Sport

Sensational start for Spalding Netball Club as Falcons are grounded

A superb team performance saw Spalding Netball Club win their first-ever competitive game last week. The newly-formed Tulips beat the Falcons 27-17 on Thursday night to start the Boston League summer season in superb style. Captain Hayley Stevens said: “Some great centre pass plays gave us a great seven-goal lead in the first quarter. “We continued to push through with ...

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Nigel stars at Snooker World Championships

Spalding’s Nigel Brasier lasted longer at the World Snooker Championships than Ronnie O’Sullivan as the Motor Neurone Disease sufferer starred in his own way at The Crucible in Sheffield. Nigel was a special guest at the sport’s showpiece event with the MND Association having been named as its official charity for its Disability Day. The 49-year-old father of three has ...

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Carter is the agent of Moulton Harrox’s demise as double dream is dashed

Moulton Harrox 3 Whittlesey Athletic 4 Moulton Harrox’s hopes of completing a ChromaSport PDFL double were dashed on Saturday night as they lost an exciting Peterborough Senior Cup final with Whittlesey Athletic 4-3. Premier Division champions Harrox led twice on the night at Nene Valley Community Centre, but ultimately an Ashley Coddington red card and Jack Carter’s quick-fire hat-trick ensured ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club show their steel at Sheffield meet

Members of South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club put on an exceptional performance as they headed to Ponds Forge in Sheffield for another day of East Midlands Regional Championships action. The swimmers were contesting the sprint 50m events and the distance freestyle events (800m and 1,500m), aiming to produce new personal best (PB) times and make some of the finals available ...

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Cricket round-up: Spalding Town go top after handing Long Sutton first defeat in derby

Defending champions Spalding Town hit the top of South Lincs and Border League Premier Division for the first time this season on Saturday as they beat Long Sutton by 112 runs. Good knocks from Rob Ambrose (55), Jon Miles (43), Joseph Broomfield (35) and Jon Manton (30) steered Town to 244-8 batting first at Spalding Grammar School, with Adam Whitaker (4-36) ...

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Plenty of positives for Spalding Indoor Bowls Club teams despite defeat in final

An impressive 32 members of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club took part in a popular four-day tournament at Petters Leisure Resort in Norfolk last week. A host of clubs from across the country competed in the tournament, which saw all 40 teams play four games to determine who went forward to the knockout stages. At the last 16 stage, Spalding still ...

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Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s famous five come up just short

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s ladies put in a fine showing at the Annodata Matchplay competition on Sunday – but ultimately came up short. The five team members played singles matchplay at King’s Lynn Golf Club, with Lyn Exley winning 3&2, Christine Burton winning one up, Julie Perry losing one down, Maria Taylor-Vassall halving and Lorraine Gallie losing 5&4. As ...

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Consistent Tom takes the Tulip title at Welland Yacht Club

Consistency was key for Tom Bell as he took overall victory at Welland Yacht Club’s Tulip Regatta on Sunday – despite not winning a race on the day. Bell bagged three second places to secure the title, with the individual race wins coming from Geri van Haren, Clive Herd and Alan Cox. Ten boats took to the start line for ...

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Impressive away wins for Spalding Golf Club’s top men’s teams

Spalding Golf Club’s first and second teams enjoyed successful weekends away at Sleaford and Burghley Park respectively. Playing amid incredibly testing winds, the first team raced into a 2-0 lead before being pegged back with one game left on the golf course. One down on the 18th green and needing to win the hole for the game, Hugo Kedzlie produced ...

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Marathon quintet lead list of impressive runs from Spalding’s Halmer Harriers

Athletes from Halmer Harriers have been putting their body on the line at multiple events in recent weeks. Runs don’t come tougher than the London Marathon, with the Spalding club having five runners in action there. Among them were Lisa Gill, who ran her eighth London Marathon to raise money for Age UK, and Carly Wilkinson completed her first to ...

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Rising Gosberton star Abbi impresses on her senior karting debut

Top teenage Abbi Pulling contested the first round of the Motorsport UK British Karting Championship last week – and once again showed she’s a force to be reckoned with. The Junior champion, from Gosberton, was stepping up to Senior standard for the first time at the PFI Kart Circuit only six days after a successful debut in the Ginetta GT5 ...

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Fine fifth for Toms but his G&S Kawasaki team-mates struggle

Things didn’t quite go to plan for the three G&S Racing Kawasaki riders at Oulton Park over the weekend. Milo Ward had problems during the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race and finished in 34th place, while Kevin Keyes was unable to make the start of his race. But TJ Toms rode to a well-deserved fifth place in the Stock 600 ...

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Wilson happy with his progress as comeback continues with solid shows

Kirton rider Ben Wilson recorded an 11th and ninth place in round two of the British Supersport championship at Oulton Park over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend and moves up to ninth in the rider standings. Wilson completed his qualifying in 21st overall (16th in his class) in the mixed grid of Supersport and Moto2 riders and began Saturday’s ...

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Kirton’s Clarke still on learning curve in Stock 1000 series after Oulton Park outing

Aaron Clarke rode to a creditable 23rd place in round two of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championship amid tricky conditions at Oulton Park on Monday. In Sunday’s qualifying session the Kirton rider was the 24th fastest rider from the 47 riders out on track – but he was unfortunate to slip off at Island Bends in the latter stages ...

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Crowland’s White is a wrecking ball at latest Adrian Flux Arena meeting

The first of the two May Bank Holiday sessions did not disappoint at the Adrian Flux Arena with another big afternoon of Bangers and Smash. More than 140 cars were in the pits ready for battle at the King’s Lynn venue – and battle they sure did, with some very splintered and smashed up cars in each of the races. ...

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Spalding United’s Blue boys are cup kings after completing junior double

Spalding United under-13 Blue are celebrating a famous cup double. The Blues were crowned winners of both the PJAL League Cup and the PFSDF Charity Cup, with both finals being played last month. The youngsters knocked out some very good opposition en-route to both finals, allowing them to successfully lift both cups. The first success saw them beat March Academy ...

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Crowland’s youngsters are boosted by Burmor’s brilliant backing

Crowland Juniors Under-12s Black have been given backing by a construction firm  currently building social housing in Spalding. Market Deeping-based Burmor Projects, which is working on 20 properties at Willow Walk in Spalding, has sponsored a smart new away kit bearing the club badge and the boys’ squad numbers. Burmor managing director Luke Boekestyn said: “I’m really pleased to be ...

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Table tennis round-up: Preville claims two titles on Spalding and District League finale

Kelvin Preville claimed two trophies as the Spalding and District Table Tennis League completed its 2018/19 season last week. The Roy Gibson final proved a close affair, with Preville defeating Reece Kerry 24-31, 31-29, 31-29. Preville was also awarded the trophy for the Hard Bat competition. Meanwhile, South Holland and Underdogs completed their Moulton Shield final – with the Holland ...

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South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club seven shine at Regional Championships

Seven South Lincs Competitive Swimming Club members were in action at the East Midlands Regional Championships in Corby. The swimmers from the Spalding-based club produced some excellent performances and set a lot of new long course personal best (PB) times, achieved finals and collected two silver medals and a bronze medal. Day one saw Beatrice Finch set a new PB ...

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Career highlight for Long Sutton potter Cooper after sealing over-60s title

Long Sutton cue ace Mick Cooper is celebrating the finest achievement of his career after becoming English Over-60s billiards champion. Cooper, who turned 60 in December, beat fellow Spalding and District Billiards League player Mick Johnson by two points in the semi-final before edging out Brian Harvey 146-141 in the battle for top honours at Clay Cross in Derbyshire on ...

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