CRICKET: Somerset lay solid base on Day One

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:34am Tuesday 16th September 2014

SOMERSET begin Day 2 of their LV= County Championship game against Middlesex on 266-5.

CRICKET: Kieswetter returns to squad for Somerset's final home game

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:11am Monday 15th September 2014

SOMERSET return to LV= County Championship today when they play Middlesex at the County Ground in their final home match of the season (10.30am).

DARTS: Druce wins Conservative club challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

12:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

NIGEL Druce beat Steve Webb in the final of a darts competition held by Chard Conservative Club.

RUGBY: Chard entertain Old Redcliffians in national league

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:00am Saturday 13th September 2014

CHARD play their first home game in National league 3 ((South West) today when they entertain Old Redcliffians (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Ilminster away to in-form Lydeard

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:14am Friday 12th September 2014

ILMINSTER face a tough fixture in the premier division of the Somerset county league tomorrow when they visit Bishops Lydeard.

FOOTBALL: Chard entertain Calne tomorrow

Chard & Ilminster News:

10:07am Friday 12th September 2014

CHARD, who lost a thriller 4-3 at Barnstaple on Tuesday, continue their heavy Toolstation league programme at home to Calne tomorrow (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Perry Street league round-up

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:59am Friday 12th September 2014

SHEPTON Beauchamp continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Premier Division with a comprehensive 9-1 victory at Misterton, writes Ian Hallett.

CYCLING: Young Wheelers impress at Manchester Velodrome

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:55am Friday 12th September 2014

FOUR McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers riders represented the South-West at the inter-regional youth track racing championships over four days at the Manchester Velodrome.

RUNNING: Clifton heads road runners in SLaMM race

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:52am Friday 12th September 2014

A BUSY weekend for Chard Road Runners saw them produce some excellent performances as they took on Langport Runners SLaMM (Somerset Levels and Moors Marathon) on Saturday and the Shepton Beachump 10k, Bridgwater Half and the Great North Run on Sunday.

BOWLS: Blow for Ilminster as Louis Ridout moves to Devon

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:47am Friday 12th September 2014

ILMINSTER will be losing the services of full England international Louis Ridout when he moves to Paignton at the end of the month.

SKITTLES: Bright start for champions Catherine Wheel

11:38am Tuesday 9th September 2014

CATHERINE Wheel started their defence of their Division A title in the Blackdown Hills league with a 40 pin win over newly promoted Dam Busters.

BOWLS: Pethy denied in Two Counties decider

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:34am Tuesday 9th September 2014

SOUTH Petherton lost to Seaton by just five shots in the Two Counties league final on Sunday.

RUGBY: Chard beaten on national league debut

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:51pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD experienced a tough start to national league rugby when they lost 23-6 at Old Patesians in National league 3 South West yesterday.

BOWLS: Chardstock friendly results

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:03pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARDSTOCK won 90-56 at Ottery St Mary in a mixed friendly.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town stun Wellington with late penalty

Chard & Ilminster News:

8:30pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD Town clinched a 4-3 victory over Wellington in the Toolstation league yesterday when Sam Clark converted a hotly disputed penalty in injury time.

RUGBY: Narrow defeat for Chard Colts

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD Colts had to settle for a 7-5 defeat at the hands of Bridgwater Albion in the Somerset Under-18 league when fly-half Ryan Wingate sent a conversion - the last kick of the match - sailing by the left hand post, writes Jacob Whitefield.

FOOTBALL: Management duo turn out for Chard reserves

Chard & Ilminster News:

7:20pm Sunday 7th September 2014

CHARD reserves' management duo of Stuart Parris and Hung Dang were especially delighted with their 4-3 victory at Willand reserves yesterday as both veterans played a part due to a player shortage.

GOLF: Windwhistle Bowmaker produces excellent scores

Chard & Ilminster News:

11:46am Sunday 7th September 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors held a Bowmaker competition last Monday when 27 members took part.

RUGBY: Chard all set for national league debut

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:57pm Friday 5th September 2014

Chard open their campaign in National League 3 (South West) tomorrow when they travel to Cheltenham to take on Old Patesians.

CRICKET: Somerset duo join cycle challenge

Chard & Ilminster News:

3:34pm Friday 5th September 2014

MAX Waller and James Regan got on their bikes to help raise money for charity.

CRICKET: Petersen misses end of the season through injury

12:13pm Friday 5th September 2014

ALVIRO Petersen has returned home after failing to recover from a knee injury sustained on international duty.

FOOTBALL: Chard suffer league defeat

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:32am Thursday 4th September 2014

CHARD Town lost 1-0 at home to Welton Rovers in division one of the Toolstation league last night.

CRICKET: Somerset draw with Northants

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:23am Thursday 4th September 2014

SOMERSET consigned Northamptonshire to relegation from Division 1 of the LV= County Championships after their match at the County Ground ended in a tame draw yesterday.

CRICKET: Four players sign new contracts

Chard & Ilminster News:

5:55pm Monday 1st September 2014

SOMERSET have announced that three former Academy players - Tom Abell , Jack Leach and Craig Meschede - have all signed new contracts along with Johann Myburgh.

CRICKET: Somerset struggle to make inroads

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:49pm Monday 1st September 2014

RAIN has stopped play in the LV= County Championship game at the County Ground today with Northamptonshire looking strong at 112-1 in reply to Somerset's 314 all out.

CRICKET: Ilminster are Premier 2 champions

Chard & Ilminster News:

9:54pm Sunday 31st August 2014

ILMINSTER secured the Premier 2 title in the West of England Premier League yesterday with a ten run victory over Thornbury.

CRICKET: Somerset make uncertain start

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:31pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SOMERSET are 81-4 at lunch on the opening day of their LV= County Championship match with Northamptonshire at the County Ground.

CRICKET: Nosworthy to leave Somerset

Chard & Ilminster News:

1:20pm Sunday 31st August 2014

SOMERSET'S Director of Cricket, Dave Nosworthy is leaving the club at the end of the season.

BOWLS: South Petherton's annual Will Masters competition

1:00pm Saturday 30th August 2014

TWENTY-four teams of triples from various clubs gathered at South Petherton Bowling Club for the annual Will Masters competition, sponsored by Ash Honda.

Almondsbury UWE 1, Chard Town 1

Chard & Ilminster News: Football club seeking pictures of players for presentation night

9:00am Friday 29th August 2014

CHARD’s Elliott Dyer had a mixed day as these two unbeaten sides took on each other at Almondsbury on Saturday.

Ashcott & Shapwick 2nd XI 236-9 beat Chard 2nd XI 235-3 by 1 run

Chard & Ilminster News: Adam and Rob Matravers are holding a charity cricket match at Wyeside Hereford in memory of their father Richard.

3:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

West of England 2nd XI Premier 2

Chard Res 6, Budleigh Salterton Res 2

Chard & Ilminster News: Football: Chipping Sodbury return to form with win over Ellwood

10:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

TWO hat-tricks from Paul Olawuni and Adam Tovey saw Chards open their Fresha Devon and Exeter Premier League programme with a resounding victory over Budleigh Salterton on Saturday.

Chard 1st XI 226-9 beat Glastonbury 213-9 by 13 runs

Chard & Ilminster News:

6:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

West of England Premier 2

Clevedon 191-6 beat Ilminster 190-7 by 4 wkts

Chard & Ilminster News: Chard v Ilminster: Baker Cup showdown

2:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

West of England Premier League Premier 2

South Somerset cricket round up

Chard & Ilminster News: County League cricket

9:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

CHAMPIONS North Perrott began celebrating too early when they were bowled out for just 46 in Division 1 on Saturday.

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.







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