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Autumn Football Match To Become Regular Fixture

Autumn Football Match To Become Regular Fixture

There’ll be a birdwatchers versus islanders football match each autumn from now on. That’s according to Scott Reid, the Cheshire-based birder who re-started the traditional visitors against locals game on the Garrison yesterday. Scott had hoped to host a match last year but says he made the decision in August and that was too late. […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Truro Doctors

Cricket: St Martin’s v Truro Doctors

Report by Colin Daly The Truro Doctors haven’t managed to fit us in on their Scilly tour for a while but we managed to find a date on Friday 18th September at 4pm for a T20 match. The visitors batted first and lost three quick wickets then I. Davies came in and settled things down; […]

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bugle

Cricket: St Martin’s v Bugle

Report by Colin Daly When people in the national dress of various countries turned up at our cricket ground we thought it might be St. Martin’s versus the Rest of the World but it turned out to be just our old friends from Bugle in fancy dress. Under a bright blue sky with some scudding […]

Scilly’s Football Club Keen To Recruit New Players

Scilly’s Football Club Keen To Recruit New Players

The new chairman of St Mary’s Football Club says he is keen to recruit additional players and get more youngsters involved. Anthony Gibbons was elected to the top position during the club’s annual general meeting at the Scillonian Club on Thursday. He says he’s concerned that, similar to many other sports and social clubs on […]

Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

Gig Disqualified Because Lady Was A Lad

A gig that finished in fourth place during this week’s women’s race has been disqualified – because the Men-A-Vaur boat contained a man! A number of Wednesday’s rowers were clearly having fun. The Bonnet crew entered the Broken Paddle trophy race in fancy dress, but the disqualified Men-A-Vaur rower wasn’t dressed up or in disguise. […]

World’s Smallest League Holding Tournament This Weekend

World’s Smallest League Holding Tournament This Weekend

The world’s smallest football league is arranging their biggest event of the year this weekend. On Sunday there’s a 6-a-side tournament on The Garrison. Eight teams including groups from the Airport and the Scillonian Club have entered. But despite the size of our population and the availability of players on a Bank Holiday in our […]

Judo Club Fundraiser Will Help Youngster Go To Championships

Judo Club Fundraiser Will Help Youngster Go To Championships

Scilly’s Judo Club members will be hoping for good weather this weekend as they hold their ‘Sunday Funday’ event. It’s to raise money to help send the youngsters to the Cornish Championships, which are held in Penzance in May and October each year. One of the organisers, Adrienne Robson, says the club is “quite big […]

Scilly’s Redwing Dinghies In Looe For Annual Championships

Scilly’s Redwing Dinghies In Looe For Annual Championships

Scilly’s redwing sailors are in the Cornish resort of Looe this week, representing the islands in the annual championships. Around 240 of the traditional wooden dinghies were built starting in the 1930’s and a lot have been destroyed or rotted away. But in the last few years there’s been significant interest in restoring and racing […]

Cricket: Off-Island Seniors Match On St Agnes

Cricket: Off-Island Seniors Match On St Agnes

Report by Colin Daly Sunday 23rd August was too good a day to miss with the sun shining from a beautiful blue sky so, although there was no match scheduled, the senior cricketers managed to put together two teams to play a 25 over match on St. Agnes. A boat from St. Martin’s called in […]