Sport

Cox pips Burton to the post as Welland Yacht Club take part in Bart’s Bash event

Alan Cox finished in top spot as Welland Yacht Club once again took part in the Bart’s Bash global sailing event on Sunday. Bart’s Bash is the world’s largest mass participation sailing event and is run by local sailing clubs, centres and groups of sailors from all over the world. It is inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Andrew ...

Read More »

Argent seals Spalding Tennis Club victory to clinch Chairman’s competition crown

Ian Argent has won this year’s Chairman’s Competition at Spalding Tennis Club. He pipped Gavin Staite and Michael Moriaty, who had to settle for the runners-up position. All players celebrated with a barbecue after the competition.

Read More »

Spalding’s Sargent denied deserved victory on weekend of top action at Flux Arena

Two South Holland racers were among the supporting cast as the Adrian Flux Arena held its biggest race of the year on Saturday. The BriSCA F1 Stock Car Championship’s World Final was the main event at the King’s Lynn venue, with fans from around the world descending on the arena for two days of hard, fast and furious racing. In ...

Read More »

Hussey wants to see more from Holbeach United ahead of Leicester Nirvana trip

Danny Hussey has warned his Holbeach United side that their current levels of performance aren’t good enough. The Tigers have won three games on the spin – scoring 13 goals in the process – but Hussey insists that they’re not currently looking good enough to challenge the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division’s leading sides. This Saturday sees fourth-placed Holbeach make the ...

Read More »

Gosberton ace Abbi on fine form at Donington Park for Ginetta GT5 Challenge finale

Abbi Pulling completed her Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT5 Challenge campaign in 13th place after three strong finishes at Donington Park over the weekend. The Gosberton teenager, who has taken to the Ginetta series superbly after a series of impressive feats on the karting scene, qualified in ninth place for race one and sixth position for the second outing. Race one ...

Read More »

Injured Wilson feels ready to ride at Assen as cast comes off his broken leg

It could be a case of third time lucky for Ben Wilson this weekend. He was hoping to return to racing at Cadwell Park just two weeks after breaking his leg in two places some six weeks ago, but the medical team at the circuit deemed him unfit to race. Three weeks later he tried again at Oulton Park but ...

Read More »

Royal Mail Cart’s fab four bowlers are edged out in National Mixed Fours final

Four bowlers from Spalding’s Royal Mail Cart came up just short in their quest for National Mixed Fours glory. Ruby Hill, Chelsea Tomlin, Ashley Caress and Martin Spencer were representing Lincolnshire at the national championships in Leamington Spa, having played through a series of qualifying rounds over the season. They performed superbly over the course of two days in Warwickshire, ...

Read More »

Consistent Dack delivers the goods in Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Autumn Open

More than 130 players from across the region took part in Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Autumn Open competition last week. Played as a fourball medal competition, the overall winner was James Dack (12 handicap) with a score of net 65. Andy Hix, playing off a 14 handicap, was hot on his heels with a net 66. Tydd men’s club ...

Read More »

Snooker round-up: Champions Holbeach A lay down a strong early marker

Defending Division One champions Holbeach A made an imperious start to the new Spalding and District Snooker League season on Thursday night. Picking up where they left off, Holbeach handed promoted Division Two champions Boundary A a 6-0 reverse in what was the top flight’s only opening night whitewash. Jem Merrison (O42) and Colin Dodds (O21) both made solid starts ...

Read More »

Trophy time as Spalding and District Table Tennis League season concludes with AGM

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League officially closed their season with their AGM and presentation evening as trophies were dished out to all of the award winners. Held at the usual playing venue of Spalding High School, there was a reasonable show of members, while some new and returning faces also attended. The league chairman summarised the season just ...

Read More »

Major prizes for Weston Hills star Hoggard after his impressive showing at British F3 finale

Two poles and a pair of wins at the final BRDC British F3 Championship round of the year at Donington Park helped Johnathan Hoggard secure a free drive at January’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. The prize, the result of winning the Sunoco Whelen Challenge, rewarded Weston Hills driver Hoggard for his remarkable consistency over the course of a 2019 ...

