Sport

Golf round-up: Camms on-song at Spalding’s Easter Monday scramble

Spalding Golf Club’s Easter Monday scramble competition ended up being something of a family affair. The family group of Steve Camm, Amanda Camm and Elie Camm, with their friend Mike Bell, took top spot in a field of 120 golfers of all abilities (playing in teams of four). The runners-up were Jack Boothby, Tommy Smith, Toby Exposito and Harvey Maxwell. ...

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Oulton Park preview: Ever-improving Clarke is gunning for more points

Aaron Clarke is hoping to build on his solid start to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship at Oulton Park this weekend. Kirton race ace Clarke, has moved up from the Stock 600 class this year, made his debut in the highly competitive class at Silverstone on his BMW over the Easter weekend. He took part in three races and ...

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Spalding cyclists out in force as young talents Tilly and Wright shine

The warmer weather has kick-started a flurry of activity on both the racing and social riding fronts at Spadling Cyling Club. Last Tuesday’s night 10-mile time trial event saw Tilly Gurney have a good ride, clocking a personal best (PB) of 25.46mins. Spalding members have also been competing in various rides. Barry Drew took part in the Veteran Time Trials ...

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Dominant Spalding Indoor Bowls Club win ten trophies at county finals

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club totally dominated at the men’s and women’s county finals on Sunday. They collected ten titles from the 11 finals they contested at the Boston IBC-hosted event, once again proving that they are a force to be reckoned with in Lincolnshire. Due to Danielle Wild being at the England under-18 international trials on county finals day, the ...

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Finn’s win the bright spot on a tough day for South Holland’s race aces

The big and brutal BriSCA F1 Stock Cars were back in action at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Saturday. After the wildly acclaimed season opener at the end of March, it was a big night for them and the Saloon Stock Cars racing in their English Championship. Spalding was well represented by father and son duo Mark and Finn ...

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Pinchbeck United pay the penalty as Godmanchester Rovers edge thrilling Hinchingbrooke Cup final

Pinchbeck United 3 Godmanchester Rovers 3 (Godmanchester win 4-2 on penalties) It was penalty shoot-out heartbreak for Pinchbeck United in the Hinchingbrooke Cup final on Wednesday night after a thrilling battle against Godmanchester Rovers. The Knights made a dream start and raced into a 2-0 lead inside 16 minutes thanks to goals from Ollie Maltby and Alex Beck, but were ...

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Round Table and Ladies’ Circle fund new ropes for South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club

South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club are feeling thankful after a thoughtful grant allowed them to buy five new lane ropes for their pool at the Castle Sports Complex. They were funded by the Spalding Round Table and Spalding Ladies’ Circle, who provided the club with a grant of £651. Each year, the Round Table and Ladies’ Circle jointly run Spalding’s ...

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Gosberton ace Abbi shows her talent at Ginetta GT5 Challenge series opener

Top teenage talent Abbi Pulling impressed on her Ginetta GT5 Challenge debut at Oulton Park. The 16-year-old Gosberton talent, who is the current British Karting champion, has made a full-time move into cars this season. Despite having never seen the very technical Cheshire track until four days prior to the event, Pulling worked hard throughout the practice sessions and achieved ...

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Easton calls survival a ‘relative success’ after lifting the lid on Spalding United’s cash crisis

Loyal Spalding United manager Matt Easton has revealed the extent of the problems he’s been dealing with off the field. Easton, who saw his Tulips secure their future as a step four side with a 0-0 Evo-Stik NPL East Division draw at Belper Town last Saturday (see page 37), admits that he sees finishing 18th in the table as a ...

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Table tennis round-up: Busy night of action sees numerous titles decided

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League reached its final session of scheduled matches last week – and it was a busy night with many teams playing catch-up. In Division One, with the title decided, it was all about second spot with Jokers and JDM – rivals for that position – set to play each other. Wesley Roper and Guntars ...

