CRICKET: England call up Somerset's Anya Shrubsole

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

SOMERSET captain Anya Shrubsole has been included in the England Women’s Test, One Day International and Twenty20 international squads to face India and South Africa this summer.

TENNIS: Chard going well in Yeovil league

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARD Tennis Club is enjoying a highly successful season with four teams currently heading their divisions in the Yeovil and district league.

RUGBY: Chard kick off new season at Old Patesians

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

CHARD RFC begin their first season in National League 3 South West with a trip to Old Patesians on Saturday, September 6 (3pm).

SKITTLES: Healthy lead for BGE in Domino league

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:40am Sunday 17th August 2014

BGE head the Domino Summer Skittles league by four points after week 14 Results: Avengers 172 (N Plumridge 52), B.G.E. 182 (J Sweet 48); Captains Crew 174 (S Moulding/K Rogers 45), Desperadoes 142 (Ollie 41); Chillipeppers 181 (R Jarvis 53), Odds & Ends 178 (R Newberry 54); Desperadoes 157 (J Pedlar 44), Sons & Brothers 166 (Tim 48); Dominators 169 (K Gaylard 48), Black Eyed Peas 160 (A White 42); Haystacks 178 (M Cawley 51), Outcasts 208 (O Szabo 59); Misfits 189 (P Banfield 61), Sons & Brothers 162 (M Pedlar 48); Musketeers 196 (C Marshall 57), 4+1 186 (T Finn 55); Split Pins 174 (N Compton 46), Cunning Stunts 195 (R Welsh/K Hayes 58).

CRICKET: Chard face relegation fight

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

CHARD, who have been sucked into a relegation battle by a 49 run defeat at the hands of Minehead last weekend, look to repair the damage today when they entertain Keynsham.

CRICKET: Ilminster braced for crucial clash

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:10am Saturday 16th August 2014

ILMINSTER face a ‘make or break’ weekend as they bid for promotion back to Premier 1 of the West of England league.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster in good heart for visit to Nailsea

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

ILMINSTER Town, boosted by a 2-0 victory at Frome Collegians on Wednesday, return to Somerset league action today with a visit to Nailsea United (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Clark returns to boost Chard Town

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

CHARD welcome back star striker Sam Clark for the visit of Oldland Abbotonians to Zembard Lane today (3pm).

BOWLS: Severalls lose to Westlands

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:30pm Friday 15th August 2014

SEVERALLS lost 78-73 to Westlands in the Wessex Mixed Friendly League.

FOOTBALL: King's trio picked for national soccer camp

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

THREE girls from King’s College in Taunton – Beth Beale, Gemma Chilcott and Lucie Waddon – have been invited to attend the Independent School’s Football Association Under-16 representative camp at Oakham School.

BOWLS: Crewkerne edged out by Trull

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

CREWKERNE Short Mat Bowls Club lost 71-56 in a friendly at home to Trull.

CRICKET: Westwood makes Somerset toil on opening day

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:01pm Friday 15th August 2014

OPENER Ian Westwood hit 129 as Warwickshire reached 334-9 on the first day of the LV= County Championship match at the County Ground today.

GOLF: Silver salver double for Maurice Arnold at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

A TEAM led by Maurice Arnold retained the Windwhistle Seniors’ Jubilee Silver Salver.

BOWLS: Chardstock edge out Hemyock

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:20pm Friday 15th August 2014

CHARDSTOCK won 69-67 at Hemyock in a mixed friendly.

RUNNING: Wayne Loveridge leads Somerset series

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:21pm Friday 15th August 2014

CHARD Road Runners were out in force in midweek at the Somerset Series Round 10 at Haselbury Trail Race – a challenging mainly off road 10k race.

BOWLS: Bagg beats Small in Chard singles

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

CHARD'S club competition, sponsored by Richard Carbin Ltd and organised by John Fenwick, proved a great success.

BOWLS: Ilminster end 28 year wait to reclaim Turnbull Cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:55pm Friday 15th August 2014

ILMINSTER lifted the Turnbull Cup – Somerset’s premier cup competition – for the first time since 1986.

CYCLING: Young Chard Wheelers get a taste of the big time

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:48pm Friday 15th August 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers represented the South-West in youth races at the Prudential RideLondon event at the weekend.

CRICKET: Somerset repelled after early breakthrough

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:23pm Friday 15th August 2014

WARWICKSHIRE are 62-1 off 18 overs at lunch on the first day of their LV= County Championship match at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Somerset 2nds draw with Hampshire

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:25am Friday 15th August 2014

SOMERSET Seconds had to settle for a draw from their three day Championship match against Hampshire which ended on Wednesday.

BOWLS: Crewkerne edged out by Trull

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:10pm Sunday 10th August 2014

CREWKERNE Short Mat Bowls Club lost 71-56 at home to Trull.

BOWLS: Chardstock results round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:06pm Sunday 10th August 2014

CHARDSTOCK results: August 3 – Hemyock 67, Chardstock 69 (mixed friendly.

CRICKET: Somerset lose rain affected one-day game

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:10pm Sunday 10th August 2014

SOMERSET lost to Sussex by seven wickets in a rain-affected game in the Royal London Cup at the County Ground today.

BOWLS: Severalls too good for Masons

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

SEVERALLS welcomed the Masons for their annual friendly visit, winning 108-67 over five rinks.

