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It’s often called the fastest growing sport in the world, and this region is a hotbed of mixed martial arts talent. MARK HEATH looks at fighters for you to follow in his latest Flying Knee column.

MMA

King’s Lynn Stars’ former world champion Chris Holder makes a swift return to his former home track on Friday night.

Australia

Brad Smith, the newest member of staff at Thetford Golf Club’s pro shop, had an impressive round of level-par 72 to win his home leg of the Golf Days UK Norfolk Tour.

Andrew Marshall was in the money this week after a brilliant finish to his second tournament of the year on the Mena Tour.

The county men’s season got under way at the weekend with the annual staging of the Clymer Bowl competition at Great Yarmouth and Caister.

Sprowston Wanderers and Hewett OBs were celebrating at the weekend after clinching their respective titles.

Woolpack are almost certain to take the 3A title after another big win, this time against Eaton Park Corinthians.

Wensum Table Tennis Club’s youngsters were in action on the final day of action in the Eastern Region National Cadet and National Junior Leagues at Stowmarket.

Big league stock car racing returns to the region on Saturday (5.30pm) at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena when the BriSCA F1 machines roll into town.

Last weekend the Classic Motorcycle Racing Club opened the season for bikes at Snetterton in mixed weather conditions.

What do you get if you mix winds gusting to 35mph, three intrepid Yeoman crews and 10 mixed dinghies all battling it out for a handful of season-end trophies?

Snetterton’s circuit racing season starts this Saturday with Norfolk-built cars headlining the meeting in the Lotus Cup along with the Lotus Elise Trophy, which will be joining its bigger brother at their local venue.

King’s Lynn hosts its first meeting of the season this weekend when a big crowd is expected for Simon Lambert’s testimonial meeting.

United States

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – brings a familiar face into their 2017 build-up.

BBC

A training centre in Mattishall has strengthened its links with its partners in a scheme to support young speedway riders.

Mattishall

Great Witchingham International Horse Trials return to Blackwater Farm at Great Witchingham this weekend.

United Kingdom

It was a ruby anniversary with a difference, as North Walsham Rugby Club celebrated its 40th minis festival.

Former Norwich United striker Matt Blake has followed his heart and not his pocket, after opting to stay with Leiston and turn down a big-money move to Ryman Premier Division rivals Billericay Town.

Matt Blake

Our latest Young Norfolk Sports Academy update comes from 17-year-old Norwich School student Sam Drane.

Brooke CC become the latest name on the South Norfolk Indoor Cricket League Trophy after beating Hethersett and Tas Valley in a thrilling final.

South Norfolk Council

Josh Files claimed his second TCR title after a dominant display in the final round of the inaugural Middle East Championship.

Honda

It has been a busy week at Rocklands Mere Fishery, with the banks full of anglers and buzzer hatches on most days providing an early season spectacle.

Still-water carp on the match lakes were feeding freely on the Barford Railway lake where Rod Finch (Deben) won with 141lb 15oz, writes Roy Webster.

King’s Lynn Young Stars will stage their press and practice day at the Adrian Flux Arena today.

United Kingdom

I remember that iconic pike angler and true gentleman, Mick Brown, talking to me a couple of years back. He said that as he gets older, each big pike that he witnesses means more and more to him.

Dusty Kiddell waved goodbye to the coarse fishing season in sensational style at the weekend.

Leaders Spireites B’s promotion hopes in the Second Division of the Fox Insurance Open Snooker stuttered after a heavy 8-1 defeat by third-placed Woodside Gothic.

King’s Lynn Town’s four-match winning streak came to an end as St Neots ended a run of eight successive defeats on the road at The Walks.

Lynn Town

Fenland Park is a mess. It’s overgrown; the former home of Wisbech Town Football Club is not so much weedy as a jungle.

United Kingdom

Chase Davies produced the only sub par round of the day to win the third Norfolk PGA pro-am of the year at Sheringham Golf Club.

Swaffham Golf Club

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