Sport

Cricket’s mini-season set to begin

It may be four months late, but the cricket season is finally starting. On Saturday a hastily arranged mini-league starts with a division of seven hosting the area’s three top sides, Spalding, Long Sutton and Moulton Harrox And the Sunday Rutland League got underway last week. The Saturday League has been organised by the South Lincolnshire and Border League with ...

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Tulips get ready to return to action

Spalding United’s wait for competitive football is over as they are set to take on Peterborough Sports in a pre-season friendly at the Sir Halley Stewart on Saturday. The Tulips will be back in action for the first time since March in their warm up for the Northern Premier League Division One South East Division, though unfortunately the game will ...

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Club reopens its doors

One of the county’s largest gymnastics club has re-opened its doors after the enforced break. The COVID-19 outbreak led to one of the longest breaks Spalding Gymnastics Club’s has had since its formation in 1976. But last weekend its squad gymnasts returned to Cradge Bank and its virus-safe layout and recreational users can come back in from this week. The ...

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Spalding and Long Sutton get Rutland League campaigns underway

The Rutland Cricket League is underway for 2020 though there were differing fortunes for Long Sutton and Spalding in Division Three. Long Sutton returned to action in emphatic fashion with a huge nine wicket win over Oakham helped by a half century from Dan Oldfield. There was no signs of rust from the Sutton bowlers as they dominated from the ...

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Back in the swing of it

Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s summer is now well underway with several competitions having concluded. Results: Cancer Charity tournament: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Karen GillettRAF Cup: 1. Nicola Elphick; 2. Paula Brown; 3. Janet Groves.Summer Foursomes: 1. Paula Brown and Sarah Sheldrick; 2. Nicola Elphick and Ann Davis; 3. Janet Groves and Judy Green.Monthly Texas Scramble: 1st. Sarah ...

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Spriggs of joy for Paul

Heavy overnight rain put a dampener on the fishing at Tydd Gote’s Sunday club match at Main Road as the bream refused to feed in the colder water. But it was still end peg 35 that came up trumps as Paul Spriggs found a big skimmer and pound plus perch on the feeder and worm. He topped it up with ...

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Bell bags brilliant win on a windy Welland

Tom Bell claimed the Welland Paddle regatta crown by the tiniest of margins over two races. With a stronger breeze than the previous two weeks, Sunday saw nine boats take to the start line for the Welland Yachting Club event Katie Follington in her Topper was the first boat to be away followed by the Graduate of Neal Tack with ...

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Royal welcome for new greens keeper

Sutton Bridge Golf Club has a new Royal appointment The club has employed a freshly qualified new green keeper in Nick Royal.He completed his apprenticeship at Sutton Green golf club in Hertfordshire. A spokesman for the club said: “Nick has impressed all with his approach to the challenge, working with Andrew Norton, who has been a green keeper at the ...

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Prior has wind in his sails to land win

Andy Prior was back on top of the podium at Welland Yacht Club’s latest regatta. Sunday saw the second regatta, The Flag Officer’s Cup, get underway in what is an unprecedented year. Keeping with the pursuit race format for the start of the season, seven boats took part with four different start times. The northerly wind provided a rare down ...

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Newcomer Chambers catches the eye

Bream continue to show on the North Level at Main Road with some excellent weights in the latest round of Tydd Gote Angling Club matches. Newcomer Alan Chambers impressed at both the Wednesday Open and the Sunday Club match. On Wednesday Alan was on hot peg 35 and fished feeder and worm for seven big bream for 31lb 12oz and ...

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Plans in place for football’s kick off

The government has given the go-ahead for football to return with clubs set to start pre-season friendlies in August ahead of the start of the leagues in September. The FA announced at the weekend that full contact training is now permitted as the clubs get ready for the regular season. Both Spalding United and Pinchbeck United have announced their pre-season ...

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Cricketers are back out for friendlies

Cricket returned to South Holland this weekend as clubs held friendlies ahead of the August 1 start of the South Lincs and Border League. Spalding Town’s 1st XI visited Market Deeping on Sunday and were unable to chase down the home side’s 209-8 from 40 overs. Will Naylor claimed 4-33 from eight overs and Brandon Andrews 3-59 from 10 after ...

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Here’s Jonny for the win

Sunday’s Holbeach and District Club match was held at the orchard stretch on the South Holland Drain. Winning the match was Jonny Stubley from end peg 20. He had two bonus skimmers on the feeder and roach and small perch to get a weight of 3lb 10oz. Close behind was Jason Thrower with a weight of 3lb 8oz of mainly ...

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Tigers toast terrific Peter on his birthday

Members of Holbeach United have helped a volunteer who has been helping them out since 1946 celebrate his 90th birthday in style. Peter Cousins had his big day on July 6, and the club helped him celebrate by gifting him a bottle of his favourite Famous Grouse whiskey and a card. He’s been part of the ground staff for over ...

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More sports gear up for their return

Cricket is set to return next month and football could follow soon after following government guidance on recreational sport. More sports are set to return and the South Lincolnshire and Borders Cricket League says it’s currently talking to clubs about a proposed league that would start on Saturday, August 1. Cricket clubs can now play games as long as social ...

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Bell rings in the first win of new season

Tom Bell was the overall winner as Welland Yacht Club finally returned to the waters and competitive sport. After last week’s cancellation due to high winds there was doubt over this week’s as so little wind was forecast. But with various measures put in place to keep to the latest guidelines on social distancing, it was also decided that pursuit ...

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Smith lands Gedney’s Open comp crown

Tom Smith was the winner of the Gedney Golf Club Open amid a busy period. Results: Roy Britton Open: 1st Tom Smith 42pts; 2nd Adam Britton 41; 3rd David Lord 39 (acb). Monksview Mixed Drawn Greensomes: 1st Robin Exley & Christine Lord 66.4 nett; 2nd Steve Sayer & Chris Bennett 66.6; 3rd Rob Newns & Janet Davis 68.0. Men’s Section: ...

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Spencer takes the win

The majority of the 35 pegs at Main Road were taken for the latest Tydd Gote AC Sunday club match and with clear skies and little or no breeze it was always going to be a tough day. End pegs play a big part on days like this and so it proved as Andy Spencer on peg 1 and Bob ...

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Barker catches plenty of bite at Holbeach club’s latest match

Mat Barker enjoyed a good day as he landed first place in Holbeach and District Angling Club’s latest match. It took place on Sunday, July 12 at Sharps Bridge on the main Holland Drain. Mat Barker Conditions looked ok but the colour had drained from the river so things were expected to be tough. Leading the way was Barker who ...

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Mills runner-up in national croquet competition just a year after starting

He only started playing the game just over a year ago, but Pinchbeck Croquet Club’s Gordon Mills finished a superb second in the first national tournament held since lockdown. He won five out of six games at the Colchester three-day tournament that saw 12 players playing using a handicap system. Mills currently plays off a handicap of 14 with all ...

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