CRICKET: Caddick and Trego are guest chefs at annual barbecue

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

THE Taunton Area Committee of Somerset CCC will be holding their annual barbecue at Howzat in Fitzhead next Saturday (August 16), the second day of the home Championship match against Warwickshire.

GOLF: Dry ground results in excellent scores at Windwhistle

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

A TOTAL of 36 Seniors formed 12 teams of three in the Texas Scramble at Windwhistle.

BOWLS: Chard short mat bowlers beat Hemyock

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:10pm Saturday 9th August 2014

CHARD entertained Hemyock for a short mat friendly on Monday, winning all four games with a final score of 57-25.

ANGLING: Prolific time at Dilllington

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

DILLINGTON Pond continues to fish really well with some lovely nets of quality roach and rudd along with quite a few small tench and odd skimmers and perch.

BOWLS: Double joy for Ilminster

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

ILMINSTER’S men have two reasons to celebrate this week.

CRICKET: Barrington hold fun day tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

BARRINGTON Cricket Club are hosting their annual Twenty20 fun day at their ground at Barrington Court on Sunday.

CRICKET: Annual cricket service at the County Ground

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:20pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE annual Somerset Cricket Service will take place on Gimblett’s Hill at the County Ground this Sunday (August 10) at 9am, prior to the one-day match against Sussex.

FOOTBALL: Combe honoured at Somerset FA awards

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:30pm Friday 8th August 2014

GENUINE stars of the county soccer scene were honoured as Somerset Football Association held its annual awards evening.

CYCLING: Attfield produces best result to date

Chard & Ilminster News:

2:20pm Friday 8th August 2014

THE Castle Combe motor racing circuit in Wiltshire saw the latest round of the National Youth circuit racing series take place.

CRICKET: Ton for Abell in victory for Somerset 2nds

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:39pm Friday 8th August 2014

TOM Abell continued his run of fine form when Somerset Seconds proved too strong for Gloucestershire who they beat at Taunton Vale this week.

CRICKET: Trego hits ton as Somerset beat Middlesex

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:05pm Friday 8th August 2014

SOMERSET returned to the top of Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup with a six wicket victory over Middlesex at Lord's yesterday.

FOOTBALL: Moss clinches Tom Facey final

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:17am Friday 8th August 2014

COMBE St Nicholas beat Drimpton 3-2 in the final of the Tom Facey Cup.

RUGBY: Colts hold fundraising 'Big Push'

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:54am Friday 8th August 2014

CHARD Rugby Colts raised a total of £1,800 with their first ‘Big Push’ fundraising event.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town ready for big kick-off

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

CHARD, who will have enjoyed a ten day break after their final friendly, begin their Toolstation league programme at Devizes tomorrow (Saturday).

FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town seek new manager

2:38pm Thursday 7th August 2014

ILMINSTER Town are looking for a new manager after Matt Hughes resigned for ‘family reasons’.

No surprises for Kerr over duo's rapid rise

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:37pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

Jason Kerr says the rapid rise of Craig Overton and Lewis Gregory this season “hasn’t surprised” him.

FOOTBALL: Cullingford looking for recruits after tournament success

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00pm Friday 1st August 2014

COMBE Ladies’ manager Mel Cullingford has called on more young women to take up football after the club’s second annual 7-a-side tournament proved a huge success.

FOOTBALL: Tom Facey cup final this evening

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:20pm Friday 1st August 2014

THE Tom Facey Cup is being held at Combe St Nicholas FC this evening at 6.30pm.

CRICKET: Somerset pipped in the most dramatic of one-day finales

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:39pm Friday 1st August 2014

SOMERSET came within a whisker of recording one of their most dramatic one-day victories in a high scoring Royal London One-Day cup match against Kent at Taunton yesterday.

MATCH REPORT: Natwest T20 Blast - Somerset v Middlesex

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:41pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

HENRY Welch, 15, of Wiveliscombe, was named as a winner in the Match Day Reporter competition run by Somerset County Cricket Club and the County Gazette. He scooped a media pass and tickets for three friends to Friday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Middlesex. Here’s his match report.

CRICKET: Shrubbery Somerset league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:24pm Monday 28th July 2014

LARRY Watkins of Broadway and Horton 2nds took remarkable figures of 7-7 in nine overs on Saturday – comfortably his best figures after 40 years playing the game.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town's new manager plans fresh approach

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:30pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ILMINSTER Town’s new manager, Matt Hughes, says he is ‘excited’ at the prospect of leading the Blues in the Somerset County league next season.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town fixture list

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:26pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CHARD Town begin their new campaign in Division One of the Toolstation league with a visit to Devizes Town on August 9.

CRICKET: Hildreth and Gregory centuries fire Somerset to victory in Royal London One-day Cup

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:47pm Sunday 27th July 2014

A BRILLIANT, unbeaten stand of 209 between James Hildreth (146 not) and Lewis Gregory (105 not) has just rocketed Somerset to a thrilling five wicket victory over Durham in the Royal London One-Day Cup at the County Ground.

BOWLS: Severalls results round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

SEVERALLS entertained Shepton Mallett for a Wessex Mixed Friendly League game when after the usual 21 ends they lost 75-69.

SAILING: Ben is Topper champion

Chard & Ilminster News:

4:10pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BEN McElroy (12) of Holyrood Academy held on to his lead in the GBR Topper 4.2 Championship Series at the final event at Derwent Reservoir near Newcastle.







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