Cricket

Bracebridge washout stops the rot for Spalding Town ahead of key run of fixtures

Winless Spalding Town begin a more favourable run of fixtures in the Lincs ECB Premier Division with a trip to mid-table Alford on Saturday (noon). Town have lost four of their opening five fixtures in the county top flight, with the exception being Saturday’s washed out home clash with leaders Bracebridge Heath. Alford, who have registered two wins from their ...

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Rutland League cricket: Jon’s 40 steers Spalding Town to Newborough 2nd victory

A knock of 40 from opener Jon Garner helped Spalding 1st beat hosts Newborough 2nd by four wickets in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. Having opted to bowl first, Town limited their hosts to 129-9 as Chris Green (2-19) and Tom Decamps (2-28) took two wickets apiece. Garner and Decamps (27) put on 78 for the first wicket ...

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Ambrose rues bad batting once again as Spalding Town suffer fourth loss on spin

Lindum (216-7) beat Spalding Town (95) by 121 runs Rueful skipper Rob Ambrose admits that Spalding Town’s batting has let them down so far this season. The captain was happy to see his bowlers limit hosts Lindum to 216-7 on Saturday, but then saw Town’s reply end with something of a whimper on 95. It’s now four defeats on the ...

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Moulton Harrox soundly beaten by high-flying Welby, Town 2nd slump despite 50s

Moulton Harrox struggled to make an impact with bat or ball on Saturday as Welby handed them an eight-wicket defeat in South Lincs and Border League Division One. Louis Greetham top scored with just 20 as hosts Moulton were bowled out for 107 after electing to bat first at Harrox Field. They came up against an in-form Dom Ashmore, who ...

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Stanway and Simpson bowl Long Sutton to victory in low-scoring Belton Park clash

Barry Stanway and Rob Simpson both took five wickets each as Long Sutton beat Belton Park by 44 runs in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Having been put into bat by hosts Belton Park, Sutton looked big underdogs when they were bowled out for 107 in just 33 overs. Aaron John (31) and Stanway (20) were ...

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Hall’s heroics ensure Spalding Town lose close clash with Sleaford in final over

Spalding Town suffered final over heartbreak on Saturday as Sleaford edged a close Lincs ECB Premier League contest by just five runs. Town looked set to break their duck for the season after Hafiz Majeed (3-44), Jon Miles (2-33) and Luke Hollingworth (2-40) helped knock visitors Sleaford over for 190 at Spalding Grammar School. Hollingworth (49) and Warren Nel (31) ...

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South Lincs and Border League cricket: Moulton Harrox power to cracking cup win

A strong showing with bat and ball saw Moulton Harrox beat Graves Park by four runs in a South Lincs and Border League cup cracker on Saturday. Half-centuries from Joe Broomfield (57) and Andy Goodley (62 not out) steered Moulton to 229-5 from 40 overs at Harrox Field, while Jack Barnett (34) and Lance Bettinson (25) also scored well. In ...

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Spalding Town still looking for maiden Lincs ECB Premier League win after Dixon’s heroics save Spa

A virtuoso display from Woodhall Spa’s Ross Dixon handed Spalding Town a second Lincs ECB Premier Division defeat on the spin on Saturday. Dixon, coming in at number eight with the score on 95-6, blasted an unbeaten 102 from just 73 deliveries to power hosts Spa to 257-9 from their 50 overs at Jubilee Park. The all-rounder then snared figures ...

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Long Sutton top early SLBL Divsion One table after crushing victory over Timberlands

Long Sutton 1st made it two wins from two in South Lincs and Border League Division One after beating ten-man Timberlands by nine wickets on Saturday. After skipper Phil Barnes won the toss and elected to bowl first, they skittled their visitors out for just 64 at Paradise Field. Dylan Garfoot (37) batted well for Timberlands, but he was one ...

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Brilliant Broomfield blows Deeping away with stellar 220 in Moulton Harrox’s score of 288

Joe Broomfield smashed a sensational 220 to give Moulton Harrox a huge 149-run win over Market Deeping 2nd in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. Broomfield’s brilliant knock, which is the performance of the season so far, included 26 fours and 12 sixes as he steered Moulton to 288 batting first at Harrox Playing Field. Only two of his ...

