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Norfolk's Alfie Hewett wins silver in the men's wheelchair tennis final

Alfie in a previous match at Rio Credit: PA Wire/Press Association

And it's a silver medal for Norfolk's Alfie Hewett tonight after he lost out on gold in the men's wheelchair tennis final.

Hewett who is from Cantley near Norwich was against his doubles partner Gordon Reid. He battled through the match, but lost in straight sets.

Reid took the gold 6-2 6-1. The match lasted 54 minutes.

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Team news

Manager Alex Neil has confirmed that midfielder Alex Tettey will not feature after being taken off in Tuesday night's game.

Meanwhile, Ivo Pinto will be in the squad, alongside Robbie Brady who's likely to return after a quad injury.

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Team news

Tommy Smith won't feature ue to a back injury which requires surgery.

Freddie Sears is expected to return to the squad after recovering from a groin injury.

Defender Christophe Berra will come head to head with fellow Scotland team mate Ross McCormack.

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Essex go Dutch again as skipper signs new deal

Essex County Championship captain Ryan ten Doeschate has extended his contract with the club Credit: Press Association

County Championship captain Ryan ten Doeschate has committed his future to Essex after signing a one-year contract extension.

The 36-year-old's deal will now run until the end of the 2018 season.

After a fine season in all competitions, ten Doeschate reached 1000 County Championship runs for the campaign and scored the runs that clinched promotion.

The former Dutch international was happy to extend his time in Chelmsford and said:

"My affinity with the club has grown throughout my time with Essex. I have thoroughly enjoyed leading this talented squad in the County Championship and hope we can continue to be successful over the next couple of years.

Helping this team to Division One was the perfect way to cap off an excellent season."

– Ryan ten Doeschate

Region's athletes continue to impress in Rio

Records broken and medals won. The region's athletes continue to impress.

A rundown of the latest headlines from the region's athletes in Rio.


Libby Clegg was guided to victory by Milton Keynes's Chris Clarke in the women's T11 200 metres to add to the 100 metres gold they won on Saturday September 10.

Libby Clegg and Chris Clarke Credit: PA


Norfolk's Alfie Hewitt and his partner Gordon Reid made it through to the final of the Wheelchair tennis doubles after beating Japan's Kunieda Shingo and Saida Satoshi 6-2 6-4 in Rio. It means he's guaranteed at least a silver medal in the final on Thursday September 15.

Alfie Hewitt Credit: PA


Amy Conroy from Norwich helped team GB into the semi-finals of the women's wheelchair basketball. They beat China 57-38 and will face the USA on Thursday September 15.

Amy Conroy Credit: PA


Northampton swimmer Ellie Robinson just missed out on a medal in the S6 women's 400 metres freestyle after coming 4th.

Ellie Robinson came 4th in the S6 women's 400 metres freestyle Credit: PA


Peterborough's Matt Skelhon missed out on a medal in the SH1 mixed 50m Rifle Prone shooting final but did set a Paralympic record during qualifying.

Peterborough's Matt Skelhon set a new Paralympic record in the qualifying round in the 10m shooting Credit: PA

Applegate disappointed despite winning Paralympic silver

Jessica-Jane Applegate won silver in Rio. Credit: PA

Great Yarmouth swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate has picked up her second medal of the Paralympics after winning silver in the S14 200m freestyle.

The 20-year-old was visibly disappointed after the race though as she struggled to come to terms with the fact that she had lost the title she won in London four years ago to British teammate Bethany Firth.

Despite that, the silver was still a great achievement for Applegate who is still recovering from injury.

Applegate, who has Asperger syndrome, also claimed bronze in the 100 metre backstroke on Thursday.

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