Sport

Two wins in a week for Spalding

Spalding picked up two wins in a week in Division One of the Hertfordshire Water Polo Men’s League really began. They saw off Hatfield 13-8 before then edging a close game against Bedford 12-11 to move back into mid-table in the league. The Hatfield game on July 16 was evenly matched for the first three quarters. Spalding led 2-1 after ...

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Andy at the double in another fine display

Andy Prior was once again in fine form as two of Welland Yacht Club’s race series were decided. First up in ideal conditions was the Morning Points which saw nine boats take to the line. With the wind blowing straight down the river the race started with a long beat which saw very close racing for the first few hundred ...

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Hoggard pays the penalty on frustrating Spa weekend

A painful penalty was part of a weekend to forget in Belgium for Johnathan Hoggard as the British F3 Championship took to the iconic Spa Francorchamps course. The Fortec Motorsport driver had reduced the gap between him and championship leader Clement Novalak to 28 points with two wins in the previous round at Donington. But the gap is now back ...

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Keyes is the highlight for G&S Kawasaki

Despite technical issues, Kevin Keyes’ fifth placed finish in the Superstock 600 was the highlight for G&S Racing Kawasaki at Snetterton last weekend. There was also an 11th place finish in the race for TJ Toms on his 18th birthday weekend while Milo Ward was unfortunate to slip from his machine at Agostini on the first lap of the Superstock ...

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Ben bags brace of 10th places

Ben Wilson enjoyed a brace of 10th places as the British Supersport Championship landed in Snetterton last weekend. The Kirton racer endured a tough qualifying session finishing 14th in his class, 20th overall and started Saturday’s sprint race from the seventh row. It was always going to be a difficult task to catch the front runners from that far back ...

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Field athletes to the fore for Nene Valley

Nene Valley athletes enjoyed a pole vault clean sweep in their Southern Athletics League Division One fixture at Bracknell. Finishing third behind the host club and a strong Southampton AC outfit, the Harriers were indebted to their jumpers and vaulters with wins in both the triple and long jumps too. Angus Bowling won the men’s pole vault with a clearance ...

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Swimmers set to make waves nationally

Eight South Lincs swimmers are headed to National Championships competitions over the coming weeks, marking the end to an exceptional season of swimming from the club’s athletes. It includes those both in and out of the pool after a fantastic recent showing at the Midlands Open Water Festival. The culmination of the swimming season sees the top 20 swimmers in ...

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Tulips get to work ahead of campaign

Spalding United are returning to pre-season training as they prepare for their Bet Victor NPL South East Division opener at Sutton Coldfield Town on August 17. The Tulips were due to return to pre-season training last night (Wednesday) in preparation for the new season with the fixtures and the draws for the early rounds of the FA Cup and Trophy ...

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Hot shot Capes is national champion

Nene Valley’s Donovan Capes won Shot gold at the English Schools Track and Field Championship held in Birmingham at the weekend, writes Barry Warne. Capes, a member of the great shot put dynasty begun by his grandfather Geoff, was too hot for his rivals, winning the junior boys shot put with a throw of 14.94, well clear of the rest. ...

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Belton blown away by brilliant Spalding

Spalding kept up the pressure on leaders Bourne 2nd at the top of the league by bowling Belton out for just 49 on Saturday. On a low-scoring day throughout the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division in which every other side who batted first lost, Spalding bucked the trend and defended 132 – the highest total any side in ...

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Long Sutton beaten by Skegness

Long Sutton were beaten comprehensively by Skegness in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division at the weekend. After winning the toss Sutton elected to bat first at Paradise Field and despite losing opener Luke Barnes for a three ball duck, they looked in a good place thanks to skipper Dan Oldfield (30) and Phil Barnes (23). However they ...

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Six on the bounce for Moulton

Moulton moved up to second place in South Lincs and Border League Division One after Matt Barnett blew away Stamford Town on Saturday at Broad Lane. With Simon Juckes away, stand in skipper Chris Beale won the toss and had no hesitation in asking visitors Stamford to bat first in what appeared bowler friendly conditions, but certainly nobody expected the ...

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Emphatic win for Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck continued their impressive South Lincolnshire and Border Division One form by thrashing Heckington by 10 wickets in less than 27 overs. Their Jamie Frost took 6-23 from 8.1 overs and Mike Knight 4-14 from nine bowling in tandem as they bowled the home side out for just 40 in 17.1 overs on Saturday. Pinchbeck made short work of the ...

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Athletic merge into Spalding Town

Peterborough and District Football League Clubs Spalding Town and Spalding Athletic have become one club. Spalding Town will keep their name with the club playing in Division One of the league from Knight Street in Pinchbeck. Spalding Athletic’s former place in Division Three will become the new Spalding Town Reserve team. The first team will be managed by former Athletic ...

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Spalding bowlers excel to bring home trio of trophies

Spalding Bowls Club lifted three trophies after shining at the EBF County Finals. The club’s first title of the weekend was won by Jordan Philpott who claimed the Colin Smith Trophy (under 25 singles). In the semi-final, Philpott comfortably beat Lee Johnson from St. Giles 21-7 before facing defending county champion, David Bristow of Helpringham in a high quality final. ...

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Ivatt impresses making the step up

A fast, frantic night of stock car and banger racing took centre stage at the Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday with over 140 cars scheduled and 15 action packed races and two destruction derbies to wow the crowd. Spalding’s Lewis Ivatt had the best night amongst the home drivers – picking up a second in a preliminary heat race and ...

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Three and easy for Prior on the Welland

Andy Prior enjoyed a clean sweep of wins at Welland Yacht Club’s club event on Sunday. The first race was the sixth in the Morning Points series. With seven boats taking to start, Prior (Laser) made the most of what little breeze there was to be first around the windward mark followed by Brian Cobb (Europe), Tom Bell (Laser), Ros ...

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Keogh breaks Gedney Hill’s course record

Spalding Golf Club’s professional Adam Keogh set a new course record to win Gedney Hill’s annual Pro-Am on Thursday, July 11. Golfers from as far as Grimsby and Scunthorpe came for the competition but no-one got close to Keogh. He shot a seven under par 63 to take the title in the lowest round ever recorded on the course. The ...

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Club is aiming to make a racket at smashing open day

The courts for Spalding Tennis Club are open for all this Sunday with free coaching sessions among the options on offer. The Holyrood Walk club are holding their annual Open Day from 2pm to 4.30pm on Sunday, July 21. A spokesman for the club, which is just off Clay Lake (PE11 2RY), said: “Everyone of all ages is welcome to ...

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Two in a row for in-form Barker

Matt Barker made it two wins in a row at Sunday’s Holbeach and District Club match being held at Cement Bridge. Again it was a big turn out with 29 people aiming to land the title. Leading the way once again was Matt Barker who weighed in with an impressive 6lb 10oz from peg 23. He found some nice size ...

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