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MATCH REPORT: Sudbury demolish Bury on opening day of cricket season

GIBBS DENLEY EAST ANGLIAN PREMIER LEAGUE: Bury St Edmunds 64 lost to Sudbury 302-5 by 238 runs

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FAST AND FURIOUS: Suffolk T20 games at Sudbury CC - Suffolk v Cambridge University. Jed Corkwell (Copdock)  Picture: Mark Bullimore

Double T20 success bodes well for Suffolk skipper

Suffolk T20 coach Tom Huggins expects the county to be challenging strongly in the shortest format of the game this season.

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BIG TROPHY: Lily May Humphreys with the Helen Holm Trophy  Picture: Derek McCabe

Humphreys wins Scottish title to boost Curtis Cup hopes

Stoke-by-Nayland's teenage golfing sensation Lily May Humphreys gave her Curtis Cup hopes a boost when she won the Helen Holm Scottish women’s open championship at Royal Troon.

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INJURY: Nick Punter took a blow to the head in the first half and was replaced by captain Kris Rose. Picture: Clive Pearson

Hadleigh United manager rues loss of goalkeeper in relegation battle

Shane Wardley has said the loss of first choice 'keeper Nick Punter was the 'big blow' in his team's 1-0 away defeat to Haverhill Borough on Wednesday.

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ON TARGET: Ollie Selfe, pictured playing for Team Bury, scored the goal which took Bury Town Under-18s to a penalty shootout with Leiston on Monday. Ben Steele went on to score the winning penalty after Ollie Froud saved  Picture: Mecha Morton

Bury Town Under-18s hoping to break up Sudbury’s monopoly

James Bloomfield is delighted his side will get a one-off game shot at breaking up AFC Sudbury’s monopoly on trophies in under-18s football after his Bury Town youngsters booked their place in the Suffolk Boys Midweek Cup Final.

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PROMOTED! Sudbury Rugby Club players and coaching staff pictured at Hampstead after the final whistle   Picture: Robert Waller

Sudbury Rugby Club cruise to promotion play-off victory

Sudbury will be back in London One North next season after a comfortable 37-7 scoreline sealed their promotion in their play-off at Hampstead this afternoon.
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BAR BARRIER: This effort from Newmarket Town's Leon Antoine rattled the crossbar. But the former AFC Sudbury striker did get his name on the scoresheet in a 2-0 win over Wivenhoe Town  Picture: Mark Westley

Saturday's local football round-up

Stowmarket Town won their seventh game in a row in style while Framlingham Town put themselves two points from securing a historic promotion but Hadleigh failed to take advantage of Haverhill Borough's draw at the bottom end of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.
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GENTLY DOES IT: Stoke-by-Nayland's Sam Nixon looks to sink a putt during his club's home event

Wet weather fails to deter juniors at Stoke

The wet weather was very much against them preparing the course but the organisers of the Stoke-by-Nayland Junior Golf Open hailed this year’s event as another great success with more than 80 entries across boys and girls.

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Ipswich Town fan Dave Gooderham’s column: Entertainment key for new boss

This week it was Steven Gerrard’s turn.

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ON TARGET: Steve Adams

A home win and away loss for Melford

Long Melford’s players will go into a weekend off having taken three points from their last two fixtures to leave them in 16th place in the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division.

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Blues manager Ellis is hoping to bow out on a high

Blues manager Ellis is hoping to bow out on a high

Sudbury Rugby Club’s first-team manager Chris Ellis bows out, after three years in the post, on Saturday — and he’s hoping it ends on a high note, writes Ken Watkins.

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MOVING ON: Clive and Natalie Golding

AFC Sudbury Ladies’ founders to move on

AFC Sudbury Ladies are looking for a new driving force from next season after the side’s founding figures, father-and-daughter Clive and Natalie Golding, have decided to step away, writes Russell Claydon.

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VIDEO: Bury Town and AFC Sudbury share the derby spoils

Bostik League North Division: Bury Town 1 AFC Sudbury 1
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MORE OF THE SAME: Long Melford skipper Jason Wade is aiming for the top four

Top four is the target for Melford

Jason Wade is hoping an early start to indoor nets will see his Long Melford side hit the ground running in their pursuit of another top four finish in Division Three of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship this season, writes Russell Claydon.

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LOOKING UP: Josh Wells is hopeful of achieving at least a top-half finish with his Halstead side in Division One

Overseas changes can play into Halstead CC’s hands

Josh Wells believes Halstead CC’s decision to adapt to life without an overseas professional ahead of the last campaign will give them an added advantage over many others during 2018.

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RUNNING CLEAR: A Sudbury player darts through to score one of his side's five tries in their EC Plate final success. Picture: Mecha Morton

Sudbury juniors put in a five-star display on the way to lifting Plate

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UNDER PRESSURE: Cornard goalkeeper Matthew Grove comes out to punch clear a ball into the box at Debenham

Cornard face tough test to end their losing sequence

After losing their fifth game on the trot, things are not set to get any easier for Cornard United this weekend with a trip to already-promoted Woodbridge Town, who will be keen to take another step towards securing the title.

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Hadleigh will be looking for some consistency in 2018

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ALL SMILES: Hadleigh skipper Ben Wallis is hopeful of a good season down at Friars Road

Wallis targets a good start at Hadleigh in ‘open league’

Ben Wallis believes gaining some early momentum will be key for Hadleigh if they are to build on last season’s mid-way finish.

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DELIGHTED: Borough players celebrate after Robson scores. Picture: Clive Pearson

Match Report: Haverhill Borough 1 Hadleigh United 0

Haverhill Borough moved six points clear of relegation rivals Hadleigh United in last night's crucial tie between the two demotion threatened sides.

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