Sport

It’s plain sailing for Welland hopefuls

Welland Yacht Club’s Open Day attracted more than 50 visitors on Sunday amid glorious conditions for sailing. Existing members helmed a number of two-man sailing dinghies and took those wanting to sail for a 10 to 15 minute sail up and down the river from their Cradge Bank base. Some visitors had a go at helming, while others were more ...

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Rayment relaxed over Ross’s Spalding U-turn

Pat Rayment admits he has “mixed emotions” over Ian Ross’ decision to turn down Spalding United. The former Boston United skipper, who is now likely to join Belper Town, had agreed terms with the Tulips prior to going on holiday. But he’s since informed Tulips chief Pat Rayment that he’s decided against the switch to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Wilson and Clarke ready to roll at Snetterton

Ben Wilson returns to British Superbike Championship action this weekend – at one of his favourite tracks. Following the long break to make way for the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT road race, the series rolls into the Snetterton track in Norfolk. The action begins on Friday with two sessions of free practice at 10.10am and 2.35pm, ...

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Tydd ‘border hoppers’ set for longest day

Four brave members of Tydd St Giles Golf Club are taking on the toughest test on the amateur scene – the Macmillan Cancer Support Longest Day Golf Challenge. The quartet of Mark Whittaker (captain), Malcolm Stead, Ian Edrupt and Neil John will take on 72 holes of golf in one day (June 22). However, their task is being made even ...

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Back-to-back Spalding titles for Grimwood

Andy Grimwood is Spalding Golf Club 2014 men’s strokeplay champion once again after winning the 36-hole Tester Salver competition with a super 143 gross total. He retained this trophy after recording a gross 75 in the morning round, followed by a superb 68 in the afternoon. That was enough to see Grimwood edge out Simon Richardson (74+70=144) by a solitary ...

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Spalding Town gunning for ‘grudge’ Grimsby tie

Spalding Town and Grimsby Town does not rank highly in the list of traditional local rivalries on the Lincolnshire cricket scene. Infact, Saturday’s trip to Augusta Street (noon) is the longest Rob Ambrose and his out-of-form side will make all season in the Lincs ECB Premier League. But, from Spalding’s camp at least, there’s no love lost ahead of round ...

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Spalding 2nd top after beating Woodlands…and the weather

Spalding Town 2nd have climbed to the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One after a crushing 81-run win over Woodlands on Saturday. On a day badly hit by rain, the formidable duo of Mike Kearns (76) and Ansar Hussain (76no) fired Town to 187-4 from their 45 overs. Tanveer Hussain (3-8), James Hook (3-34) and Sanj Tott ...

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Spalding’s teen ace Hugo is county king again

Top Spalding Golf Club talent Hugo Kedzlie has retained his Lincolnshire under-14 and under-16 championship titles. Teenage sensation Kedzlie scored a 36-hole nett 136 total at Holme Hall Golf Club in Scunthorpe to clinch the two trophies, but just failed to take the boys’ under-18 title after losing a sudden death play-off hole. The 13-year-old shot rounds of 67 (nett ...

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Holbeach United finalise Fuller deal

Flying winger Ashley Fuller has become the latest signing for ambitious Holbeach United. The Tigers swooped to snap-up the former Kettering Town left-sider on Saturday, with co-boss John Chand hailing him as an exciting addition to the United Counties League Premier Division. Chand worked with Fuller during his days as Magnet Tavern chief, with the duo reaching the final of ...

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Table tennis in Spalding gets a Voice

The Spalding and South Holland Voice is proud to reveal that we’re sponsoring an event that will help put table tennis in Spalding on the map. This Saturday will see the first-ever Spalding Voice Invitational Cup, held at the Castle Sports Complex. Four leagues are taking part, with teams from Ely, Grantham and Chesterfield joining hosts Spalding. The home squad ...

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Spalding swoop for Trinity skipper Leary

Former Gainsborough Trinity captain Michael Leary has become the latest – and final – big name summer signing for Spalding United. The 31-year-old midfielder, who also lists Luton Town, Barnet and Grimsby Town among his former clubs, sealed a deal with the Tulips on Thursday morning. Spalding supremo Pat Rayment is absolutely ecstatic after completing the capture of another top ...

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Holbeach are ‘Fuller’ transfer targets

Wing wizard Ashley Fuller heads a sizeable list of targets for ambitious Holbeach United. Fuller, who is a long-term target of joint Tigers chief John Chand, was a key part of the Kettering Town side that reached The Calor League Division One Central play-offs last season. He’s one of five targets Chand and co-boss Graham Drury are looking to bring ...

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Tidswell Talk: Social media can be vile… but local sport needs it

Social media can be a fantastic tool in the sports industry for many things – which include sharing ideas, match updates and a way to interact with fans. For the top-end clubs, who have superstars and children’s role models across all sports, it’s very much a way to give something back to the people who encourage and support them when ...

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Double county delight for Spalding girls

Spalding Gymnastic Club showed their talent again as they bossed two of the age groups at the county level five championships. The best overall showing for the Cradge Bank club came in the 11 years category, with Katie-Marie Parker grabbing gold, Liberty Foden taking silver and Miah Farrell bagging bronze. More glory came in the 10 years group as Lucia ...

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Record-breaker Sharman to stay Spalding skipper

Talismanic Spalding RFC skipper Harry Sharman has been sworn in as captain of the first team for a record sixth year on the spin. Sharman was the obvious choice to continue as the club’s on-field leader – making it no surprise that he was re-elected at  Friday night’s AGM. Having replaced Andrew Branton back in 2009, nobody has now spent ...

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Goal-getter Tom swaps Tigers for Tulips

Holbeach United hot-shot Tom Waumsley has surprisingly crossed the South Holland divide after completing a move to Spalding United. The former Bourne Town and Deeping Rangers hitman, who was the Tigers’ leading scorer under Glen Maddison last season, agreed terms with Spalding on Wednesday. Tulips chief Pat Rayment moved to snap-up Waumsley after missing out on Lincoln City forward Jordan ...

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Stunning South Lincs showing at city meet

Talented members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club smashed a host of records and claimed medals galore at the City of Peterborough open meet. The Spalding-based club saw members set 21 new personal best times at the meet, while they also came home with nine gold medals. The meet served as a ‘last chance’ event and was aimed to provide ...

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126-run partnership inspires Spalding Town 2nd

Spalding Town 2nd (195) beat Baston (131-8) by 64 runs A super century stand from Mike Kearns and Ansar Hussain helped Spalding Town 2nd get back to winning ways on Saturday. Opener Kearns (49) and all-rounder Hussain (88) put on 126 for the third wicket at the Memorial Field, as Town beat Baston by 64 runs. Their partnership was the ...

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Spalding Town girls ‘buzzing’ after winning start

Spalding Town Ladies (61-3) beat Lincoln Lindum Ladies (60) by 7 wickets Spalding Town Ladies claimed a comprehensive victory over Lindum in their first ever match in the Lincolnshire Women’s Cricket League on Sunday. Captain Sarah Barratt helped lift some early-season nerves by winning the toss for the visitors – and she had no hesitation in electing to field first. ...

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“Terrible” Town show slammed by skipper

Spalding Town (160-8) lost to Skegness (161-4) by six wickets Fuming Spalding Town skipper branded his side “terrible” after witnessing Saturday’s six-wicket defeat to Skegness on Saturday. Town were restricted to just 160-8 having lost the toss at Spalding Grammar School – and they were lucky to get that. A monstrous 85 from just 75 by Pete Houghton then steered ...

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