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The fourth is with Kirton’s Clarke after top Silverstone ride

Aaron Clarke remains in the hunt for second place in the Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship after a fine fourth place at Silverstone. The Draper Racing ace from Kirton continued his impressive recent form with another top ride in Northamptonshire and remains third in the overall standings. The racing was transferred from the international circuit because of the problems with ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town closing in on South Lincs and Border League title

Spalding Town need just 14 points from their last two games to secure the South Lincolnshire and Border League Premier Division title after a narrow one-wicket victory over Skegness on Saturday. Chasing 210-7 to win, Town edged to 213-9 in 42.5 overs to grab their 16th win from 20 games this season, giving themselves the chance to clinch the title ...

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Spalding RFC shine with memorable opening day success over Bakewell

Spalding RFC 69 Bakewell Mannerians 14 Spalding RFC got their new Midlands Three East (North) season off to a stunning start as they destroyed Bakewell Mannerians 69-14 at the Memorial Field on Saturday. In one of the best opening day performances in Town’s recent history, they ran in nine tries to secure a bonus-point success – with Gav Sharman leading ...

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Hat-trick of Eastern Division titles for Lincolnshire CCC

Lincolnshire County Cricket Club are celebrating after winning the Unicorns Eastern Division title for the third successive season. They defeated hosts Cumberland CCC by 53 runs in their final game of the season to collect 18 points, setting up a play-off final date with Western Division winners Berkshire at Banbury on Sunday (10.30am). Lincolnshire made two changes for the game ...

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Classy manager Rawlinson wishes Spalding United well after his exit

Popular Chris Rawlinson insists that he has no axe to grind after leaving his position as Spalding United manager. Rawlinson left his role with the Tulips on Sunday in the wake of an Emirates FA Cup exit at lower-graded Brantham Athletic some 24 hours earlier. Spalding chairman Andy Gay cited the club’s “indifferent opening” to the new season and the ...

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Hayes questions game management as Deeping’s comeback leaves Holbeach United stunned

Holbeach United 2 Deeping Rangers 3 Frustrated Seb Hayes bemoaned Holbeach United’s game management as they blew a 2-0 lead to go down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers on Saturday. The Tigers looked set for a morale-boosting Future Lions UCL Premier Division victory after goals from Billy Smith (12) and Josh Ford (39) gave them a 2-0 half-time lead. ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox on cloud nine after Towsend strike sinks Thorney

Joe Townsend headed a second-half winner to keep table-topping Moulton Harrox unbeaten in the ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division on Saturday. The Harrox ace bagged his ninth goal of the season on Saturday as they won 1-0 at Thorney to make it nine wins from as many games for Kev Nottingham’s side. They are now nine points clear of the chasing ...

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Dynamo hit back twice to deny Spalding United first league win of season

Loughborough Dynamo 2 Spalding United 2 Spalding United were twice pegged back at Loughborough Dynamo on Tuesday night as their wait for a first win of the Evo-Stik League East Division season continued. After a goalless first half, Jordan Lemon netted the opener on 49 minutes – only for the hosts to peg them back five minutes later. However, Spalding ...

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Manager Rawlinson and Spalding United part company by mutual consent

Spalding United parted company with boss Chris Rawlinson after Saturday’s 1-0 Emirates FA Cup defeat at Brantham Athletic. Rawlinson, who arrived at the club in the summer of 2016 as Dave Frecklington’s assistant before stepping up as number one in February 2017, has confirmed that he leaves by mutual consent. He steered to club to a memorable third place in ...

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Stellar showing from Spalding RFC as Bakewell are battered in season opener

Spalding RFC made the best possible start to the new Midlands Three East (North) season as they romped to a bonus-point victory over Bakewell Mannerians on Saturday. The Elephants roared to a 69-14 success at the Memorial Field, which puts them top of the embryonic league table. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (N): Nottingham Casuals 15 Mansfield 7; Nottingham ...

