Cricket

Long Sutton duo celebrate new clubhouse roof with T20 clash

The cricket and hockey clubs from Long Sutton celebrated the completion of a brand new roof on the joint clubhouse with a Twenty20 clash on Friday night. The cricketers batted first at Paradise Field and made a below-par 98, with Aron John (25 retired), Ellie Burton (17) and Paul Edgeller (15) top scoring. Ben Shore and Jeorgia Carr got the ...

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Dring one shy of Town record with stunning 150 not out

Chris Dring came agonisingly close to setting a new Spalding Town club record on Saturday as he scored an incredible 150 not out in a memorable second team success over Billingborough. Having taken 3-16 to help dismiss South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title hopefuls Billingborough for 244 on their own patch, Dring’s heroics earned Town their latest – ...

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Captain’s innings from Danny inspires Pinchbeck victory

A gutsy knock from skipper Danny Jackson and six wickets for Lee Eyett steered Pinchbeck to a notable victory over second placed Claypole in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. After bowling their hosts out for 183, Jackson survived a blow to the face to make 79 and guide his team to a six-wicket win. Having chosen to bat ...

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Table-topping Boston prove too strong for Long Sutton

Long Sutton suffered a disappointing defeat against leaders Boston in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Boston won the toss and inserted Sutton on what looked a decent wicket at Paradise Field. Runs, however, were hard to come by and a combination of good bowling and not so good batting meant that Sutton’s innings never really got ...

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Top Spalding Town show seals super semi-final spot

Spalding Town Cricket Club’s under-15 side beat Bourne under-15s by 55 runs at the Abbey Lawn on Thursday night to gain a spot in the semi-finals of the county cup. Town lost the toss and were asked to bat first on a sunny evening in South Lincolnshire. Paddy Harrington (54 retired) led the way with a careful innings in his ...

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Young guns dig in to earn Spalding Town a losing draw against Grimsby

There was disappointment for Spalding Town in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday as they could only manage a losing draw with relegation rivals Grimsby Town. Basement boys Town collected just five points from the Spalding Grammar School clash, having failed to chase down Grimsby’s 199-7. They did, however, reach 148-9 – with Josh Newton top scoring on 37 – ...

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Luke talks up Town ahead of big clash with relegation rivals

In-form batsman Luke Hollingworth reckons that Spalding Town are a club on the up. Hollingworth is the third-highest run scorer for Town’s top team this term, with only Warren Nel (312) and Ben Smith (206) bettering his tally of 187 from nine outings. Although the ex-Billingborough and Sleaford ace is part of a side that currently sits bottom of the ...

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Belligerent batting fires Town teens to Sutton success

An awesome batting display helped Spalding Town under-15s defeat rivals Long Sutton under-15s by 102 runs on Friday night. Openers Jordy Butcher (32 retired) and Pat Harrington (32 retired) began belligerently, reaching the boundary regularly. They were followed by Town skipper Josh Lawrence (30 retired) and his cousin Harry DeCamps (30 retired) as Spalding produced a feast of aggressive batting. ...

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Spalding Town’s Bourne derby among games washed out over weekend

The rain on Saturday ensured that every fixture featuring South Holland’s cricket teams in both the Lincs ECB Premier League and South Lincs and Border League was washed out. Among the casualties was Spalding Town’s much-anticipated derby with defending Lincs ECB Premier League champions Bourne. There was some cricket on Sunday, though, with both Seas End Hall and Long Sutton ...

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Town skipper hopes Henry can help inspire more Bourne heroics

Buoyant Spalding Town are hoping to produce a repeat of last season’s best performance as they prepare to take on Lincs ECB Premier League champions Bourne on Saturday. Town were one of only two sides to beat brilliant Bourne last year, inflicting an impressive 100-run defeat on them at the Abbey Lawn. They do, however, go into Saturday’s Spalding Grammar ...

