12:28pm Monday 25th May 2015

SHAPWICK and Polden suffered a final over defeat to Weston-super-Mare in WEPL Premier One on Saturday.

CRICKET: Family effort fires Spaxton to win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

12:10pm Monday 25th May 2015

MAIDEN centuries from cousins Tom Bellinger and Adam Richards, fired Spaxton to a 44-run victory over Lympsham 2s in Division 8N of the Somerset Cricket League on Saturday.

GOLF: B team suffer defeat at Enmore Park

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Brean qualifiers led by captain

11:36am Monday 25th May 2015

ON a day of bright sunshine and with the course in excellent condition, the Enmore B team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Tiverton in the home match on Saturday.

CRICKET: Wembdon slip to first league defeat of the season

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:34am Monday 25th May 2015

FOUR wickets from Joshua Marrs weren’t enough to prevent Wembdon from slipping to a first league defeat of the season.

CRICKET: Hill's haul fires Bridgwater 2s to commanding win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:04am Monday 25th May 2015

TIM Hill took five wickets for Bridgwater seconds as they continued their fine early season form with an 81-run victory over Shapwick and Polden at the Parks on Saturday.

CRICKET: Rampant Bridgwater thrash Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

9:59am Monday 25th May 2015

BRIDGWATER recorded their third league victory in a row on Saturday, thrashing Ilminster by 160 runs.

RUGBY: North Petherton celebrate season at awards evening

Chard & Ilminster News: AWARD winners from the North Petherton presentation evening.

9:52am Monday 25th May 2015

SIMON Gingell took the first team player of the season award at North Petherton RFC’s end of season presentation evening.

GYMNASTICS: Early season success for Quayside

Chard & Ilminster News: GYMNASTICS: Early season success for Quayside

9:36am Monday 25th May 2015

QUAYSIDE Trampoline and Gymnastics Club has had a fantastic start to the 2015 competition season.

FOOTBALL: Departing manager Richard Fey hails Bridgwater Town supporters as 'the best around'

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Departing manager Richard Fey hails Bridgwater Town supporters as 'the best around'

9:34am Monday 25th May 2015

DEPARTING Bridgwater Town manager Richard Fey has described the club’s supporters as ‘the best around’ after the Robins last week announced that they had accepted his resignation.

National competition success for Wellington School pupil

Chard & Ilminster News: National competition success for Wellington School pupil

3:02pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A WELLINGTON School pupil has performed outstandingly in a National competition.

RUGBY: Derby clash to kick-off new rugby season as North Petherton host Bridgwater & Albion

Chard & Ilminster News: RUGBY: Derby clash to kick-off new rugby season as North Petherton host Bridgwater & Albion

2:57pm Thursday 21st May 2015

IT’S going to be a blockbuster start to the 2015/16 rugby season in South West One West, as North Petherton host fierce rivals Bridgwater & Albion on the opening day of the season (September 5).

FOOTBALL: Burnham United FC to host cup finals on Saturday

11:22am Thursday 21st May 2015

IT’S going to be a festival of football at Burnham United on Saturday as it hosts two cup finals in one day.

SPEEDWAY: Somerset Rebels wary of Scorpions’ sting

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Burnett

9:51am Thursday 21st May 2015

THE Somerset Rebels will be looking to continue the excellent start to their Premier League campaign with the visit of the Scunthorpe Scorpions to the Oaktree Arena tomorrow night (Friday), before the two sides reconvene at Scunthorpe’s Eddie Wright Raceway on Bank Holiday Monday.

Queen Elizabeth’s students rise to the Ten Tors Challenge

Chard & Ilminster News: Queen Elizabeth’s students rise to the Ten Tors Challenge

11:25am Wednesday 20th May 2015

SIX teams of daring students from Queen Elizabeth’s College took on the arduous Ten Tors Challenge earlier this month.

BOWLS: Bombardiers triumph in Richard Milton League

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Kevin and Karen Rossiter of KDR Electrical Services with Bombardiers team.

11:01am Wednesday 20th May 2015

On Saturday mornings in the winter months, competitors from all bowling clubs in the Bridgwater Area have been competing in the Richard Milton League - set up in his memory and sponsored by his daughter and son-in-law of KDR Electrical Services Ltd.

'Lower order runs key to first victory', says Marcus Trescothick

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:19am Wednesday 20th May 2015

SOMERSET captain Marcus Trescothick said runs from the lower-order was a significant factor in Somerset's 133-run victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

CRICKET: Somerset Cricket League round-up - Bowlers earn dramatic win for Huntspill and District

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

8:02am Wednesday 20th May 2015

HUNTSPILL and District won a dramatic match at Broadway and Horton by just two runs, thanks to a heroic bowling performance.

PHOTOS: Day Lewis Pharmacy charity day in Wiveliscombe

Chard & Ilminster News: HOLLY McDowell

4:23pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

BOOKS, cakes and crafts helped to raise money for local charities at the annual Day Lewis Pharmacy fundraising day in Wiveliscombe on Saturday.

Exchange Students leave their ‘Wellington School family’ to return home

Chard & Ilminster News: WELLINGTON School Pastoral Deputy Head, Jeremy Hallows, Wellington School pupils Olivia Weatherlake, Lucy Hemming, Hannah King and Maddie Parsons.  Visiting Australian pupils Georgia Adamson, Claire Watson, Rosy Atkins and Clancy Greening and Headmaster H

4:00pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

WELLINGTON School’s Australian exchange students leave the UK next week after six weeks studying at Wellington School.

