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Tom Adams and Megan Newton won the senior titles at the Suffolk Schools Area Cross Country Championships, staged at Royal Hospital School in Holbrook last Thursday.

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.

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.

Last Saturday marked the 13th anniversary of Parkrun, a running fever that has swept the country and has been going from strength-to-strength in Suffolk and Essex.

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

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).

Essex’s own professional cyclist Alex Dowsett was the proud recipient of an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University yesterday.

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Harleston Magpies 2

City of Peterborough 2

It was a grey day at the nest as Harleston Magpies welcomed City of Peterborough, who were unbeaten heading into the game.

A pair of Suffolk athletes are set to test themselves against the best on earth at the legendary World’s Strongest Man and Woman competitions in America.

A play-off between two former Suffolk Open champions, Jamie Abbott (2005) and Jamie Moul (2001), was needed to settle first prize in the Jamega Tour Championship at Old Fold Manor.

Tom Adams cruised to victory at the annual Martlesham 10K road race on Sunday, leading from start to finish over the traditionally fast, flat four-lap course.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different Parkruns.

The collapse of Monarch Airlines has hit the England under 21 karate squad to the tune of £18,000

Jo Woodward and Amanda Norman of Felixstowe Ferry won the Haskell Cup with a 6 and 5 victory over Abbie Symonds and Helen Bray in the final at Haverhill.

Mendham’s Peter Wright bowed out of the World Grand Prix after losing three sets in a row to Mensur Suljovic in the quarter-finals last night, writes Alex Moss.

Ipswich Life Saving Club members finished their open water season in style, with impressive performances in the Shelia Norman Memorial Suffolk Open Water Pairs competition.

In his final column of 2017, Don Topley discusses an unsatisfactory end to the county cricket season with a dispute over slow over rate costing Middlesex their place in Division One.

Peter Wright defied an elbow injury to beat Mervyn King 3-1 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix for the first time in Dublin last night, writes Alex Moss.

Colchester track cyclist Chris Welham is heading to Los Angeles this weekend in pursuit of track glory.

In his first weekly column Nino Severino looks at the power of sport for good, highlighting Anthony Joshua’s remarkable story, discusses a life-changing meeting with Rio Ferdinand, and his friendship with Judy Murray.

Ipswich’s Jack Somers has just returned from competing at the WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships, in Treviso, Italy.

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Harleston Magpies 6

Saffron Walden 1

Harleston started with an intensity that Saffron Walden were shocked by and they could not match.

East Anglian darts rivals Peter Wright and Mervyn King will battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix in Dublin tonight, writes Alex Moss.

Woodbridge won an exciting Cranworth Salver final against Newton Green by five matches to four at Diss. It was wet for the foursomes but fine in the afternoon.

County champions Essex grabbed a double at the 2017 Cricket Writers’ Club awards today with batsman Dan Lawrence named the Young Cricketer of the Year and pace bowler taking Jamie Porter taking the County Championship Player of the Year trophy, writes Simon Walter.

Mendham’s Peter Wright admitted he was ‘relieved’ after surviving match darts to beat Stephen Bunting 2-1 in the first round of the World Grand Prix late last night, writes Alex Moss.

Suffolk’s Jaik Mickleburgh said he was not even aware of the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman until he was told he had won it, writes Nick Garnham.

Lydia Hall completed a wire to wire victory in the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke by Nayland but there were a few unplanned diversions en route.

Athletics correspondent Carl Marston is travelling around the region (and beyond!), running in different Parkruns.

West Suffolk AC celebrated winning their first-ever medals at the South of England Road Relay Championships, thanks to the efforts of their senior women’s quartet at Crystal Palace Park last Sunday.

Sole Bay Sport rider Denise Hurren took the top women’s award in the Velo Club Baracchi “Ten” in 23:42, but only just – she was closely challenged by Cindy Berry, who is from the University of East Anglia but rides for Bowlphish Racing and was only five seconds slower, writes Fergus Muir.

Don Topley discusses the Ashes squad, why James Vince isn’t a good selection and the Ben Stokes saga in his latest weekly cricket column.

Essex head coach Chris Silverwood paid tribute to his side after they thrashed Yorkshire and collected the Championship trophy at Chelmsford today.

Essex (227 & 334-7d) beat Yorkshire (111 & 74) by 376 runs

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