Hornets held in season opener

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Debenham LC were forced to settle for a share of the spoils in their Thurlow Nunn League First Division opener as they were held to a 1-1 draw by AFC Sudbury Reserves.

Substitute Nile Francis struck for the hosts while Oliver Dunlop got on the scoresheet for the visitors as the sides took a point apiece.

Meanwhile, Diss Town kick off their campaign tomorrow (Tuesday) with a visit from Dereham Town Reserves to Brewers Green Lane (7.45pm).

In the cricket, Old Buckenham (244-4) continued their recent good form in Norfolk Alliance Premier Division with an emphatic six wicket success over Swardeston A (94).

The result leaves Bucks in fourth place on 223 points, 58 points adrift of leaders Fakenham, who were held to a draw by Diss over the weekend.

Diss (191-6) managed to hold firm against the league leaders Fakenham (247-8) securing a losing draw, leaving them in seventh position.

Ipswich Town conceded two injury time goals to begin the new Sky Bet Championship season with a 2-2 draw at Brentford.

Meanwhile, Norwich City’s first game back in the Barclays Premier League ended in a 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace.