Sport

Pedal power at Spalding’s Sportive

An impressive 121 riders took part in the fourth edition of Spalding Cycling Club’s popular Nelson Sportive event – managing a whopping 7,885 miles between them. Organiser Simon Wright remained loyal to the traditional routes – which saw the participants ride along scenic roads from the Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge and on into Norfolk’s Sandringham and Brancaster. All cyclists ...

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Kirton’s Wilson adds to his points tally

Ben Wilson managed another points finish at round two of the British Superbike Championship over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Kirton racer was 15th in the first race at Oulton Park, before slipping back to 16th in the second. That leaves the Gearlink Kawasaki ace tenth in the overall rider standings. Wilson started the first 18-lap race from a seventh ...

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Maiden success for Spalding Water Polo

Spalding Water Polo Club beat Milton Keynes 17-10 to secure their first Herts League Division One win of the season. The goals came from Jordan Templer (4), Jack Carpenter (4), Adam Sellars (3), Ben Marsters (2), Harry Bumfrey, Tim Shields, Nick Rickett and club captain Steve Rogers at the Castle Sports Complex pool. Matches at this level consist of four ...

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Langford’s hat-trick inspires Pinchbeck

Skipper James Langford took an incredible hat-trick to steer Pinchbeck to their first South Lincs and Border League Division Two win of the season on Saturday. Having lost convincingly against Lindum 3rd the previous weekend, Pinchbeck fought back superbly at Spalding Grammar School to dismiss opponents Claypole for 135 before knocking off the runs in 32.1 overs with four wickets ...

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Cavalier display from Spalding Town 2nd

Resurgent Spalding Town 2nd climbed up to second in South Lincs and Border League Division One with a good all-round display at Cavaliers. Ansar Hussain (65) and David Thomas (56no) steered Town to 177-7, before they limited the hosts to 140-9 in reply. On a good batting deck, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in ...

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Derby delight for Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st (115-7) beat Moulton Harrox 1st (114) by 3 wickets Long Sutton picked up their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division win of the season after edging out local rivals Moulton Harrox in a thrilling encounter at Paradise Field on Saturday. Hosts Sutton were nearly at full strength, with only Chris Booth missing through illness and the returning Ian ...

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Alan (82): After four strokes, learning to play indoor bowls revitalised me

  When Alan Garrett was struck by a series of four strokes, he was rendered paralysed down his left side. But his extraordinary determination and courage has been key to the left-hander learning to become a useful indoor bowls player – with his right hand. Alan (82) is now a member of two league teams at Spalding Indoor Bowls Club ...

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Holbeach Reserves close in on promotion place

A hat-trick from Dave Wilson moved Holbeach United Reserves to within one point of promotion to the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday. The striker grabbed all three goals in a 3-0 Division One victory at Kings Cliffe United to make it seven wins on the bounce. Omar Joof’s on-song side are now just a point behind second-placed Langoft United ...

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First hat-trick for Jubilee’s Dan in romp

Jubilee stalwart Dan Brackenbury scored his first-ever hat-trick for the club in a 10-3 Spalding Sunday League battering of Hole In The Wall. The defender, who has been a regular with Paul Rudkin’s side for around ten years, went goal crazy at Knight Street on Sunday. Team-mate Chris Beale also chipped in with a treble, while Simon Hall, Danny Nichols, ...

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Terrific Town are cup kings after final thriller

ICA SPORTS A 2 SPALDING TOWN 3 PFA Junior Cup final A fine first-half showing steered Spalding Town to a memorable PFA Junior Cup final victory over ICA Sports A last Wednesday night. Tomasz Rabiega, Freddie Lambert and Marcus Parry all netted at Chestnut Avenue to give Chris Page’s men their first trophy since switching to the Peterborough League. Town opened ...

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Doubles for duo on darts finals night

All-conquering duo New Saracen’s Head C and Jolly Farmer A completed a Grays of Holbeach Spalding and District Darts League doubles on finals night. Division One winners NSH C added the Supreme Cup to their coffers with a victory over league runners-up Lamb and Flag at the Spalding Services Club bash. Second tier champions Jolly Farmer followed suit in the ...

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Heavy loss in final for depleted Spalding RFC

Spalding RFC were handed a 59-19 defeat by Scunthorpe in the final of the Lincs Cup on Monday. Town, who were missing a host of players, put up a good fight in the Kesteven clash – but couldn’t end their promotion-winning season with a trophy. More on the final in Thursday’s Spalding and South Holland Voice.

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Town up to second after winning draw at Boro’

Thivanka Rajatne put in a man-of-the-match performance for Spalding Town on Saturday – hitting 82 runs and taking five wickets in a winning draw at Billingborough. Spalding were dismissed for 212, with veteran Roy Tilley taking five for the home side while captain Steve Scott ensured his side took 11 points from the game with an unbeaten 57 which saw ...

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Back-to-back UCL golden boots for Tidswell

Saturday saw the end of the UCL Premier Division season – and Spalding United striker Andrew Tidswell was confirmed as the golden boot winner for the second successive season. Despite only playing for half of the season due to injury, his tally of 30 in the Tulips’ title-winning campaign was enough to make Tidswell the most feared hitman in the ...

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Tidswell Talk: Our clubs are doing South Holland proud

I’d like to offer my congratulations to Harry Sharman and Spalding Rugby Club, who gained promotion by beating Newbold on Avon this past Saturday to gain promotion back to Midlands One East. So within two weeks there have been celebrations of promotion in two different sports for the same town. I think you will agree with me that sports fans ...

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Emotional farewell for Town’s Tommo

Respected coach Niall Thomson will say goodbye to Spalding RFC after Monday’s Lincs Cup final with Scunthorpe (3pm). The popular Scot has spent four years as head coach at the Memorial Field, but the 200-mile trip to Spalding for each game has finally become too much for him. Saturday’s 24-14 Midlands Two East promotion play-off victory over Newbold on Avon ...

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Ruddy good show from TRM lads

Race aces Ryan, Kieran and Ashley Rudd enjoyed a rare outing at Chatteris over the weekend – and all three had something to shout about. The Holbeach-based Team TRM trio, who are regulars at Great Hockham this season, made use of a spare weekend to compete at the Peterborough Motocross Club event. Starting in the Junior 65 category, nine-year-old Kieran ...

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Family guy Cotton makes Spalding United exit

Champions Spalding United will have to do without winger Dan Cotton next season after he decided to make a surprise switch to Yaxley. Cotton, who scored 17 times for the Tulips as they won the UCL Premier Division title at a canter, is the first player to leave the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field since their stellar season finished back ...

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Superb 65 guides Lee to Tydd title

Lee Willis landed Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s latest monthly medal prize in Division One with a cracking round of 65. He finished one shot clear of John Tilley, who was second in the top flight with a super 66. Tom Brooks (67) was a further shot back in third. Gino Ciuffini (68) and Bill Boughen (71) to the Division Two ...

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Pride and glory for top teenage talent Kedzlie

Young gun Hugo Kedzlie is enjoying an impressive start to the season at Spalding Golf Club. The 13-year-old, who won the April medal and placed second in the Massey Cup in recent weeks, took top spot once again at the EGU London Pride gold medal qualifier at the Surfleet course. A packed field of almost 150 entries contested the event, ...

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