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The card for the next Contenders Norwich is taking shape – and it looks to be a cracker, packed with local talent.

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Remember Sport England’s famous slogan? - Sport for All? Bowls is certainly that, as a glance at the field for the Just World Indoor Championships at Potters Resort will tell you.

Lowestoft Town will be hoping to put their enforced rest at the weekend to good use when they travel to Harlow Town this evening.

Nottingham

Three Welshmen will appear in the final of the Just World Indoor Pairs championship next Monday, when young Cardiff duo Dan Salmon and Damian Doubler will meet Sully’s Jason Greenslade and his English lead Les Gillett in what should be a lively encounter.

United Kingdom

Gorleston’s unbeaten run in the Thurlow Nunn Premier came to an abrupt halt after being on the end of an 8-2 hammering at Newmarket.

Lee Stevenson’s late goal proved nothing more than a consolation as King’s Lynn Town’s nine-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end.

Lynn Town

A mum who started running just a year ago to get fit is set to take part in the London Marathon.

London

Tomorrow’s race meet at Fakenham has been abandoned.

Lowestoft Town boss Ady Gallagher has warned supporters not to expect too much, too soon from Belgian winger Aristote Amisi Kameneno.

The Just 2017 World Indoor Bowls Championship gets under way at Potters Resort in Hopton today, bringing the top competitors of the sport to the region.

BBC

The NRF1 Podcast has complied some of its best bits of the 2016 season – just in time to while away the gap until the 2017 action gets under way.

Norwich

Former England manager Graham Taylor has died at the age of 72.

United Kingdom

Some years ago, I was given my copy of Broadland Tom by Terry, a treasured friend, and I’ll always thank him for that. The book was written by Tom Cable in 1991 and published by Geo R Reeve Limited for those interested in trying to find a copy. Tom was a water bailiff between 1952 and 1976 and this entertaining account gives the most extraordinary picture of what fishery management was like mid-last century.

Norwich boxer Sam Sexton looks set to face a new opponent for the British heavyweight title.

Norwich

Leicester Tigers have rewarded Norfolk youngster Will Evans with a new contract as his impressive development continues to show little sign of slowing.

United Kingdom

King’s Lynn’s brilliant youngster Robert Lambert will be one of the busiest riders in the world next season – after landing a deal with Polish side Lublin.

Poland

Reepham Lakes provided a fabulous fish-fest for competitors in the Wensum Valley League – but there was a disappointing postponement of the first round of the Early Bird series on the tidal River Yare.

US Federal Reserve

World championships bowls to Potters Resort at Hopton returns this Friday. Photographer NICK BUTCHER has captured some of the preparations for this much-loved event. Words: TREVOR HEATON.

BBC

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