HORSE RACING: McCoy and Tommo heading for Taunton finale tomorrrow evening

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

5:51pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

TWO of racing’s best know characters, champion jockey A.P.McCoy and Derek Thompson, are heading to Taunton for their final meeting of the season tomorrow when the first of the seven race card is due off at 4.55pm.

FOOTBALL: Crewkerne Town clinch Challenge Cup

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

5:32pm Monday 21st April 2014

CREWKERNE Town beat Beaminster 4-1 to lift the Perry Street league’s Challenge Cup on Friday.

HORSE RACING: Taunton host final meeting of the season on Wednesday

Chard & Ilminster News: HORSE RACING: Taunton announce race dates

6:00am Monday 21st April 2014

TAUNTON bring down the curtain on another successful season of racing in style on Wednesday when they host their evening meeting, sponsored by Bathwick Tyres, with the first of seven races due off at 4.55pm.

BOWLS: Friendly defeat for Crewkerne

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

9:20pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CREWKERNE Short Mat BC lost 62-50 at home to Stoke Sub Hamden in a friendly.

GOLF: Windwhistle Seniors record first victory of the season

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Southward wins Poppy Putter

9:17pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors’ match team entertained Sidmouth Golf Club seeking their first win of the season.

Grading success for Chard students

Chard & Ilminster News: Grading success for Chard students

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

CONGRATULATIONS are in order for students D.

Swords at the ready?

Chard & Ilminster News: All for one and one for...

12:00pm Sunday 20th April 2014

HAVE you ever wanted to learn real sword fighting and get fit at the same time?

Fowler takes Brecon by storm

Chard & Ilminster News: The Elite Men's British Cycling Northumbrian Water Tour of the Reservoir, a gruelling 77 mile race around Derwent Reservoir

8:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

GEORGE Fowler, a newly-promoted Category 2 racer, travelled to Brecon in Wales to compete in a 66-mile Memorial road race.

Baker Cup draw

Chard & Ilminster News: NET CALL: Pontardawe CC is inviting new players to come along pre-season training.

2:00pm Saturday 19th April 2014

THE draw for the 2014 Baker Cup has produced the following match ups for what will be the competition’s 77th successive season.

Road Runners hit London

Chard & Ilminster News: Witney Road Runner's Frankie Snare was tenth in the second round of the Oxford Mail Cross Country League at Culham

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHARD Road Runners were out in force in London on Sunday to take part in the Marathon.

Great day for indoor champions

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLED OVER: Cwmamman Bowls Club is hoping to welcome new members ahead of the forthcoming season.

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

THE finals of the Ilminster Bowls Club’s Indoor Competitions featured some outstanding matches.

Ireland masters the greens to take title

Chard & Ilminster News: Local golf

4:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

AFTER the postponement of the Stableford qualifyer on Monday, due to heavy rain, 33 Seniors gathered at Windwhistle Golf Club for the three-man Bowmaker tournament on Wednesday.

Priest qualifies for European Championships

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

CHARD athlete Thomas Priest has successfully qualified to compete in the Duathlon European Championships in Cologne, Germany.

Reserves in six-goal thriller

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Fresha Devon & Exeter League Premier Division

Rugby tables

Chard & Ilminster News: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SSE National League 2 South                           P W D L Diff Ps Hartpury Collge 28 22 0 6 348 112 Canterbury 29 19 0 10 97 100 Ampthill 28 19 1 8 368 99 Bishop's Strtfrd 28 16 2 10 113 92 Cambridge 28 16 0 12 110 84 Clifton 29 17 0 12 6 81 Taunton Titans 29 16 1 12 46 81 Southend 28 14 0 14 -14 75 Shelford 29 13 2 14 -8 69 Redruth 29 12 1 16 -119 67 Dings Crusadrs 29 11 0 18 -85 63 London Irish WG 28 11 0 17 -34 62 Chinnor 28 11 0 17 -88 60 Launceston 28 13 0 15 -139 58 Bournemouth 28 8 1 19 -267 48 Exmouth 28 5 0 23 -334 33

Yeovil & District Youth League tables

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Under-13s Division 1                               P W D L Gd Ps E Coker Cockerels 14 13 1 0 57 40 Wells City 13 11 1 1 59 34 Castle Cary 13 8 2 3 44 26 Wessex Youth 17 5 2 10 -47 17 Merriott Bombers 13 4 1 8 -38 13 Ilminster Town 16 3 2 11 -33 11 Martock Rovers 16 2 1 13 -42 7

