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Harsh reality returns to hockey club after surprise defeat of league leaders

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WHAT A DAY: Jordan Palmer had a day to remember, as he became a new father before scoring the equalising goal for Haverhill Rovers

Rovers secure hard-earned tie against promotion hopefuls

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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Borough captain Sam Hawley scored a vital goal to pull Borough level

Borough unable to halt losing streak in league

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HOWZAT? Luke Youngs making a great catch in his second-ever appearance as a wicketkeeper - during his first spell at Haverhill

Wicket keeper returns to boost boyhood club’s chances

Cricketer Luke Youngs has said he can’t wait to make his return to Haverhill colours next season, writes Hannah Dolman.

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NEW BOSS: Michael Bavester is confident in the ability of his first team to win the league

Ambition remains at West Wratting

West Wratting manager Michael Bavester has reassured the club and fans that he is just as ambitious as his predecessor.

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Jaik Mikleburgh  Picture: Contributed

Suffolk searching for a new professional as Mickleburgh relinquishes role

Suffolk CCC are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season.
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SETTING THE PACE: Michael Gilbert taking part in the Thurlow 5/10, Haverhill Running Clubs annual running event across five and 10 kilometres

Longstanding record falls in breakout year

It’s been a swift year for Haverhill Running Club member Michael Gilbert and has culminated in him breaking a 16-year-old club record — not once, but twice.

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VIDEO: Saturday's local football round-up

Hadleigh United, Walsham-le-Willows and Halstead Town were left celebrating big wins, while it was a case of frustration at a missed opportunity for Bury Town, Stowmarket Town and Needham Market.
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KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY: Cousins James and Ryan Hastie of Haverhill Golf Club

Haverhill duo romp home

Cousins James and Ryan Hastie produced a scintillating performance to win the Suffolk Golf Alliance on Guy Fawkes Day at Stowmarket Golf Club.

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FORWARD RUN: Haverhill look to make up some ground during Saturdays 38-6 defeat to Cambridge Adventurers

Signs of improvement give new coach encouragement

EASTERN COUNTIES GREENE KING LEAGUE

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LEVEL TERMS: Haverhill Rovers players wheel away to celebrate after player-manager Marc Abbott strikes to make it 1-1 during Saturdays eventual 2-1 defeat away at promotion chasers Stowmarket Town

Rovers denied a point at Stow by late goal

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

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STEPPING ASIDE: Tony Hope

Hope departs rugby club confident of improvement

The head coach of Haverhill & District RFC has resigned from his role due to a change in work commitments, writes Hannah Dolman.

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FAMILIAR FACE: Luke Youngs has returned to Haverhill

Youngs returns to Haverhill CC

Haverhill Cricket Club have announced the return of Luke Youngs ahead of the 2018 season.

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HOME DEFEAT: Ash Botten wins the ball for Haverhill Borough on Saturday

Borough unable to overcome Felixstowe

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

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WELCOME RETURN: Borough's Ryan Weaver is back from suspension

Boss calls on Borough players to prove doubters wrong

Anthony Choat says Haverhill Borough deserve to be in the Thurlow Nunn League’s top flight, but warns they must start to prove it by adding to their points tally.

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ON THE MOVE: Ryan Phillips (left) has swapped Haverhill Borough for Newmarket Town

TNL TRANSFER NEWS: Phillips signs for Newmarket

Newmarket Town have completed the signing of Ryan Phillips from Haverhill Borough.

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RETURNING STRIKER: Steve Holder (right) has rejoined Mildenhall

BOSTIK LEAGUE: Holder returns to Hall

Mildenhall Town have re-signed striker Steve Holder from neighbouring Newmarket Town.

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REGIONAL SUCCESS: Eleanor bunch with her two gold medals and a silver

Medal haul for budding gymnast at Regionals

Eleanor Bunch seems to have the Midas touch, as she returned from the regional gymnastics finals with two gold medals.

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RECORD BREAKER: Wisbech Town goalkeeper Paul Bastock was given a guard of honour at Thetford Town as he broke Peter Shilton's long-standing appearance record  Picture: Mecha Morton

Saturday's local football round-up

Mildenhall Town proved to be the story of the day by causing another FA Trophy upset on the road at a higher-league Step 3 outfit, while Thetford Town basked in the national spotlight for an opposition goalkeeper and Stowmarket Town made it nine straight wins.
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ECHO SHIELD: 2016 Champions Haverhill with the League One shield, which was donated by the Haverhill Echo newspaper back in the 1970s

League secretary hopes to revive mid-week village cricket matches

Organisers of the Adams Harrison Mid-Week Cricket League — which presents the league winner with a shield donated by the Haverhill Echo are urging local villages to sign up for the 2018 season.

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