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Alconbury defeat for Spalding Sunday

Spalding Sunday XI lost a low scoring game to Alconbury by four wickets in Rutland Cricket League Division Three East. A difficult batting track at the Spalding Grammar School provided plenty for the batsmen to think about right from the off when Spalding opener Jordan Butcher was caught off the second ball without scoring. William Barnes (17) and Jon Manton ...

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Long Sutton Sunday toppled by batting firepower

A brilliant batting display from Huntingdon and District blew Long Sutton’s Sunday side off the top of the Rutland League Division Three East table on Sunday. Their stay at the top of the division was ended by a batting blitz that saw Huntingdon amass a huge 312 for 7 from their 45 overs. A depleted Sutton who batted with just ...

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Clarke enjoys another points finish after long trip to Scotland

Kirton race ace Aaron Clarke returned from Scotland with yet more championship points in the bag. He and his Draper Racing teammate Tommy Philp travelled north of the border to Knockhill for the sixth round of the Superstock 600 and the fifth round of the British Supersport championships at the weekend resulting in a seventh place for Clarke and a ...

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Sixth place for Ward caps weekend for G&S Kawasaki

Just the two Superstock 600 G&S Racing Kawasaki riders, Milo Ward and Ben Luxton were in action at Knockhill on Sunday as Tom Fisher was absent because of a family wedding. But the two Stock 600 riders made up for his absence by pulling off a couple of top 10 results at the Scottish circuit. Milo Ward was running well ...

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Spalding’s young guns are up for the cup

Spalding United’s U18s will play in the FA Youth Cup next season and they’ve been handed a tasty local derby as an appetiser. The Tulips’ young guns have been drawn against Bourne Town in the preliminary round to be played on the week commencing Monday, September 3. The winner of that would then face an away trip to the U18s ...

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Spalding United development squad will play two levels higher next season

Spalding United’s development squad will make a leap up several levels and play in the Lincolnshire League next season. Last season the side played as the reserves in Division Two of the ChromaSport Peterborough and District Football League, step nine of the non-league pyramid and five levels below the Tulips’ first team. But next year they will play at step ...

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Scott set to represent England at Euro futsal champs

A former Spalding Town and Holbeach United defender is set to play football for a pioneering England side at a European championships later this month. Scott Burrell (29) has been named in the first ever England squad made up of Type One Diabetic players that will take part in DiaEuro 2018 in Bratislava, Slovakia. The five-a-side, futsal, competition will take ...

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Tilly tears it up for Spalding Cycling Club

The highlight of a busy week for Spalding Cycling Club saw Tilly Gurney pick up four trophies at the Plomesgate Grass Track event. She picked up wins in both the Devil and the Unknown distance races, and also finished second in the 800m and 5k races. She came home not only with cash but also the traditional Plomesgate prize of ...

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Lucy sails to a clean sweep at Welland Yacht Club’s Novice Regatta

Lucy Burton enjoyed a clean sweep of victories in Welland Yacht Club’s Novice Regatta on Sunday. The event is open to all members who haven’t won a standard handicap regatta or series. The river level being on the low side and the weed growth made for an added dimension to the day’s racing. Race one got underway with only a ...

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Cricket legends heading to Seas End Hall

Cricketing legends including Gordon Greenidge, Devon Malcolm and Chris Lewis are set to descend on Moulton Seas End for a charity match in August. The Lashings World XI, whose numbers include a host of famous cricketers, will take on a Batten Disease Family Association (BDFA) XI skippered by Spalding Town Cricket Club’s Mat Gil at Seas End Hall on August ...

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More familiar faces added to Tulips squad

Some familiar faces are among the new signings Spalding United have named as part of their squad for the forthcoming season. Striker Ben Davison as well as midfielders Jordan Lemon and George Zuener will return to the Tulips, joining the already announced Leon Mettam for the new Evo-Stik Premier East campaign. Lemon was part of the Spalding side that reached ...

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Sangha’s half century helps Long Sutton CC Sunday stay top

Table toppers Long Sutton kept up their winning run as they won at home to Whittlesey CC in Rutland Cricket League Division Three East on Sunday. Five wickets for Callum John and a fluent 55 from Rajan Sangha saw Sutton to a fine victory that keeps them in pole position in the table ahead of rivals Werrington. After putting the ...

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Werrington get their revenge over Spalding Sunday XI

Werrington gained revenge on Spalding’s Sunday side as they avenged the previous week’s one wicket defeat in the Rutland League Division Three East. Spalding had knocked their opponents off the top of the division the previous week, but they were unable to repeat the feat on a tack that proved difficult for the batsman. After being put in, they soon ...

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Spalding too strong for Sutton in local derby

Spalding earned local bragging rights with a dominant victory over Long Sutton that kept them at the top of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division. Five wickets from Roy Tilley and unbeaten half centuries from Joe Manton and Josh Newton ensured the home side romped to a comfortable nine wicket win to remain in pole position for an ...

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Knight slays Boston as Pinchbeck CC top table

Another battling performance saw Pinchbeck come out on top in both the match and the South Lincs Border League Division Two in the meeting between its two unbeaten sides. Despite only having eight players, Boston 3rd proved a tough nut to crack for captain Danny Jackson’s Pinchbeck promotion pushers. But crack it they did, winning by 42 runs in a ...

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Spalding 2nd XI run out as easy winners

Four run outs helped Spalding 2nd to return to winning ways with an emphatic win over Skegness 2nd. Matt Gill’s side put some daylight between themselves and the bottom of the table home side with a thrashing that emulated Spalding 1st XI’s win on the same ground the previous week. This win was set up by a brilliant bowling and ...

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Mixed weekend for Moulton Harrox CC as Sunday side soar

Moulton Harrox lost ground on the South Lincs and Border Division One championship title race after being beaten by Belton Park on Saturday. The difference between the teams was Belton batsman Harry Adams’s fine 110 not out which helped secure an eight wicket win that sent his side to the top of the league. It came after Moulton had posted ...

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Spalding 3rd defeated by Sleaford

Spalding 3rd were defeated by Sleaford in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. Playing at Ancaster CC, the home side enjoyed the first use of the track and racked up 203-3 with opener Tom Brooke carrying his bat for a fine 93 not out that included six fours and a six. Fellow opener Jake Henderson scored 42 until Neo ...

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Ros enjoys a clean sweep on Welland

Ros Nickols enjoyed a clean sweep of victories as Welland Yacht Club returned to the water on Sunday. In a complete contrast to the previous week where racing was postponed due to the lack of wind, Sunday saw strong breezes that would last the day out. The morning saw round six of the morning points series. Nickols in her Europe ...

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Ellis leads the way in fast paced Spalding TT

Matt Ellis held off Neil Palmer to win Spalding Cycling Club’s latest 10 mile Time Trial. The event returned to its home course at Pode Hole and the strong winds led to some excellent times including six personal bests and a course best. In the absence of Josh Wallis, Ellis showed his usual consistent form taking top spot in 21:55 ...

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