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Cricket round-up: Defeats for Pinchbeck and Harrox in Division One openers

Pinchbeck suffered a hefty nine-wicket defeat at Market Deeping 2nd in their first foray into South Lincs and Border League Division One cricket on Saturday. Having been put into bat first by their hosts at Outgang Road, Pinchbeck lost Matt Kidd (2) and skipper Mark Ramsden (0) very early on. Danny Jackson (18), Adam Newell (10) and Lee Eyett (23) ...

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Spalding Town edge home at Belton Park to seal a second victory on spin

Spalding Town made it two wins from as many games in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division with a narrow one-wicket victory at Belton Park on Saturday. Defending champions Town impressed with the ball after skipper Jonathan Miles won the toss and elected to field, bowling their hosts out for 164. But they were made to work hard ...

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Boss Hussey unhappy with Holbeach United’s attitude in bore draw

Leicester Nirvana 0 Holbeach United 0 Disappointed Danny Hussey accused his Holbeach United side of not caring after seeing them miss the chance to finish fourth in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division on Saturday. The Tigers were held to a 0-0 draw at mid-table Leicester Nirvana in their season finale, with Hussey admitting that picking up a point was ...

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Sunday football: Jubilee end 42 years of hurt with five-star cup triumph

After 42 years trying, Jubilee have finally got their hands on the Spalding and District Sunday League’s Knockout Cup. The Spalding side, who are led by inspirational 61-year-old player/boss Paul Rudkin, denied League and John Chappell Shield winners Sutton St James a treble by winning 5-0 at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Sunday. Their goals came from Declan ...

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The fourth is with Pinchbeck United despite disappointing Oadby loss

Pinchbeck United 1 Oadby Town 2 Pinchbeck United clinched a fine fourth-placed finish in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division despite suffering a 2-1 home reverse against Oadby Town on Saturday. A Tony Edwards goal (22) did put the Knights ahead at the Sir Halley, but Oadby hit back twice (43 and 57) to ensure that Pinchbeck’s final league game ...

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Stalemate secures safety for Spalding United on final day

Belper Town 0 Spalding United 0 Spalding United will be playing step four football again next season after achieving a vital point from their final Evo-Stik NPL East Division game of the season in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales on Saturday. Knowing that a single point at Belper Town would keep them out of the relegation positions, the Tulips ...

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Saturday football: Spalding United officially safe after draw, Pinchbeck lose but seal fourth and Holbeach are held

The final day of the non-league season saw Spalding United secure their Evo-Stik NPL East Division status with a 0-0 draw at Belper Town, while Pinchbeck United and Holbeach United clinched fourth and fifth places in the Future Lions UCL Premier Division respectively. Starting with Spalding, their stalemate in Derbyshire was enough to seal 18th place in the league, four ...

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Rare win for the Irish supporters in Spalding Golf Club’s Shillelagh Tropy

Some 80 participants took part in Spalding Golf Club’s Shillelagh Trophy this year. As ever, the match at the Surfleet course was held between a team supporting England and a team supporting Ireland. A great day was enjoyed by all and, for the first time since 2013, the Ireland supporting team was victorious 11.5-8.5. Following the day’s play there was ...

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Borrett bags a victory from peg one amid top turnout at angling event

There was an excellent turn out for the Civil Service Seniors first venture of the new year at Kingsland Small Lake at Turves. Not deterred by the freezing morning they persevered through the chilly day to put some impressive weights on the scales. Steve Borrett drew favoured peg 1 and made no mistake, putting 177lb 12oz of carp to 10lb ...

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Top tier champions Tigers A complete a double of sorts at finals night

A host of trophies were dished out as the Grays of Holbeach Spalding and District Winter Darts League came to a close with its finals night last week. The Spalding Services Club event got under way with Division One winners Tigers A adding the Kelly Foster Cup crown to their coffers by beating Black Swan. Fisherman’s Arms then claimed the ...

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