Caddy hat-trick exacts revenge

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Somerset Women’s League, Division 2

Purchase leads goal harvest

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ilminster Town Ladies 12, Victoria Sports 0

Chard Town Skittles

Chard & Ilminster News: SKITTLES: Lion Cubs roar on in Sampford Peverell cup

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

CHARD TOWN SKITTLES LEAGUE results – Drifters 392- 11 (K Mason 58), Lucky Eights 360-1 (S Farley 52); Choughs Rangers 362-9 (W Luckett 55), The Wrecks 353-3 (K Averill 52); Donyatt Strikers 358-9 (M Moran 59), Phoenix 352-3 (P Cleal 55); 3 C’s 316-2 (M Redwood 47), Snoopy 317-10 (R Loveridge 51); Bell & Crown 361-3 (A Campbell 52), Alley Cats 364-9 (R Gillard 50); 89ers 295-9 (R Seymour 41), Choughs 283-3 (R Welsh 49); Chubbees – bye; Phoenix 352-10 (M Pidgeon 52), Drifters 327-2 (J Dugdale 46); Lucky Eights 410-11 (R Daley, S Farley 61), Choughs Rangers 359-1 (J Bryant 56); Alley Cats 325-9 (A Genge 45), Donyatt Strikers 304-3 (M Moran 47); The Wrecks 266-2 (R Jarvis 48), 3 C's 312-10 (P Banfield 49); Choughs 297-1 (M Bagg 47), Chubbees 327-11 (B Brister 47); Snoopy 341-0 (P Curtis 49), 89 ers 364-12 (E Gage 57); Bell & Crown (bye). P W D L Ps 89ers 24 20 0 4219 Phoenix 23 18 0 5192 3 C’s 23 15 0 8172 Choughs Rangers 23 15 2 6161 Chubbees 23 13 1 9154 Alley Cats 23 11 0 12 135 Lucky Eights 23 11 0 12 134 The Wrecks 23 11 0 12 123 Choughs 23 9 0 14 118 Donyatt Strikers 23 7 1 15 103 Bell & Crown 23 6 0 17 99 Snoopy 23 8 0 15 95 Drifters 23 6 0 17 89 ILMINSTER & DISTRICT SKITTLES LEAGUE results: Nomination semi-finals – Rocky’s Rollers 317 (F. Steed 49), Crown Crusaders 314 (A. Sims 53); Royal Oak Faces lost to Hatch Beagles. Final May 8, at the Wyndham Arms, Ilton, between Rocky’s Rollers and Hatch Beagles. KO Cup quarter-finals – Crown Royals 293 (K. Groves 41), Ilton Choppers 265 (S. Chown 42); Flying Turkeys 358 (C. Lazenby 55), Hatch Eggs 312 (C. Clarke 43); Bell Broadway beat Kingshead); Nomads 413, (L. Bond 60), Ashill Inn 379 (N. Dopson 56). Semi-finals (tomorrow) – Nomads v Flying Turkeys at the Bell Broadway; Bell Broadway v Crown Royals at the Ashill Inn. l Presentations and Jack Trott Trophy will be at the Crown Inn, Ilminster, winning home alley of the Crown Crusaders, on Thursday, April 24. All teams send a representative to take part, board markers and stickerups required for all remaining finals and presentation nights; only 10 winners and runners-up medals presented to each team CHARD COUNTRY HOUSES SKITTLES LEAGUE results – Bass Boys 301 (K Pearce 49), Countrymen 319 (Roy E 51); Haymaker 391 (T Lacy 64), Bellzown 333 (J Wyatt 51); Mizzum 340 (J Best 51), Bell Broadway 365 (N May 56); Hillbillies 319 (R Butterfield 44), Normans Nomads 318 (R Sampson 43); Old Fleecers 329 (T Ball 47), Brewers 318 (K Mason 45); Missionaries 314 (J Gilbert 46), Wanderers 331 (T Wachon 50). P W D L Ps Old Fleecers 21 17 1 3 35 Haymaker 22 16 0 6 32 Wanderers 22 15 0 7 30 Normans Nomads 23 13 0 10 26 Missionaries 23 13 0 10 26 Cotley 20 12 0 8 24 Bell Broadway 22 10 0 12 20 Bass Boys 21 8 0 13 16 Bellzown 22 8 0 14 16 Countrymen 22 8 0 14 16 Hillbillies 22 7 1 14 15 Mizzum 22 7 0 15 14 Brewers 22 7 0 15 14 CHARD LADIES’ SKITTLES LEAGUE results – The Ladies 285 (T. Lawrence 54), Con Artists 218 (L. Poat 49); Hoodwinks 223 (S. Evans 42), Blackbirds 220 (K. Love). P W D L Ps Corky’s Corkers 24 18 0 6 36 The Ladies 24 17 1 6 35 Hoodwinks 24 13 2 9 28 Wanderers 24 13 0 11 26 Con Artists 24 10 1 13 21 Ghostbusters 24 9 1 14 19 Blackbirds Strike 2 24 1 1 22 3