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Pinchbeck United stay top after winning action-packed Sleaford Town derby

Pinchbeck United 2 Sleaford Town 0 Goals from Ollie Maltby and debutant Lee Beeson kept unbeaten Pinchbeck United top of the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table on Saturday – but their 2-0 win over Sleaford Town was far from routine. Maltby’s deflected strike on 32 minutes gave the Knights a 1-0 half-time lead at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing ...

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Saturday football: FA Cup woe for Spalding United, Deeping comeback stuns Holbeach United

Spalding United exited the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 defeat at lower-graded Brantham Athletic on Saturday, while Holbeach United lost a 2-0 lead as they went down 3-2 at home to Deeping Rangers in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division. Starting with the Tulips, a late goal from George Clarke sentenced them to a surprising defeat in Suffolk as ...

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Skipper feels Spalding RFC can challenge all in their league ahead of season opener

Spalding RFC completed their pre-season schedule with a battling 31-22 victory at West Norfolk on Saturday – and look in good shape for this weekend’s league opener. Having also beaten Wisbech over the summer, Town will be chomping at the bit to see off Bakewell Mannerians in Midlands Three East (North)at the Memorial Field this Saturday (3pm). The Elephants started ...

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Holbeach United boss tells his Tigers to show their teeth in Deeping derby

Bullish boss Seb Hayes wants his Holbeach United side to step up and prove they deserve to be mentioned among the Future Lions UCL Premier Division title favourites this season. The Tigers have endured a mixed start to the season, having lost two of their four league games so far and been dumped out of the Emirates FA Cup by ...

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Pinchbeck United’s Beeson set for debut in Sleaford Town derby

Lee Beeson could make his long-awaited Pinchbeck United debut in Saturday’s derby with Sleaford Town (3pm). The ex-Spalding United winger, who joined the Knights over the summer, has served his five-match ban and will be gunning to start for the Future Lions UCL Premier Division table-toppers. Promoted Pinchbeck come into the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field clash on a 31-game ...

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Spalding United hoping Emirates FA Cup magic can kick-start season

It’s been a while, but Emirates FA Cup fever has finally got a hold on Spalding United. The Tulips have toiled in the showpiece competition in recent years, but boss Chris Rawlinson admits that he and his side are excited by Saturday’s trip to lower-graded Brantham Athletic (3pm). Spalding and their fans are taking a coach to Suffolk for the ...

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South Holland stock car quartet eyeing up Bumper Trophy glory in King’s Lynn

There has been a massive run of big oval events at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn over the past couple of months. A big crowd is expected this Saturday (5pm) when another major event takes place – in the shape of the Unlimited Banger World of Shale. There will also be racing coming from the 2L Stock Cars, ...

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Majestic Royal Mail Cart clinch EBA county crown in style

Spalding side Royal Mail Cart Bowls Club are celebrating after becoming champions of Lincolnshire for the first time since 1999. After winning the Spalding and District EBA League with two games to spare, Mail Cart represented the section at Grantham Bowls Club against the three other league champions in the county. The South Holland aces defeated Boston’s Burton House in ...

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Bream galore in top Tydd Gote Angling Club tussle between Dixon and Claridge

There was a titanic tussle between Mick Dixon and Nigel Claridge at Tydd Gote Angling Club’s match on the North Level at Main Road on Sunday. It was a real fish for fish battle between Dixon and Claridge on pegs 31 and 32, with the bream showing in high numbers. Fishing from pegs 31 and 32, the pair got stuck ...

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Prior’s winning treble secures Grounds Trophy at Welland Yacht Club

Andy Prior won all three of the races on Sunday to lift Welland Yacht Club’s Grounds Trophy regatta. Some 12 boats took to the starting line, including several double handed – with junior members crewing Tom Bell, Freya Willerton in a Scorpion, Lucy Burton with Rosie Willerton in the club’s RS Feva, kindly donated by the Round Table community fund. ...

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