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Members of a small fishing club in north Norfolk have been called up to the England team.

More than 40 clubs in Norfolk have signed up to a new initiative to encourage youngsters to take up cricket this summer.

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A 75th minute strike from Phoenix striker Michael Power saw the visitors move into the Ryman North play-off positions while severely denting the Planters’ own hopes.

Old Buckenham Ladies complete a clean sweep as a new name appeared on the Shell Women’s Indoor League trophy after its third successful season.

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Horning Sailing Club’s 2017 season began on Sunday in brilliant sunshine and a pleasant breeze.

Downham Town’s cricketers missed out on glory at the finals of ECB Indoor National Club Championships, which took place at the MCC Academy at Lord’s on Sunday.

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The top two clashed in Norwich and District League’s Premier B with Wensum needing a point to guarantee runners-up spot – but finding champions Ceyms in no mood to ease up.

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Are you one of the Broads river anglers lamenting the closure of their favourite venues until June 16?

An Angling Trust-sponsored exercise described as ‘family fishing’ commences free of charge on the Barford Lakes on April 5 and 12.

New opportunities for women’s road racing are opening up in Norfolk this spring with a women’s race included in the Easter Sunday racing in Fakenham town centre and Norwich club Iceni Velo promoting at Shotesham – six miles south of the city – on the afternoon of Sunday, April 30.

Gorleston’s dream of winning the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title was in tatters last night after they suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at second placed Felixstowe and Walton.

Norfolk clinched the national over 60 inter-county title at the National Indoor Championships at Melton Mowbray.

Another very good coarse fishing season draws to a close this weekend at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex.

King’s Lynn Stars fans can get their first glimpse of the 2017 team in action on Wednesday.

The first of 10 Norfolk cup finals got under way with Drayton Dazzlers lifting the Sunday Junior Cup.

I’m involved in an intriguing and entertaining email relationship with Paul Whitehouse, of The Fast Show fame for starters.

The Norfolk Cricket Alliance has a new sponsor for the 2017 season - with one prominent local opticians having taken over from another.

The Norfolk Cricket League has embraced the popularity of the Twenty20 format by introducing a new county-wide competition.

Mike Ridout

The key word at Rocklands Mere Fishery has been ‘buzzers’ – with fish gorging themselves on this sub-surface phenomenon there has been plenty of extremely high catch returns.

Dereham’s relegation battle in Premier A will go down to the wire after a 4-3 home defeat at the hands of already relegated Cambridge City II.

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Norwich City’s second team secured the Premier Division title as they won their final fixture while rivals Broadland slipped up.

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All Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers day ticket visitors recorded limit bags at East Tuddenham this week.

Dereham turned in their best display of the season in their final Division 1N game to win 2-1 at champions Cambridge City II.

Norwich

Harleston Magpies Ladies turned in an excellent display in their final match of the season to beat St Albans 4-0 and secure an excellent fourth place finish.

Norwich United will be looking to bounce back after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at AFC Hornchurch, when they take on Phoenix Sports at Plantation Park this evening.

Gorleston know they must win this evening at second-placed Felixstowe & Walton to maintain any realistic Thurlow Nunn Premier Division title hopes of their own.

The Mid-Norfolk Sunday League has been extensively revamped for the new season.

Young badminton players from Neatherd High School in Dereham are celebrating a silver lining to their first year of competitive play.

Woodside C go into the final week of the Nigel Farrow Cars Handicap Snooker League Division One 11 points clear of second place after a 7-5 win over Spireites.

Brancaster Staithe player Mollie Patterson helped Ackworth School sweep all before them at the Butterfly English Schools Table Tennis Association national team finals.

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