Sport

Ace Andy captures the Flag Officers Cup with Welland Yacht Club treble

Andy Prior enjoyed a clean sweep of victories at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday to take overall glory in the Flag Officers Cup regatta. Ace Prior secured wins in three of the races out on the water, on a day when the sun was shining and there was a decent breeze to aid all of the sailors. Some seven boats ...

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Spalding Tennis Club’s ‘B’ team roar to big Bourne victory

Spalding Tennis Club’s B team picked up an impressive 7-2 win over Bourne in Division Two of the Peterborough and District League last week. The winning team was Carl Newell, Jack Howard, Dave Baldwin, Glenn Perkins, Joe Gill and Mike Sitch. In Division Three, the Spalding C team of Michael and Mathew Pearl, Andy Rix, Ian Argent, Steve knight and ...

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South Holland trio impress at Adrian Flux Arena’s Big Weekend

South Holland racers were in the thick of the action as the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn hosted its explosive Big Weekend event. With two big championship events on the card, fans and race teams from across the country and mainland Europe journeyed to the venue and were witness to some of the best stock car and banger action ...

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Martin sets the pace for Halmer Harriers at Woodhall Spa 10k event

The Halmer Harriers were out in force at the Woodhall Spa 10k event on Sunday. The quickest runners for the Spalding-based club were Martin Wallis (44.40mins), Colin Crump (47.54mins) and Jordan Wallis (48.16mins), while Louise Southgate (51.44mins) was the quickest of the women to complete the course. Halmer Harriers times at Woodhall Spa 10k: Martin Wallis 44.40mins; Colin Crump 47.54mins; ...

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Superstar Bennett in Spalding on Sunday for ‘Champions Night’ at Drayman’s arms

A mouth-watering ‘Champions Night’ of darts is coming to Spalding this weekend. Held at the Drayman’s Arms on Sunday from 7pm, Lakeside 2019 World Youth champion Leighton “Boom Boom” Bennett – one of the sports’ most promising talents – tops the bill. He is joined by Steve “Dusty” Carrett and Dennis “Harbour Master” Harbour at the exhibition, which is aiming ...

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Spalding Gymnastics Academy’s top talents star at county championships

The future looks bright for Spalding Gymnastics Academy as their up-and-coming talents impressed across the board at the Lincolnshire Level 7/6 Championships. Getting the ball rolling at Level 7, in the nine years age group, was Poppy Payne with an amazing gold medal. In the age ten years group, Charlotte Hinchliffe was seventh, but there was a Spalding clean-sweep in ...

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Wallis sees off Ellis in battle for time trial supremacy at Spalding Cycling Club

A hotly-anticipated rivalry between red-hot Josh Wallis and returning star Matt Ellis was the highlight at Spalding Cycling Club’s latest ten mile time trial league meet. Ellis, who was back from riding overseas for a French Second Division team for a training break, was hoping to break Wallis’ recent stranglehold on top spot. On the night the result went with ...

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Record numbers make Spalding RFC’s popular golf day a success

A record entry of 84 players took part in Spalding Rugby Club’s annual golf day last Thursday. Played at Spalding Golf Club, the Surfleet course was in superb condition on what was a glorious day for the players – who were taking part in a pairs betterball format competition. Main sponsors Turnbull were delighted to be supporting the event and ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Sutton are beaten again despite impressing with the ball

Long Sutton suffered a 56-run reverse at Freiston in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday to make it three defeats on the spin. Sutton impressed with the ball after losing the toss, with Beau Newman (3-32), Adam Whitaker (3-19), Barry Stanway (2-31) and Dan Oldfield (2-6) all taking wickets. That left Freiston all out for only ...

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New record for Willerton as Lincolnshire CCC continue their winning ways

Lincolnshire continued their winning start to the season with a resounding six-wicket victory against Cheshire in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy round of 16 at Bracebridge Heath. Cheshire won the toss and elected to bat, Lincolnshire immediately took a firm grip on the game with Alex Willerton leading the attack in devastating fashion. No Cheshire batsman reached 20 runs and in ...

