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Veteran Ricky races to a British indoor 60m crown for Peterborough Nene Valley

A steely bunch of Peterborough Nene Valley veterans travelled to Sheffield to take part in the British Masters Indoor Grand Prix. At the age of 60, Ricky Huskisson clocked 7.93secs in the 60m to put him top of the national rankings for his age group. Huskisson also competed in the 200m, crossing the line in a time of 26.34secs. Sean ...

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Strong contingent of Peterborough Nene Valley youngsters heading for Sefton

A lucky 13 Peterborough Nene Valley athletes will be competing for the Lincolnshire team at prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships at Sefton Park on March 14. The athletes heading to Liverpool next month are: Molly Peel (senior girls), Sam Hughes (intermediate boys), Flo Brill (intermediate girls), Aofie Glaswell (junior girls), Charlotte Cullen (junior girls), Sam Oakley (intermediate boys), Sam ...

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Billiards round-up: Table-toppers Holbeach up the ante with key whitewash win

Spalding and District Billiards League leaders Holbeach A put in another impressive performance on Monday night. The table-toppers further improved their position at the summit by thrashing Donington 7-0 on their home baize. Chris Chamberlain (R80), James Glover (R80) and Ben Harding (R30) all enjoyed frame wins on the night, with Glover sinking breaks of 22 and 20 in the ...

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Snooker round-up: Holbeach A find their form to defeat leaders Pyramid D

Holbeach A secured their most eye-catching win of the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One season so far on Thursday night as they upset the leaders. Frame wins from Mick Pearl (O28), Mick Ayres Jnr (R7) and Colin Dodd (O21) fired Holbeach to a 4-2 win at Pyramid D – with Pearl sinking a 22 break. The victory gives ...

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Last-gasp Shipley header sinks Holbeach United in Lincs Senior Trophy semi

Boston Town 2 Holbeach United 1 Chris Shipley’s dramatic injury-time winner ended Holbeach United hopes of a treble as Boston Town beat them 2-1 on Tuesday night to book a place in the Lincs FA Senior Trophy final. Holbeach, who have completed a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division double over Town this season, trailed 1-0 at the break thanks to a ...

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PDFL round-up: Long Sutton suffer semi-final defeat but give rivals a real test

Long Sutton Athletic missed out on a place in the final of the PFSDF Peterborough Senior Cup after going down 3-1 at much-fancied Netherton United on Saturday. The Magpies gave the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division title favourites a strong game at The Grange 3G, but goals from Zack Fisher (2) and Robbie Ellis earned the hosts a place in the ...

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Postponements: Football games involving Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck all off

Storm Dennis has proved a menace to Saturday’s non-league football with South Holland’s leading three teams all seeing games postponed. Spalding United’s home clash with Chasetown in the BetVictor NPL South East Division was called off after an 8.30am pitch inspection, while the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division has seen its schedule decimated. That includes Holbeach United’s home date with Quorn ...

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Tench aplenty as Simmonds seals victory at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s latest meet

The tench continue to feed on the North Level at Main Road with Dave Simmonds attracting three good fish from his peg five to comfortably win Tydd Gote Angling Club’s Wednesday Open. In an area known for the tench, Simmonds set out his stall for a bonus fish by feeding a worm, caster and maggot line at 11m and was ...

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Prosser cruises to glory in Spalding Golf Club’s senior Stableford competition

Bill Prosser raced to victory at Spalding Golf Club’s February Stableford event (seniors’ section) last week. His score of 40 points was five better than anybody else could muster at the Surfleet course. Richard Nicholas took second place from Peter Clare in third and Keith Brown in fourth, with all three players scoring 35 points. Result: Seniors’ section: February Stableford ...

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Billiards round-up: Pyramid rocked by devastating Donington, Mick hits 62 break

Donington were the in-form side in Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League fixtures. They thrashed title hopefuls Pyramid A 7-0, with both Ben Wrigglesworth (R50) and Tony Scully (R50) making breaks of 22 en-route to frame wins. Leaders Holbeach A cashed in on that result by beating hosts Long Sutton 5-2 in a game that saw Mick Cooper (O190) ...

