PUBLISHED: 14:20 13 June 2018 Bickell, Dave Weston Jets continue to improve and were well in the game until the final innings. Exeter Spitfires 31 Weston Jets 11 Weston Jets travelled down to Devon for an inter-divisional game against Exeter Spitfires. The Jets, coming off the back of four straight defeats were hoping to get their first win but unfortunately it was not to be, the Jets slipping to a 31-11 defeat. Despite the loss there were lots of positives for manager Neale Raleigh to take away, with the Jets showing huge improvements on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. The Jets quickly fell behind to the hosts, but came back strongly with a succession of great hits and strong base running led by centre fielder Darrell Capille and third baseman Richard Birch, who both had strong performances getting four hits and four stolen bases apiece. Capille also took two fine catches deep in the outfield to cap his MVP performance. After three innings the Jets trailed by … [Read more...] about Jets outgunned by the Spitfires
Chocs away - the roar of Spitfire engines will sound over Grimsby at a super summer gala day. The Friends Around Weelsby Wood will host their fourth annual gala on Sunday August 19. It promises to be a spectacular show. Organiser Stella Rush said she is delighted that the Battle of Britain memorial Flight agreed to have a spitfire perform a flypast as a highlight of the family fun day. It will be on from noon until 5pm. The charity to benefit this year will be Humberston School Hydrotherapy Pool for handicapped children. Stella said next year’s event will raise money for Weelsby Woods. She said: “We hope we can beat last year’s success when all the profits were given to The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance. “We have had the flypast by the RAF Spitfie confirmed following last year's disappointment when it was cancelled due to technical problems.” She added: “This is a brilliant family day out and our prices are kept low to enable … [Read more...] about Spectacular family fun day at Weelsby Woods will include Spitfire flypast
PUBLISHED: 21:18 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 21:18 01 June 2018 South Africa's Heino Kuhn in batting action (pic Nick Potts/PA) PA Archive/PA Images Kent swept aside neighbours Surrey by 220 runs to land a fourth successive Royal London One-day Cup victory with almost 20 overs in hand on a flat pitch in Beckenham. Kent's Darren Stevens in bowling action (pic Simon Cooper/PA) Heino Kuhn’s century helped Kent post 384-8 their best List A score against a first-class county – then Spitfires fielded tigerishly in support of Darren Stevens’ career-best stint of 6-25 as Surrey succumbed for 164 inside 30.1 overs. Chasing at 7.7 an over, the visitors lost deposed England opener Mark Stoneman when he dabbled outside off against Matt Henry to be caught behind, then Sam Billings pouched another as Will Jacks nicked an ambitious back-foot force against Mitch Claydon. Though he needed treatment for a bruised right thumb early on, Jason Roy eased to a 39-ball 50, but might have … [Read more...] about Kent v Surrey: Spitfires soar past rivals in style
Tanks, beach assaults, military wives and even a flyover from a real life Spitfire airplane - yes, It's Devon D-Day this weekend (May 2/3). The event, which takes place at Saunton beach in North Devon, will celebrate Devon's vital role in World War Two. And this year's spectacle is set to be extra special as it will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the US Army Assault Training Center based on the North Devon coast. What's the event all about? In 1943 the US Army opened the Assault Training Center on the North Devon coast. It was here the would learn the tactics needed to start the liberation of Europe on June 6, 1944. 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of this center opening and the Devon D-Day event - organised by the Friends of the Assault Training Center, Cobbaton Combat Museum and Devon Area MVT - is designed to celebrate this. The beach will play host to a beer tent, cinema tent, living history displays, model tanks, airsoft and children's history trails. Several events are also … [Read more...] about Tanks and even a Spitfire flyover to be seen on Devon beach this weekend
PUBLISHED: 14:03 01 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:13 01 June 2018 Tony Gussin The Spitfire was one of the most iconic aircraft of World War Two. Picture: Contributed Archant A fly-past by the iconic Spitfire will be among the highlights to delights crowds at Devon D-Day on Saunton Sands this Saturday. ********* The instantly recognisable shape of one of World War Twos most well-known fighter planes is scheduled to soar over the beach at 1.45pm on Saturday. The Spitfire is part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and will be making its visit to North Devon in between duties at Torbay Air Show. Earlier on Saturday at 11am there will also be a fly-past by Austers aircraft. The single seat Spitfire was first built in 1936 and played a prominent part in the Battle of Britain in 1940, although the more numerous Hurricane actually bore more of the burden. But Spitfires were high performance aircraft and evenly matched against the German fighters, with a higher victory to loss ratio … [Read more...] about What time is the Spitfire fly-past at Saunton for Devon D-Day?