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Mike Bacon

Archant Sports reporter

As an amateur golfer, it’s not every day of the week you can test your skills on courses like Carnoustie, Royal Troon, or Wentworth.

As the new season kicks off, Mike Bacon calls on Paul Hurst and his players to bring back the feel-good factor to Portman Road.

Lakeside Hammers 52 Ipswich Witches 37

In his weekly look at the world of sport, MIKE BACON takes a look at NBA basketball star LeBron James’ latest venture and why Paul Hurst is making the right noises.

Johann Myburgh smashed a brilliant century as Somerset took a step closer to a place in the quarter-finals with a resounding ten-wicket Vitality Blast victory over Essex at Taunton.

Lakeside Hammers v Ipswich Witches preview

Despite dropping four catches in a sloppy fielding display Kent moved into second place in the Vitality Blast T20 south group following their 28-run win over basement side Essex in Canterbury.

Paul Musgrove hopes the new arrivals at Stowmarket Town this summer will help them get over the line in their bid for promotion this season, writes Alex Moss.

Paul Smith has stepped down as first-team manager of Walsham-le-Willows after 18 years in charge.

Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King on his injury update, Drew Kemp and a tough few days ahead for the Suffolk side

Ipswich Witches entertain Lakeside Hammers at Foxhall this Thursday

Mildenhall Fen Tigers visit the National Stadium tomorrow evening for a top-of-the-table clash against the Belle Vue Colts.

Billy Bird warmed up for his English title fight in Ipswich with a classy six-round win in Norwich.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 51 Coventry Bees 39

Kingfishers, Cretingham, has been under new ownership for eight months. MIKE BACON went to to see how things are progressing at the golf club.

In his weekly column, Mike Bacon casts his eye over the Tour de France and why he is driving a golf ball more than 300 yards!

Redcar Bears 41 Ipswich Witches 49

Teen racer, 16-year-old Rob Welham put in a fantastic performance in the Speed Group F1000 Championship during the high profile BRSCC TCR Touring Car meeting held at Castle Combe Circuit, in Wiltshire

I’ve just returned from a few days rest, and I could not think of anywhere better than the La Manga Resort in Spain.

In his weekly column, Don Topley takes a look at the RHS cricket festival, now in its 19th year.

Stowmarket Town have completed a double transfer coup with the signings of midfielder Matt Paine and goalkeeper Callum Robinson, writes Alex Moss.

This year’s fleet of 50 timeless classic yachts enjoyed a week of technically challenging races in perfect conditions in the Solent at British Classic Week.

Nine years since last pulling on a Suffolk shirt, Ollie Bocking says could not have wished for more after making his senior debut, writes Nick Garnham.

Ipswich Witches travel to Redcar on Thursday evening in the Championship

The Eastern region cycle speedway squads each put one hand on the Battle of Britain Junior and Senior trophies on Sunday at Coventry after two incredible meetings, writes Phil Clarke.

AFC Sudbury boss Mark Morsley has said any new players he brings into the club will have to buy into his ethos, ‘in terms of style of play and total commitment’.

Felixstowe & Walton have secured the services of Peter Trevivian as Head of Coach and Player Development, writes Barry Grossmith.

There was a dramatic Stenson Shield quarter-final in which Hintlesham beat Ipswich at the first play-off hole when Suffolk captain Jack Cardy saw off the challenge of 17-year-old Habebul Islam of Ipswich.

He’s one of Ipswich Town’s bright young hopes and Tristan Nydam is determined to take his chances. MIKE BACON went to speak to him.

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