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Get your ticket to see former Manchester United and England star Sharpe in Lynn

An evening with former Manchester United player Lee Sharpe is coming to King’s Lynn next month. Sharpe, who played for United from 1988 until 1996, will relive the start of United’s glory years in the 90s as well as telling tales about playing under Sir Alex Ferguson and alongside enigmatic team-mates like Eric Cantona. The left-winger also won eight caps ...

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Thorogood reckons his young Tulips have an exciting future despite recent cuts

Defiant interim boss Lewis Thorogood has called for everybody to get behind Spalding United after their latest off-the-field problems. The Tulips were forced to release skipper Lewis Brownhill, striker Joel Brownhill and key defender Ben Greenwood last week following the discovery of further debts that required the playing budget to be slashed once again. Thorogood’s young side also lost 3-1 ...

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Hussey admits postponed semi was a boost for Tigers ahead of Quorn test

Danny Hussey admits that he was relieved to see Tuesday night’s Lincs FA Senior Cup semi-final at Boston Town postponed. The clash at the DWB Stadium was called off on Monday due to damage from Storm Ciara and safety concerns – and will now be played this coming Tuesday (7.45pm). Having battled hard to beat Loughborough University 1-0 in the ...

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Netball round-up: The Sky is the limit for resurgent Tulips B after impressive win

Tulips B got back to winning ways in the Boston Netball League B as they saw off Boston Boltz Sky 43-12. The high-flying Spalding Netball Club side started the game with intent, producing some beautiful movement down the attacking end. Lucy Boyce and Millie Weller were in sync in the shooting circle and both put the ball up with confidence ...

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A dozen gold medals in South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s huge haul of 44

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club enjoyed a weekend to savour as they claimed 44 medals at the second round of the Lincolnshire County Championships. An impressive 12 of them were gold medals, while 13 silvers and 19 bronzes also came home to the Spalding-based club, whose members also clocked numerous personal bests (PB) and met regional qualifying standards. Alex Sadler ...

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Ayscoughfee take top spot at latest primary school tournament at Surfleet

South Lincolnshire’s young guns made their way to Spalding Hockey Club on Friday for the latest Primary Schools Hockey Tournament. Glen Park played host to the third of five tournaments scheduled for this school year and 17 teams – approximately 140 youngsters – from 12 local primary schools participated across four leagues at advanced, intermediate and beginner levels. In the ...

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Hockey round-up: Baker blasts treble to steer Long Sutton to thrilling victory

Josh Baker bagged a hat-trick as Long Sutton 1st claimed a big win in East Men’s Hockey League Division 2N on Saturday. Basement side Sutton did their hopes of survival the power of good by beating Horncastle 1st 6-4 at the Peele Leisure Centre, with Baker (3), James Collingwood, Daniel Batten and player-of-the-match Ed White getting the goals. Up in ...

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Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Ruby shines in emphatic England under-25 win

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club star Ruby Hill helped England to an emphatic women’s under-25 international series win at Arbroath IBC in Scotland over the weekend. Hill played number three in a rink skipped by Rachel Tremlett (St Neots), with Devon Cooper (Hartlepool) and Jasmine Wilson (Huntingdon) at the front end. The first match of the series saw England face Ireland, ...

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Snooker round-up: Boundary A rise to hand title hopefuls Tulips B a surprise loss

It was a potentially big week in the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title race as leaders Pyramid D opened up a small lead at the top – thanks in part to one of the surprise results of the season so far. While the Bourne side were winning 4-2 at Holbeach C, their two nearest rivals – Spalding ...

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Pinchbeck United stay bottom of the pile after Wellingborough Town loss

Wellingborough Town 2 Pinchbeck United 0 Pinchbeck United slipped to another defeat on Tuesday night as Wellingborough Town handed them a 2-0 reverse. The Knights, who are now rock bottom of the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, conceded goals in each half at a very windy and cold Dog and Duck. Sean McBride (38) gave the Doughboys a 1-0 half-time lead, ...

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