Football tables

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE First Division                          P W D L Gd Ps Bradford Town 37 29 5 3 95 92 Shepton Mallet 38 24 9 5 56 81 Welton Rovers 39 20 10 9 27 70 Barnstaple Town 36 21 4 11 32 67 Wincanton Town 37 20 6 11 41 66 Cribbs 38 19 8 11 19 65 Corsham Town 37 19 8 10 -5 65 Wellington 39 18 9 12 6 63 Almondsbury 40 18 7 15 1 61 Chippenham Park 39 18 5 16 -8 59 Devizes Town 38 18 6 14 0 56 Roman Glss StG 38 16 5 17 -4 53 Chard Town 38 14 8 16 1 50 Ashton and B Utd 36 14 6 16 -10 48 Wells City 37 13 6 18 -9 45 Calne Town 39 11 10 18 -4 43 Westbury United 38 11 7 20 -20 40 Cheddar 36 11 6 19 -27 39 Warminster Town 38 10 6 22 -35 36 Keynsham Town 39 10 6 23 -39 36 Oldland Abbots 39 4 10 25 -45 22 Portishead Town 38 4 3 31 -72 15 

Perry Street League roundup

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CREWKERNE Town continued their challenge for the title by hitting six goals without reply against Ilminster Town Reserves. Jamie Spurdle netted twice in the victory which was completed with singles from Adam Dawe, Brad Miles, Pete Symes and an own goal.

County 2nds open in impressive form

Chard & Ilminster News: Local cricket

12:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOMERSET Seconds proved themselves too strong for Devon when the two sides met at the beautiful Knightshayes Court Ground on Sunday.

Riste spot kick earns point for Perry Street

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

FOLLOWING their tremendous start to the season, when they looked championship contenders with just one defeat from their opening nine Perry Street League Premier Division games, Perry Street’s fortunes took a turn for the worse and, up to last Saturday, had picked up just one point from a possible 18 since the Christmas break, writes Ian Hallett.

Summer gets rolling at South Petherton Bowling Club

Chard & Ilminster News: Summer gets rolling at South Petherton Bowling Club

10:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

SOUTH Petherton Bowling Club has welcomed the start of the outdoor bowls season by holding its annual Opening of the Green ceremony.

Open day at Ilton

Chard & Ilminster News: East Bierley's Mohammed Azharullah bowls a short ball to Bingley's Phil Slater as the title race hots up

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

ILTON Cricket Club starts off its new season with an Open Day on Saturday, beginning at 11am with a junior practice/match where all new players and social members are welcome.

One of those days for Chard 2nd XV

Chard & Ilminster News: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Somerset 1

Town prepare for busy Easter

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Toolstation Western League Division 1

Relegation dog fight looms for the Blues

Chard & Ilminster News: Local youth football

3:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Somerset County Premier

Play-offs in sight as Chard run riot

Chard & Ilminster News: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

3:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

South West 1 West

GOLF: Windwhistle edged out in Somerset Bowl

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

11:54am Sunday 30th March 2014

WINDWHISTLE Seniors suffered a narrow defeat in the first round of the Somerset Bowl on Friday.

FOOTBALL: Chard Town half mini slide

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

11:20am Sunday 30th March 2014

CHARD Town bounced back after two consecutive defeats with a 1-0 victory at Ashton and Backwell in division one of the Toolstation league yesterday.

HOCKEY: Chard ladies underline their status as champions

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Blundell's girls excel in national finals

11:11am Sunday 30th March 2014

CHAMPIONS Chard rounded off their season with a 1-0 victory at Taunton Civil Service in Sedgemoor Division 2 of the West Clubs women's league.

