Cricket

Seven out for ducks as Spalding Town have a Spa day to forget against Woodhall

Joe Irving shone with bat and ball to sentence Spalding Town to a heavy 162-run home defeat against Woodhall Spa in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. Having put their visitors into bat at Spalding Grammar School, Town were forced to watch on as Irving’s 59 inspired Spa to a commanding 237-8 from their 50 overs. Seven players then ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Long Sutton see off Moulton Harrox in double-header

Table-topping Long Sutton beat South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox by six wickets to stay clear at the top – and also progress to the last four of the SLBL Cup. With more than just South Lincs and Border League Division One points up for grabs, Sutton won the toss at Harrox Field and inserted the hosts into bat. It was ...

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Ambrose feels Spalding Town are far from dead and buried after Grimbsy Town victory

Skipper Rob Ambrose admits that Spalding Town’s hopes of Lincs ECB Premier League survival would have been all but over if they had failed to beat Grimsby last Saturday. Ambrose led a patched-up side to a seven-wicket success (see page 38) to move off the bottom, but admits it wasn’t as easy as the scoreline suggests. The Saturday sees in-form ...

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Superb sixes showings from Spalding Town’s junior cricket sides at Louth

Three teams from Spalding Town Cricket Club’s academy impressed at the annual Louth sixes tournament. The under-11s emerged as overall winners, with the under-9s ending as runners-up and the under-10s ending up in third. Academy chairman Mark Laud said: “All in all, this was a great tournament for our teams as we finished first, second and third. “But the main ...

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It’s Miles better from Spalding Town as Jonathan’s five-wicket haul inspires much-needed Grimsby victory

Five wickets from Jonathan Miles and an unbeaten 53 from Faisal Javed earned Spalding Town a vital seven-wicket win over Grimsby Town on Saturday. Relegation threatened Town jumped off to bottom of the Lincs ECB Premier League by ending their run of four defeats on the spin – consigning Grimsby to the foot in the process. Despite losing the toss ...

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Ruthless Long Sutton stay clear at the top with commanding Claypole victory

Table-topping Long Sutton continued their charge towards the South Lincs and Border League title with a dominant nine-wicket win over Claypole on Saturday. Rob Simpson (4-31) and Matt Bull (4-10) took four wickets apiece and Barry Stanway (2-26) bowled both openers as Claypole managed just 112 batting first, before Sutton skipper Phil Barnes made an unbeaten 58 to see his ...

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Sutton storm to summit after crushing win

Long Sutton stormed to the top of Division One of the South Lincs and Border League after an emphatic demolition of Billingborough 2nd on Saturday.   Phil Barnes’ side took full advantage of previous leaders Welby having a weekend off to move to the summit with a maximum points haul.   The home side won the toss at Paradise Field ...

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Town take tumble in crucial relegation tussle

Spalding saw victory snatched from their grasp in Saturday’s vital Lincs Premier Division relegation showdown with Market Deeping.   Rob Ambrose’s side looked to be heading for a crucial victory when they reduced Deeping to 101-5 in pursuit of Spalding’s total of 214.   However, Jamie Morgan came in at number seven for the hosts and smashed nine fours and ...

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Town skipper staying upbeat for crunch clash

Upbeat Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose has issued a rallying call for his side to stay positive ahead of their biggest match of the season so far on Saturday.   Town travel to face relegation rivals Market Deeping at the weekend, having slipped to the foot of the Lincs Premier Division table.   Ambrose’s charges suffered a 70-run defeat against ...

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Little to Cheer as Town lose basement battle

Spalding Town slipped to the bottom of the Lincs Premier League table after losing their crunch clash with relegation rivals Boston on Saturday.     Rob Ambrose’s side saw themselves leapfrogged by the Mayflower men after suffering a 70-run reverse at Spalding Grammar School.   The defeat means Spalding now face a must-win clash with fellow strugglers Market Deeping on ...

