Great Yarmouth Sport

Monday, July 18, 2016
Barton Wanderers
Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 


Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

Declan McAvoy's time as a Linnet didn't last long. Picture: LEN BERESFORD

Declan McAvoy has performed a U-turn and returned to Great Yarmouth Town despite signing for King’s Lynn Town earlier this summer.

Declan McAvoy
Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Premier Division
Alfie Hewett celebrates victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Norwich has its first ever Wimbledon champion – after an impressive performance from Alfie Hewett in the men’s wheelchair doubles final.

Nicolas Peifer
Alfie Hewett (left) and Gordon Reid celebrate their victory in the men's wheelchair doubles on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The life of Norwich-born wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett has been turned upside down by his wonderful Wimbledon success.

Nicolas Peifer

Norfolk Sport

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Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.

Neighbouring riverside villages have been opened up to visitors after a £1m cycle path, the first stretch in a longer route, was unveiled after years of campaigning.

Broads Authority
Niels-Kristian Iversen in the pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Danish skipper Niels-Kristian Iversen is “all up for winning” as his country bids to bounce back from their 2015 World Cup final last-heat heartbreak in this year’s opener at Vojens tonight.

At least the rainbow provided one bright spot on Wednesday. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

King’s Lynn Stars officials have moved to compensate spectators after the farcical postponed meeting against the Swindon Robins.

The Union Jack flags will be waving at Belle Vue. Picture: IAN BURT

After a month’s break our speedway podcast is back.

Eastern Daily Press

Norwich City

Norwich City
Sergi Canos made his Norwich City bow in the 2-1 friendly win over Rubin Kazan in Austria. Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City wide boy Sergi Canos has the talent to light up the Championship this season, according to Alex Neil.

Cameron Jerome was on target for Norwich City in Saturday's 2-1 friendly win over Rubin Kazan at the Sportarena in Ilz, Austria. Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd

It is no reflection on the Championship but Norwich City can expect plenty of easier days than this high noon duel against Rubin Kazan which was anything but friendly.

Norwich City
Timm Klose is a big player for Norwich City in the Championship this season. Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd g

Alex Neil has delivered the news every Norwich City fan wants to hear - Timm Klose is on board for the Championship promotion push.

Norwich City
Police arrangements have not been resolved for Norwich's trip to Ipswich next months: Here Norwich City's Lewis Grabban (left) celebrates with Kyle Lafferty (right) after scoring the opening goal of the game against Ipswich Town during a Sky Bet Championship match at Portman Road, Ipswich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 23, 2014. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Policing arrangements at next month’s hotly-anticipated ‘Old Farm’ derby between Norwich City and Ipswich Town remain in limbo as it emerged Suffolk Constabulary has yet to confirm its presence at Portman Road this season.

Norwich City
Cameron Jerome opens the scoring for Norwich City in a 2-1 win over Rubin Kazan at Sportarena Ilz, Fürstenfeld
Picture by EXPA Pictures/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil admitted a ferocious 2-1 friendly win against Rubin Kazan was the perfect pre-season tune-up in their Austrian tour finale on Saturday.

United Kingdom


Sunday, July 17, 2016
Tim and Sue Stapleford in 2009. Pictures by Bob Hobbs

This column was initially going to be about the new prime minister and some of the items that the people of Norwich might want to see on Theresa May’s to-do list.

Timm Klose shows his class before injury ended his season early.

It’s that time of the year again. A football doesn’t even have to be kicked in anything approaching anger, but still our clubs are giving us the jitters.

Wales' Sam Vokes (left) and Gareth Bale (right) during a training session at the Wales Media Centre, Complex sportif du Cosec, Dinard. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

It’s 9.10am on Wednesday and I’ve just boarded the train from St Malo in Brittany to Lyon in the south-east of France where Wales face Portugal tonight in the European Championship semi-final.

Jamie Vardy probably wont get the space he wants and needs when England try to unpick Iceland on Monday.

Euro 2016 caught light as a tournament on Wednesday night, just in time for the knockout stages. And it was glorious.

Sheffield Wednesday's Gary Hooper (right) celebrates scoring his teams fourth goal of the game with teammate Ross Wallace during the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield.

It may have been a disappointing season for Norwich City players, but a few ex-Canaries are enjoying their extended campaigns, thanks to the play-offs.


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