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Bury St Edmunds are rock bottom of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, but the return of last season’s saviour could well be the tonic that the Victory Road club have so badly needed.

Worlington recorded their fourth win from five fixtures, at the expense of bottom club Braintree, to keep pace with the early leaders in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship on Saturday.

Colchester United reshaped their squad with a glut of new recruits last summer, but the Essex club have no need for a big recruitment drive during this close-season, ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

Colchester Harriers claimed second place in the highly competitive Southern Athletics League Division One meeting, held in Harrow.

A total of nine Championship best performances (CBP) were recorded at the recent annual Suffolk Track & Field Championships, held on the Northgate track in Ipswich.

Peter Worthington led with the bat, and Tino Best with the ball, as Mildenhall took the bragging rights in the west Suffolk derby with a home victory over Bury St Edmunds by 39 runs on Saturday.

Suffolk star athlete, Callum Wilkinson, is now focusing on this summer’s World Championships in London, after blitzing his own British Under-23 record at the European Race Walking Cup, held in Podebrady, Czech Republic, on Sunday.

Sudbury made it five wins out of five to continue their superb start to the season, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, thanks to a crushing 10-wicket win over Great Witchingham.

Kyran Young produced a captain’s knock to help his Frinton side on their way to a resounding victory over Copdock & Old Ipswichian, by a big margin of 122 runs at Ashlyns Road on Saturday.

Richard Garcia is one of the most talented players ever to don a Colchester United shirt, and he graced the hallowed turf at Layer Road at the time of the most successful period in the Essex club’s history.

Suffolk athlete Callum Wilkinson set a new British under-23 record as he excelled in a strong Great Britain team at the European Race Walking Cup, staged at Podebrady in the Czech Republic over the weekend.

Suffolk recorded a thrilling victory over Bedfordshire, by just six runs, to reach the quarter-final stages of the MCCA Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy, as Woolpit Cricket Club hosted its first Minor Counties fixture today.

Jamie Porter led the Essex attack in bowling out Hampshire twice inside three sessions for a three-day win to move to the top of the Specsavers County Championship, at least for 24 hours.

Colchester United have frozen the price of their season tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, sees no reason to revamp the Essex club’s training regime, despite the spate of long-term injuries last season.

Andrew Rooke is bang in form, and he means business this summer.

Previously winless Mistley produced a major shock by thrashing early pace-setters Woolpit in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship last Saturday.

Kyran Young led from the front with an unbeaten century as Frinton eased to a comprehensive victory over hosts Bury St Edmunds by 95 runs, in a Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League match on Saturday.

Jaik Mickleburgh steered Copdock & Old Ipswichian to back-to-back victories, with a classy innings of 99 in the Suffolk side’s three-wicket win at home to Horsford on Saturday.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, felt that the finish-line appeared just too early for his side to make the League Two play-offs last season.

Sudbury continued their terrific start to the season by recording a fourth win from four starts, at the expense of previously undefeated Cambridge Granta in the East Anglian Premier League at Clare College on Saturday.

Mildenhall captain, Ben Shepperson, felt that his team needed just one more wicket at the top of the order to secure a victory at unbeaten Great Witchingham on Saturday.

After several years of flirting with relegation, which duly ended in the dreaded drop into the fourth tier last year, this last season has been a breath of fresh air at Colchester United.

John McGreal will be cheering on Tranmere Rovers to win the National League play-off final, when his old club take on Forest Green Rovers at Wembley tomorrow (3pm).

Most runners tackling only their second-ever Parkrun tend to be novices, just getting a taste for what’s it’s like to run a distance of five kilometres in a mass field.

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, does not anticipate recruiting so many new signings this summer, ahead of his second season at the helm, in contrast to the previous summer’s mini-revolution.

Matt Briggs could be considered a little unlucky to be released by Colchester United, after the Essex club’s retained list was published yesterday.

Hadleigh recorded an exciting four-wicket victory over Mistley in a match that went to the penultimate ball at Friars Road, in a Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One fixture on Saturday.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian celebrated their first victory of the season, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, with an emphatic eight-wicket win over Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Frinton captain, Kyran Young, was “not too deflated” following his side’s second defeat of the season, at home to unbeaten Great Witchingham on Saturday.

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