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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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Dominant Spalding Town post best score of season to batter Billingborough

On-song Spalding Town produced the perfect performance on Saturday as they cruised to a huge 186-run win at Billingborough. The win was fuelled by a sublime batting performance, with Hafiz Majeed (107) scoring another stellar century and Josh Newton (65), Warren Nel (54 not out) and Ben Smith (53 not out) all passing 50 in Town’s monstrous 310-3. In reply, ...

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Simon shines in ‘outstanding’ Spalding Town 2nd win as promotion edges closer

Simon Juckes starred for Spalding Town 2nd on Saturday as they bounced back superbly from their loss last time out to put themselves within one win of a guaranteed South Lincs and Border League Division One promotion spot. Juckes top scored with 70 not out as table-topping Town 2nd made 228-7 against Heckington at the Memorial Field, then took (3-21) ...

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Moulton Harrox 2nd stay in Rutland League title picture after crushing Whittlesey win

An explosive batting performance guided Moulton Harrox 2nd to a huge 217-run win over Whittlesey 2nd in Rutland League Division Six on Sunday. Uday Sisodia led the way with 97 at Harrox Field, while Joe Broomfield also made 56 in Moulton’s whopping 308-6. There were also solid contributions from Vanraj Odedra (39), Alex Sowerby (25) and Will Shields (25). Ben ...

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Majestic Majeed makes another ton as Spalding Town cruise to emphatic victory

Another century from Hafiz Majeed fired Spalding Town to a huge 186-run win over Billingborough in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Playing at number three, Pakistan all-rounder Majeed made 107 in Town’s huge 310-3 batting first at Boro’. Josh Newton (65), Warren Nel (54 not out) and Ben Smith (53 not out) also chipped in ...

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Five-star duo turn title into a two-horse race

A sensational bowling performance saw Spalding Town turn the South Lincs & Border League Premier Division title contest into a two-horse race on Saturday. Cameron Roy and Hafiz Majeed both claimed fantastic five-wicket hauls as Spalding skittled Boston 2nd out for just 47 runs. Spalding’s success ended any faint hopes that Boston – who started the day in third place ...

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Dan leads run spree for Sutton

Long Sutton moved off the bottom of the Rutland League Division Three table after a massive 223-run success over Wisbech 2nd on Sunday.   Sutton piled up a huge 312-5 from their 45 overs before dismissing Wisbech for just 89.   Opener Dan Oldfield led the Sutton run spree with a superb 143, which included 21 fours and two sixes. ...

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Kearns questions commitment after loss

Spalding 2nd team skipper Mike Kearns is calling for more player commitment after seeing his side suffer their first defeat of the South Lincs and Border League Division One campaign.   Kearns’ charges failed to chase down a below-par total of 136 which had been set by a visiting Welby side who had elected to bat first.   And Kearns ...

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