Angling See all

Nature conspires to set Yare matchmen a challenge

Extra terrestrial forces combined with the earth’s rotation turned the tides of expectation on the River Yare match venue at the weekend.

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Badminton See all

Devon Minnis (left) reached the quarter-finals of the English National Badminton Championships alongside Nicola Gresty. Picture: Alan Spink/ actionphotography.co.uk

Norfolk junior Devon Minnis reaches doubles quarter-finals of English National Badminton Championships

Great Yarmouth’s Devon Minnis may be young in years but she’s shown she can battle it out on the big stage after plotting a course to the quarter-finals at the English National Badminton Championships.

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Boxing See all

Liam Walsh eased to victory against Kevin Hooper in Manchester. Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Wonderful Liam Walsh has mark of Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton in Manchester

It was fitting for Liam Walsh that he should use the power of his body punch in Ricky Hatton’s back yard to bring an end to his 10-month absence from the ring in such devastating fashion.

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Cycling See all

Ben Keeley (Kings Lynn CC) covered 249 miles in the Eastern Counties CA 12-hour time trial on the Herts/Cambridgeshire border.

Daniel Bloy in class of his own to take East District 30-mile Championship

Daniel Bloy of VeloVelocity repeated his 2013 East District 30-mile Championship win on the Morley-based course, but a rising westerly wind ensured that his time – 1:05:50 – was nearly two minutes slower even though the west Norfolk rider is having his best-ever year.

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Formula One See all

Ah& the Spanish Grand Prix - back in the day when Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could share a podium.

It’s now more than just a Formula One war of words at Mercedes

Clearly this column will need to be taken in the context of sport – there are more serious problems across the world than a Formula One team having to manage a couple of multi-million pound egos.

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King's Lynn Stars Speedway See all

Niels-Kristian Iversen, red, and Greg Hancock slam into the deck during Saturday's meeting. Picture: SPEEDWAYGP

King’s Lynn Stars rocked as Niels-Kristian Iversen’s season is ended by big Grand Prix crash

King’s Lynn Stars’ hopes of lifting the Elite League title suffered a monumental blow last night after their number one was ruled out for the rest of the term through injury.

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Sailing See all

Junior Open at Beccles ASC. Pic Glen Curtis

Swing Bridge Race at Beccles ASC

The summer sailing schedule continued last weekend at Beccles Amateur Sailing Club as preparation for this years August regatta took place along side the final week of sailing school before twenty three helms enjoyed a sometimes slow and painful sail down to the old swing bridge and back.

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Table Tennis See all

Table tennis Wensum C

Top two pull away in Norwich and District Table Tennis League Premier B

A mid-table clash in Premier A of the Norwich and District Table Tennis League saw Wensum C take three points off UEA A with a 6-4 win. CEYMS B beat third-placed Gothic A 7-3. CEYMS A clinched all four points in their 8-2 victory against Briston.

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Youth sport See all

Talented youngsters at the British junior open 10-pin bowling at Bowthorpe over the weekend. Photo: Bill Smith

Norwich Youth Bowling club strike gold when hosting British Junior Open

Some of the hottest talent from the world of tenpin bowling converged on Norwich for the British Junior Open at the Namco Funscape bowling alley in Bowthorpe.

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Athletics See all

Britain's Chris Baker makes an attempt in the men's high jump final during the European Athletics Championships in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Chris Baker targets World Championship qualification height

He may have been some distance short of challenging for the win at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix but Dereham high jumper Chris Baker insists his performances are only going in one direction.

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Bowls See all

England's (left to right) Ellen Falkner, Sian Gordon and Sophie Tolchard celebrate winning the Women's Triples match against Australia at Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls Centre, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Falkner grabs third Commonwealth Games gold as rivals plead for mercy

England had Australia begging for mercy as Sophie Tolchard, Ellen Falkner and Sian Honnor claimed a commanding victory to take Commonwealth Games gold in the women’s triples at Kelvingrove.

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Cricket See all

Will Dungar, unsuccessfuly appealing for lbw, as Fakenham slumped to defeat against Downham, in their final match of last season. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

West Norfolk Sports Podcast: Special final-day Norfolk Alliance Premier Division preview

Host Gavin Caney focuses on what is sure to be a remarkable afternoon of cricket during tomorrow’s final day of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division season.

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Equestrian and Horse racing See all

Shelley Day and her family at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, after she scooped a four-figure win on the back of a £6.40 stake. Picture: submitted

Shelley’s first flutter wins big at Great Yarmouth Racecourse

A lucky holidaymaker galloped to a great win at Great Yarmouth Racecourse after scooping more than £3,400 - from a £6.40 bet.

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Golf See all

Peggy Carrick, pictured in 1993.

County golfing great Peggy passes away at the age of 96

The Norfolk golfing community is in mourning after the death of one of the finest players the county has ever produced.

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Motorsport See all

Carl Breeze (GBR) United Autosports Ginetta G55

King’s Lynn race ace Carl Breeze brings the Ginetta GT4 SuperCup alive with fine Knockhill display

It was a record breaking weekend at Knockhill for King’s Lynn’s Carl Breeze who commemorated him 100th Ginetta GT4 SuperCup start with a dominating victory, his 62nd in the series, to establish a new bench mark.

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Squash See all

England's Jenny Duncalf and Laura Massaro (left) celebrate their Silver medal in the Women's Doubles Squash at Scotstoun Sports Campus, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire.

Laura Massaro happy to settle for second silver at Commonwealth Games

Laura Massaro insists she will have no complaints about Glasgow 2014 despite failing at the second time of asking to secure squash gold.

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Tennis See all

Photos from senior week at Cromer - open mixed doubles - Maria Andrews and Johnnie Carmichael, Norfolk beat Arthur Eyles and Lucy Horbatowski from Northamptonshire.

Cromer senior week proves popular as ever

Senior week at Cromer Lawn Tennis & Squash Club had 157 players signed up to play and the standard was high in most events.

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