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Saturday's local football round-up

All the final-day drama a football supporter could ask for was on show at Julius Martin Lane this afternoon as Soham Town Rangers preserved their Ryman League Division One North status during a seven-goal thriller against Maldon & Tiptree.
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The organisers of the 2017 Greene King IPA Sevens tournament are hoping for another bumper crowd off the back of some good weather coupled with another great line-up

International sides lined up for Bury St Edmunds' GK IPA Sevens tournament

Rugby sevens teams from France and Jamaica are set to join sides from both the England and Ireland national squads at this year’s Greene King IPA Rugby Sevens tournament at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club next month.
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QUARTER-FINALISTS: The County Upper Girls Under-14s team

Coach’s pride as CU go so close to historic semis

GIRLS UNDER-14S

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HIGH HOPES: Halstead skipper Josh Wells

Halstead go without overseas

Halstead Cricket Club captain Josh Wells believes it is time for his side to finally fulfil their potential with a top-half finish in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division One, writes Russell Claydon.

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MIXED FORTUNES: Halstead boss Mark McLean

Mixed fortunes for the Humbugs

It was a mixed Easter weekend for Halstead Town as they picked up a win and a loss from their two games in the Thurlow Nunn League First Division.

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CAPTAINCY ROLE: Tom Huggins will skipper Sudbury's first team

Mark Warbrook’s cricket column: Six new skippers for Sudbury

It’s all change at the Sudbury home of cricket this year. As we look forward to the 2017 league season starting this weekend, we have six new captains in position.

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THEYRE OFF! Number 33 Brad Tomlin (Halstead DMCC) gets the holeshot at Loveney Hall  Picture:: Paul H-Payne

Egg-stravaganza kicks off the season at Little Loveney Hall

A large crowd turned out at Wakes Colne as Halstead & District Motorcycle Club held their first motocross meeting of 2017 at Loveney Hall, the first round of the Bickers Lifting Eastern Solo MX Championship.

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CRUSHING BLOW: James Baker scores past stand-in James Bradbrook

Wilkins: ‘We only have ourselves to blame for missing out on play-offs’

RYMAN LEAGUE

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Signing of first overseas player will boost Melford

Signing of first overseas player will boost Melford

Jason Wade believes the feel-good factor has returned to Long Melford CC ahead of their season opener away at Mistley II on Saturday (1pm).

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RARING TO GO: Dustin Melton pictured in action for The Talbots in their 10-wicket friendly win over Wivenhoe at Friars Street on Saturday, which saw the South African overseas professional take four wickets

Sudbury ready to challenge for the EAPL title this year

Sudbury’s Darren Batch believes the club are capable of making a challenge for regional club cricket’s biggest prize this season.

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APPRECIATION: Relegated Sudbury clap their supporters

Relegated AFC’s spirit on show

RYMAN LEAGUE

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CHAIRMAN'S BACKING: Sudbury boss Jamie Godbold

Chairman backs Godbold to take AFC forward

Chairman Phil Turner has insisted Jamie Godbold remains the right man to be in charge of AFC Sudbury when they return to Ryman League Division One North next season.

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BIG SIGNING: Mildenhall, pictured celebrating a wicket during Saturday's friendly against Cambridge Granta, have secured the services of Tino Best

BREAKING NEWS: Mildenhall pull off Best coup

Former West Indies international Tino Best has signed a deal to play for Mildenhall CC in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League this season.

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SKIPPERING DUTIES: Sudbury's Adam Mansfield will captain Suffolk this year

Suffolk ready for season opener

Sudbury’s Adam Mansfield will lead Suffolk this weekend for the first time since being officially appointed as the county’s youngest captain.

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Ipswich Town season ticket holder and columnist Zach Ward

Ipswich Town fan Zach Ward says: ‘A great win against a good side - I won’t apologise for celebrating it’

What a great weekend! A decent performance at Burton — a scintillating one at home to Newcastle — and we’re mathematically safe from relegation.

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SAILING CAMPAIGN: RYA's Push the Boat Out campaign returns next month

Try sailing as nine Suffolk clubs and centres push the boat out for nationwide have-a-go campaign

St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association are one of hundreds of clubs and centres getting involved in the annual RYA Push the Boat Out campaign next month.

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Mildenhall Town players celebrate winning the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division with their travelling fans at Thetford Town  Picture: Mark Bullimore

Easter Monday's Football Round-Up

Victories sparked promotion parties for Mildenhall Town, Haverhill Borough and Stowmarket Town in the Thurlow Nunn League, while AFC Sudbury showed their fighting spirit in the wake of relegation from the Ryman League's top flight.

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STAR ATTRACTION: Former Ipswich Town midfielder Jimmy Bullard will be at the Suffolk FA Awards Night. Picture: ITFC

Tickets on sale for Suffolk FA Awards Night

Tickets are now on sale for what is set to be a bumper evening of entertainment at this year’s Suffolk FA Awards Night.

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TESTING COURSE: Stoke-by-Naylands famous Gainsborough 18th hole

Stoke to host European Tour hopefuls

Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa has pipped a number of prestigious golf courses to host the European Tour Qualifying School First Stage.

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NEARLY THERE: Mildenhall celebrate their late winning goal over FC Clacton. Picture: Mark Westley

Saturday's local football round-up

It now appears to be a case of when and not if AFC Sudbury's first season as a Ryman League Premier Division club ends with relegation after today's 1-0 defeat at Tonbridge Angels, while lower down the pyramid in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division, Mildenhall Town moved a step closer to clinching the title.
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