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Anthony Ogogo insists he is still holding on to his dream of becoming world champion after undergoing his fourth eye operation.

One of the advantages of Colchester United FC regularly exiting the FA Cup at the first round, is that I usually have a few free days when second round fixtures are played during the first weekend of December.

The NR F1 Podcast takes to the airwaves to bring you its review of the 2017 Formula 1 season, Lewis Hamilton’s record-breaking effort and dishes out its end of year awards.

The Suffolk-based Renvale RT were double winners at the Eastern and South Eastern Regional Cyclo-Cross Championship at Welwyn Garden City, writes Fergus Muir.

The junior boys’ event provided the most exciting race of the day, at the Suffolk County Schools Series A Cross Country Championships, with a mere one second splitting the top three in a thrilling finish at Culford School.

A stalwart of Suffolk bowls has been honoured for his decades of service to the game.

East Premier A

Harleston Magpies 1

St Albans 2

Magpies welcomed St Albans to the nest in what promised to be the game of the season, writes Leigh Sitch.

East Premier A

Ipswich 4

Letchworth 3

Ipswich Men got a dramatic come from behind win in the first game for former Olympian and new coach Ian Haley.

East Premier League

Sevenoaks II 0

Ipswich 4

Ipswich showed how much they have grown as a team by dispatching a good Sevenoaks side 4-0, writes Emma Millar.

The Sudbury & District Invitational Darts League held its 2017 Summer League Finals and Presentation Night at the Sudbury Institiute on Friday.

In his latest column, Nino Severino looks ahead to this weekend’s spectacular Elena Baltacha Foundation Awards at Trinity Park, which will feature some of the world’s best players.

Suffolk bowls star Katherine Rednall says it’s a “dream come true” to be selected in England’s lawn bowls squad for next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in Australia.

It was a good day for Andrew Forgan and his son Sam at the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Hintlesham, played in chilly conditions.

Hundreds of runners turned out for a Christmas themed annual running event in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Mike Bacon’s looking forward to the day/night Ashes Test in his latest Bacon’s Bites column.

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

The Redgrave cyclo-cross was a fine example of what an interesting and challenging CX course can be made out of an ordinary village sports field.

Suffolk went to the top of the British Inter County Championship Division Two promotion table following a superb 23-13 home win over Staffordshire.

East Premier A

Cambridge University 1

Harleston Magpies 2

Harleston yet again started the game slowly with Cambridge piling on pressure early on. Despite this, the defence stayed solid and absorbed all the pressure, writes Leigh Sitch.

East Premier League

Ipswich 3

Old Loughtonians 0

High-flying Ipswich celebrated their manager’s 500th league game with a clinical 3-0 win over bottom of the table Old Loughtonians.

Ipswich skiing talent Alexa Eliff has been picked for the England under 16 alpine ski squad.

This week’s spotlight on Parkruns, in Suffolk and Essex, falls on the Great Cornard Parkrun:

Richard Muchmore’s win in the Amis Velo Vets 50-plus cyclo-cross at Colchester, brought to an end Jimmy Piper’s splendid run of 18 Eastern League wins in the category.

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

Suffolk tennis coaches and county junior girls took part in a ‘Girl Power Day’ recently with international speaker, mentor and coach, Emma Doyle.

Stoppage machine Emrah Sonmez has warned foe Dominic Dillon that he needs to ‘step up his game’ if he hopes to have any chance of preventing him from becoming a two-weight champion at BCMMA 20 this weekend.

Suffolk are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season, writes Nick Garnham.

Suffolk will play eight T20 fixtures next season in a new-look Minor Counties programme, writes Nick Garnham.

One of the region’s premier MMA shows, BCMMA, celebrates its 20th event this weekend with a bumper card in Colchester. MARK HEATH previews the action.

East Premier A

Harleston Magpies 5

Blueharts 0

Harleston started the game strong with early dominance in possession and intensity.

East Premier League

West Herts 1

Ipswich 1

Ipswich made the trip to Watford with a depleted squad and players battling injuries and illness – but despite being up against it the league leaders dug in deep and gained a well-earned point, writes Emma Millar.

Ipswich’s Hannah Martin was on target for England as they beat China in the World Hockey League.

Next year promises to be a big one for Suffolk fighting prodigy Hannah Turner.

Breaking News: Essex name Anthony McGrath as new head coach

Monday, November 20, 2017

County champions Essex have today named Anthony McGrath as their new head coach.

Haverhill players dominated the Suffolk Winter Alliance meeting at Southwold last week.

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