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Top Sri Lankan trio to boost Spalding bid

Three new Sri Lankan signings will leave Spalding Town Cricket Club’s Lincs ECB Premier League rivals in a spin this season. Town, who superbly avoided relegation last season in their first year in the county top flight, have added Thivanka Rajaratne, Wamanga Perera and Nuwan Jayasena to their ranks over the winter close season. Rajaratne is a top order batsman ...

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Rayment demands a champion Spalding display

Pat Rayment is all business ahead of a historic day for Spalding United. The Tulips chief is demanding a response from his side after their 2-0 loss at Huntingdon Town last weekend . Champions Spalding will get their chance for instant revenge as second-placed Huntingdon travel to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm). ...

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Fast and furious autograss action

Spalding Autograss Club were boosted by another impressive turnout at their latest meet on Sunday. There was great racing shown by all drivers, although three of the junior drivers – SP777 Sorren Powell, CA30 Jasmine Randall and SP27 Emma Robinson – rolled their vehicles at the Hurdletree Lane track. The club are back in action on Sunday, June 8. As ...

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Title race hots up as leading pair falter

Six teams are still in with a shout of lifting the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title after the top two slipped up. Leaders Pyramid B are still firm favourites to take the league’s top trophy back to Bourne, but they were handed a 5-1 home reverse by Services A. Paul Quincey (scr), Charlie Mullane (R21), John McDowell ...

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New-look Sutton edge thriller

Long Sutton 2nd (178-8) beat Sandringham 1st (177-7) by 1 run Sutton’s second string began a tough campaign with a thrilling friendly encounter against Sandringham on Saturday. Under the new-look captaincy pairing of Rob Simpson and Ian Morris, South Lincs and Border League side Sutton were put into bat on a good-looking track. Openers Andy Wright and son Jimmy looked ...

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Tidswell Talk: Don’t frown upon Tulips’ progress

We at the Spalding and South Holland Voice are delighted to tell you that Andrew Tidswell, one of the area’s most well-known football talents, will write a regular column for us. Andrew was top scorer for Holbeach United as they won the UCL Premier Division title last year – a feat he has repeated this season for Spalding United. He’s ...

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Maddison rues ‘fluke’ Wellingborough winner

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 A freak goal from Reece Brown denied Holbeach a deserved share of the spoils at the Dog and Duck on Tuesday night. The Wellingborough man looped a cross-cum-shot into the far top corner 20 minutes from time, leaving the Tigers with an uphill task to seal a top ten finish in the UCL Premier ...

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Spalding 2nd lose Deeping derby

Market Deeping 2nd (219-5) beat Spalding 2nd (128) by 91 runs Town’s second string made a losing start to their South Lincs and Border League Division One campaign on Saturday as hosts Deeping clinched a 91-run triumph at Outgang Road. On a green wicket, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in inserting the hosts into ...

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Sharman ‘chuffed’ with Spalding RFC victory

Hat-trick hero Harry Sharman was impressed with the ruthless streak shown by his Spalding RFC side in Saturday’s 70-13 battering of Bakewell. The talismanic skipper ran in three of Town’s 12 tries at the Memorial FIeld in what was their biggest win of the entire season. Although a little baffled by the ease of the success against a team that ...

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Trophy joy for Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl

Sutton Bridge and Punchbowl Panthers are both celebrating after lifting the Spalding Sunday Football League’s top two knockout trophies. Sunday’s League Knockout Cup final at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field saw ten-man Bridge beat Gosberton Sunday 2-0, despite the dismissal of Jake Lally for two yellow cards. It mattered little, with Matthew Eaton and Ben Partridge both notching to ...

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Holbeach Reserves still in hunt for top two finish

In-form Holbeach United Reserves are showing no sign of relenting in their bid for promotion from Peterborough League Division One. Omar Joof’s men cruised to a 3-0 derby triumph over South Holland rivals Sutton Bridge United on Saturday, leaving themselves ten points behind second-placed Langtoft United with three games in hand. Gary Chappell, Thomas Brooks and David Wilson all notched ...

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Holbeach end away woes with Wisbech win

Wisbech Town 0 Holbeach United 2 Glen Maddison savoured one of the best results of his tenure so far as Holbeach United upset the odds to earn a derby win at Wisbech on Saturday. Goals in each half from Kieron Elliott (20) and sub Tom Sergeant (66) did the business for the Tigers at the Fenland Stadium. The minor shock ...

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‘Worst-ever’ Spalding show will cost players

Huntingdon Town 2 Spalding United 0 Champions Spalding were handed their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as Huntingdon boosted their hopes of finishing as runners-up. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, the Tulips were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) and Ben Seymour-Shove (89) at Jubilee ...

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Trio shatter Spalding club records

Spalding Cycling Club’s 2014 season is well under way with two big events done and dusted – and records have already been rolling across the board. Three new course records were smashed at the club’s five mile championship, which attracted a fine field of 36 (28 club members). Neil Palmer’s rapid 11.13mins smashed the previous best time – and gave ...

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Hill’s influence steers Spalding RFC to wonderful win

Spalding RFC 70 Bakewell Mannerians 13 World Cup winner Richard Hill proved to be an inspiration for Town as they completed their Midlands Two East (N) campaign with a whopping win. The former England international put Spalding through their paces prior to the Memorial Field clash with Bakewell on Saturday, on a day when they ran in a huge 12 tries. ...

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Hugo is the cream of the crop at Spalding

Teenage talent Hugo Kedzlie held off the challenge of almost 150 other members to win the 0-14 handicap category in Spalding Golf Club’s April monthly medal competition. Kedzlie (five handicap), who is the current under-14 midland counties champion, won by one stroke with a nett 68 (73-5=68) at the Surfleet course. The 13-year-old finished just ahead of Lawrie Haley (77-8=69) ...

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Kirton ace Wilson is ready to roll

Ben Wilson is bidding to make a flying start to the new MCE British Superbike Championship season at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Kirton race ace has made to step-up to the superbikes this year and is keen to make an impression in his first race on the new Gearlink Kawasaki machine. Wilson is a big fan of the Kent ...

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Spalding RFC sign off in style

Spalding RFC completed their regular Midlands Two East (North) season with a dominant 70-13 win over Bakewell at the Memorial Field on Saturday. The bonus-point triumph leaves Town as runners-up, some four points behind champions Belgrave. Spalding can count themselves very unlucky not to have topped the table, having won 19 of their 22 league games. Town – who were ...

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Spalding girls vault to county glory

The golden girls from Spalding Gymnastic Club were on impressive form once again at a recent county floor and vault competition. The Spalding strarlets showed what a fantastic group of gymnasts they are by winning many medals on the day – which also ensured that seven of the squad will now represent the county in the regional finals, which are ...

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Rare Spalding loss as Holbeach see off Fenmen

Huntingdon Town handed champions Spalding United their first away defeat of the UCL Premier Division season on Saturday as they won 2-0 at Jubilee Park, while Holbeach United picked up an impressive 2-0 triumph at rivals Wisbech Town. In undoubtedly the game of the day anywhere in the UCL, Spalding were left stunned by second-half strikes from Declan Rogers (58) ...

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