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Skipper Slater salutes super Spalding ladies after big win

Spalding Town’s ladies made the perfect start to their Lincolnshire Women’s Cricket League campaign with a dominant win over Scunthorpe on Sunday. The Spalding girls won the toss and made what proved to be an inspired choice to bowl first. Opening pair Hayley Jones (3-12) and Amelia Gardener (2-17) bowled superbly – and the wickets duly fell. Yasmin Martin (2-14), ...

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Skipper was worried that Spalding Town would blow “deserved” Skeg win

Spalding Town (213) beat Skegness (211) by 2 runs (Points – Spalding Town 19; Skegness 9) Skipper Rob Ambrose admits that his Spalding Town side almost snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on Saturday. Town picked up only their second Lincs ECB Premier League success of the season at Skegness, as they squeezed home by just two runs. Having ...

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Terrific Taylor tonks virtuoso ton in Long Sutton 2nd win

Jamie Taylor’s incredible unbeaten century fired Long Sutton 2nd to a three-wicket win over Welby in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Batting first at Paradise Field, visitors Welby were all out for 167 thanks to wickets from Danny Sisson (2-45), Steven Milnes (2-29), Ajay Jinah (2-50), Ian Morris (1-27) and James Booth (1-9). Opener Taylor then ...

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Nothing Crook about Pinchbeck performance against Spalding 3rd

The derby spoils went to Pinchbeck in South Lincs and Border League Division Two as they saw off Spalding Town 3rd by 49 runs on Saturday. Having won the toss, Pinchbeck chose to bat first at Spalding Grammar School – and it looked a good call with openers Nick Crook (78) and Danny Jackson (39) putting on 59 for the ...

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Dring knock steers Spalding 2nd to derby delight in Sutton thriller

Spalding Town 2nd edged out Long Sutton by just one run in a thrilling South Lincs and Border League Premier Division derby at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Skipper Phil Barnes made 66 as Sutton posted 175-7 batting first, only for Chris Dring’s 79 to inspire Town to a nervy 176-9 in reply. Hosts Spalding won the toss and decided ...

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Spalding Town hold their nerve to secure narrow Skegness success

Spalding Town picked up their second Lincs ECB Premier League win of the season on Saturday as they edged a real nail-biter with hosts Skegness. Having chosen to bat first, Luke Hollingworth (53), Warren Nel (38), Ben Smith (29), skipper Rob Ambrose (22) and Nuwan Jayasena (21) all made decent contributions as Town made a very competitive 213. They were ...

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In-form openers fire Spalding Town teens to county win

Spalding Town’s under-15s progressed into the third round of the Lincs Cup with a fine win over hosts Boston under-15s. On a rainy evening at Boston’s Mayflower sports ground, Town skipper Josh Lawrence lost the toss and was asked to bowl first. Stef Gostic bowled a tidy opening spell but it was the captain who made the early inroads, running ...

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Kearns: Deeping made it a derby day to forget for Town

Fast bowler Charlie Kearns admits that Spalding Town endured an afternoon to forget on Saturday as Market Deeping cruised to a Lincs ECB Premier League derby success. Buoyed by their first victory of the campaign a week earlier, Town had hoped to make it back-to-back wins at Spalding Grammar School. But they were bowled out for just 165 as an ...

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Poor Pinchbeck battered by Burgh despite Langford’s 5-38

Saturday was a day to forget for Pinchbeck as hosts Burgh and District ripped through their batting line-up and inflicted a heavy 114-run defeat. After putting the home side into bat in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash, Pinchbeck enjoyed the better of the early exchanges as James Langford and Andrew Beeston bowled tidy lines. The former ...

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Sutton keep bragging rights over Harrox with derby win

Long Sutton re-discovered their winning touch with a nerve-wracking two-wicket victory over South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox on Saturday. Having restricted visitors Harrox to just 135-8 at Paradise Field, Sutton edged over the line with four balls to spare in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash. With Sutton’s bowling attack very much in-form, home skipper Phil Barnes ...

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