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Charlie Appleby’s incredible run of success with his juveniles continued apace with the victory of Wild Illusion in the totepool Racecourse Cashback Available Fillies’ Novice Stakes at Yarmouth.

Multicutural can make it a quickfire course-and-distance double by winning the totepool Live Info Download The App Handicap at Yarmouth this evening.


Gorleston Golf Club’s men’s section played for the Malcolm King Vase and the winner with a super 65 nett was Andy Elliot, with David Wooden second on 66.

Ricky Brown’s beaming smile lit up Sheffield after the Great Yarmouth athlete put in gold and silver medal winning performances at last week’s Special Olympics GB National Games.

East Coast College

Big-spending Stowmarket came to Emerald Park on Tuesday, had two shots on target and went away with all three points.

Connor Ingram

Vauxhall Mallards began the last quarter of East Anglian Premier League season at home to Norwich with the return to the short format of 50 over games.


On a glorious sunny day at Godmanchester the high spirits in the Great Yarmouth camp after a bright start to the season were quickly dented as a shocking opening 35 minutes brought them crashing back down to earth.

Martham recorded a comfortable 156 run victory over North Runcton A at the Recreation Ground to clinch promotion to Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance.

Doubles from the Connor Ingram and Connor Deeks helped the Greens maintain their 100pc start to the season on Saturday as they scored four or more for the third game running.

Connor Deeks

Great Yarmouth kept their outside hopes of avoiding relegation from the top flight of the Norfolk League alive by claiming a timely win on Saturday.


Having secured promotion to Division Two of the Alliance the previous day, Martham travelled to the home of Norfolk cricket to play against Brooke in the Lady Mary Final.

The Malta Cup finals, sponsored by Lovewell Blake, were held on the Britannia Greens on Sunday. Although the black clouds loomed and the greens were distinctly bumpy both the semi-finals and the final were fiercely-contested matches.

An unbelievable week for Great Yarmouth CC’s Jan Smith has seen her break her personal best for 10 miles and record three course personal bests.

Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town will both be aiming to bounce back from their first league defeats of the season when play in the preliminary round of the FA Cup tomorrow.

The Greens

Il Primo Sole made a thoroughly impressive debut as he strolled to victory in the opening Bet toteplacepot At Novice Stakes at Great Yarmouth.

Buckland Beau’s long quest for a win on the turf can come to an end at Great Yarmouth on Thursday evening.

Charlie McBride hopes to draw a line under the Great Yarmouth saga which saw him saddle the ‘wrong’ horse to victory.

Great Yarmouth Swimming Club were delighted to have one of their swimmers selected to compete at the recent British Summer National Championships.

United Kingdom

Vauxhall Mallards had to settle for a rain affected draw in their final long format fixture of the season in the East Anglian Premier League.


Gorleston made it two wins from two in the league on Tuesday evening with a fine 4-0 victory at near neighbours Kirkley & Pakefield.

Connor Deeks

Great Yarmouth opened their Thurlow Nunn League campaign in fine style with a 3-1 win at newly relegated Wroxham at a soggy Trafford Park.

Sean Perfect

There was a great win for Gorleston Ladies in a week of mixed results for the club in county knock-out competitions.

Gorleston made it past the FA Cup extra preliminary round for the first time in four attempts as Connor Ingram’s hat-trick helped them to a 4-2 win at Stanway.

Connor Deeks

Martham made the long trip to Fakenham to continue their pursuit of promotion to Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance and came away with another win.

Premier Division

It was a lovely warm day on Saturday, but parkrun numbers were down to only 308 at Gorleston, probably because of other local events at the weekend in Brandon and Norwich.


Great Yarmouth cruised into the preliminary round of the FA Cup with an emphatic 5-0 victory over visitors Diss Town.

Diss Town

Trainer Chris Wall enjoyed a memorable afternoon at Yarmouth after saddling a 23-1 treble.

Seventeen members of the Great Yarmouth Road Runners Club lined up alongside a record number of entrants for the third annual staging of the Run Norwich 10K.

Marc Evans

Veiled Secret turned on the style as he ran out a well-backed winner in getting off the mark in the Custom Kitchens Handicap.

Arzaak looks the one to back in the Moulton Nurseries Of Acle Handicap at Yarmouth this evening.

Great Yarmouth Town must avoid “second-season syndrome” as they kick off their Thurlow Nunn campaign amid one of the strongest Premier Division line-ups in years.

Martyn Sinclair

Coastal rivals Great Yarmouth Town and Gorleston flew the Norfolk flag as this season’s FA Cup adventure got under way.

It’s is perhaps fitting that Great Yarmouth Town’s opening match of the new season should be in the FA Cup.

Martyn Sinclair

Special congratulations go to Colleen Mukuya as, on her 432nd Gorleston parkrun, increased training led to a fastest ever ladies’ time.


Martham travelled to Sprowston A wary of the weather and the underdog, but came away with a win that strengthened their position at the top of Norfolk Alliance Division Three.

Jordan Spieth was not the only professional golfer to have a memorable week at the Open Championship – Norfolk’s Mark Tungate also had the time of his life at Royal Birkdale.


Having opened their league campaign with a win in midweek Gorleson set out on the FA Cup trail tomorrow with a difficult trip to Stanway Rovers in the extra preliminary round.

Connor Ingram

Halvergate travelled to Town Close Playing Field in Norwich on Saturday to play Great Melton B in Norfolk League Division Two East.


North Norfolk Beach Runners hosted the 29th Worstead 5-mile road race on Friday evening.

Marc Evans

Kirkley & Belton visited Felthorpe in their latest Norfolk League Division One match on Saturday and came away with a dramatic one wicket victory.

The finals of the Great Yarmouth July Triples were played on the Britannia bowling greens on Sunday.


Last Saturday Vauxhall Mallards’ set off for their trip down to Burwell in bright sunshine but returned home in the pouring rain.

Great Yarmouth CC’s Jan Smith smashed her lifetime best at the Godric 10.


The proverbial game of two halves saw Gorleston kick off their Thurlow Nunn Premier Division campaign with a dramatic win at Emerald Park on Tuesday evening.

Connor Ingram

Great Yarmouth Stadium hosts a meeting with a mix of discplines tonight.


Silvestre de Sousa resisted the delights of Glorious Goodwood for the seaside air at Great Yarmouth and was rewarded with a 142-1 four-timer in his relentless pursuit of regaining the jockeys’ championship.

Trainer Charlie McBride insists there was “no collusion and no ulterior motive” behind the embarrassing chain events that led to the wrong horse winning the opening race at Great Yarmouth on Thursday.

In the Yarmouth League, Martham B v Filby played at home, winning on two of the four rinks was enough to gain a 5-2 win (76-69).

Halvergate Cricket Club suffered a disappointing home loss against nine-player Gillingham on Saturday.


The summer continues apace and competition season is in full swing at Gorleston Golf Club.


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