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

A perfectly timed picture - and a pair of interesting expressions - on the Hockenheim podium at the weekend.

Lewis Hamilton will need to keep it all crossed over Formula One championship gap

The controversy nightmare surrounding Fric was avoided at Hockenheim – which meant the racing could do the talking. Therefore, it’s probably worth sitting down for a moment and reflecting on exactly what Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes said to him and the rest of us over the course of this year’s German Grand Prix.

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King's Lynn Stars Speedway See all

Darcy Ward in action for the Poole Pirates at Lynn last week. Picture: IAN BURT

Inside Track 2014: World number three Niels-Kristian Iversen’s weekly look inside the Norfolk Arena

Darcy Ward was banned from riding in Sunday’s Grand Prix because he failed a pre-meeting alcohol test.

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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

Past and present members of the Norfolk Hash House Harriers celebrate the club's 30th anniversary.

Norfolk Hash House Harriers celebrate 30th anniversary

Current and former members of Norfolk Hash House Harriers running club have come together to celebrate the club’s 30th anniversary.

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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

Action from Norfolk's defeat at Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championship - Garry Park acknowledges applause for his century on day two. Picture: Tim Ferley

Plenty of positives despite defeat for Norfolk in final match

There were plenty of positives for captain Chris Brown to assess despite Norfolk seeing their Minor Counties Championship season end in defeat.

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Equestrian and Horse racing See all

Race 2:  2.30pm.
Winner: (5) Mimi Luke. (orange cap) Jockey: Martin Harley.


Great Yarmouth Racecourse.

Picture: James Bass

The ‘secret’ is out as fillies take the spoils at Great Yarmouth

The fairer sex dominated at Great Yarmouth yesterday with five of the seven races won by fillies.

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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

Peter Hickman (RAF Reserves Honda 1000). Picture: Barry Clay

Flying start for RAF Marham rider Peter Hickman in British Superbike Championship round at Oulton Park

RAF Marham rider Peter Hickman managed to avoid most of the side-effects of Hurricane Bertha at Oulton Park – but other local riders weren’t quite as lucky.

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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

Alfie Hewett (GBR) in action during the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships 2014 at Nottingham Tennis Centre.

Picture: Chris Vaughan/Tennis Foundation
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Norfolk wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett continues his world rankings rise

Wheelchair tennis ace Alfie Hewett has improved his men’s singles world ranking to number 18 and moved up to British number three in the process after a successful summer.

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