July 22 2014 Latest news:
King’s Lynn Town could host Diss in a number of possible Norfolk derby match-ups in this season’s FA Cup following the draws for the early rounds of the world famous cup competition.
With heavy showers all weekend Great Melton’s 40th anniversary celebrations could easily have been ruined but, thanks to the sterling work of groundsman Mike Phoenix, all the events planned for Melton Park went ahead.
Old Buckenham held their annual Schools Kwikcricket tournament as part National Cricket week, sponsored by Chance to Shine and the Cricket Foundation.
It is nearly 50 years since they all stood on a cricket pitch together but while they might now struggle to make a diving catch in the slips the spirits were certainly still willing - and the banter even stronger.
Hethersett Hawks/Swinton & Co had to put in a tremendous effort to ensure that the British U19 Championships, sponsored by Haart estate agents, could go ahead after overnight and morning heavy rain had flooded the circuit. However, pumping water from the efficient drainage system allowed the event to go ahead and, although it was heavy going in the qualifying heats, the track was near perfect for the final.
Mercedes Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton returns to the scene of his only victory last year, the Hungarian Grand Prix, looking to end the first half of the 2014 season on a morale-boosting high.
QPR have completed the signing of England international defender Steven Caulker from Cardiff.
Mitchell Smith sealed the English super featherweight title with an impressive points win against Hartlepool’s Peter Cope at York Hall.
Former Norwich City midfielder Andy Hughes has been appointed as a professional development coach at Bolton Wanderers.
Flooding has forced Norwich City to close the lower tier of the Barclay Stand for the club’s upcoming two home pre-season friendlies at Carrow Road.
Appearances may indeed be deceptive but beneath the magnificent scenery of City’s idyllic Italian retreat and the difficulties in sourcing meaningful opposition there are genuine signs of renewal.
It was expected that by now, the football fatigue would be in full flow. If memory serves, that’s usually the case in a World Cup or European Championships summer off the back of the domestic season.