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GALLERY: 121st Framlingham Tennis Tournament

PUBLISHED: 09:47 11 August 2014

Framlingham Tennis Suffolk Open Finals at Framlingham College. U12 girls final, Sarah Skaria.

Framlingham Tennis Suffolk Open Finals at Framlingham College. U12 girls final, Sarah Skaria.

Heavy overnight rain could not stop the safe conclusion of the l2lst Framlingham Tournament at the College on Saturday, Suffolk Men’s Champion Matt Hough maintaining his fine unbeaten summer run in a high-quality Open Singles decider against top seed Tom Hands, from Cambridgeshire.

Big-serving Hough, unbeaten at both Felixstowe and Framlingham, where he did not drop a set, now moves on in confident form to next week’s British Tier event at Worthing.

Hands certainly played his part, but despite breaking back to 5-5 in the opening set, it was Hough who once again seemed to have that match-winning quality, raising his game when required.

The Open Ladies’ Singles Final was a disappointing one, Suffolk’s Hannah Vickers unable to retain her title against the 17-year-old Norfolk player Madeline Brooks, who never looked back after breezing to the first set 6-0.

The Open title was some consolation for Brooks, who lost in the 18U decider to county colleague Maria Andrews, though Hands had earlier lost convincingly 6-0 6-2 in the 18U to Ben Clark.

One of the outstanding Grade 3 Junior Finals saw Harry Hylton upsetting Noah Cutting in the 14U Singles, Hylton battling through to win 6-1 5-7 (10-4) in a hard-fought encounter. Suffolk’s Jared Bones lifted the 16U title after the withdrawal of Ben Jones with a shoulder injury.

All three men’s titles were retained in the Senior Singles events, Paul Hammond (45), Peter Taylor (55) and Peter Brown (65) all champions again, and it was great to see Joan Hassell winning the Ladies’ Handicap Doubles in her 57th year with daughter Julia, and the 60.O Mixed with Colin Stephenson.

High praise was given to retiring Referee Steve Pilcher, who has worked tirelessly on the on-line system for over ten years.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert says winger Danny Rowe needs to get fitter if he is to feature more for the first team.

Sir Alf Ramsey was one of Ipswich Town and England’s greatest-ever managers. Some would say he WAS the greatest. Few reporters had the access to Sir Alf as former EADT/Ipswich Star and Green’Un editor TONY GARNETT enjoyed. Here are some of his memories

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we feature wins over Leicester City and Manchester United among others.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top?

Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

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