Suffolk sport

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Bury St Edmunds captain, Sean Park, had slammed his side for a “lack of application” following the previous weekend’s six-wicket defeat at league leaders Sudbury, when they had been skittled out for just 79.

Five-handicap Mel Pipe set a new course record off the Felixstowe Ferry black tees of five under par 67 in his second round in the Coronation Cup.

Bury St Edmunds, having spent virtually the whole season on the bottom rung of the East Anglian Premier League, have clambered off the basement with just four matches remaining.

Frinton continue to nurse slender hopes of catching the top three in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, following a conclusive seven-wicket win over visiting Mildenhall on Saturday.

Sudbury enjoyed the perfect weekend, in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, beating Suffolk neighbours Copdock & Old Ipswichian while their two main title rivals were both suffering defeats elsewhere.

There’s a West Suffolk derby clash in the next round of the FA Cup.

National League

Mildenhall Fen Tigers 55

Lakeside Hammers 34

After a difficult fortnight on and off the track the Mildenhall Fen Tigers clawed their way back into the play-off picture with a performance of speed and aggression that left the Lakeside Hammers wondering what had hit them.

Paul Whiting is the new Suffolk Senior champion. He won the Geoffrey Barnard Trophy with a level par round of 69 at Bungay and Waveney Valley, his home course.

It was a mixed bag for Suffolk sides in the FA Cup over the weekend.

Action got underway in the SIL this weekend with some entertaining clashes in the Senior Division.

Leiston returned from a trip to Margate in the Bostik Premier with a hard-earned point.

Woodbridge Town extended their lead at the top of the Thurlow Nunn First Division table to four points with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Downham Town as 16-year-old Jake Conway made his league debut as a substitute in the second half for the Woodpeckers.

FA Cup Preliminary Round

Framlingham Town 0

Mildenhall Town 1

Thurlow Nunn Division One side Framlingham welcomed Bostik North opponents Mildenhall Town to Badingham Road for the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, a side two steps above them in the league pyramid.

Thurlow Premier

Felixstowe & Walton United 2

Godmanchester Rovers 1

A stunning 85th minute strike from Miles Powell secured the Seasiders third straight league win, but this was no easy ride against youthful, hard working visitors who stretched the home side on several occasions.

Bostik Premier

Needham Market 0

Wingate & Finchley 1

The North London side climbed off the bottom of the Bostik Premier table to inflict the Marketmen’s first defeat of the season, writes John Campany.

Braintree Town 2 Hampton & Richmond 1

Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins praised his side’s team spirit after they beat Workington 51-39 on Saturday night in the Championship, writes Henry Chard.


Workington Comets 39

Ipswich Witches 51

The Ipswich Witches stormed to a fantastic 51-39 victory at Workington in the Championship last night

A former serviceman from Braintree who competes for the all-disabled Team BRIT in the Fun Cup motorsport series has featured on a top online motoring TV show.

Two badminton players from Ipswich have scooped silver medals in the Special Olympics games in Sheffield for Suffolk’s first ever entry in the national competition.

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