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Jack Beaumont was the only player from either side to score more than 40 runs, but his fine knock of 78 was not enough to prevent Copdock & Old Ipswichian from suffering an opening day four-wicket defeat to Frinton-on-Sea in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League on Saturday.

In his latest column, Nino Severino explains how tennis met football at Portman Road ahead of Ipswich Town’s clash with Aston Villa at the weekend.

The sweltering conditions and the 26.2 miles of roads ahead of them failed to deter a huge number of local runners, from Suffolk and North-East Essex, from conquering the 38th staging of the London Marathon on Sunday.

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Essex Spartans 14

Ipswich Cardinals 15

A young Cardinals team travelled down the A12 as the 2018 season kicked off with a bang against the Essex Spartans, writes Steve Hawes.

Suffolk T20 coach Tom Huggins expects the county to be challenging strongly in the shortest format of the game this season, writes Nick Garnham.

The South East & East region senior side began the defence of their Battle of Britain title with a comfortable win against their main rivals the Midlands at Whitton Sports and Community Centre on Sunday.

Suffolk riders Jake Nicholls and Elliott Banks-Browne were in great form at Canada Heights, in Kent, at the weekend, writes Rick Blyth

The temperatures are set to be brutally hot in the Capital tomorrow, for the time of the year, which will add to the challenge posed by the 38th staging of the Virgin Monday London Marathon.

Cricket correspondent CARL MARSTON previews the new East Anglian Premier League season, speaking to the captains of our region’s five top clubs

Club runners from Ipswich JAFFA, Felixstowe Road Runners and Ipswich Harriers will be converging on the Capital this weekend, to take part in the 38th staging of the London Marathon.

Chris Bartrum and James Biggs of Diss are aiming for a record fourth successive victory in the Suffolk Amateur Foursomes Championship at Bury St Edmunds on Sunday.

Helen Davies achieved her two main goals following another impressive outing at the Brighton Marathon last weekend.

2017 winner Amy Pritchard returned to the Waveney Valley to score a repeat victory in the Wolsey Road Club’s Pat Pepper Memorial 25, and this year broke the course record to boot, writes Fergus Muir.

Ipswich East Suffolk Hockey Club Ladies’ first team are celebrating promotion after seeing off old rivals Norwich City.

Suffolk start their preparations for the 2018 season with a T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU on Sunday.

In his latest column, Nino Severino shares his experiences on a trip to the world-famous All England Club at Wimbledon.

Ipswich-based four times World and multi-National Hot Rod champion, Carl Boardley, recently returned to the ‘big circuits’ in the opening round of the Ginetta GT4 Supercup as part of the British Touring Car package at Brands Hatch – and things could not have gone more perfectly, writes Dean Cox.

The sense of deja vu was palpable when Suffolk stars Harry Martin and George Pinner followed the former’s sister Hannah in securing a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games, writes Phil Jones.

A Suffolk cancer survivor is to undertake a gruelling 10km obstacle course as training for a Land’s End to John O’Groats world record.

Suffolk’s MMA prodigy Arnold Allen is planning to change the habit of a lifetime if he gets a win in his next fight at the much-hyped UFC Liverpool event next month.

Katy Sealy nursed herself through her second Commonwealth Games appearance and just failed to deliver on her top ten target, writes James Toney.

Bowler Katherine Rednall grabbed Suffolk’s second bronze medal of the Commonwealth Games in the triples event today, writes Paul Eddison.

Competitors in the Fast Test Road Race faced 80 miles in rain and grime plus a dozen climbs of the finish hill at Willisham Tye near Needham Market, writes Fergus Muir.

Sam Byford (Ipswich) produced a second round of four under par 66 to win the scratch trophy at the annual Rushmere Vase Suffolk Golf Union order of merit tournament.

Mike Bacon takes a look back at the Masters and why Patrick Reed is no different to many of sport’s winners

East Bergholt’s Zoe Newson has won bronze in the women’s lightweight final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Ipswich’s Hannah Martin offered up no excuses for England’s lacklustre display as the women’s hockey side lost their first match of the Commonwealth Games, to India.

A crowd of 443 lined up for the start of Suffolk’s newest parkrun event in Felixstowe.

Ipswich’s George Pinner had the best seat in the house to watch his England side kick off their Commonwealth campaign in style – the goalkeeper barely having to lift a finger in the 7-0 romp past Malaysia.

Hannah Martin admitted her Commonwealth Games debut could not have gone much better as England cruised to a comfortable win over South Africa in their opener, writes Ryan Walters.

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