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Thirty five players took part in 2016/17 season Closed Championships at Catton Grove Primary School and there was some real quality on show.

Jason Baker dominated the opening round of the Lotus Cup at Snetterton on Saturday, recording two victories and two fastest race laps after posting the fastest lap in qualifying.

Thomas Randle has recently returned to Norfolk after a successful winter in New Zealand, where he wrapped up the Toyota Racing Series title in dramatic fashion.

New Zealand

The Classic Sports Car Club begin their season with the traditional Snetterton meeting this weekend, with a mixture of classic sports and saloon cars plus a sprinkling of modern machinery.

Peugeot

There is a packed meeting of short oval racing action at Great Yarmouth Stadium on Sunday,

The 2017 British Superbike Championship gets under way at Donington Park this weekend – with plenty of Norfolk interest.

Norwich

Three lucky riders will have the chance to live like professional cyclists for a year thanks to Pedal Revolution’s new scholarship programme.

Members of a small fishing club in north Norfolk have been called up to the England team.

More than 40 clubs in Norfolk have signed up to a new initiative to encourage youngsters to take up cricket this summer.

United Kingdom

A 75th minute strike from Phoenix striker Michael Power saw the visitors move into the Ryman North play-off positions while severely denting the Planters’ own hopes.

Old Buckenham Ladies complete a clean sweep as a new name appeared on the Shell Women’s Indoor League trophy after its third successful season.

Horning Sailing Club’s 2017 season began on Sunday in brilliant sunshine and a pleasant breeze.

Downham Town’s cricketers missed out on glory at the finals of ECB Indoor National Club Championships, which took place at the MCC Academy at Lord’s on Sunday.

The top two clashed in Norwich and District League’s Premier B with Wensum needing a point to guarantee runners-up spot – but finding champions Ceyms in no mood to ease up.

Norwich

Are you one of the Broads river anglers lamenting the closure of their favourite venues until June 16?

An Angling Trust-sponsored exercise described as ‘family fishing’ commences free of charge on the Barford Lakes on April 5 and 12.

Norwich

Gorleston’s dream of winning the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division title was in tatters last night after they suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat at second placed Felixstowe and Walton.

Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division

Norfolk clinched the national over 60 inter-county title at the National Indoor Championships at Melton Mowbray.

Another very good coarse fishing season draws to a close this weekend at the Nar Valley Fisheries complex.

King’s Lynn Stars fans can get their first glimpse of the 2017 team in action on Wednesday.

Robert Lambert

The first of 10 Norfolk cup finals got under way with Drayton Dazzlers lifting the Sunday Junior Cup.

I’m involved in an intriguing and entertaining email relationship with Paul Whitehouse, of The Fast Show fame for starters.

The Norfolk Cricket Alliance has a new sponsor for the 2017 season - with one prominent local opticians having taken over from another.

The Norfolk Cricket League has embraced the popularity of the Twenty20 format by introducing a new county-wide competition.

The key word at Rocklands Mere Fishery has been ‘buzzers’ – with fish gorging themselves on this sub-surface phenomenon there has been plenty of extremely high catch returns.

Dereham’s relegation battle in Premier A will go down to the wire after a 4-3 home defeat at the hands of already relegated Cambridge City II.

Sudbury

All Norfolk & Suffolk Flyfishers day ticket visitors recorded limit bags at East Tuddenham this week.

Harleston Magpies Ladies turned in an excellent display in their final match of the season to beat St Albans 4-0 and secure an excellent fourth place finish.

Norwich United will be looking to bounce back after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at AFC Hornchurch, when they take on Phoenix Sports at Plantation Park this evening.

Dereham Town

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