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Essex cycling star Alex Dowsett has confirmed that he will ride in this year’s Tour of Britain.

Felixstowe & Suffolk Bowls Club dominated this year’s Suffolk Bowls (BE) County Competition Finals, taking three of the 12 county titles being played for and providing three of the runner-up places.

The finals of the week-long Framlingham Lawn Tennis Tournament were completed in good time, despite 654 entries and inclement weather.

Suffolk Muay Thai fighter Joe Le Maire has just returned from a year spent training and fighting for the Sumalee Boxing Gym in Phuket, Thailand. In his final column, he gives an insight into what life is like as a sponsored fighter in the home of the sport...

Suffolk’s senior men over 35’s team are on a mission to match their younger counterparts and make it to Division One, writes Mike Watling.

National League

Birmingham 51

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 39

Following Saturday evening’s last heat heartache, the Mildenhall Fen Tigers suffered more of the same in a spirited performance against Birmingham.

A trio of Suffolk cricketers were awarded their county caps during the final Unicorns Championship match of the season, writes Nick Garnham.

Darren Ironside was the unlikely match-winner with the bat as Suffolk finished runners-up in the Eastern Division of this season’s Unicorns Championship, writes Nick Garnham.

Ipswich Town continued their perfect start to the season with a thrilling 4-3 win at Millwall last night - and you can watch all the highlights here!

These are heady days for Ipswich Town fans - and to make things better still, issue four of our Kings of Anglia magazine has just hit the streets.

Thurlow Nunn Division One

Leiston Reserves 2

Woodbridge Town 6

Woodbridge Town returned to the top of the Thurlow Nunn Division 1 table with a hard fought victory at Victory Road.

Vanarama South

East Thurrock United 5

Braintree Town 3

Kamikaze second half defending cost the Iron any chance of returning from the Rookery with anything on Tuesday evening.

Jonathan Hewett was Clacton Golf Club junior champion in 2012 and club champion in 2013 and 2015. He joined the club as a junior at the age of 11.

The Ipswich Witches return to Foxhall tomorrow for a Championship encounter with the Workington Comets (7.30pm), writes Henry Chard.

Thurlow Nunn Premier

Stanway Rovers 1

Felixstowe & Walton United 3

Miles Powell fired the visitors into a 10th minute lead at the Hawthorns after Chaplin’s initial effort had rebounded off the foot of the post, before securing all three points 10 minutes from the end with his second of the night.

Soham’s Brett Claydon was crowned Stowmarket Darts Grand Prix champion after beating last year’s winner Stephen Burton 5-4 in the final on Saturday night.

Suffolk cricket claimed an impressive victory over Bedfordshire in their final three-day Minor Counties Championship clash of the season.

Woodbridge Motor Cycle Club laid out a special course at their Blaxhall motocross venue for round five of the ACU Eastern Enduro Championship.

Alfie Halil became the first 16-year-old winner of the Faraday Trophy as Suffolk Open champion since Paul Buckle of Stowmarket 36 years ago.

Suffolk riders won both the Senior and Junior titles in cycle speedway’s inaugural HSBC Elite GP series.

National League

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 43

Kent Kings 46

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers unbeaten home record ended, just as another remarkable comeback looked on the cards.

Ipswich Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins says his two reserves set the example to follow after his side’s 47-43 win at Scunthorpe on Sunday in the Championship.

AFC Yourshirts will enjoy home comforts as they start their bid to go one step further in this season’s Suffolk Primary Cup.

Credit where credit is due. A lot of brickbats were hurled at Mick McCarthy during last season’s trials and tribulations, so now it’s only fair to congratulate him after a storming start to the new campaign.


Scunthorpe Scorpions 43

Ipswich Witches 47

The Ipswich Witches produced a late comeback to beat Scunthorpe 47-43 in the Championship tonight, writes Henry Chard.

Suffolk trail Bedfordshire by 132 runs after the first day’s play at Flitwick Cricket Club.

Jamie Porter’s career-best return of 4-20 propelled Essex to a three-wicket victory over Gloucestershire at Bristol and revived their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast.

In the Thurlow Nunn Premier, energetic Thetford fully deserved their 2-0 victory at Long Melford, and with better finishing in the first half the score line could have been greater.

Needham Market started their campaign in the Bostik Premier with a 1-1 draw at Burgess Hill Town.

Today’s column was penned before Saturday’s game at Barnsley – but I’m told we came from behind for a third straight win!

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