SATs breakfast gives pupils perfect preparation at St John's Primary School in Wellington

Chard & Ilminster News: SATs breakfast gives pupils perfect preparation at St John's Primary School in Wellington

3:51pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

YEAR 6 children at St John’s Church of England Primary School ensured its Year 6 children had the best possible start to the school day, before sitting their SATs exams, by providing them with a free breakfast all week.

Border staff 'bemused' by daring Ed's round-the-world unicycle adventure

Chard & Ilminster News: ED relaxing in Budapest - photo taken from www.facebook.com/MrEdPratt

2:50pm Saturday 23rd May 2015

DARING unicyclist Ed Pratt is now nearly ten weeks into his one-wheel round-the-world adventure and has just arrived in Serbia – much to the amusement of the county’s border control staff.

CRICKET: Sixth-wicket partnership inspires North Petherton

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

2:19pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

WEPL Somerset Division

CRICKET: Somerset League round-up - Final pair see Middlezoy home in tense finale

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

2:09pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

MIDDLEZOY 2s snuck to a one-wicket win at Evercreech in Division Seven of the Somerset Cricket League, courtesy of a match-winning tenth-wicket partnership between M Wilkins (26no) and B Searle (22no).

BIG MATCH: Andison's efforts in vain as Bridgwater A slip to Watchet defeat

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Steve RichardsonBridgwater A team, from left, back, Abdullah Akhter, Jon Adams, Jordan Boobyer, Jemima Turner and Mark Rose; front, James Salt, John Hill, Dan Andison, Mike Skidmore and Tim Netto.

12:05pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Somerset Cricket League Division One

Richard Fey resigns as Bridgwater Town manager

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:45am Tuesday 19th May 2015

BRIDGWATER Town have announced that first team manager Richard Fey has today (Tuesday) resigned from his position.

CRICKET: Patch fires Wedmore to narrow win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:11am Tuesday 19th May 2015

PHIL Patch scored 80 not out for Wedmore as they edged to a 25-run victory over Fitzhead on Saturday.

CRICKET: Three wins on the bounce for Burnham 2s

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:03am Tuesday 19th May 2015

GAVIN Clifton and Phil White both struck half-centuries for Burnham 2s as they made it three wins on the bounce with a seven-wicket triumph at Taunton Deane Crusaders.

CRICKET: Annison and Harris inspire Burnham to commanding win

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Mike Lang - FROM left, back, Roger Norris (scorer), Jim Bloodworth, Andy Smith, Jim Birkett, Mart Tipler, Brad House, Toby Keast and Ben Adams; front, Brian Brogden, Pete Harris, Rob Driver and James Annison.

8:02am Tuesday 19th May 2015

SIX wickets from James Annison and 88 not out from Pete Harris fired Burnham to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over Ilton on Saturday.

GOLF: Late addition John joins winning Bowmaker trio at Brean

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Brean qualifiers led by captain

4:39pm Monday 18th May 2015

JOHN Cullinan was a late addition to the winning trio in the Saturday's Open Bowmaker as he filled a vacant space on Friday afternoon.

GOLF: International honours for Burnham and Berrow's Taylor Stote

4:30pm Monday 18th May 2015

BURNHAM and Berrow golfer Taylor Stote has been selected as part of a mixed England under 16 team to take on their Spanish counterparts in a two-day match at Seacroft in Lincolnshire from May 23-24.

SPEEDWAY: Kurtz helps Somerset Rebels power past Berwick at Oaktree Arena

Chard & Ilminster News: PHOTO: Colin Burnett

11:31am Monday 18th May 2015

Premier League

CRICKET: Vickery inspires third Bridgwater win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

11:14am Monday 18th May 2015

WEPL Premier One second XI

GOLF: Enmore Park lose out at Oake Manor

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Brean qualifiers led by captain

10:29am Monday 18th May 2015

ENMORE Park’s men took on the men from Oake Manor last Wednesday and won the match 4-2.

GOLF: Enmore Park pipped by Wells

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Brean qualifiers led by captain

10:15am Monday 18th May 2015

ENMORE Park Seniors were hosts to their mid-Somerset rivals from the Wells Golf club.

CRICKET: Wembdon ease past Uphill in National Village Knockout Cup

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

10:06am Monday 18th May 2015

ON Sunday Wembdon travelled to Uphill Castle in round two of the National Village Knockout Cup.

CRICKET: Brockwell and Pope fire Wembdon to third successive win

Chard & Ilminster News: Somerset Cricket League round-up: Pomeroy scores masterful century in vain

9:59am Monday 18th May 2015

WEPL Somerset Division

FOOTBALL: Cup win 'epitomises our season', says manager Luke Buckingham

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9:08am Monday 18th May 2015

BRIDGWATER Town Reserves Luke Buckingham said his side’s cup final performance side ‘epitomised their season’ following a dramatic shootout victory in the Somerset County League Cup final.

FOOTBALL: Bridgwater Town Reserves clinch League Cup glory

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Bridgwater Town Reserves clinch League Cup glory

9:05am Monday 18th May 2015

BRIDGWATER Town Reserves beat Premier Division champions Shirehampton on penalties to clinch the Somerset County League Cup at Street FC on Thursday night.

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