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Plenty of positives for Spalding Town despite final over mix-up against Bracebridge

Skipper Rob Ambrose has praised his Spalding Town side after a gutting last-over run out saw them miss out on key bonus points against Lincs ECB Premier League leaders Bracebridge Heath on Saturday. Chasing an improbable 276 to win at Spalding Grammar School, Town looked set for a losing draw as they entered the final over on 201-7. With 204 the target ...

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Spalding Town 3rd hold their nerve for welcome win over rivals Grantham 4th

It’s been a tough season for Spalding 3rd in South Lincs and Border League Division Two – but they battled to a rare win on Saturday. Having bowled basement boys Grantham 4th out for 110 thanks to wickets from Rick Dale (4-22), Carl Andrews (2-30), Amelia Gardner (1-20) and Brandon Andrews (1-15), their run chase was a nervy one. Ben ...

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Wins ‘not crucial’ as Spalding Town bid to battle their way to safety

Spalding Town have been told to scrap for every point available as they bid to stave off relegation from the Lincs ECB Premier League. Skipper Rob Ambrose has revealed that winning matches is no longer the only goal for Town ahead of each fixture, with maximising batting and bowling points now the chief aim. That approach was exemplified perfectly by ...

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Three wickets in final over account for Spalding Town against table-toppers

A last-over run out saw Spalding Town miss out on a losing draw against Lincs ECB Premier League leaders Bracebridge Heath on Saturday. Chasing an improbable 276 to win at Spalding Grammar School, Town looked let for at least a share of the spoils as they 201-7 with just one over to go. However, Charlie Kearns (23) and David Thomas (0) ...

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Spalding Town teens beaten in county semi as Woodhall coast to victory

Spalding Town’s under-15 side crashed out of the Lincs Cup on a hot Tuesday evening at Woodhall Spa. Batting first in the semi-final, Spalding’s openers were kept quiet early on by accurate bowling from Spa’s pair of county opening bowlers. Jordan Butcher (6) was caught and bowled by Alfie Lindsay and Patrick Harrington (6) was caught behind off Jack Cooke ...

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Nuwan’s the man for Spalding Town as they take ten points at Woodhall Spa

Nuwan Jayasena’s amazing bowling figures of 8-41 helped Spalding Town collect ten Lincs ECB Premier League points at high-flying Woodhall Spa on Saturday. The Sri Lanka all-rounder was on fine form to help bowl out second-placed hosts Spa for 202, before Luke Hollingworth made a determined 61 not out to steer Town to 168-8 in reply. That represented a losing draw ...

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A Spa day to forget as Moulton Harrox make just 65

Moulton Harrox suffered a crushing 196-run defeat at high-flying Woodhall Spa 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Batting first at Jubilee Park, hosts Woodhall smashed 260-8 from their allotted overs. Paul Timby (96) led the charge at the top of the innings, while Thomas Dixon (56) and Rob Bee (52) also passed 50. On what ...

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Dan’s amazing 7-57 in vain as Spalding Town are beaten again

Dan Milgate’s spectacular bowling figures of  7-57 couldn’t prevent Spalding Town from suffering a 64-run defeat at Louth in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. The loss sees Spalding remain bottom of the table, but they did at least collect seven bonus points – having bowled their hosts out for 225 in the final over of their innings. There ...

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Ambrose admits alarm bells are ringing after Spalding Town setback

Frustrated captain Rob Ambrose admits that he’s becoming a little worried by Spalding Town’s plight in the Lincs ECB Premier League. Town remain bottom of the standings after battling their way to a losing draw against relegation rivals Grimsby Town on Saturday and are 14 points adrift of Grantham in 11th place. This Saturday’s trip to mid-table Louth (noon) marks ...

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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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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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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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