CRICKET: The Shed to be renamed Ricer’s Shed in memory of Tony Rice

CRICKET: The Shed to be renamed Ricer’s Shed in memory of Tony Rice

Posted: 30th October 2016
ILMINSTER Cricket Club has announced that its ever-popular bar, The Shed, is to be renamed in memory of one of the club’s greatest servants. Club chairman Paul Knight revealed on Friday (October 28, 2016) that The Shed will be known from now on as Ricer’s Shed in memory of Tony Rice who died earlier this month. The bar facilities on Ilminster Recreation Ground are…

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YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls hit seven

YOUTH HOCKEY: Holyrood girls hit seven

Posted: 5th October 2016
HOLYROOD Academy’s Year 10 girl’s hockey team got their season off to an outstanding start when they achieved a 7-1 win over King Arthur’s School from Wincanton. Hannah Eke scored six goals with Lydia Harris netting the other for Chard's Holyrood school team. Player of the match – voted by King Arthur’s team – was Tanish Veale.

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YOUTH RUGBY: Magnificent seven for Holyrood Year 8s

YOUTH RUGBY: Magnificent seven for Holyrood Year 8s

Posted: 5th October 2016
THE Year 8s rugby team at Holyrood Academy produced a good display to defeat Yeovil’s Westfield Academy by a resounding seven tries to two. The tries were evenly shared out, but the stand out performers were Oscar Mills, Connor Beckey and Will Board.

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YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 9s turn on the style

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 9s turn on the style

Posted: 5th October 2016
THE Year 9s rugby team at Holyrood Academy in Chard put in a thoroughly good performance to defeat Woodroffe School by 39pts-7. A big defensive effort coupled with an expansive attacking style ensured the Holyrood victory. There were tries for Lewis Hole (two), Nathan Fowler (three) and Chas O’Shaunessy (two) with Harry Clifford adding two conversions. Man of the match…

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YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 11s win first game of the season

YOUTH RUGBY: Holyrood Year 11s win first game of the season

Posted: 5th October 2016
THE Year 11s rugby team at Holyrood Academy in Chard had a good start to the season with a 24pts-7 success over the Gryphon School team. Stand out performers in a very competitive game for Holyrood were Niall Crouch with two tries, Sam Foulger and Oliver Lenthal. PHOTO – TOP: Holyrood Academy’s Year 11 rugby team.

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FOOTBALL: Chard Town holds official Groundhoppers Day at Zembard Lane

FOOTBALL: Chard Town holds official Groundhoppers Day at Zembard Lane

Posted: 28th September 2016
CHARD Town FC is inviting all football fans and enthusiasts to its official Groundhoppers Day for the forthcoming local derby clash with newly-promoted Bishops Lydeard. The game takes place at 11am on Sunday, October 9, 2016, with an 11am kick-off and will be Chard’s first-ever Toolstation Western League fixture to be held on a Sunday. Groundhopping is a hobby that…

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WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Ilminster Ladies march on in FA Cup

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL: Ilminster Ladies march on in FA Cup

Posted: 19th September 2016
ILMINSTER Town Ladies kept their nerve to win a tense penalty shoot-out to march into the next round of the Women’s FA Cup. The Blues travelled to Middlezoy, near Bridgwater, on Sunday (September 18, 2016) for the Second Qualifying Round match. Middlezoy started as favourites as they ply their trade in a league above Ilminster and had already beaten The Blues…

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RUNNING: Good luck for the Chard Chaser 10k

RUNNING: Good luck for the Chard Chaser 10k

Posted: 11th September 2016
  PARALYMPIAN athletes are battling it out for honours in Rio but athletes closer to home in Somerset will be hoping to achieve their personal best in the new Chard Chaser 10k which takes place for the first time. The Chard Chaser 10K – being staged today (Sunday, September 11, 2016) from 10am to 12.30pm - is a new event in the 1610 Race series and it is an ideal first…

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CRICKET: Ilminster CC hope for County Ground success

CRICKET: Ilminster CC hope for County Ground success

Posted: 11th September 2016
ILMINSTER Cricket Club will be going for cup final success today (Sunday, September 11, 2016) at the County Ground at Taunton. They take on Lansdown CC in the final of the Somerset Cricket Board’s Major Cup at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club. The game is scheduled to start at 1pm and Ilminster will be backed by a large and noisy contingent of travelling…

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RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

RUNNING: Athletes take part in annual Bridgwater Half Marathon

Posted: 4th September 2016
RUNNERS of all ages and abilities gathered at Morganians Rugby Football Club on the outskirts of town for the annual Bridgwater Half Marathon. The half marathon started this morning (Sunday, September 4, 2016) at 11am with a 10k run at 11.15am and a 5k setting off at 11.30am. The events were being held to raise money for Cancer Research UK. While the races attracted…

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