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Cricket: St Mary’s Beat St Martin’s In Narrow Victory

Cricket: St Mary’s Beat St Martin’s In Narrow Victory

Report from Ben Jakes. St Mary’s beat St Martin’s by 2 runs in a narrow victory on Thursday evening. St Martin’s won the toss and put St Mary’s into bat. Mark Twynham opened up with 21. Mark ‘Pixie’ Hicks steadied the middle of the game with 42 and with Brad Hawker keeping him company scoring 24. […]

Campaign Wants Scilly Added To Olympic Route

Campaign Wants Scilly Added To Olympic Route

Island Tourism is launching a campaign to get London 2012 organisers to add Scilly to the route of the Olympic torch. The flaming emblem of the Olympics Games will be carried for 70 days until the opening ceremony on July 27th next year. It will visit plenty of islands including Shetland, Orkney, the Isle of Lewis […]

St Mary’s Demolish Devon Football Defence

St Mary’s Demolish Devon Football Defence

The visiting football team from Plymouth might have been confident in their Facebook messages to St Mary’s footballers. But they also might have underestimated the ability of the island footballers on Saturday. The Plymouth team were beaten 6-0 and then lost again on Sunday by  7-3. Chairman of the football club, Chas Wood, says that apart […]

Plymouth Football Team Visiting Scilly

Plymouth Football Team Visiting Scilly

Scilly footballers who fancy a game this Saturday and Sunday afternoon (14th and 15th May) are being offered two matches against a visiting team. Not much is known about the form of the mainlanders but St Mary’s club webmaster, Anthony Gibbons, says they are from Plymouth and it’s thought they are a Sunday league side. […]

Dates For Islands Sailing Race Announced

Dates For Islands Sailing Race Announced

Penzance Sailing Club has annouced the date of their sailing race to and around our islands. It will start on Friday 29th July. The annual race has been running since 1978 and is now made up of three legs, the first to Scilly, then around the islands on the Sunday and back to the mainland on the Monday. […]

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

Scilly Boatbuilder to Build New St Mary’s Gig

The Tregarthen’s gig, which was built in 1999, is to be replaced with a new model built by local boatbuilder Peter Martin. It will take up to six months to build and will be ready in time for the World Pilot Gig Championships 2012. Peter’s newest gigs performed well over the weekend and the boat he built for Tresco […]

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Slippen Wins Gig Sailing Race

Five gigs raised sails for the gig sailing race outside the harbour yesterday. The Royal, Genie, Helford, Nornour and Slippen started. And the Islands boats did best with the Slippen completing the circuit in 59 minutes and the Nornour in 69 mins. The Slippen was crewed by Richard Mills and a couple of his sailing instructors and the, Nornour, […]

Gig Weekend Rugby Islanders 12-34 RoW

Gig Weekend Rugby Islanders 12-34 RoW

Scilly was in the lead in the annual Islanders versus the Rest of the Word rugby match yesterday until half time. The first half ended with the Scilly team ahead by 12-0 . But, the match, described by Ben Kirk as a good game, ended 12-34 in the vicitors favour. Around 100 people watched the game […]

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

World Pilot Gig Championships – Report Friday 29th April

The Isles of Scilly has done the double in this year’s championships with local winners in both the womens and mens veterans races. Yesterday the Tresco and Bryher women won the veterans title in the recently-built Alfie Jenkins and kept the trophy in Scilly. It was also won by a St Mary’s crew last year. […]