RUGBY: Chard away to Weston in national league

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:10am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHARD are away to Weston in National League 3 (SW) on Saturday (2.15pm).

FOOTBALL: Goal-shy Robins look to get back on target

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

CHARD Town will be looking to get their shooting boots back on Saturday when they entertain Keynsham Town in the Toolstation league (3pm).

Trego signs Somerset contract extension

Chard & Ilminster News: PETE Trego

3:20pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOMERSET all-rounder Pete Trego has signed an extension to his contract which will see him remain at the County Ground until at least the end of the 2016 season.

Lions selection "a massive boost" for Overton

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:44am Wednesday 29th October 2014

Overton has been included in both 14-man squads for two four-day matches and five 50-over matches against South Africa ‘A’ starting in January 2015.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s in action tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHARD Town Under-18s visit Odd Down in the Somerset Floodlight League tomorrow at 7.45pm.

Batting coach Dave Houghton to leave Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:14pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Director of cricket Matt Maynard says "there is no necessity for two specialist batting coaches” at the club.

RUNNING: Holley wins private battle

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:09am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARD Road Runners took part at at the weekend in the Castle Neroche, Herepath Half – a very challenging mainly off-road race.

CYCLING: Fowler sets club record for Yarcome Hill climb

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:01am Tuesday 28th October 2014

McKINLAYS 1st Chard Wheelers’ annual Hill Climb championship took place on Yarcombe Hill on Sunday.

RUGBY: Late heartbreak for Chard

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:59am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARD produced their best performance of the season on Saturday but a try six minutes into injury time saw them beaten 31-27 at home by Brixham, writes Glyn Hughes.

DARTS: Chard league hold presentation night

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:56am Tuesday 28th October 2014

CHARD Darts League celebrated a successful summer season with a presentation night at The Phoenix.

FOOTBALL: Butcher cuts the opposition to pieces

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:27pm Monday 27th October 2014

ED Butcher fired home five goals as Chard won 7-0 away to Budleigh Salterton reserves to complete a league double in the Fresha Devon and Exeter league.

FOOTBALL: Blues suffer for lack of fitness

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:25pm Monday 27th October 2014

ILMINSTER Town aren’t fit enough to do themselves justice in the Premier Division of the Errea County league according to manager Darren Manley.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town lose their finishing touch

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:23pm Monday 27th October 2014

CHARD Town lost 1-0 at home to Cheddar in division one of the Toolstation Western league on Saturday.

CRICKET: Maynard presents awards at County Ground tonight

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:41pm Monday 27th October 2014

MATTHEW Maynard will today carry out one of his first official duties since being appointed Somerset CCC's Director of Cricket when he is the guest of honour at the 2014 Somerset Women and Girls Cricket Presentation Evening.

FOOTBALL: Roxburgh scores direct from corner to clinch victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:30pm Monday 27th October 2014

ILMINSTER Town Ladies beat Cheltenham Civil Service 2-0 in the eastern division of the South West women's league.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:57am Monday 27th October 2014

SOUTH Petherton required a 65th minute penalty to see off visitors Lyme Regis reserves in an evenly-contested Coronation Cup on Saturday.

CRICKET: Alfonso Thomas breaks ankle on golf course

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:49pm Friday 24th October 2014

SOMERSET’S Alfonso Thomas has had to put his winter plans on hold after he suffered a freak accident.

TENNIS: Gold for Chard's Sally Freeman in world championships

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:22pm Friday 24th October 2014

SALLY Freeman, a coach at Chard Tennis Club, played a key role for Great Britain Over-60s as they claimed the gold medal at the world team championships in Turkey.

FOOTBALL: Robins enjoy Les Phillips Cup success

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:45am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CHARD Town beat Calne Town 1-0 away in the preliminary round of the Les Phillips Cup last night.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town in cup action tonight

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHARD boss Adam Fricker is looking for a reaction from his players in the Les Phillips Cup tonight after their 7-1 hammering in the league at the weekend.

RUGBY: Chard still looking for first national league victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:55am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD'S torrid National league 3 season continued on Saturday when they suffered a 41-11 defeat at Bournemouth who had been relegated from National league 2 at the end of last season.

RUGBY: Colts upset unbeaten Taunton to get off the mark

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:53am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD Colts recorded their first win of the season with a 17-10 victory over previously unbeaten Taunton.

HOCKEY: Chard ladies edge victory

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:32am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD bounced back to form to claim their second win in four outings with a 3-2 victory over Winsombe 2nds in the West Clubs women's league.

ANGLING: Zoe's catch earns her first prize

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:26am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD AC juniors held their Xmas Fayre match at Perry Street pond on Saturday.

HOCKEY: Chard B complete club treble

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:19am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD B completed an impressive hat-trick for the club’s men's teams on Saturday with a 7-1 home victory over ECV Hornets C in South East 3 of the Davis Wood league.

CRICKET: Chance for village cricketers to play at Lord's

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

THIS year saw 320 clubs take part in the Davidstow Village Cup – the world’s biggest amateur cricket competition – culminating in a final at Lord’s.

HOCKEY: Sun shines on ladies' tournament

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD were blessed with glorious sunshine when they hosted a friendly tournament between five ladies teams.

BOWLS: No joy in East Devon league

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:10am Tuesday 21st October 2014

BOTH Chard teams lost heavily in the East Devon league.

HOCKEY: Chard in dominant mood

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:09am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD firsts, who beat Torbay A 8-2 in the Davis Wood league on Saturday, entered the game on a winning streak and were in no mood to let things slip.

HOCKEY: Eggle leads rout for Chard A with hat-trick

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD A have now scored 12 goals in their last two matches and have kept clean sheets in both.

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:40am Tuesday 21st October 2014

ROB Long scored with a free kick from his own half for the second week running as Winsham United beat Farway United 9-0 in Division 1 of the Perry Street league.

FOOTBALL: Chard Under-18s denied despite extra man

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:16am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD Town Under-18s lost 2-1 at home to Gillingham Town in the premier division of the Somerset Floodlight league on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Chard reserves fire blanks

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:13am Tuesday 21st October 2014

CHARD reserves' 6-0 defeat at Feniton in the premier division of the Fresha Devon & Exeter League on Saturday is easily summed up – unbeaten Feniton took their chances and Chard did not.

FOOTBALL: Change of formation backfires for Ilminster

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:11am Tuesday 21st October 2014

MANAGER Darren Manley has promised to abandon a switch in tactics following Ilminster’s surprising 5-0 defeat at Stockwood Green in the Errea County league on Saturday.

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.







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