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Ten Spalding Indoor Bowls Club players set for England trials later this month

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club will once again have a number of representatives at the forthcoming England trials which are being held at Rugby Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club in Warwickshire. Held over the weekend of Saturday, November 30 and Sunday, December 1, Spalding IBC will have no less than ten player bidding to earn international call-ups. First up is the turn ...

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Murray trots to victory at incredibly tight Spalding Golf Club competition

Kenneth Murray was the winner as Spalding Golf Club hosted a Gentleman’s Turkey Trot competition on Sunday. Murray’s score of 31 Stableford points was enough to clinch overall victory at the Surfleet course by the barest of margins. David Fitter took second place on countback from Nigel Prue after both racked up 30 points, just one point behind the winner. ...

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Stellar start to Spalding Tennis Club’s winter season as champions swept aside

Spalding Tennis Club’s winter season campaign is under way after with some well contested matches in local leagues. In the Peterborough and District Winter League, Spalding impressed as they defeated last season’s champions Longthorpe A 8-0. They were represented by Ben Brittain, James Gregory, Jullian Warrick and Ian Argent. In the men’s LTA winter National League, Spalding then defeated Woodhall ...

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Women’s hockey round-up: Five-star Charlotte inspires Poachers win, Sutton 1st on-song

Seven-up Spalding Poachers roared to their biggest win of the East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW season so far on Saturday. Charlotte Maplethorpe was the star of the show with five of the goals in a 7-0 demolition at Glen Park, with Madeline Haunch and Evie Maltby rounding off the rout. The dynamic duo of Maltby and Maplethorpe offered a ...

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Men’s hockey round-up: Double figures for in-form Spalding 4th as Jacob fires four

Jacob Drew helped himself to a fantastic four-goal haul as Spalding 4th romped to a 10-1 derby win over Bourne Deeping 5th in East Men’s Hockey League Division 5NW on Saturday. It’s now five wins from seven games for high-flying Spalding, who are second in the table and just three points behind leaders Wisbech 3rd. Drew’s four goals were the ...

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Snooker round-up: Leaders Pyramid are beaten by club rivals but stay at summit

Pyramid D missed the chance to go clear at the top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division One on Thursday night – after losing to a team of friendly foes. The table-toppers were upset by club mates Pyramid A 4-2 in a result that ripped up the form book completely. Frame wins from Paul Blackbourne (R7), Matt Chapman (scr) ...

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G&S Racing Kawasaki trio enjoy a strong season finale at Bishopscourt meet

The G&S Racing Kawasaki team rounded off the season with the annual visit to Bishopscourt where the three riders contested the Sunflower trophy. Tom Fisher finished ninth in Northern Ireland, with TJ Toms 11th and Kevin Keyes – who would have been 12th but for a slip on the final lap – unable to finish. With Milo Ward unavailable, team ...

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Table tennis round-up: A busy night of action in Spalding and District League

The Spalding and District Table Tennis League returned to action last week with a few teams on top form. Rusty Nails and JDM found themselves playing each other, with the latter impressing. Cox and Jon Chesworth (JDM) took all five games, despite Nails’ John Hayter pushing Chesworth all the way in one end before going down 13-11. New side James ...

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Spalding RFC defeat old foes Kesteven to reach NLD Shield semi finals

Kesteven 22Spalding RFC 25 Spalding RFC’s fine form in cup competition continued on Thursday night as they won 25-22 at rivals Kesteven to reach the NLD Shield semi-finals. In a match played under the lights on Halloween, Town led 15-12 at the break and refused to cave under pressure in the second period at a venue they’ve not had much ...

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PDFL round-up: Moulton Harrox cruise past Long Sutton in county cup clash

Moulton Harrox romped to a 4-1 derby win over Long Sutton Athletic in the second round of the Lincs Junior Cup on Saturday. In what was undeniably the tie of the round, goals from Ian Bradbury, Declan Earth, Billy King (pen) and Joe Townsend fired Harrox to an comfortable win at Broad Lane. Ryan Alexander replied for the Magpies in ...

