Ireland masters the greens to take title

This is The West Country: 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.

Bridgwater College in county link-up

This is The West Country: Bridgwater College in county link-up

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BRIDGWATER College and Somerset County Cricket Club are to form an Educational Partnership to maximise participation in cricket and sport in the county and surrounding areas.

Berrow hoping to enter Ladies team into Somerset League

This is The West Country: Local youth football

2:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

BERROW Football Club is hoping to enter a female team in the Somerset Women’s Football League next season as they look to build up female participation in the sport.

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

This is The West Country: Local youth football

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Fresha Devon & Exeter League Premier Division

PREVIEW: Thatcham Town v Taunton Town (Saturday April 19, 3pm KO)

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

TAUNTON Town are on the road for the penultimate weekend of Calor Southern League action when they visit Thatcham Town tomorrow (kick-off 3pm).

NETBALL: Emeralds outshone as Monmouth ease to victory

This is The West Country: Netball: Sydenham round-up

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Sydenham Emeralds 30, Monmouth 53

Yeovil & District Youth League tables

This is The West Country: 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

Liam Phillips hoping to build on World Champion tag

This is The West Country: Liam Phillips hoping to build on World Champion tag

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

BURNHAM BMX UCI world champion Liam Phillips hopes to build on the success of the past 12 months when he competes at the BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester this weekend.

Rugby tables

This is The West Country: 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

Derek 'Tommo' Thompson hosting last meet of season at Taunton Racecourse

This is The West Country: Derek 'Tommo' Thompson

10:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE “voice of racing” - Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson – will be helping to bring down the curtain on another successful season of racing at Taunton Racecourse next Wednesday.

Caddy hat-trick exacts revenge

This is The West Country: Local youth football

4:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Somerset Women’s League, Division 2

Faultless Welly thrash Chard

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Somerset 1

GOLF: Comfortable early season wins for Enmore Park

This is The West Country: Local golf

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ENMORE Park Seniors early season matches continued with a home fixture against the south Somerset team from Windwhistle and a Somerset Bowl handicap match both on the same afternoon.

Fightback earns Burnham II hard-fought win

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

2:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

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Purchase leads goal harvest

This is The West Country: Local youth football

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Ilminster Town Ladies 12, Victoria Sports 0

Leigh Robinson reappointed Taunton Town manager for 2014/15 season

This is The West Country: Leigh Robinson reappointed Taunton Town manager for 2014/15 season

10:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

TAUNTON Town have confirmed the reappointment of manager Leigh Robinson for the 2014/15 season. 

Town Ladies impress in Cheltenham win

This is The West Country: Bottom of the table Kings beaten again

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Cheltenham Town Ladies 1 Bridgwater Town Ladies 2

Five-star Pitman fires Wellington to emphatic win

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Western Counties West

Demolition job gives Burnham outside chance of play-off

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

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Chard Town Skittles

This is The West Country: 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

This is The West Country: 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 

BIG MATCH: Old Inn turn tide to take down Warriors

This is The West Country: BIG MATCH: Old Inn turn tide to take down Warriors

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Keyline Taunton Sunday League

Uxella League round-up - Cup glory for Red Tile Reserves and Middlezoy Amicus

This is The West Country: MIDDLEZOY Amicus

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CUP final fever hit the Uxella Sunday League this week as both the John Morrell Cup and Geoff Harvey Cup drew to a close.

Uxella League round-up - Cup glory for Red Tile Reserves and Middlezoy Amicus

This is The West Country: RED Tile Reserves

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

CUP final fever hit the Uxella Sunday League this week as both the John Morrell Cup and Geoff Harvey Cup drew to a close.

Perry Street League roundup

This is The West Country: 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.

Seconds lose out as imperious Imperial gain promotion

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

2:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Somerset One Bridgwater & Albion II 8 Imperial 30

Hotshot Smith ends Eagles’ hopes

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

1:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN the Taunton & District Sunday League’s Gardner Cup, Tone Youth saw off Division 3 White Eagles to reach their second cup final of the season.

Stone and Bryce strike as Blagdon win KO Cup

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

1:22pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

THE first of the Taunton & District Saturday League’s Cup final, the KO Cup, was held on Tuesday evening at Bridgwater Town's ground between two Division 2 sides, Blagdon Hill and Stogursey.

Five in a row for Taunton Town as they topple high-flying Merthyr

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

12:40pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Calor Southern League Division 1S&W Taunton Town 2, Merthyr Town 1

County 2nds open in impressive form

This is The West Country: 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.

Wedmore crash out of the cup

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

10:19am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Challenge Cup

Berrow Reserves up to sixth with point at Nailsea

This is The West Country: FOOTBALL: Fluent Didmarton stay third in the league

10:18am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Berrow Reserves 2, Nailsea Utd A 2

Burnham United suffer Dundry defeat for second time in a week

This is The West Country: Burnham United suffer Dundry defeat for second time in a week

10:15am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Somerset County First Division

Riste spot kick earns point for Perry Street

This is The West Country: 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.

Bridgwater Town beaten by ten-man Bishop's Cleeve

This is The West Country: BRIDGWATER Town

10:12am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Calor League South & West

Taunton and District Football League round-up - Zoy topple Locos

This is The West Country: Bottom of the table Kings beaten again

8:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IN Division One of the Taunton & District Saturday Football League, leaders Highbridge Town had a convincing 4-0 victory over Staplegrove Reserves to stay top with a game in hand over Bridgwater Sports. 

Open day at Ilton

This is The West Country: 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

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

4:18pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Somerset 1

Relegation dog fight looms for the Blues

This is The West Country: Local youth football

3:59pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Somerset County Premier

Town prepare for busy Easter

This is The West Country: Local youth football

4:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Toolstation Western League Division 1

Rich Fey: 'Lady luck not smiling on us at the moment'

This is The West Country: RICHARD Fey is staying at Bridgwater Town

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRIDGWATER Town mananger Richard Fey said Saturday's defeat to Paulton followed a similar theme to that of previous weeks, as his side were unlucky to take nothing from the game.

Southgate snatches win for Middlezoy

This is The West Country: Middlezoy earn a point at Frome

2:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Somerset County Division One

Play-offs in sight as Chard run riot

This is The West Country: Rugby: Somerset Cup semi-final to be held at Bridgwater & Albion

3:58pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

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GOLF: Nick takes Burnham & Berrow stableford

This is The West Country: Local golf

12:20pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

NICK Agar won the Stableford at Burnham & Berrow Golf Club last Saturday with 39 points.

Rebels recover against Rockets

This is The West Country: Rebels recover against Rockets

12:15pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

THE Somerset Rebels bounced back from Thursday’s defeat against Peterborough Panthers with a 52-40 victory over Rye House Rockets.

Bridgwater College launches Team BC

This is The West Country: Bridgwater College launches Team BC

12:10pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

BRIDGWATER College recently held a launch event and a series of workshops to promote its new sports provision, the Team BC brand.

Bridgwater Town unlucky to lose at Paulton

This is The West Country: BRIDGWATER Town

2:00pm Monday 14th April 2014

Calor League South & West Paulton Rovers 1, Bridgwater Town 0

GOLF: Douglas joins captain Fellingham in Pro Celeb Am event

This is The West Country: Local golf

12:11pm Monday 14th April 2014

BREAN Gold Club seniors’ captain Allen Fellingham found out who would join him in the seniors team in June's Pro Celeb Am at Brean following the qualifying round last Tuesday.

Bridgwater & Albion sign off season with defeat at Bideford

This is The West Country: Bridgwater & Albion sign off season with defeat at Bideford

8:00am Monday 14th April 2014

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