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Sutton are starting to pull clear of chasing pack

Long Sutton continue to pull clear of the promotion chasing pack in Division One of the South Lincs Border League after a 73-run win over Boston 3rd on Saturday.   Phil Barnes’ side and current table-toppers Welby are moving away from third-placed Baston after another tidy success at the weekend.   Opener Adam Wright led the Sutton batting after Boston ...

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Moulton go fourth after coasting to win

Moulton Harrox moved into fourth place in Division One of the South Lincs Border League with a convincing nine-wicket win over Skegness 2nd on Saturday.   Harrox made the most of Skegness’ decision to bat first after winning the toss as they skittled the seasiders for 81 runs. Louis Greetham returned superb figures of 4-12 from his eight over spell ...

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Ambrose: It’s now make or break time for Spalding Town’s season

Captain Rob Ambrose reckons Spalding Town’s season will be shaped by their next two games. Despite looking safe in mid-table a few weeks ago, Town slipped into the Lincs ECB Premier Division’s relegation zone on Saturday after suffering a home reverse against Grantham (see page 38). They host Boston – the only side below them in the table – at ...

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Freeman’s super 7-36 in Grantham victory sends Spalding Town into drop zone

Spalding Town slipped into the Lincs ECB Premier Divison drop zone after suffering a comprehensive six-wicket defeat to high-flying Grantham on Saturday. Having elected to bat first at Spalding Grammar School, Town were dismissed for just 117 in 29.5 overs as Daniel Freeman ripped through the order with fantastic figures of 7-36. Spalding, to their credit, did make Grantham work ...

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A bit of al-Wright! Andrew’s ton settles derby in Long Sutton 2nd’s favour

Andrew Wright finished unbeaten on 104 as Long Sutton 2nd defeated Pinchbeck by nine wickets in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. The unbeaten century helped Sutton’s second string chase down Pinchbeck’s 189-5 in an impressive 31.2 overs. Pinchbeck, who won the toss and elected to bat, will have felt they made a competitive score at Paradise Field. Opener ...

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Broomfield and Barnett shine with half-centuries in dominant Moulton Harrox success

Joe Broomfield and Matt Barnett both scored half-centuries in Moulton Harrox’s 100-run victory over Boston 3rd on Saturday. Harrox elected to bat first and posted 179-6 from their 45 overs in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, before bowling their hosts out for 79 to collect 19 points. Although they lost openers Lance Bettinson (0) and Jack ...

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Solid Long Sutton stroll to seven-wicket success at Claypole to stay in title hunt

Long Sutton kept themselves firmly in the South Lincs and Border League Division One title race with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Claypole on Saturday. Having lost the toss, Sutton were forced to field first – but they wasted little time getting stuck into the home line-up. Indeed, Claypole were left toiling on 50-6 after losing Matt Ragless (6), Dan ...

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Spalding Town’s charge halted by five-wicket defeat to Bourne at Abbey Lawn

Spalding Town’s winning run in the Lincs ECB Premier Division ground to a halt on Saturday as Bourne handed them a five-wicket reverse. After impressing with the bat in their back-to-back wins over Alford and Louth, Town faltered at the Abbey Lawn and were dismissed for just 155 in 47.2 overs. To their credit, the Spalding bowlers gave the notoriously ...

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Cracking cup win for Long Sutton as Booth and Oldfield hit half-centuries

A strong all-round showing saw Long Sutton defeat hosts Graves Park by eight wickets in the SLBL Cup (Division D) on Saturday. Having won the toss and elected to field, Sutton set about removing Graves Park for 154 in 36.2 overs. Although opener Chris King (59) and Liam Maskell (43) both scored very well for the home side, they lost ...

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Darren’s four-some display can’t save Moulton Harrox in Claypole defeat

Figures of 4-40 from Darren Hibbert weren’t enough for Moulton Harrox on Saturday as they slipped to a big 105-run loss against Claypole. Harrox won the toss in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash – but suffered a long day in the field after inserting their visitors into bat. Skipper James King led the charge with 67, ...

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