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Some of the best athletes in the region did battle for the title of the fittest in Suffolk at the weekend.

More than 1,200 young players took to the field for the ninth Woodbridge Rugby Club under 7-12 Festival.

Senior Vase

Hitchin 22

Stowmarket 34

This week saw a break from league rugby and a first-ever meeting between Stowmarket and Hitchin in the first round of the Senior Vase.

The East Anglian derby has a long and rich history of good and bad moments for Ipswich Town fans – but what’s your favourite memory from the fixture?

Chelmsford’s veteran team, the Undertakers, faced Upminster at home on Saturday and walked away with a well-earned 65-12 win.

National Cup

Ipswich Women 109

Northamptonshire Titans 67

Ipswich Basketball Club’s Senior Women got their competitive season off to an impressive start with an emphatic 109-67 win against a tough and talented Northamptonshire Titans team.

Ipswich’s Senior men split the results of another double-header this weekend, securing a first league win of the season against Liverpool on Saturday before putting up a superb performance in a cup defeat to Division One Hemel Storm, writes Rob Schatten.

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers have a 16-point lead to defend in their KO Cup semi-final with Belle Vue.

Harry Fricker of Kesgrave High School, whose handicap is scratch, won the Suffolk Schools’ Championship title at Hintlesham with a three under par round of 69, writes Tony Garnett.

Suffolk FA Women’s Cup

Ipswich Town 11

Walsham-le-Willows 0

Ipswich Town Ladies turned in another high class performance as they progressed to the second round of the Suffolk FA Women’s Cup with an 11-0 pasting of Walsham-le-Willows.

Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira last night kicked off derby week with a shot at Ipswich Town – insisting the Canaries are a ‘better club’ than the Blues, and have ‘better players.’

Leiston moved to the top of the Bostik Premier Division after a 2-0 win away to Dorking Wanderers on Saturday, writes Craig Cooper.

Woodbridge Town progressed to the third round of the Suffolk Senior Cup and knocked out last season’s runners up with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Cranes Sports at Notcutts Park.

Struggling Long Melford put up a fight against star-packed Stowmarket but fell 2-1 at home.

National League Two South

Bury 20

Taunton 26

Classy Taunton underlined their promotion credentials to claw back a 14-point half-time deficit and grab the win in a dramatic game at the Haberden, writes Simon Lord.

Ipswich Witches captain Danny King scored six points at the Riders’ Individual Championship at Glasgow on Saturday, which was not enough to progress to the semi-final, writes Henry Chard.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Brantham Athletic 5

Godmanchester Rovers 2

Brantham came from two goals down to win the battle of the in-form sides, making it seven league wins in a row for the Blue Imps, writes Dave Meeson.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Kirkley & Pakefield 1

Felixstowe & Walton United 4

Felixstowe & Walton’s class shone through at the end of this Friday night encounter as they moved 14 points clear at the top of the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division, writes Phil Griffiths.

Bostik Division One North

Bury Town 1

Maldon & Tiptree 2

This was a huge disappointment for Bury, beaten by the Essex side in front of 337 fans, their largest gate of the season at Ram Meadow, writes John Campany.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has promised that his high-flying Blades will ‘keep going for it’ – starting with Ipswich Town’s visit today.

Leiston play their first game away in the league since their 2-0 victory at Lowestoft Town at the end of August today.

Ipswich Town fans heading up to Sheffield tomorrow will have something in common with Blades boss Chris Wilder - neither of them like Norwich City much.

More than 140 of the region’s best athletes will fight it out for the right to be called the fittest in Suffolk this weekend.

Four of Essex County Cricket Club’s bright young talents have committed their futures to the County Champions.

Breaking News: Hadleigh United boss Stuart Alston steps down

Friday, October 13, 2017

Hadleigh United are searching for a new boss after Stuart Alston stepped down to take a new role at the club.

KO Cup semi-final first leg

Sheffield Tigers 51

Ipswich Witches 39

The Ipswich Witches will have to overcome a 12-point deficit tomorrow night if they are to reach the Championship KO Cup Final, writes Steve Waller.

Essex batsman Kishen Velani has left the County Champions after his contract expired.

Ipswich Hockey Club’s women’s first team travel up the A140 on Saturday for a derby game against the Norwich Dragons (1.15pm).

The Thurlow Nunn’s current top three sides all find themselves in Friday night action this week with leaders Felixstowe & Walton making the trip north to Kirkley & Pakefield.

There are just seven games in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division this weekend, with the Norfolk-based clubs involved in that county’s senior cup competition – and three of those remaining matches involve local teams playing at home, writes Phil Griffiths.

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