CRICKET: Tony Rice Bar is given an official opening

CRICKET: Tony Rice Bar is given an official opening

Posted: 9th May 2018
A MAGNIFICENT refurbishment of Ilminster Cricket Club’s social headquarters was given an official opening and really did leave visitors bowled over. The Tony Rice Bar, previously known as The Shed, has been given a major overhaul which has seen a fabulous all-round team effort come to fruition in the Ilminster Recreation Ground. Club chairman Paul Knight thanked everyone…

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RUNNING: Minster Milers fly the flag for Ilminster

RUNNING: Minster Milers fly the flag for Ilminster

Posted: 9th April 2018
MEMBERS of the Minster Milers running club in Ilminster took part in the Taunton Half Marathon on Sunday (April 8, 2018). Julian Wilkes finished 75th in a time of 1:30:15 while Jason Hockey just came inside the first 200 runners in 1:40:26. Flying the flag for the ladies was Caroline Mullane who came home in 336th spot in 1:48:57. Meanwhile, The Minster Milers’ Dan…

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CRICKET: Legendary commentator Henry Blofeld padding up for Ilminster CC

CRICKET: Legendary commentator Henry Blofeld padding up for Ilminster CC

Posted: 16th March 2018
FUNDS for Ilminster Cricket Club will be raised later this year when one of the most recognisable voices in the sport will be in town to reminisce about his career in the commentary box. The club has arranged an evening with Henry “My Dear Old Thing” Blofeld who hung up his microphone last year after 50 years commentating on international cricket. The cherished golden…

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FOOTBALL: Harrimans provide a perfect fit Ilminster A

FOOTBALL: Harrimans provide a perfect fit Ilminster A

Posted: 12th March 2018
THE Ilminster Town A team, who are going well in Division Three of the Perry Street & District League, have been kitted out thanks to a local menswear outlet. Sam Tuffin, proprietor of the long-standing Harrimans store in Silver Street, kindly agreed to sponsor new tracksuits for the team. Kenny Timson, of Ilminster A, said: “We are really grateful for Harrimans for…

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BOWLS: Future looks bright for Ilminster club

BOWLS: Future looks bright for Ilminster club

Posted: 21st February 2018
YOUNG bowlers from Ilminster Bowling Club are making sure that the club looks set for a bright future. Four bowlers - Edward Bidgood, Rueben Bidgood, Leo Bonning and Oli Collins - recently took part in the Somerset School of Excellence. And it was delight for Oli Collins and Leo Bonning as they claimed both junior and senior titles respectively. For Oli, aged 12, a…

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FOOTBALL: Game called off as Ilminster Town wish injured duo speedy recovery

FOOTBALL: Game called off as Ilminster Town wish injured duo speedy recovery

Posted: 21st January 2018
ILMINSTER Town’s planned Somerset County League Premier Division match with Middlezoy on Saturday (January 20, 2018) at the Archie Gooch Pavilion was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Recent heavy rain took its toll and the postponement was sadly inevitable and now the club hopes the weather will improve over the next few days as Ilminster Town are at home again next…

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FOOTBALL: Hard fought draw for Ilminster Town Ladies

FOOTBALL: Hard fought draw for Ilminster Town Ladies

Posted: 15th January 2018
ILMINSTER Town Ladies worked hard to gain a share of the spoils on Sunday (January 14, 2018) in a 1-1 draw at Bishops Lydeard in the Premier Division of the South West Women’s Football League. The Blues girls made the trip to Lydeard for a game that was always going to be hard fought.With Town picking up all three points in the early encounter this season, Lydeard were…

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FOOTBALL: Spirited Ilminster Town go down fighting against league leaders

FOOTBALL: Spirited Ilminster Town go down fighting against league leaders

Posted: 15th January 2018
TABLE-TOPPERS Chilcompton Sports were always going to be tough opposition when they arrived at the Archie Gooch Pavilion on Saturday (January 13, 2017) to face Ilminster Town. Ilminster had to field a young side and were missing goalkeeper Chris May, centre-half and captain Jonny May, Doug Whitfield and the suspended Brad Miles. They knew they were in for a hard…

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FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town grab a late equaliser

FOOTBALL: Ilminster Town grab a late equaliser

Posted: 7th January 2018
ILMINSTER Town battled back from 2-0 down to gain a share of the spoils in their Somerset County League Premier Division match on Saturday (January 6, 2018) away at fellow mid-table side Nailsea United. The Blues were relieved to have got some match action under their belts as the game only got given the go-ahead following an early morning pitch inspection. Ilminster…

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RUNNING: Great start for the Minster Milers club

RUNNING: Great start for the Minster Milers club

Posted: 3rd January 2018
A NEW running club in Ilminster got off to a fantastic start when around 40 runners met for the launch night. Runners of all abilities gathered at the Archie Gooch Pavilion off Canal Way in Ilminster on Wednesday (January 3, 2017) evening for the launch of the Minster Milers club. “A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the launch night,” said a club spokesman…

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