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Spalding Town bounce back in impressive style with dominant win

Spalding Town emphatically bounced back from their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division loss of the season by battering Skegness by nine wickets on Saturday. Captain Jonathan Miles impressed with the ball as his figures of 4-30 restricted hosts Skegness to just 175-9 from their 45 overs. That total never looked like being enough to deny Town, however, ...

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Massive Moulton Harrox victory as Baston are battered

Red-hot Moulton Harrox stormed to a whopping 221-run victory over Baston on Saturday. The side from Broad Lane made home advantage count in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash, smashing 252-6 before bowling their opposition out for a meagre 31 in reply. Hosts Moulton made a relatively low-key start, losing Mike Kearns Snr (8) and Chris Beale ...

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Top Wisbech Town role for ex-Holbeach United boss Hayes

Former Holbeach United managed Seb Hayes has returned to management after taking over at Wisbech Town. Hayes, who resigned his role with the Tigers at the end of last year, was unveiled as the new Fenmen boss on Friday. The 43-year-old managed 66 wins from 106 matches during his time at Carter’s Park, winning the Lincs FA Senior Trophy, managing ...

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Spalding United season tickets on sale as Easton issues rallying cry

Spalding United supporters can now purchase their season tickets for the 2019/20 campaign. They are priced at £105 for adults, £75 for concessions and £35 for children. A season ticket grants access to all Evo-Stik NPL Division One South-East home games throughout the season, including clashes against local rivals Cleethorpes Town, Stamford and Wisbech Town. It will be manager Matt ...

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Wounded Spalding Town are told to bounce back from first loss by skipper Miles

Skipper Jonathan Miles wants to see Spalding Town bounce back from their first defeat of the season when they visit Skegness on Saturday (1pm). Town suffered a surprise home loss against Grantham 2nd last weekend to end their run of five wins from as many games (see page 38), but remain top of the early-season South Lincs and Border League ...

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Prizes aplenty at Spalding Hockey Club’s end of season extravaganza

Prizes galore were dished out as Spalding Hockey Club celebrated the end of the season with their annual awards presentation at St Norbert’s school. The senior teams presented reports on their seasons culminating in the presentation of the player of the season for each side. They were as follows: Men’s section: 1st team – Jacob Baker; 2nd – George Nairn; ...

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Consistent Cox clinches a super Welland Yacht Club series success

Alan Cox claimed overall glory in Welland Yacht Club’s Personal Handicap Pursuit Series – but three others members claimed glory in the final rounds on Sunday. High winds and stormy skies set the scene for the last two races, with five competitors each allocated their individual start times for round five. Series leader at the start of play Cox (Topper) ...

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Golf round-up: Dan’s the man to lift Spalding Golf Club’s coveted Burton Cup

Daniel Mayfield saw off 127 other players and challenging conditions to win Spalding Golf Club’s Burton Cup last Saturday. The 11-handicapper scored 40 Stableford points to secure top spot by one point at the Surfleet course ahead of Geoff Moyses (14 handicap) on 39. Steve Worboys (23) and Nick Holmes (9) were third and fourth respectively after both scored 38 ...

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Top kickboxing talent Jack bags a European gold medal

Spalding Academy pupil Jack Spillett is celebrating after winning a gold medal at the WMO European kickboxing competition in Rugby. Young talent Spillett, who is 11, won the gold medal in the under 35kg boys’ continuous category and added a bronze in the under 40kg category. This impressive showing means that he has now qualified for the World competition in ...

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Immense relay showing is South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s big highlight

The South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club squad achieved 17 individual finals and collected a further four medals at the East Midland Regional Championships. One of the highlights of the weekend was the South Lincs quartet of Emma Croker, Aurinija Maliauskaite, Ellisha Cookson and Daisy Rummery in their relay events. The girls produced a strong 4 x 100 Medley Relay performance ...

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