Sport

Spalding Tennis Club’s ‘A’ team see off Stamford in tight tussle

Spalding Tennis Club’s A team enjoyed a battling 5-4 victory over Stamford B in Division One of the Peterborough and District Tennis League. The triumphant team representing Spalding were Martin Perkins, Ben Brittain, James Gregory, Adam Freeman, Joe Gill and John Farrow. There was also a 5-4 success for Spalding’s C team, who edged out Deeping C in Division Three. ...

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Hat-trick of victories for unbeaten Spalding Netball Club

Spalding Netball Club have continued their stellar start to the season with a third win from as many games. It was another total team performance from the Tulips, who roared to a 25-9 triumph over Boltz Red in Division C of the Boston Netball League. They produced some superb defending throughout the clash – especially in the third quarter, where ...

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Spalding Cycling Club trio take top ten spots in home leg of Hereward League Time Trial Series

Spalding Cycling Club hosted the second round of the Hereward League Time Trial Series last Tuesday – and three home competitors managed to place in the top ten. The series sees Spalding compete against Bourne Wheelers, Fenland Clarion, and Peterborough Cycling Club and the usual Pode Hole course is not suitable for large numbers of riders. That meant the race ...

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Smashing showing from Houghton is the main highlight

The Bank Holiday weekend saw another crash-tastic affair at the Adrian Flux Arena. Saturday night saw a non-stop Stock Car session, before Bank Holiday Monday featured Stock Cars, Micro Bangers and Big Van Bangers. Sadly, it was a weekend to forget for the locals – who across both days seemed to struggle to find form. Spalding’s Nick Houghton, in his ...

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Long Sutton ace Aaron is gunning for gold medal at European Games

Long Sutton trap shooter Aaron Heading will be aiming for gold at the second-ever European Games in June. Heading, who is a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist, has been selected as part of the Team GB squad. He will be hoping to top the podium in the Olympic Trap shotgun category in Minks, the capital of Belarus, from June 21-30. ...

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Brilliant Ben bags a fantastic fourth place at Donington Park

Ben Wilson’s return to form continued to gather pace with two impressive performances at Donington Park over the weekend. The Kirton ace rode to eighth place in the sprint race and followed up with a fantastic fourth position in the feature race on Sunday in round three of the 2019 British Supersport championship. After qualifying 12th in his class Wilson ...

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Kirton’s Clarke happy with race pace at Donington Park despite crash

Aaron Clarke recorded a brace of 19th places in the back-to-back races at Donington Park on Saturday – but crashed out of the third race on Sunday in round three of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship. Qualifying went well for the Kirton rider, who recorded a 22nd position and started the first of two races on Saturday from an ...

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Trio pick up points for Wyberton team G&S Kawasaki

All three G&S Racing Kawasaki riders brought points back to Wyberton from Donington Park this weekend at round three of the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 championships. Milo Ward had three Stock 1000 races to contest and qualified well in 21st place to start the first of two races on Saturday afternoon. But he encountered a problem with ...

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Setback for table-topping Spalding Town as they suffer first loss of season

Spalding Town slipped to their first defeat of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division season on Saturday. Mid-table Grantham 2nd proved too strong for the table-toppers at Spalding Grammar School as they picked up a 37 run success, handing skipper Jonathan Miles his first loss in his new Town role. On a day when the toss was always ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Pinchbeck edge to narrow win, Town 2nd impress

Ten-man Pinchbeck edged to a one-wicket victory at Boston 3rd in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday to move away from the bottom two. Bowling first, Pinchbeck did their job to perfection by dismissing their hosts for 128 in 35.3 overs. Kevin Manning (27) and William Lakin (36) scored well at the top of the innings, but ...

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Superb showing as Lincolnshire hit summit of Unicorns T20 competition

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club climbed to the top of their Unicorns T20 competition group by defeating Cumberland in both of their matches at Penrith over the weekend. Heavy rain resulted in the first match being reduced to just five overs per side. Cumberland won the toss, elected to bat and totalled what looked like a competitive tally of 47-3. However, ...

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Big membership drive for Custodians Fencing Club after 25th anniversary

Spalding’s Custodians Fencing Club has recently celebrated its landmark 25th anniversary – and they are now aiming to keep the traditional Olympic sport alive in South Holland. The club was founded by coach Andrew Bayston, who is actively seeking new members to join them at the Castle Spots Complex. Bayston, along with the British Fencing Association and the Sports Council, ...

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Halmer Harrier Diane sees off the gruelling Brathay 10 in 10

The amazing Diane Morris has completed the daunting Brathay 10 in 10 event. Morris, who is a member of Spalding-based Halmer Harriers, ran the Windermere Marathon course every day for ten consecutive days. Incredibly, her fastest two times came in the final two marathons around England’s largest lake, with the clockings of 4.46hrs and 4.48hrs on days nine and ten ...

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Duo on winning form in Welland Yacht Club’s pursuit series

Martin Cook and Alan Cox both enjoyed victories in Welland Yacht Club’s Personal Handicap Pursuit Series on Sunday. With no morning action, rounds three and four of the series took place in the afternoon and ten boats took to the starting line amid little or no wind assistance, with staggered starting times. First to set off were siblings Samuel (helm) ...

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Super Scott shines at Pinchbeck and District Darts League finals night

A packed Spalding Services Club saw Green Dragon’s Scott Williams take many of the individual titles on offer at the Crowson VW Pinchbeck and District Winter Darts League’s finals night. He started his evening in the singles semi-finals, winning 2-0 against Duggie McInerney from the Tigers Club. The other semi saw Luke Rhodes (Ship Albion) beat Darren Royal (Green Dragon) ...

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Motorsport preview: Wilson back at North West 200 ahead of Donington meet

Ben Wilson returned to the scene of the horrific crash that cost him three years of his career over the weekend as he continued his comeback. Kirton racer Wilson, who heads to Donington Park for round three of the 2019 British Supersport Championship this weekend, spent last week in Northern Ireland at the North West 200 races. The Mill Road ...

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Double bronze for Spalding Gymnastic Academy lads at county championships

Spalding Gymnastic Academy’s boys’ competition squad did themselves proud recently at the County Floor and Vault Team Championships. The junior team won bronze for the Cradge Bank-based club with some good routines, before the senior team following up that success with a bronze of their own. Leo Vanof, Liam Main, Zac Wilkins and Elliot Brook made up the junior team, ...

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Peg one proves a winner for angling ace Meekins

Nick Meekins stormed to victory in the latest Civil Service Seniors gathering at the Decoy Lakes complex at Whittlesey. Fishing on Damson Lake, Meekins made excellent use of the prolific peg one and romped home with 132lb of carp up to 11lb to his flavoured pellets. Jon Bartlett was second again, with 108lb of smaller carp to sweetcorn, while Alan ...

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Another F3 victory for ace Hoggard but final race smash leaves him second in standings

Weston Hills star Johnathan Hoggard claimed his second win of the BRDC British F3 season at Snetterton over the weekend. The Fortec Motorsports ace clinched top spot in the first of three races at the Norfolk circuit, before charging from the back of the grid to claim eighth position in round two. However, he was involved in a three-car collision ...

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Top turnout at latest Spalding Golf Club’s seniors open day

Spalding Golf Club’s Seniors Open Day was once again a huge success as 160 players took to the Surfleet course on Friday. This year, the event was contested by golfers from as far afield as Lincoln and Swaffham – while winners Brian Hall and Michael McCreery made the trip from Thorpe Wood GC. Their score of 47 points saw them ...

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