Sport

Spalding’s Stu storms to Massey Cup glory

Stuart Parker was on impressive form to see off a sizeable field and win Spalding Golf Club’s Massey Cup qualifying competition. The 11-handicapper continued his excellent early-season form by scoring 41 Stableford points at the Surfleet course.Teenage talent Hugo Kedzlie (5), another to have performed admirably so far this campaign, took second spot on countback from Doug Garfoot (13) after ...

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Mixed fortunes for promoted Long Sutton duo

Long Sutton 1st (154-7) lost to Boston 1st (156-2) by 8 wickets Sutton’s first game back in the top tier of South Lincs and Border League ended in heavy defeat at the hands of the title contenders Boston at the Mayflower on Saturday. Promoted Sutton were made to bat first in the Division One clash – and lost Phil Barnes ...

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Pedal power on the up at Spalding time trials

Two top turnouts at Spalding Cycling Club’s open pair of ten mile time trial events have boosted morale among its members. The number of new members and guest riders attending the events is increasing and adding to the competition, making for an exciting start to the campaign. The first race was dogged by windy evening weather, but a host of ...

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Super show from Spalding star Chloe

Spalding swimming star Chloe Hannam gave a fine account of herself at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow. The event, otherwise known as the Commonwealth Trials, saw Hannam compete in four differing events – and she clocked some cracking times. Her first event was the 400m IM, in which she entered 15th. However, a season’s best time (just 1.5secs ...

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Deeping delight for Tulips as Tigers are tamed

A Dan Cotton double ensured that Spalding United concluded their UCL Premier Division title-winning season with a 2-1 victory at Deeping Rangers on Monday, while Holbeach United were thumped 4-0 by Wisbech Town in their finale. Starting at Outgang Road, champions Spalding had to come from behind after their former defender Simon Ashton put hosts Deeping ahead on ten minutes. ...

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Title joy for Tulips despite defeat

Spalding United 1 Huntingdon Town 2 (UCL Premier Division) Pat Rayment toasted a bright Spalding United future as his side finally got their hands on the UCL Premier Division title on Saturday – despite seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Huntingdon Town. The all-conquering Tulips were jubilant as they lifted the club’s first league title in ten years, ...

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Holbeach humbled in Deeping derby

Holbeach United’s hopes of a top ten finish in the UCL Premier Division took a hit on Saturday as they were handed a 4-0 derby defeat at Lincolnshire neighbours Deeping Rangers. Alex Beck (13) fired hosts Deeping into an early lead at Outgang Road, with Jamie Graham doubling their advantage on 23 minutes. Goal machine Ryan Oliver put the game ...

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Harrox smash six as Tigers close on top two

ChromaSport Peterborough & District Football League Results for Saturday, April 19 Both Moulton Harrox and Holbeach United Reserves enjoyed big wins in the ChromaSport Peterborough and District League on Saturday. Harrox stormed to a 6-1 home success over Ramsey Town in the Premier Division to keep their hopes of a top six finish alive, while Holbeach cruised to a 5-1 ...

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Century of medals for on-song South Lincs

A record number of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members took part in the the 63rd annual Lincolnshire ASA Championships – and they guided the Spalding-based team to a super second place. Coached by Callum Lawson and supported by Mandy Houghton, Michelle Elliott, Clare and Jonathon Fovargue, the Castle Sports Complex club celebrated an incredible 38 gold, 30 silver and ...

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Thommo salutes top Spalding RFC season

Respected coach Niall Thomson reckons Spalding RFC can be proud of their efforts in Midlands Two East (N) this season. Town finished on a whopping 93 points after winning 19 of their 23 matches, but despite thrashing Bakewell 70-13 on Saturday, they fell four points shy of eventual champions Belgrave. That leaves Spalding – who will face Scunthorpe in the ...

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Two-year plan realised as Tulips prepare to party

New Spalding United chief executive Malcolm Gray has told The Voice that Saturday’s UCL Premier Division title presentation will be the perfect pay-off for two years of hard work. The Tulips, who welcome second-placed Huntingdon Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field (3pm), will get their hands on the league trophy after the match. It’s the first time Spalding ...

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Holbeach need points from tough Easter tests

Holbeach United’s hopes of finishing in the top ten of the UCL Premier Division now rely on taking points in both of their Easter fixtures. That’s the view of boss Glen Maddison, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Deeping Rangers (3pm) and season finale with Wisbech Town at Carter’s Park on Monday (3pm). Maddison had hoped his side would get something ...

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Top Sri Lankan trio to boost Spalding bid

Three new Sri Lankan signings will leave Spalding Town Cricket Club’s Lincs ECB Premier League rivals in a spin this season. Town, who superbly avoided relegation last season in their first year in the county top flight, have added Thivanka Rajaratne, Wamanga Perera and Nuwan Jayasena to their ranks over the winter close season. Rajaratne is a top order batsman ...

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Rayment demands a champion Spalding display

Pat Rayment is all business ahead of a historic day for Spalding United. The Tulips chief is demanding a response from his side after their 2-0 loss at Huntingdon Town last weekend . Champions Spalding will get their chance for instant revenge as second-placed Huntingdon travel to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field for the reverse fixture this Saturday (3pm). ...

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Fast and furious autograss action

Spalding Autograss Club were boosted by another impressive turnout at their latest meet on Sunday. There was great racing shown by all drivers, although three of the junior drivers – SP777 Sorren Powell, CA30 Jasmine Randall and SP27 Emma Robinson – rolled their vehicles at the Hurdletree Lane track. The club are back in action on Sunday, June 8. As ...

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Title race hots up as leading pair falter

Six teams are still in with a shout of lifting the Spalding and District Snooker League Division One title after the top two slipped up. Leaders Pyramid B are still firm favourites to take the league’s top trophy back to Bourne, but they were handed a 5-1 home reverse by Services A. Paul Quincey (scr), Charlie Mullane (R21), John McDowell ...

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New-look Sutton edge thriller

Long Sutton 2nd (178-8) beat Sandringham 1st (177-7) by 1 run Sutton’s second string began a tough campaign with a thrilling friendly encounter against Sandringham on Saturday. Under the new-look captaincy pairing of Rob Simpson and Ian Morris, South Lincs and Border League side Sutton were put into bat on a good-looking track. Openers Andy Wright and son Jimmy looked ...

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Tidswell Talk: Don’t frown upon Tulips’ progress

We at the Spalding and South Holland Voice are delighted to tell you that Andrew Tidswell, one of the area’s most well-known football talents, will write a regular column for us. Andrew was top scorer for Holbeach United as they won the UCL Premier Division title last year – a feat he has repeated this season for Spalding United. He’s ...

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Maddison rues ‘fluke’ Wellingborough winner

Wellingborough Town 2 Holbeach United 1 A freak goal from Reece Brown denied Holbeach a deserved share of the spoils at the Dog and Duck on Tuesday night. The Wellingborough man looped a cross-cum-shot into the far top corner 20 minutes from time, leaving the Tigers with an uphill task to seal a top ten finish in the UCL Premier ...

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Spalding 2nd lose Deeping derby

Market Deeping 2nd (219-5) beat Spalding 2nd (128) by 91 runs Town’s second string made a losing start to their South Lincs and Border League Division One campaign on Saturday as hosts Deeping clinched a 91-run triumph at Outgang Road. On a green wicket, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in inserting the hosts into ...

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