Sport

Walking Hockey sessions are proving to be a big hit for Spalding

Spalding Hockey Club’s Walking Hockey sessions have got off to a great start. Since the first session just after Easter, attendances have been around the 20 mark – with many making a return to the game after a break of several years. The sessions are held on the all-weather pitch at Glen Park (Surfleet) on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to ...

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Makwana’s heroics fail to deliver a win for Spalding Water Polo

Four goals from Damien Makwana couldn’t stop Spalding Water Polo losing 8-6 at Cambridge in their latest Herts League clash. In what was a thrilling end-to-end tussle, Makwana’s heroics, plus goals from John James and Ben Marsters, weren’t quite enough to deny the hosts. Spalding Water Polo’s juniors got their season under way with a tournament at Grantham’s Mere’s Leisure ...

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Captain Miles stars with bat and ball in latest Spalding Town win

Spalding Town made it five wins from as many South Lincs and Border League Premier Division matches on Saturday as they beat rivals Boston 2nd by four wickets. In a game reduced to 35 overs per side because of the rainfall, Town limited Boston to 122-9 at Spalding Grammar School before making a decisive 124-6 in reply. Having lost the ...

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Moulton Harrox race to maximum 20-point victory over Claypole

Moulton Harrox picked up an impressive 20-point haul in South Lincs and Border League Division One as they beat Claypole by seven wickets. Harrox skipper Simon Juckes won the toss and had no hesitation in asking the opposition to bat first in what looked like bowler-friendly conditions at Broad Lane. Opening bowlers Alex Baker and Nohman Jarral bowled superbly with ...

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Cricket round-up: Second successive defeat for Sutton, 13-year-old Ollie shines with first 50

Long Sutton lost ground on the top two in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division after suffering a comprehensive home defeat against Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Visitors Woodhall Spa scored 193-8 batting first at Paradise Field after being inserted in by the hosts. Sutton could only muster 89 in 26.5 overs as their reply collapsed, leaving them 104 ...

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Five new UCL rivals for Holbeach United and Pinchbeck United next season

South Holland duo Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United will have five new rivals in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Three Leicestershire-based sides – Quorn, Shepshed Dynamo and Loughborough University – have moved sideways from the Total Motion Midland League Premier Division, while both Anstey Nomads and Lutterworth Town have been promoted from UCL Division One. The five teams leaving ...

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Fresh challenges for Spalding United next season after big shake-up

It’s all change for Spalding United next season in the newly-named Evo-Stik NPL South East Division. The Tulips, who narrowly avoided the drop last time around, are one of just 11 teams to remain in the new-look division. Matt Easton’s side will be up against some familiar old foes – including Carlton Town, who were handed a relegation reprieve due ...

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Miles backs Spalding Town to keep on winning ahead of Boston 2nd derby

Buoyant Spalding Town skipper Jonathan Miles admits that he couldn’t have expected a better start to the South Lincs and Border League Premier Divison season. Defending champions Town sit top of the table after winning their opening four fixtures, including last weekend’s derby win over South Holland rivals Long Sutton. Miles, who is enjoying leading the team for the first ...

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South Holland racers after a slice of £5k prize fund at Adrian Flux Arena bonanza

Big-hitting all banger action returns to the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn this Saturday – and there is a £5,000 prize fund on offer. Drawing the best drivers from across the country to the Arena, the pits will be packed and the South Holland racers are out in force too. An evening with unlimited bangers racing in the War ...

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Tennis round-up: Impressive victories for Spalding’s B and C teams

Spalding Tennis Club’s B and C teams enjoyed victories in the Peterborough and District League last week. The B team won 6-3 in Division Two and were represented by Carl Newell, Mike Sitch, Jack Howard, Marius Skrebe, Dave Baldwin and Joe Gill. In Division Three, the C side – made up of Michael and Mathew Pearl, Andy Rix, Ian Argent, ...

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Awards galore at Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League finale

It was trophy time for members of the Spalding and District Snooker and Billiards League on Friday night as all of this season’s winners received their silverware. The league’s end of season bash was held at Spalding Services Club this year and brings the curtain down on another successful season. The league’s match secretary Susan Lefley said: “Thank you everyone ...

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Big D Brown Builders sponsorship boost for Spalding and District Darts League

The Spalding and District Darts League has received a massive boost after securing a lucrative new sponsorship deal. Building contractors D Brown have agreed to sponsor the league for three years, meaning it will now be known as the D Brown Builders Spalding and District Dart League. Des Ford, who is a director at D Brown, was recently on hand ...

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Welland Yacht Club really push the boat out at their open day

Welland Yacht Club’s 2019 open day event was a success on Sunday as a host of families took them up on their offer of trying out sailing. Run in conjunction with the Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) “push the boat out” scheme across the country, the aim was to encourage as many people as possible to try sailing and other water-based ...

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Joint winners of Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s Lady President’s Day competition

Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s Lady Presidents’ Day competition had joint winners this year. After a brilliant battle, first place was shared between Nicky Elphick and Karen Gillett, who couldn’t be separated during their respective rounds. With the top two sharing the title, Chris Burrell completed the podium in third place. Sutton Bridge duo Tony Fox and Mike Bell have reached ...

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Spalding Golf Club squad on-song to make progress in the Bramley Trophy

Spalding Golf Club enjoyed success in the Bramley Trophy singles knockout competition as they dumped out rivals Sudbrook Manor 3-0. James Crampton and Hugo Kedzlie both won 4&3 and Tommy Hull birdied the last to win 1up to secure a 3-0 victory. Steve Camm, his wife Amanda and daughter Ellie, with their partner Mick Bell, were first in the May ...

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Eight top awards for South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club at 35th Tulip Meet

A host of fantastic performances lit up South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club’s 35th annual Tulip Open Meet. The event, which was sponsored generously by Superflora who provided the club with floral bouquets to award to the top swimmers in each age group along with trophies, saw swimmers from across the club participating – from those coming to the end of ...

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Pinchbeck Guides try their hand at indoor bowls with Spalding IBC

Pinchbeck Guides tried their hand at bowls at Spalding Indoor Bowls Club last week. The club’s junior coaches assisted with the evening as well as two junior bowlers, including Danielle Wild who represented England at under-18 level in 2018. The club is hoping that the guides enjoyed their evening enough to come back for junior coaching, which is held on ...

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Dominant display as Nene Valley’s men take top spot at Eastern Masters opener

Nene Valley Harriers’ men were completely dominant in the first fixture of the Eastern Masters Track and Field League at St Ives. Last years’ silver medallists at the end of season finals were complimented by their ladies’ team, who also performed well to finish second. The ladies also made the finals last season, just missing out on third place, and ...

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Impressive week for Spalding Cycling Club ace Josh

Josh Wallis and Rob McAlinden are celebrating after winning Spalding Cycling Club’s Random 2-up event. This involves putting the fastest ten-mile riders in one hat and the slower ones in another and – then drawing them out alternately. The strong breeze was from the east making speeds down The Delph above 25mph. Wallis, the club’s fastest rider, and McAlinden clocked ...

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Sensational start for Spalding Netball Club as Falcons are grounded

A superb team performance saw Spalding Netball Club win their first-ever competitive game last week. The newly-formed Tulips beat the Falcons 27-17 on Thursday night to start the Boston League summer season in superb style. Captain Hayley Stevens said: “Some great centre pass plays gave us a great seven-goal lead in the first quarter. “We continued to push through with ...

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