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King’s Lynn football and Fakenham races among those hit by wet weather

PUBLISHED: 10:40 02 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:32 02 April 2018

Wet weather conditions caused many postponements in sport on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: Archant

Wet weather conditions caused many postponements in sport on Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: Archant

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King’s Lynn Town’s big Bank Holiday clash at home to Kettering and the traditional Easter Monday race meeting at Fakenham have been lost to the weather.

And so bad is the forecast that King’s Lynn Stars’ opening home meeting of the new speedway season – Wednesday’s Premiership KO Cup match against and Leicester – has already been postponed.

A pitch inspection at The Walks on Monday morning proved the pitch unplayable on a day when a big crowd had been expected for a clash between two play-off contenders in the Southern League Premier Division.

In the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League, Great Yarmouth Town’s big home derby against Gorleston was also postponed. It is Yarmouth’s 10th postponement of the season.

In the Bostik League North Division, Dereham Town’s home game against Soham Town Rangers and Norwich United’s game away to Mildenhall were also postponed following morning pitch inspections.

In the Bostik Premier, Lowestoft Town’s away game to Brightlingsea Regent looked to have survived, with the hosts reporting their pitch was in good condition.

At Fakenham racecourse, officials carried out an inspection at 7am on Monday but with heavy overnight rain, they were left with an easy to make decision to abandon the fixture.

Up to 10mls of rain had fallen by inspection time leaving patches of unsafe ground and with the forecast indicating further rain throughout the day, there was only one decision to be made.

A notice said: “Racing abandoned due to heavy rain overnight and a waterlogged track.

“Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. We are disappointed, however, horse and jockey safety must come first.”

The next meeting at the north Norfolk track is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8 when the highlight is the Snellings Norfolk National, the longest race of the season at Fakenham.

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