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Narrow defeat for Town in opener

Newly-promoted Spalding Town suffered a four-wicket defeat on the opening day of the Lincs Premier League season on Saturday.   Despite posting 178-9 from their 50 overs against Grimsby Town, the visitors scraped home with just 2.4 overs to spare. Spalding, batting first, saw new signing Faisal Javed dismissed by Dylan Claasen after scoring just three runs on his Town ...

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Long Sutton aiming to bounce back

Long Sutton showed an early statement of intent on the opening weekend of the South Lincs and Border League season following last year’s relegation. Phil Barnes’ side lost their Premier Division place last season, but showed they’re aiming to bounce straight back in an eight-wicket demolition of Billingborough 2nd on Saturday. Billingborough were bowled out for just 62 as Barry ...

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Moulton make flying start with win double

Moulton Harrox made a winning start to their South Lincs and Border League Division One campaign with a tough trip to Belton Park 1st on Saturday. The visitors lost the toss, but Harrox captain Joe Broomfield looked to counter attack the tricky conditions and shared an opening partnership of 54 with Lance Bettinson inside 13 overs. Broomfield made a fine ...

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Ambrose: It’s safety first for Spalding Town ahead of new cricket season

Staying up is the modest target for Spalding Town as they begin life back in the Lincs ECB Premier Division on Saturday. Experienced skipper Rob Ambrose admits that his side are stronger than they’ve been in recent seasons ahead of the Spalding Grammar School opener with Grimsby Town on Saturday (noon) – but he isn’t interested in setting any lofty ...

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Chance for local cricketers to join in with LCGA’s trip to Headingley

A free trip to Headingley beckons for members of the Lincolnshire Cricket Groundsmen’s Association. The Association is providing free transport to the Yorkshire stadium this Monday (March 27), to meet award-winning head groundsman Andy Foggerty and to learn about his pre-season preparations.   Members will then visit the rugby ground next door to speak to Ryan Golding. Tea and coffee ...

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Like cricket? Why not give Pinchbeck CC a try in the 2017 season

Pinchbeck Cricket Club are looking to recruit players for the upcoming 2017 season. The club, which plays in Division Two of the South Lincs and Border League, is welcoming all players aged 14 and over to give them a try. Whether you fancy trying cricket for the first time or are looking for a club, Pinchbeck would love to hear ...

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Wilson succeeds Lucas as Lincolnshire CC skipper after annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Lincolnshire County Cricket Club saw a new captain announced and the re-election of a host of officers for the coming season. The Chairman is the former Hartsholme player Chris Keywood, while the President is former Bucyrus and Hartsholme player John Van-der-Vord. Chief Executive is Chris Farmer, the former Chief Executive of South Kesteven District Council, ...

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Spalding Town Cricket Club’s winter nets start at Spalding Grammar School on Sunday

Spalding Town Cricket Club’s winter nets get under way this Sunday. Town are holding the sessions at Spalding Grammar School over the next few months, with seniors, ladies and juniors all catered for. Net times: Ladies (15 years and above) – 9am-11am; Seniors – 11am-1pm; under-15s – 1pm-2pm; under-9s – 2pm-3pm; under-11s – 3pm-4pm; under-13s – 4pm-5pm.

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Help Spalding Town’s Mike reach his Advent Marathon Cycle Challenge goal

Spalding Town cricketer Mike Kearns has found a new way of keeping fit during the winter break – raising money for good causes. Second team skipper Kearns, who is 55, has embarked on an Advent Marathon Cycle Challenge in which he is cycling the marathon distance of 26.2 miles every day for the 24 days of December’s advent. The challenge ...

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Promoted Spalding Town confirmed as part of new-look Lincs ECB Premier League

The Readers Lincolnshire ECB Premier League will go into 2017 with two new teams following the unexpected withdrawal of Skegness Cricket Club from the division. At the AGM, South Lincolnshire and Border League winners Spalding Town were automatically promoted and bottom side Nettleham returned to the Lincolnshire County Cricket League (LCCL), while 11th-placed Grimsby Town retained their Premier League status. ...

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