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The annual cycling event Ride North Norfolk will return this weekend, inviting cyclists from across the country to enjoy the coast roads as part of a registered British Cycling sportive.

A poor display of bowling and fielding, coupled with an inability to build on a good start with the bat, led to Fakenham suffering a disappointing defeat to lowly Garboldisham on Saturday.

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division leaders Fakenham produced their best bowling and fielding performance of the season by far to beat both the weather and third placed Brooke.

It was formed 135 years ago with a goal for success.

King's Lynn racer Robert Lambert has revealed how he's hardly had time to contemplate the defence of his British crown.

Fakenham's attempts to extend their lead at the top of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division were thwarted as a delicately poised game against Cromer was curtailed by a torrential thunderstorm.

Fakenham returned to the summit of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division courtesy of a 56-run victory over neighbours Dereham.

Plans for a new school for children with special educational needs have been announced - hours after a town's cricket club renewed its campaign to expand on to the same site.

One of Norfolk's oldest cricket clubs is hoping the momentum of England's World Cup victory will boost its plans to expand.

Despite being nowhere near their best, Fakenham secured an 86 run victory against relegation threatened Diss on Saturday.

I like to think that in this column I give as much credit as I possibly can to the upcoming angling generation. After all, before I did whatever it is that I do now, I was a teacher for a good few years and I've always had belief in the young.

Fakenham returned to the top of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division table with a comprehensive victory over the previous unbeaten leaders North Runcton.

It used to be the highlight of the weekend as players laced up their boots to do battle on the pitch.

King's Lynn

The organisers of a youth football cup for hundreds of children across East Anglia have said this year's event was their best so far.

Fakenham bounced back to winning ways in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division courtesy of a fantastic individual performance from Luke Caswell.

More than six million people tuned in to watch England Women's World Cup victory over Scotland on Sunday, June 9.

Hundreds of children from different age groups competed in a youth football tournament over the weekend.

The Great British Cycling Festival comes to Norfolk this June, offering fun, free activities and everyone is invited to share in the action of this exciting spectacle.

Fakenham suffered their second successive defeat in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division on Saturday - after previously winning 14 games on the trot.

The Fakenham Racecourse boss said he is "absolutely fuming" after a fight broke out towards the end of an annual ladies' day event.

Hepijeu, winner of the Norfolk National in May, returned to Fakenham to add the Jarrold Ladies' Day Chase to his roll of honour.

Leading female jockey Bryony Frost could end up in the winner's enclosure twice as the 2018/19 season ends at Fakenham on Sunday on Jarrold Ladies Day.

A year and a half ago he completed the last of his 100 marathons in as many days. Now, runner Ian Odgers, from Dereham, is preparing to reach the 200 mark. Here he talks about his marathon in California last week...

It was a bitter sweet weekend in Monaco for the UNI-Virtuosi Racing team as their lead driver, Luca Ghiotto, was excluded from race one while second driver, Guanyu Zhou, claimed his second FIA Formula Two podium of the season in race two.

Christoph Wahler, riding for the German Nations Cup team, led the field ahead of Swiss team member Robin Godel at the end of the first day of dressage at the Saracen Horse Feeds Houghton International Horse Trials.

Fakenham visited Cromer, a place they have found difficult to win at, and held their nerve to secure a 16 run win and take the lead in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

YBV Costessey have added the Norfolk FA Veterans League Cup to their League Three divisional win.

Defending Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions Fakenham started where they left off last season with another win - but they were made to work hard for their success at Diss.

A dozen runners will take their chance when Fakenham's longest race of the year, worth almost £20,000 to the winner, is the highlight of today's six-race meeting.

Fakenham Town manager Andy Cunningham was proud of his side's efforts in Monday's Thurlow Nunn League Challenge Cup Final after seeing his side beaten by Long Melford.

It has been another season to remember for Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell.

Fakenham Town have a big game to look forward to on Monday after rounding off their Thurlow Nunn League Division One North campaign with a big away win.

On a sun-drenched afternoon Fakenham Town Centre Races featured an outstanding lone break by Iceni Velo's Darren Rutterford in the Cat Three/Four men's race.

The first running of the Aldiss Furnishing Stores Handicap Hurdle has attracted a field of seven for Monday afternoon's always popular Fakenham seven-race Easter meeting.

A £30,000 three-mile chase for veteran horses is the feature of Fakenham's seven-race card on Easter Monday.

Former British champions Shaun Simpson (RFX KTM) and Tommy Searle (BOS Kawasaki) put on a motocross masterclass as they traded places in the headline MX1 class at round two of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at Lyng.

Oliver Townend, the world number one and leading British points winner, dominated proceedings in the headline classes at Burnham Market International Horse Trials.

Day one of the 2019 Barefoot Retreats Burnham Market International Horse Trials reached a successful conclusion with the completion of seven classes under mostly blue skies.

Fakenham rounded off a highly satisfactory campaign in London 3EC with comprehesinve win at bottom of the table Ipswich YM on Saturday to seal a fifth place finish.

Fakenham Town extended their superb unbeaten run to 16 matches with a win at Haverhill Borough on Saturday.

Fakenham edged past Woodbridge 27-26 to stay in the hunt for a fifth place finish in the very competitive London 3EC League.

Missing five regulars through holiday or suspension, Fakenham Town still ran out comfortable 5-2 winners over Leiston Reserves in their final home game of the season.

The NR F1 Podcast - taking Norfolk's Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter - talks Valtteri Bottas, Australian Grand Prix and looks ahead to Bahrain.

Martin Brundle

Fakenham Town have a cup final to look foward to in May after stretching their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games on Tuesday evening.

James Bowen, 18 on Tuesday, was the star when taking the Fakenham Silver Cup to complete a personal hat-trick.

Less than 20 minutes after the highlight of the National Hunt season, the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Fakenham stages its Silver Cup, the feature of Friday's seven-race card.

Lucy Wadham

Fakenham Town stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches in an eventful game at Clipbush Park on Saturday.

Fakenham Town

The NR F1 Podcast - taking Norfolk's Formula 1 legacy and turning it into chatter - previews the 2019 season and Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

Martin Brundle

A slowed-down form of rugby for the over 40s is coming to Norfolk, courtesy of Fakenham Rugby Club.

After a week off from league action Fakenham entertained top of the table Wymondham in what was a pulsating London 3EC game.

Tom Bane-Young

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