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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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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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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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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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Trip to big-hitting Bourne should hold no fears for in-form Spalding Town

Buoyant skipper Rob Ambrose insists that his Spalding Town are full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s trip to big-hitting Bourne. Town have won back-to-back Lincs ECB Premier Division games ahead of the Abbey Lawn clash (noon) – and could move into the top six with another victory. Bourne, who are fifth, are famed for their explosive batting firepower. Only one ...

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Josh’s Saturday best steers Spalding Town to big victory over lowly Louth

Josh Newton helped himself to a stunning century to steer Spalding Town to an emphatic 80-run win over Louth on Saturday. A Saturday-best 159 from opener Newton was the mainstay of Town’s 258-5 at Spalding Grammar School, before Roy Tilley took 6-42 to dismiss the rock-bottom visitors for 178. Having lost their first two Lincs ECB Premier Division games of ...

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Saturday cricket: Newton’s best-ever 159 steers Spalding Town to second win on spin

Josh Newton made a stunning century as Spalding Town made it back-to-back wins in the Lincs ECB Premier Division on Saturday. Opener Newton cracked 159 – his best ever Saturday score – in Town’s total of 258-5 at Spalding Grammar School, before Roy Tilley took 6-42 to bowl out visitors Louth for 178. Luke Hollingworth (35) and Warren Nel (31) ...

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Ambrose impressed as patched-up Spalding Town roar to first win of season

Buoyant skipper Rob Ambrose saluted Spalding Town’s best performance of the season so far as they defeated hosts Alford by 106 runs on Saturday. The victory, Town’s first of the season in the Lincs ECB Premier Division, propels them out of the drop zone and safely into mid-table. Spalding’s biggest weakness so far this season has been their batting – ...

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Dring’s heroics with the bat not enough for Spalding Town 2nd in Bourne run-fest

A brilliant 99 from Chris Dring wasn’t enough for Spalding Town 2nd as they lost a high-scoring game with Bourne 2nd by 23 runs at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Batting first, Bourne posted an imposing 261-3 from their 45 overs in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division showdown. Town took on the challenge and reached a fine ...

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Cricket round-up: Record Pinchbeck score enough for derby victory

A 182-run partnership for the first wicket helped Pinchbeck score a club record 265-4 in their derby win over Spalding Town 3rd on Saturday. Openers Danny Jackson (96) and Nick Crook (retired out on 101) starred at Spalding Grammar School, with Michael Handford (22) and Gary Neumann (17 not) also contributing at the death. Chris Klompas (42), Nigel Gardner (41) ...

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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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