PUBLISHED: 15:55 08 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:55 08 August 2018 Steve Birley Sidmouth duo Jean Brimson and Jill Bishop were in action in the Section Three final of the Devon county Over-70 pairs, with the match against the Honiton pairing of Di Hawkins and Heather Chambers being played at Sidmouth. In what was another close encounter, the Sidmouth pairing went into the last end just one shot up.Most pairs games are played over 21 ends, but this one, because of age, is only over 18 ends. Not that it would make any difference to the players taking part, for they are all wonderful bowlers – despite the advancing years!Anyway, back to the action and it was the Sidmouth duo who prevailed as they secured another shot to take the match honours 18-16 and they now proceed to the Devon quarter-finals against a pairing from Section Eight, who are Roseanne Burnridge and Pat Blake from Yealmpton. This match will be played at Sidmouth and a match report will follow in … [Read more...] about Sidmouth pair win Section Three final of the Over-70s pairs
MEL Giedroyc is known for fronting The Great British Bake Off with Sue Perkins before the pair chose not to follow the show to Channel 4. But what other TV shows has she fronted? And what else do you need to know about the live-wire presenter? Here's the lowdown... Who is Mel Giedroyc? Mel Giedroyc is a 49-year-old television personality from Surrey, England. She is most often seen alongside her presenting partner-in-crime, Sue Perkins, after they met at Cambridge University. After pursuing a comedy career as a duet, the pair made the move to presenting. Their most famed hosting role to date is in the hugely successful Great British Bake Off - however they left the show in 2016. Why did Mel and Sue leave the Great British Bake Off? After it was announced that Love Productions had sold the rights to the show to Channel 4 for a three-year deal costing £75million, Mel and Sue announced their resignation. The pair were vocal about their desire for the show to remain at the BBC, and … [Read more...] about How old is Mel Giedroyc, is The Generation Game host married and how did she meet TV partner Sue Perkins?
Nottingham Forest target Dean Marney will be allowed to decide if plays one final game for Burnley this weekend. Manager Sean Dyche is ready to show his sentimental side by allowing departing duo Scott Arfield and Marney a say in their own Clarets farewells. The pair are leaving Turf Moor this summer, ending Marney's eight-year stay and Arfield's five-year stint in Lancashire. Both men have played significant roles in Burnley's unexpected rise from Championship also-rans to next season's Europa League but Arfield will be a Rangers player next year and free agent Marney has been linked with Forest. Dyche is keen to allow them both a chance to say goodbye to the fans against Bournemouth on Sunday but will leave the final decision with the players, in case they wish to protect themselves from injury. "With Scotty and Deano we'll be respectful of their situations," said the Clarets boss. "Scotty has already in principle joined (Rangers), he's got to be careful with his body now. Deano is … [Read more...] about Forest target Dean Marney to decide if he plays one final Burnley game
Banbridge Town Under 10s attended the IFA’s festival day in Newry on Saturday, scoring 11 goals in three games. Adam Hamilton and Harry Annett netted four goals each as the side bagged impressive 4-0 and 4-1 victories before conceding two late goals to lose their final match 5-3.In the first game, the Town went a goal ahead when Josh Kerr scored from close range after Patrick McGrath squared the ball on the edge of the box. Lee Whitten made a great goal-saving challenge before McGrath himself fired in a fantastic angled shot to double the lead. Alex Innocenzi also shaved the crossbar with a smashing shot before Harry Annett increased their advantage even further with a clinical finish.Annett soon bagged a second and completed the 4-0 rout, netting from close range after a great determined run and pull back into the penalty area by Josh Kerr. In the second fixture, Banbridge took the lead when Adam Hamilton showed the defender a clean pair of heels to side-foot past the keeper. At … [Read more...] about Town under 10s score 11 goals in three games
0 Have your say Sheffield Eagles have major doubts over influential pair Matty James and Matty Fozard as director of rugby Mark Aston attempts to patch up his depleted squad. The Eagles host London Broncos at the OLP tomorrow (3pm), before making the trip south for the return fixture the following weekend.Aston must plug the gaps left by a catalogue of injuries, with skipper James and hooker Fozard the latest to be struck down after both picked up issues in the defeat to Halifax.“Matty James and Matty Fozard are really struggling so they might be out,” Aston confirmed. “It is all hands on deck and it is tough. We are missing some key players, so we are down to the last few men standing.”Long term absentees Josh Toole and Simon Brown will again be sidelined, and both are also likely to miss the return game at the Trailfinders a week tomorrow.Close season signing Daniel Igbinedion has also now left the club after the 23-year-old’s departure by … [Read more...] about Sheffield Eagles sweat on fitness of key pair ahead of London Broncos visit