HOCKEY: Chard A finish with a flourish

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Chard A finish with a flourish

10:46am Sunday 30th March 2014

CHARD signed of the season with an emphatic 8-0 victory at home to Minehead B in South East 2 of the Davis Wood league.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster tackle lead leaders full of confidence

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

6:30am Saturday 29th March 2014

ILMINSTER, who are pulling strongly away from the relegation zone, face a stern test of their improvement when they visit leaders Clutton in the Errea county league today (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Chard Town seek change in fortune

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

CHARD Town, who suffered their second defeat in succession at Warminster on Wednesday, will be looking to get back on track when they visit Ashton and Backwell in the Toolstation league today.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster ladies reach county final

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

1:18pm Friday 28th March 2014

ILMINSTER Town Ladies reached the final of the Somerset Women's Junior County Cup with a 1-0 defeat of Nailsea United ladies.

RUGBY: Redstart School wins tag tournament

Chard & Ilminster News: RUGBY: Barbarians continue hunt for new coach

1:15pm Friday 28th March 2014

HOLYROOD Academy’s feeder primary schools took part in a tag tournament last Wednesday.

RUNNING: Runners tackle Peaky Freaky

Chard & Ilminster News: RUNNING: Chard runners tackle Grizzlies

1:12pm Friday 28th March 2014

CHARD Road Runners Wayne Loveridge and Martin Holley took to their bikes and running shoes for the much-acclaimed Peaky Freaky Duathlon.

FOOTBALL: Chard visit Warminster tonight

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

ADAM Fricker will be returning to an old stomping ground tonight when he takes his Chard side to Warminster for another Toolstation Western league game.

FOOTBALL: Ilminster display delights Darren Manley

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Tiverton sign two new strikers

5:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

ILMINSTER Town took a huge step towards survival with a 2-1 victory at home to high-flying Minehead in the Somerset county league on Saturday.

RUGBY: Chard find it tough against Cullompton

Chard & Ilminster News: RUGBY: Barbarians continue hunt for new coach

1:00pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHARD had to dig really deep to earn a 19-11 victory at Cullompton side in Tribute South West 1 West.

RUGBY: Under-13s put up an excellent fight

Chard & Ilminster News: RUGBY: Taunton Titans overcome Exmouth

10:38am Tuesday 25th March 2014

CHARD Under-13s travelled to North Petherton – arguably the strongest side in the region – and put up a highly creditable performance.

BOWLS: Canaries hand Milford and Dormor title to Harlequins

Chard & Ilminster News: BOWLS: Defeats for Harlequins and Royals

6:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

BOTTOM club Merriott Canaries had the final say in the destination of the Milford and Dormer league.

GOLF: Windwhistle B team off to a flyer

Chard & Ilminster News: GOLF: Eric Hood dies, aged 85

5:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

WINDWHISTLE B made an excellent start in division four of the Avalon league with a 4½-½ win over Taunton and Pickeridge Stags.

CYCLING: Juniors best in time trial for Chard Wheelers

Chard & Ilminster News: CYCLING: Rob hogs the limelight

3:00pm Monday 24th March 2014

TIME Trial riders from McKinlays 1st Chard Wheelers began their season at the weekend with the CS Dynamo ten mile TT from Feniton to Honiton and back.

HOCKEY: Two goals from Gareth Eggle not enough for victory

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Blundell's girls excel in national finals

6:00am Monday 24th March 2014

CHARD led twice in a see-saw game on Saturday but had to settle for a 3-3 with Plymouth-based PGSOB C in South East 2 of the Davis Wood league.

FOOTBALL: Chard youngsters too good for Glastonbury

Chard & Ilminster News: FOOTBALL: Taunton Town record impressive away win

6:04pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

CHARD Under-18s won 2-0 at Glastonbury in the southern division of the Somerset Floodlight Youth league.

HOCKEY: Chard B win again

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Blundell's girls excel in national finals

5:36pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

CHARD B continued their good run of form in South East 3 of the Davis Wood league with a 3-0 victory at East Devon D yesterday.

HOCKEY: Sunday ladies denied victory on final outing

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Blundell's girls excel in national finals

4:57pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

CHARD Ladies were denied victory in their final Sunday match of the season when Beaminster came from behind to draw 2-2.

HOCKEY: Chard ladies so close to title

Chard & Ilminster News: HOCKEY: Blundell's girls excel in national finals

4:44pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

CHARD remain top of Sedgemoor Division 2 of the West Clubs women's league with one game to play after a hard-fought 3-2 defeat of Minehead 2nds yesterday.






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