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Hussey impressed as four-midable Holbeach United shoot down Star in style

Holbeach United 4Peterborough NS 0 In-form Holbeach United moved up to third place in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division on Saturday with a dominant 4-0 victory over Peterborough Northern Star. Spencer Tinkler headed the Tigers into a 1-0 half-time lead at Carter’s Park, before further goals from Jonny Lockie, Adam Jackson (albeit one for the dubious goals panel) and Luke ...

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Easton happy with derby draw as Spalding United peg back Stamford in cracker

Spalding United 2Stamford 2 It was derby deadlock on Saturday as Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field. The Tulips look set for a heavy BetVictor NPL South East Division beating when Oliver Brown-Hill lashed a stunner into the top corner on just 30 seconds and ex-Spalding ...

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Saturday football: Four-some Tigers see off Star, Tulips hit back to secure a derby draw

Holbeach United romped to a 4-0 home win over Peterborough Northern Star on Saturday, while Spalding United battled back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with rivals Stamford. Starting with the Tigers, they cruised to a Uhlsport UCL Premier Division derby victory at Carter’s Park. Spencer Tinkler headed them into a half-time lead following a Liam Adams cross, before Jonny ...

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Fine Cambridge win keeps Spalding Water Polo in pole position in Herts League

Spalding Water Polo are sitting top of Herts League Division after a 15-9 success over Cambridge. The Spalding side showed their strength from the start, scoring four goals in the first three minutes and leading 4-2 at the first break. The second quarter was evenly matched, with both teams finding the net four times each, making the half time score ...

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Billiards round-up: Seven-up Donington impress, Holbeach A hit the summit

Donington produced their best performance of the Spalding and District Billiards League season so far on Monday night. They cruised to a 7-0 success over Crowland in one of only two fixtures to take place in the latest round of action. Frame wins from Nigel Brasier (R90), Ben Wrigglesworth (R40) and Jim Thompson (R50) got the job done for Donington ...

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Super start steers Spalding Indoor Bowls Club to success in Egham Trophy opener

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s Egham Trophy mixed team started their campaign with a comfortable 51-shot win (89-38) against Leicester. A strong start to the fixture was key for Spalding, who raced into an impressive 24-15 lead after five ends. The lead was extended to 48-26 by ten ends and then a dominant 72-33 at 15 ends. Leicester shook hands and ...

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Hussey backs his Holbeach United side to beat ‘talented but inconsistent’ Star

Holbeach United manager Danny Hussey has warned his side not to underestimate lowly rivals Peterborough Northern Star this weekend. The Tigers, who are sixth in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division, welcome 14th-placed Star to Carter’s Park for a derby fixture this Saturday (3pm). Having had his side pumped up for last weekend’s postponed clash with table-toppers Shepshed Dynamo, taking on ...

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Easton’s Spalding United rallying cry ahead of derby duel with Stamford

Matt Easton is hoping that Saturday’s derby with Stamford will inspire Spalding to kick-start their BetVictor NPL South East season. The Tulips haven’t managed a win in any competition since they saw off Stocksbridge Park Steels 3-1 back on September 7 – a run which now spans seven games. That leaves Spalding down in tenth place, which is four points ...

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Spalding Golf Club hoping for successful year as Rafferty takes the helm

New Spalding Golf Club captain Andy Rafferty was supported by 120 members at his Captain’s Drive In event last weekend. The event was played out over 16 holes at the Surfleet course – with two out of action – and was won by Graham Hutchings (12 handicap) with a score of 35 Stableford points. Completing the top three were Kenneth ...

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Two victories for van Haren but it’s Prior who claims two titles at Welland Yacht Club

Gerri van Haren and Gail Follington both enjoyed victories at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday – but it was serial winner Andy Prior who claimed two series successes. Although he wasn’t present on the day, Prior had already done enough to claim both the Sunday and Autumn Points series titles. Three boats took to the start of the morning’s race ...

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