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There was a limited league program in both senior divisions as the Norfolk Senior Cup got underway.

Premier Division

A new Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League season got under way last Sunday with age groups ranging from under-16 down to all new under-7 teams.


A team of Bungay Black Dog Running Club (BBDRC) athletes celebrated the club’s 10th appearance in the annual Round Norfolk Relay (RNR) last weekend.

Bungay Black Dog Running Club

The last track and field match of the season for Waveney Valley AC took place on Sunday at the Bury St Edmunds Athletics Stadium in the East Anglian League finals.


A new Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League season got underway with age groups ranging from under-16s to all new under-7 teams.


Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has assured fans she is safe and well, after having to cancel plans to fly to Mexico due to the devastating earthquake which has hit the South American country.


A Lowestoft-based American football team is celebrating an achievement well worth howling about.


Hales and Loddon CC president Sir Nicholas Bacon maintained his strong record in his annual fixture against the club thanks to a twist in the tale.

Jack Cook

Bungay and Waveney Valley’s Lils James and Sam Cooper travelled to Stowmarket for the semi-final of the Haskell Competition against Ipswich.


Twenty nine Bungay Black Dog Running Club members enjoyed a half marathon at Wissey on Sunday.

David Neeve

Another beautiful day attracted 382 parkrunners to Gorleston Cliffs for the weekly 5k, just two short of the record.

Once again Beccles seem unable to get a consistent team out at the start of the season and that will need to change if they are push at a higher level.

Neil Hurren

A goalless draw was all the Black Dogs had to show for a frustrating afternoon at Hoveton on Saturday.

John Riches

After last season’s first win in the FA Women’s Cup Bungay Ladies travelled to Colchester Town, who play two levels higher, and came away with a deserved 4-2 win.

Beccles narrowly lost their only pre-season friendly, going down 17-12 to Crusaders on Saturday.

Beccles Rugby Club’s U18 captain Jazmin Wones awarded has been awarded one of the three places available on the RFU’s National Youth Council following an interview at Twickenham.

Beccles Rugby Club

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings you its 2017 Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix review.

Lewis Hamilton

Lowestoft is going to be given its second chance to glimpse Norwich City in action this season.

Norwich City

Bungay finished the season on a high note as they strolled to a comfortable victory over visiting Fakenham A in their final Norfolk Alliance Division Three match.

Ashmanhaugh Wanderers

Earsham continued their unbeaten start to life in Divison Three of the Anglian Combination with a comfortable 3-2 home win against Norwich CEYMS Reserves.

Beccles Town sealed promotion back to Norfolk Alliance Division One with a convincing six wicket win over Downham Town A.

Ian Ruddock

Gillingham rounded of their season with a strong performance at Eaton, securing a six-wicket win and fourth place in Norfolk League Division Two East.


Beccles Town withstood a strong fightback from St Andrews to claim their first win since promotion to the top flight of the Anglian Combination.

Neil Hurren

Ironman Vichy, in France, on August 27, had been the target race of 2017 for a pack of Bungay Black Dogs.

Chris Chorley

Hales & Loddon paid the price for dropped catches as they ended their Norfolk Alliance Division Six campaign with a disappointing 49-run home defeat by Dereham A.

Mark Stewart

A piece of footballing history was made in Beccles this week, as for the first ever time a women’s team took to the turf.

Marlingford were the final visitors for Ashby’s series of 20/20 games.


Bungay’s Norfolk Alliance Division Three promotion battle finally ended in their penultimate match on Saturday as they slipped to a narrow defeat away to Acle A.

Norfolk League

The battle for promotion to Division One of the Norfolk Alliance will go to the final day of the season after Beccles lost to the side immediately below them, Hethersett & Tas Valley, at the weekend.

Ashmanhaugh Wanderers

Six Bungay Black Dog Running Club members travelled to Clayton to run in half marathon, 10k and ‘golden mile’ events in warm conditions with a stiff but refreshing head wind.

Mark Stewart produced a masterful century but could not prevent Hales and Loddon from slumping to an eight-wicket defeat at the hands of Norfolk Alliance Division Six title-chasers Horsford B.

Mark Stewart

Beccles Town travelled to Bradenham Wanderers in their opening Premier Division game and conceded a late goal in a 3-2 defeat.

Neil Hurren

Gillingham’s final home game of the season ended in an eight-wicket defeat to Cringleford.


Earsham returned from fellow promoted side Costessey Sports with a 2-1 win to make it six points out of six in Division Three after their 1-0 win over Hempnall during the week.

Rob Howes

Gillingham suffered a first defeat in five matches on Saturday but could take many positives from a competitive game at Division Two champions-in-waiting Caister.


Milton Lindsay posted a resolute half-century and talisman Will Yates bagged four wickets in an inspired bowling performance as Hales and Loddon notched up their fourth win in five matches with a revenge derby win over Topcroft A.

Mark Stewart

Bungay’s A team travelled to Winterton A knowing that a win would almost certainly guarantee them promotion.

Norfolk League

Bungay’s Norfolk Alliance Division Three promotion hopes were all but ended as they suffered a heavy defeat.


Beccles will be aiming to clinch promotion to Division One of the Norfolk Alliance tomorrow.

Greg Rostron

Beccles Town lifted the John Humby Beccles Hospital Cup in a closely-contested season’s curtain raiser at College Meadow on Sunday.

Neil Hurren

The Great Yarmouth Half Marathon took place last Sunday with eight members of Waveney Valley AC joining more than 300 runners.

Norfolk County

Sunday saw Waveney Valley’s athletes in action in Ipswich in round four of the Eastern Young Athletes League.

Beccles Town start their season on Sunday with the Beccles Hospital Cup match against local rivals Bungay Town (3pm), who will be out to show that they should also have gained promotion to the Premier Division.

Premier Division

Warm sunshine greeted 18 teams of triples to Bungay Bowls Club to compete for the Secretary’s Shield.

Suffolk County

After last week’s setback against Swardeston B, Bungay travelled to Winterton knowing that a win was vital to keep their Division One promotion hopes alive.

Veteran left-hander Milton Lindsay laid the foundations for Hales and Loddon’s third win in the last four games in Norfolk Alliance Division Six with a battling half-century in a hard-earned victory over Diss A.

Mark Stewart

A large pack of approaching 50 Bungay Black Dog Running Club members were on duty to represent the club at the third annual Run Norwich 10k.

Chris Chorley

Beccles claim a stunning victory

Friday, August 11, 2017

Beccles closed the gap at the top of Norfolk Alliance Division Two to just three points with a crushing seven wicket win over leaders and local rivals Topcroft.

Ben Baldwin

Sixteen Waveney Valley AC members took part in the third and final race in this year’s Bungay Summer 10k series on a very warm, breezy midweek evening.

United Kingdom

Rookie handcyclist Andrew Darby took up the sport only three months ago, but claimed his first trophy at London’s Olympic Park.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Norfolk swimming star Jessica-Jane Applegate has assured fans she is safe and well, after having to cancel plans to fly to Mexico due to the devastating earthquake which has hit the South American country.

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