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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rare Lincolnshire CC award is a constant reminder of legend Henry at Spalding Town

Almost two years have passed since the South Holland sporting community lost stalwart Henry Walkers – but he’s now been immortalised at Spalding Town Cricket Club. Henry, who played more than 1,100 games for Town between 1964 and 2014, lost a short battle with illness during his 50th season with the club. Unbeknown to him, Henry had been recognised by ...

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Ace batsman Newton wins big at Spalding Town’s end of season awards night

Run-machine Josh Newton was the big winner at Spalding Town Cricket Club’s end of season bash on Friday. Newton, who scored 569 runs at an average of 63.22 over the season, played a key part in steering Town to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title and promotion back to the Lincs ECB Premier League. Only team-mate, ex-Pakistan ...

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Long Sutton relegated from top flight as Spalding Town 2nd miss out on promotion

A dramatic final weekend of the South Lincs and Border League season ended in disappointment for Long Sutton and Spalding 2nd. Sutton were relegated from the Premier Division after losing their finale at Bourne 2nd while Spalding’s Division One championship dream was dashed after being overtaken on the last day by Freiston who defeated Moulton Harrox. Just four points separated ...

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Promotion will help to boost Town’s progress

Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose believes his side’s quick-fire return to the Lincolnshire Premier League will help to keep the club progressing. Ambrose’s charges secured a return – subject to England Cricket Broad approval – to the top flight of county club cricket at the first attempt on Saturday. They were crowned South Lincs and Border League Premier Division champions ...

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Town are champs, but 2nds can now be overtaken

Spalding Town were crowned South Lincs and Border League Premier Division champions after another rained off weekend put paid to Sleaford 2nds’ title challenge.   Town are now in an unassailable position at the top with a 21-point lead over Sleaford who have one match remaining.   Sleaford are secure in second place with Market Deeping, newly promoted in 2016, ...

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Tense time for Town in quest to claim title treble

Spalding Town face an anxious weekend to see whether their quest for a title treble turns into reality.   They are aiming to claim a South Lincs and Border League title double while also currently occupying pole position in the race for Rutland League Division Six honours.   The Saturday First XI saw their final match of the South Lincs ...

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Spalding Town’s title bid left in ‘the lap of the gods’ ahead of season finale

Downbeat skipper Rob Ambrose admits that Spalding Town now only have a “50/50” chance of winning the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division ahead of their season finale on Saturday. Town watched on as rain sabotaged their top-of-the-tale clash with Sleaford 2nd last Saturday, handing their rivals the title initiative. Spalding had been going well, with Hafiz Majeed (80) ...

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England star Heather Knight is a big hit in Spalding Town open day

Spalding Town Cricket Club welcomed England ladies’ captain Heather Knight to their popular Club Open Day on Sunday. Knight, who replaced Charlotte Edwards as England skipper earlier this year, was on hand to provide valuable coaching sessions and present trophies at Town’s annual bash. The 25-year-old posed for plenty of pictures on a day when Spalding also showcased junior matches ...

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Washout halts Spalding Town’s title charge as Sleaford 2nd clash is abandoned

Rain hit Spalding Town’s South Lincs and Border League Premier Division title chances on Saturday as their huge clash at Sleaford 2nd was abandoned. The day’s big game between leaders Town and second-placed Sleaford 2nd ended with Spalding having scored 197-7, Hafiz Majeed hitting 80 and Dan Milgate 57, before rain stopped play. This gave the Spalding four points to Sleaford’s ...

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Ambrose eyes season-defining victory for Spalding Town at title rivals Sleaford 2nd

Skipper Rob Ambrose has called upon his Spalding Town side to see off title rivals Sleaford 2nd on Saturday – and all but secure the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division crown. Although Ambrose doesn’t feel Town’s penultimate game of the campaign at Sleaford (1.30pm) is must-win, he is determined to see his charges win the title and secure ...

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