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.

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.

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