CRICKET: 'Togetherness' impresses new Somerset boss Maynard

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Saturday 18th October 2014

SOMERSET'S new director of cricket, Matt Maynard, has been impressed by the fact that everything at the club is geared towards achieving success for the team on the pitch.

FOOTBALL: Axminster Hospital Cup draw announced

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:40am Saturday 18th October 2014

THE draw for the first round of the Axminster Hospital Cup has matched Chard Town with Mortonhampstead and Budleigh Salterton with Combe St Nicholas.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town begin home run

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD Town manager Adam Fricker is hoping tomorrow’s home game with struggling Radstock Town will act as a springboard to jump up the Toolstation Western league table.

RUGBY: Chard away to Bournemouth in national league

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD will be looking for their first league win in seven attempts when they visit Bournemouth in National league 3 (SW) tomorrow (2.30pm).

RUGBY: Holyrood too good for King Arthur's

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:50pm Friday 17th October 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s hugely-promising Year 7 rugby team won their first match 12-5 against King Arthur’s.

FOOTBALL: Tatworth win tournament

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Friday 17th October 2014

HOLYROOD Academy welcomed 27 girls for a primary schools football tournament last Tuesday.

BOWLS: Magpies beat Royals in Milford and Dormor

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:42pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD teams played two matches in the Milford and Dormer league with Magpies taking on Royals.

SWIMMING: Melissa claims gold badge

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD held their final club gala of the year at Flamingo Pool in Axminster, writes Heather Pullinger.

CRICKET: Ilminster celebrate 'fantastic' year

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:35pm Friday 17th October 2014

ILMINSTER Cricket Club celebrated a successful season with their annual dinner and presentation night at the Shrubbery Hotel.

BOWLS: Victory for Ilminster in national double rink

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:33pm Friday 17th October 2014

ILMINSTER men’s Over-60s A team beat Minehead 48-30 in the first round of the national double rink.

RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Parrett Trail relay

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:31pm Friday 17th October 2014

CHARD Road Runners entered two teams in the Parrett Trail Relay.

FOOTBALL: Manley realistic over home defeat

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:28pm Friday 17th October 2014

ILMINSTER manager Darren Manley was unfazed by his side’s 2-0 home defeat by Frome Collegians at the Rec.

BOWLS: Donyatt host England president

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:26pm Friday 17th October 2014

DONYATT entertained the England indoor president, Arthur Broadberry, and a team of his officers including senior vice-president Jenny McConnell and the immediate past president of World Bowls, Edna Orchard to a six rink match.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:23pm Friday 17th October 2014

WINSHAM United started the day as leaders of Division One but slipped to second after losing 2-1 at Luso Chard.

Ben Phillips appointed part time academy bowling coach at Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:32pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SOMERSET have appointed former all-rounder Ben Phillips as part-time academy bowling coach.

CRICKET: Harold Gimblett to be remembered on 100th anniversary of his birth

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:10am Saturday 11th October 2014

A ‘SERVICE of Celebration’ is being held at Bicknoller Church at 3pm on Sunday, October 19 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Somerset cricketing hero Harold Gimblett - arguably the county’s greatest ever batsman.

HOCKEY: Dewick shines as Chard ladies snatch a point

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:17am Friday 10th October 2014

CHARD ladies drew 2-2 at Taw Valley in Barnstaple in their second league match of the season.

RUGBY: Barnstaple the main attraction on busy day at Chard RFC

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:01am Friday 10th October 2014

CHARD have an attractive home fixture against Barnstaple in National League 3 tomorrow (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Ilminster entertain Frome Collegians

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:56am Friday 10th October 2014

ILMINSTER Town will be looking to maintain their impressive home form in the Saturday county league tomorrow when they entertain Frome Collegians (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Versatile Robins please Fricker ahead of Hengrove trip

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:48am Friday 10th October 2014

CHARD Town return to Toolstation league action tomorrow when they visit Hengrove (3pm).

CYCLING: Facey is leading veteran at open hill climb

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:12pm Thursday 9th October 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers incorporated a visit to Yeovil CC’s annual Open Hill Climb event in their weekly club run.

BOWLS: Ilminster lose Somerset and Devon league opener

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ILMINSTER played their first game in the indoor season when a mixed double rink lost 45-38 at Puriton in the Somerset and Devon league.

RUNNING: Busy week for Chard Road Runners

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:08pm Thursday 9th October 2014

CHARD Road Runners enjoyed an extremely busy week, competing at several venues across the South-West.

RUGBY: Holyrood Academy win district cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s Year 8 team won 30-5 at Stanchester in the district cup.

ANGLING: Hunt tops the weights at Isle Brewers

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:02pm Thursday 9th October 2014

ILMINSTER AA members fished the first match of the Royal Oak league at Isle Brewers on Sunday.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Thursday 9th October 2014

WEST & Middle Chinnock put the disappointment of their Coronation Cup defeat by Crewkerne Town behind them when retaining second spot in the league with a 3-1 victory over Beaminster.

Dockrell agrees one-year contract extension

Chard & Ilminster News: Photo by Harry Trump: George Dockrell

11:08am Thursday 9th October 2014

SOMERSET spinner George Dockrell has agreed a one-year contract extension, which will see him remain at Taunton through the 2015 season.

Maynard sets his sights on silverware with 'ambitious' Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:09pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

48-year-old believes Somerset's squad has “the right mix” of players to mount an immediate challenge for silverware next season.

CRICKET: Trio granted Somerset scholarships

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Friday 3rd October 2014

THREE young players who graduated from the Somerset Academy this summer – Ollie Sale, Tim Rouse and Sam Wyatt-Haines – have all been offered a SCCC Scholarship.

CYCLING: Board bounces back to top podium

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Friday 3rd October 2014

THE penultimate round of the Team Tor 2000 racing series took place at Merryfield near Ilminster last Thursday in heavy rain and many of the McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders who took part put in excellent performances in tough conditions.

BOWLS: Ridouts say farewell at Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:22am Friday 3rd October 2014

BOWLS, tennis and social members of Ilminster Bowling Club gathered at their Shudrick Lane base to say their goodbyes to club stalwarts, the Ridout family.

FOOTBALL: Chard ease past Wells in premier cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:14am Friday 3rd October 2014

CHARD Town produced a much-improved display on Wednesday to beat Wells City 3-0 in the first round of the Somerset Premier Cup, writes Rod Harrington.

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.







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