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Ipswich Witches’ ‘band of brothers’ face the most important eight days of their season so far.

In the Danny King column this week: Be careful what you wish for... A 12-hour round trip for nothing - and Ritchie has a ball while I get wet!

The top three teams in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship all tasted victories on Saturday, as the title race hots up going into the final two months of the season.

Essex Eagles make the short journey to Lord’s tomorrow night where they face Middlesex in their latest NatWest T20 Blast contest.

Olympian Victoria Pendleton suited up in full body armour to try her hand at jousting – with more in store this weekend at a Suffolk castle.

Ipswich Witches face another test at Foxhall as they welcome third placed Edinburgh Monarchs in a Championship fixture this Thursday (7.30pm).

BAFA SFC 1 South

Colchester Gladiators 17

London Hornets 6

The Colchester Gladiators’ 2017 season will go down to the wire as they beat the London Hornets in the first of their two straight encounters to see who finishes bottom of the table and faces relegation to Division Two.

Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed his billing as the top batsman in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, as he masterminded Copdock & Old Ipswichian’s four-wicket win at Suffolk rivals Bury St Edmunds on Saturday.

Joe Harding fights are becoming don’t miss events.

Frinton enjoyed the better of their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League match at Great Witchingham, which was abandoned as a draw on Saturday.

Some of the fittest athletes in the region dug deep to prove themselves at the second annual Suffolk Games over the weekend.

It was a thriller at Bury St Edmunds where the home team beat Ipswich at the first play-off hole in their Stenson Shield quarter-final.

Ambitious Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club have announced seven new signings for the season ahead.

Fabio Wardley is proving his decision to swap life behind a desk for a career in professional boxing was a wise one.

Ipswich’s Hannah Martin and her England team-mates powered to a 5-2 win over Argentina to claim bronze at the Hockey World League Semi-finals in Johannesburg today.

Ravi Bopara took four for 19 in a parsimonious four-over spell, which coupled with Dan Lawrence’s NatWest T20 Blast best of 47 helped Essex thrash top-of-the-table Hampshire to climb off the bottom with 36 balls to spare.

Liam Nash has today completed a dream move from Maldon & Tiptree to League One club Gillingham.

In Mike Bacon’s bites this week: The BBC pay debate, life without the Open of free TV and how ITFC would love an Ipswich Witches home run!

More Mischief bids to give weight and a beating to 12 rivals in what looks a fiercely competitive renewal of the Betbright Aphrodite Stakes at Newmarket tomorrow.

Suffolk PGA, the inaugural winners of the PGA England and Wales inter-county Championship, will look to kick-start their bid to reclaim the title they won four years ago at the East qualifying event taking place at Bush Hill Park on Tuesday.

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