Read More »

Depleted Spalding RFC defeated on opening day despite making super start

Dunstablians RUFC 29Spalding RFC 5 Spalding RFC were unable to build on a strong start as they were handed a 29-5 defeat at Dunstablians in their opening game of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday. Despite enjoying a strong pre-season and being full of optimism for the season, Town made the trip to Bedfordshire with a severely depleted ...

Read More »

Cricket round-up: Spalding Town’s title dreams crushed by Bourne 2nd on final day

Spalding Town missed out on securing back-to-back South Lincs and Border League Premier Division titles after coming up short in their winner-takes-all tussle at Bourne 2nd on Saturday. Town, who could have clinched the crown the previous week but slipped up against Skegness, saw their total of 143 chased down by the hosts at the Abbey Lawn. That left Bourne ...

Read More »

Moulton Harrox set for title decider after racking up 13th victory on the spin

Moulton Harrox won by six wickets away to Claypole on Saturday to go top of South Lincs and Border League Division One after 13 successive victories. Skipper Simon Juckes lost the toss but was not overly concerned as the hosts opted to bat first on a used pitch that looked unpredictable. Alex Baker (2-27) removed both Claypole opening batsmen with ...

Read More »

Spalding United made to pay the penalty by Gainsborough after Integro stalemate

Spalding United 0Gainsborough Trinity 0(penalties 5-6) Unlucky Spalding United bowed out of the Integro League Cup after a 6-5 penalty-shoot out defeat to higher-graded Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday night. Neither side managed a breakthrough in the regulation 90 minutes at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, meaning spot-kicks were needed to seperate the Lincolnshire duo. Although Scott Floyd, Kegan Everington, ...

Read More »

PDFL round-up: Tiago’s treble hands Harrox their first league loss, Holbeach Reserves smash seven

Moulton Harrox slipped to their first ChromaSport PDFL Premier Division loss of the season as potential title rivals Peterborough North End Sports handed them a 4-2 reverse on Saturday. Two goals from Tiago Nassuncolo (2) and Josh Moreman fired the hosts to a 3-0 half-time lead, but Marcus Parry hit for Harrox back just after the break. Nassuncolo then completed ...

Read More »

Ford’s double drives Holbeach United to FA Vase victory at Clifton

Clifton All Whites 1Holbeach United 3 In-form frontman Josh Ford netted twice to fire Holbeach United past a battling Clifton All Whites outfit in the Buildbase FA Vase on Saturday. Ford opened the scoring with a first-half penalty against the East Midlands Counties League Premier Division side at Green Lane, but only a few key saves from Ricky Drury kept ...

Read More »

Decent draw extends Spalding United’s unbeaten league run to four games

Chasetown 2Spalding United 2 By RAY TUCKER Injury-plagued Spalding United dug deep into their reserves to earn a very respectable share of the BetVictor NPL South East Division points at the Scholars Ground on Saturday. With seven potential first team squad members missing, mainly through injuries, the Tulips twice held the lead in a pulsating cut and thrust encounter before ...

Read More »

Losing start to Midlands Three East (South) season for Spalding RFC at Dunstablians

Spalding RFC suffered a 29-5 defeat at Dunstablians on the opening day of the Midlands Three East (South) season on Saturday. More to follow. RESULTS Midlands Three East (South): Bourne 26 Stockwood Park 31; Daventry 9 Stamford 34; Dunstablians 29 Spalding 5; Huntingdon & District 42 St Neots 7; 24 Oakham 31; 40 Queens 14.

Read More »

Plenty of positives as resolute Pinchbeck United stop the rot with battling Rugby Town draw

Pinchbeck United 1Rugby Town 1 Much-improved Pinchbeck United ended their four-game losing streak with a battling Uhlsport UCL Premier Division draw with Rugby Town on Saturday. The Knights made a great start at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field and went ahead when stand-in skipper Tyrone Burton expertly slotted home a side-foot finish on seven minutes. A string of stellar ...

Read More »