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Lowestoft Town (blue/ white) v Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.
Pre Season Friendly.
Andrew Fisk.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town enjoyed their best work-out of pre-season so far despite going down to a 3-1 defeat against Braintree Town at Crown Meadow.

Lynn Town
Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Division One leaders Dereham had a day to forget at relegation threatened Topcroft – but remain 10 points clear at the top as rivals Horsford A also struggled.

Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Norwich
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.

Chris Brown
Cyclists mark the completion of the new first section of the new £1m Hoveton to Horning Three Rivers Cycleway.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

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.

Germany
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
James Spelman preparing to drive on his way to a century against Buckinghamshire. Picture: Tim Ferley

Scoring a first century of the season for Norfolk has raised the spirits and ambitions of long-serving opening batsman James Spelman.

France
Remedial work takes place on the track. Picture: PAUL TIBBS

Buster Chapman issued a public apology after his beloved club produced a terrible advert for the sport he controls.

US Federal Reserve
Action from Fakenham Town v Leicester City U21s at Clipbush Park. Picture: Tony Miles

The youngsters of Premier League champions Leicester City proved far too strong for Fakenham Town at Clipbush Park.

Fakenham Town
Simon Lambert is currently sidelined through injury. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

King’s Lynn took on Swindon tonight and we were there to bring you live updates – of sorts.

Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce arrives before the pre-season friendly match at Victoria Park, Hartlepool. He is expected to be named the new England manager tomorrow. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

Sam Allardyce was keeping a low profile as the Football Association prepared to name him as the new England boss, with his current employers Sunderland fuming.

BBC
Chris Brown has now taken over 500 wickets for Norfolk. Picture: Tim Ferley

As well as celebrating a fine 239-run win over Buckinghamshire, Norfolk captain Chris Brown was able to savour passing a notable landmark.

There won't be scenes like this at Clipbush Park this evening. Picture: NICK POTTS

Leicester City will be in Norfolk tonight for a pre-season friendly.

Norwich City
Norfolk take on Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championships at Horsford. Ben France takes the wicket of opener Shann Khan .
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk dominated Buckinghamshire on a memorable day of cricket to take their first Unicorns Minor Counties Championship victory of the season.

France
Kai Huckenbeck.

King’s Lynn can give their play-off push a major shot in the arm with a win against Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena this evening.

United Kingdom
Kickboxer Alfie Lynch, 14, from Brandon, has been selected to compete in the World Martial Arts Games in South Africa. Pictured with his trainer Billy Brown, of Billy Brown Kickboxing Club.

A young martial artist is celebrating a kickboxing success after securing a place in an international sports event.

University of East Anglia
Garry Park prepares to send down another delivery. Picture: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk go into the final day of their clash with Buckinghamshire having given themselves every chance of victory.

Winner Jan Frodeno of Germany, second place Joe Skipper (left) of Great Britain and third place Nils Frommhold of Germany celebrate after the Challenge Triathlon Roth on July 17, 2016 in Roth, Germany. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images for Challenge Triathlon)

The celebratory Champagne tasted all the sweeter for Norwich triathlon star Joe Skipper in Germany – as he became the first Briton to complete an Ironman in under eight hours.

Germany
Joe Gatting on his way to a century for Swardeston, At Swardeston cricket ground playing Great Witchingham. Pictures: Rob Colman

Swardeston will face Norwich in the final of the Bob Carter Cup for the second season in succession following a 38-run semi-final victory over Great Witchingham.

Peter Lambert

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