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Fakenham and Wells Sport

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

Neil Jarvis, standing, second from left, lays down the law after Fakenham's loss on Saturday. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town’s players have been challenged to make the most of their final three games of the season – because 2015/16 will be coming around quickly, writes Gareth Davis.

Robbie Harris
Stephen Harvey, left, in action during the Ghosts' 2-0 weekend win over Whitton. Picture: TONY MILES

Fakenham Town face a challenging run of fixtures to end the season – but they are more than up for the task, writes Gareth Davis.

Robbie Harris
Action from the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Cadders Hill in Lyng. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Shaun Simpson (MX1) and Max Anstie (MX2) showed their world championship credentials when they rode to victory in all three of their respective British Championship class races at Lyng yesterday.

Norwich
Action from day 3 of Burnham Market Horse Trial 2015 - Oliver Townend on Armada. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Oliver Townend has triumphed at the Burnham Market International Horse Trials for the second consecutive year.

Norfolk Sport

Yesterday, 17:10

Fans were left fuming after the first round of the 2015 Grand Prix series was cut short with just 12 heats completed.

Norfolk bowler Harry Bush collides with a Suffolk batsman during a home victory in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy last season. Photo :Steve Adams

Competitive action begins for Norfolk in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy at Manor Park tomorrow.

United Kingdom
Action from Swaffham Town's 1-1 draw with Stowmarket (red) at Shoemakers Lane, Jack Redhead just short of connecting to steal a Swaffham goal. Picture: Eddie Deane

With the Premier Division title already wrapped up for Norwich United, attentions turn to the battle for the First Division crown.

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Ady Gallagher. Picture: TOM SMITH/FOCUS IMAGES

Lowestoft Town joint boss Ady Gallagher admitted the Blues are already starting to plan for next season ahead of their trip to Colwyn Bay this afternoon.

Action from the Norfolk Cricket League last season, Sprowston B bowler Alex Potter and wicket-keeper Ian Doy in action against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Two. Picture: Lizzy Hampson

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

Norwich City

Russell Martin gets in a tangle during Norwich City's Carrow Road defeat to Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

There was one simple sentiment offered in the aftermath of extreme disappointment by captain Russell Martin – Norwich City will bounce back.

Jonny Howson rues his missed chance as Norwich City end up losing to Middlesbrough at Carrow Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Michael Bailey reports from Carrow Road as Alex Tettey’s own goal condemns Norwich City to Championship defeat – and most likely, the Championship play-offs.

Russell Martin sums up the dejection for Norwich City after a 1-0 Championship defeat at home to Middlesbrough. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil insisted it would be foolish to write off Norwich City’s Championship promotion chances after a damaging 1-0 defeat on Friday night to new leaders Middlesbrough.

Alex Neil
Wes Hoolahan was in the thick of the action in Norwich City's Championship promotion clash against Middlesbrough. Photo: Stephen Pond/PA Wire.

Norwich City’s hopes of automatic promotion suffered a major blow after Middlesbrough inflicted a painful 1-0 defeat on the Canaries to move top of the Championship on Friday night at Carrow Road.

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Columnists

Friday, April 17, 2015
Gary Hooper

Back in 2001 the Tonight programme showed the results of an investigation into the stress endured by football managers in the heat of battle, with the vital signs of Sam Allardyce and Dave Bassett being monitored during a key game between Bolton and Leicester.

Compete against Carrow Road legends Jeremy Goss, Iwan Roberts and Darren Eadie in Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw

Friday’s opponents Middlesbrough are next up in our ‘Norwich City Win, Lose or Draw’ game where Canaries fans get to pit their wits against our writers, Norwich City legends Darren Eadie, Jeremy Goss and Iwan Roberts and presenters Jake Humphrey, Simon Thomas and Chris Goreham.

The Norwich City players celebrate victory at the end of the game at Leeds. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

What did you think of Norwich City’s performance against Leeds United? Let us know by rating the players out of 10 at www.pinkun.com/rate-the-players

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The Norwich players celebrate victory at the end of the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road, Leeds. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Do you remember the days when Norwich were rubbish away from NR1? Yes, so do I.

Michael Bailey
Norwich enjoy a 2011 Premier League win at Bolton. Picture: PAUL CHESTERTON/FOCUS IMAGES

Easter always tends to be an important point in the football season and City couldn’t have had a much better holiday weekend, with only Bradley Johnson’s 10th booking providing any ammunition for the pessimists.

Graham Dorrans

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