Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town
Oct16

Tavistock struggle against slick Bradford Town

Given the current COVID-19 restrictions prohibiting the EFL from hosting fans, it was nice to see a decent turnout for Tavistock, whose fans were not put off by the drizzly rain on Saturday afternoon, which calmed down just before kick-off. A late turn out from Bradford Town, who arrived at the stadium at 14:30, delayed the kick-off by 15 minutes. Both sides started the game strong, with Bradford getting stuck into the challenges...

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Ivybridge host first county softball tournament
Oct02

Ivybridge host first county softball tournament

It was a beautiful day as the teams arrived at Ivybridge Cricket Club. The club looked glorious – pitches were marked, gazebos out for scorers and teams and most importantly, coffee was on the go! We were looking forward to a great day of cricket for the ladies’ softball and after such a strange season, it was great to see six teams in the tournaments, separated into their playing bubbles for the day. The cricket was competitive, but...

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Devon duo shine against the Stars
Sep18

Devon duo shine against the Stars

Devon duo Emma Corney and Steph Hutchins were ‘mentioned in dispatches’ following Western Storm’s seven-wicket win over South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Sophie Luff hogged the headlines after fashioning a top score of 104 not out as the hosts chased a target of 213 and cruised to victory with 23 balls to spare on the County Ground in Bristol. Georgia Hennessy, who played for Devon last season while studying in the...

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Leslie campaign reaches its target
Sep04

Leslie campaign reaches its target

A campaign to raise £100,000 to erect a statue of a footballer who was dropped from the England team when selectors discovered he was black, has hit its target. Plymouth Argyle’s Jack Leslie would have been the first black person to play for England, having initially been selected to play against Ireland in 1925. His selection was the talk of the club and the town, but some days later, when the newspapers published the team, Billy...

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How The Gulls are coping with isolation
Apr01

How The Gulls are coping with isolation

Gary Johnson Manager of Torquay United celebrates after winning during the Vanarama National League match between Torquay United and Halifax Town at Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon on Saturday 22nd Feb – PHOTO: Cameron Geran/PPAUK With fixtures throughout the entire sporting world (with the bizarre exception of Belarus) postponed until further notice and sportsmen forced to train at home in isolation, The Moorlander spoke exclusively...

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National honours for ORC runners
Mar29

National honours for ORC runners

It was a weekend of great performances by Okehampton runners, from juniors to the most senior members. The National X-Country Championships took place over an incredibly muddy and sticky course at Loughborough, which made for very tough going. Jo Page ran a strong 10k Ladies Race to come 4th of the Devon runners, with Matthew Richards also running very well to be 4th in the team in his race and Sam Priday 8th. Geoff Hill returned to...

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