Sport

Double county delight for Richardson and Spalding

Spalding Golf Club’s Simon Richardson has retained the Lincolnshire Amateur Strokeplay Championship title after winning the 36-hole competition at the par 71 Elsham course. Richardson was among a field of more than 50 of the county’s top amateurs at the Brigg event – and he carded two superb sub-par rounds of 69 and 68 for a winning total of 137. ...

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Spalding’s Lucy riding High with national title

Former Spalding High School pupil Lucy Nell won a national title at the Triathlon England Standard Distance National Championships on Saturday. Nell secured the overall female trophy in the 25-29 years category at the event dubbed the ‘Dambuster Triathlon’ at Rutland Water, which also served as the RAF Triathlon Championships. Organised by Pacesetter Events, competitors took on a 1.5k swim, ...

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Tidswell Talk: England heading in right direction

By Andrew Tidswell So it’s World Cup heartache again for England. It’s not unusual to see an aftermath of English tabloids and supporters both criticising and hanging English football out to dry – but what is unusual is that it was only after two matches. A lot of the criticism and comments that I have seen have shocked me. I, ...

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Lutton’s Ball pushes leading lady all the way

South Holland’s top female darts player Claire Ball pushed world number one Deta Headman all the way in her first-ever appearance at the Ladies British Pentathlon. Lutton thrower Ball, a regular on the Spalding darting scene, finished as runner-up in the ladies’ final at the 39th annual ‘Pentathlon’. The Lamb and Flag ace consoled herself with the £500 prize for ...

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Tigers seal deal for ex-Boston United ace Parker

Holbeach United completed the signing of versatile former Boston United man Liam Parker after their first pre-season training session of the summer last night (Thursday). Parker, who spent last season with Skegness Town, can play at either full back, centre back or in midfield and has been one of the Tigers’ top transfer targets of the summer. Co-boss Graham Drury ...

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Town denied a share of the spoils in final over

Spalding Town suffered an agonising defeat in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday as Bracebridge Heath denied them a slice of the spoils in the final over of the match. On a wet day across the county, conditions favoured the bowlers at Spalding Grammar School. Bracebridge Heath won with just four balls to spare, having made the top score of ...

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Spectacular crash is behind Kirton’s Aaron

Following his spectacular crash at Snetterton which featured in the national press, Aaron Clarke is in Scotland for the next round of the National Superstock 600 championship on Sunday. But for the spill, the Kirton rider would have been looking at a top 20 finish but he caught a clump of grass left on the Tarmac by another rider and ...

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Boss Drury buzzing to meet his Tigers

Graham Drury will return to the training pitch tonight after a 15-month break – and he can’t wait to see his new Holbeach United players. The former Stamford and Boston United chief, who is working as co-boss with John Chand, will take the Tigers’ first pre-season training session at Carter’s Park. There will be a host of new faces on ...

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Town braced for tough Bracebridge battle

Rob Ambrose admits that his Spalding Town side are in for one of their toughest games of the season on Saturday as Bracebridge Heath roll into town. Hosts Town are just 14 points behind the perennial title contenders ahead of the Spalding Grammar School clash (noon) after grabbing a morale-boosting victory over Louth last weekend. A repeat of last year’s ...

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Champion show from Holbeach’s TRM ace Ashley

In-form Ashley Rudd is the East of England champion at his age group after a stunning showing at Chatteris over the weekend. The teenage team TRM ace finished top of the Schoolboy 125 category after winning two of his six outings on a dry and dusty track – and brothers Kieran and Ryan Rudd also shone at the East of ...

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Ben bidding for a boost at his favourite track

Ben Wilson travels north of the border to Scotland this week for the forthcoming round of the MCE British Superbike championship. Following a disappointing time at Snetterton in the previous round where he suffered a crash in the first race and scored just one championship point for 15th in the second, the Kirton rider will be looking to turn his ...

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Battling Harriers close on top six spot

By Ruth Jones Nene Valley Harriers’ youngsters battled hard to clinch second place overall at the recent Eastern Young Athletes’ League match at Allianz Park in Hendon. The result places them seventh in the league table after three matches, which is an agonising one place short of the qualifying position for the league’s cup final. However, with two more meetings ...

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Spalding Tri’s Aimee pushes through pain barrier

Spalding Triathlon Club’s Aimee Stocker is hopeful of securing qualification for the 2015 European Championships and the 2014 World Championships after a strong showing at the Rother Valley Sprint Triathlon. The qualification race consisted of 750m open water swim, 25.4k cycle ride and 5k run to finish. Spalding ace Stocker has been suffering with a long-term back injury, which is ...

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Timely win gives Spalding Town a big boost

Spalding Town (229-3) beat Louth (228-9) by 7 wickets Brilliant batting from Warren Nel and Josh Newton steered Spalding to a dramatic Lincs ECB Premier League win over hosts Louth on Saturday. John Medler (55) and Amila Wettasinghe (53) both passed 50 as hosts Louth racked up 228-9 batting first, leaving Town with a sizeable run chase on their hands ...

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Event to mark 20 years of Custodians Fencing Club

Custodians Fencing Club is putting a call out to all former fencers as it prepares for an event to mark its 20th anniversary. To celebrate its landmark birthday the club is running an invitational one hit epee tournament at the Castle Sports Complex on Sunday, July 6 (12.30pm-4.30pm). Organiser Andie Bayston said: “The field is limited to 25 fencers from ...

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Super Spalding hold nerve to chase down target

Spalding Town earned only their second Lincs ECB Premier League win of the season on Saturday as they edged a thriller with Louth to fire themselves well clear of the bottom four. John Medler and Amila Wethasinghe both passed 50 as hosts Louth racked up 228-9 batting first, leaving Town with a sizeable run chase on their hands. It went ...

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Millie’s Coronation Cup win comes with a handicap cut

Millie Thorold topped a field of 37 players to win the Coronation Cup in Spalding Golf Club ladies’ section. The Stableford competition was held at Surfleet last Wednesday and Thorold’s winning return was 39 points. As a result, she received a handicap reduction of 1 point. Runner-up was Dianne Platt with 38 points and third was Maureen Orwell with 35. Eight ...

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TIGERS: Drury brings title-winning Oadby Town captain to Carter’s Park

Holbeach United co-boss Graham Drury has completed his fourth capture from UCL Division One champions Oadby Town in 48 hours. He’s added captain Jake Duffy to goalkeeper Luke Pickering and strikeforce Courtney Meade and Lee Dube. Drury likened Duffy to the style of England midfielder Frank Lampard in the way he operates and knows where the net is. He said: “Jake ...

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President’s Putter goes to John after tight finish

John Anthony Spencer emerged top of the pile after a three-way tie in Spalding Golf Club’s Men’s Presidents Putter competition. For the first time this year the Surfeet course succumbed to the field with a quarter of entrants playing to or below their handicap. The other players finishing on 66 were second-placed Mark Cooley and Roy Foden. Other notable scores ...

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TULIPS: Bore becomes ninth player on contract

Peter Bore has become Spalding United’s ninth signing currently on contract. Manager Pat Rayment is purring after adding yet another quality cog to the Tulips’ machine. Bore, who was at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on loan briefly last season, has been brought in after news that James Cullingworth will miss all of pre-season and some of the Evo-Stik ...

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