Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Robson collects a pair of trophies

Ben Robson picked up two awards at Pinchbeck United’s presentation evening.He was named first-team players’ player and manager’s player of the year.The first-team supporters player of the season award went to Nathan Stevens with the Clubman ‘Smudger’ award presented to Joe Melson.The club’s volunteers were also recognised with a Knights’ spokesman saying: “Without the volunteers putting in the hours behind the ...

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Tulips head south for new season

As predicted, Spalding United will be swapping the Northern Premier League for the Southern League after their Midlands Division title success. That brought promotion but the Tulips are heading to the Southern League’s Premier Central Division for the 2024/25 season, thanks to the vagaries of geography and how the non-League system works.They will join fellow promotion winners Bedford Town, Biggleswade ...

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Crowland put dent in title charge

The local football season has finished for most teams but things are still going strong in the Sunday division of the GCE Hire Fleet Peterborough League.Although the title is out of reach for the two local sides, Crowland Town dealt a major blow to CSKA Emneth’s hopes.A brace from Harry Gigas and a goal apiece from Klyden Lleshi and Samuel ...

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Red lights cannot stop Bush’s rush to Barrier Bank victory

Spalding Cycling Club’s latest ten-mile time trial was again on the popular Barrier Bank course, with a bumper turnout of 32 riders in mixed conditions.Extra complications were added by the appearance of temporary traffic lights on the course. However, the organisers did a fantastic job managing the situation with riders having the clock stopped if they got held by the lights.The overall win ...

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Lovell and Rose get in winning groove

Moulton Harrox are on track to join neighbours Spalding and Long Sutton in the Lincolnshire Board Premier League after making a solid start to their South Lincs Border League Championship season.Saturday’s ten-run win at Boston puts them second in the table after five matches.Opener Flynn McMillan (26) held things together early on but it needed middle-late order knocks from Matthew Barnett ...

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A day to remember

Spalding Town Tennis Club are hosting the Steve Machin Memorial Day on Sunday at their Clay Lake base.All proceeds are for Macmillan Cancer Research in memory of the former club member, who passed away last September.A raffle is being held and a Just Giving page has been set up – tinyurl.com/MachinMem – for donations.

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Drove drive clear with Bridge win

Parson Drove made it two wins out of two to top the early Sutton Bridge Banks Rose Bowl League table.They matched their opening week victory against Newton with a 5-1 (82-49) win at Sutton Bridge.Gorefield opened their season after sitting out the first week with a 5-1 (95-43) success at Newton, a result repeated by Black Cats(52-36) at Emneth.

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Lack of water fails to halt return to action

After a break due to the unsuitability of water levels for sailing, Welland Yacht Club decided to start again and adapt to the conditions. Despite the desperately low water levels that show no signs of improving over the coming months until the well documented Environmental Agency delay in starting the work on the breach in the bank.The cancellation of the ...

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Allstars cheered by chance of going to USA

Empire Elite Allstars are celebrating an astounding weekend at the Cheer City Summer Showdown at the University of Warwick in Coventry.The Spalding and Crowland-based cheerleading squad pulled off a string of top-class results to book a place in the grand national finals in Florida next April.A delighted club spokesman said: “Wow! What a weekend. It was our most successful competition ...

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Tenno stars for Arms A

Lincoln Arms A continued their winning start in Division A of the Hereward Sports Pinchbeck & District Summer League with a 17-10 win at Consti Z.Jimmy Tenno starred with a 180 and a 17-dart leg, while Steve Stancer had an 18-dart leg.Andy Palmer hit a 127 finish in helping Lincoln Arms D to a 14-13 victory over Pinchbeck FC.Dan Bright ...

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National counties cup glory for Spalding men

Players from Spalding Hockey Club represented Lincolnshire Hockey and emerged victorious in the England Hockey Men’s County Championships in Nottingham at the weekend.A 4-1 victory against Shropshire in the B competition final secured the silverware for the county.Lincolnshire had already beaten the Welsh border county 4-0 in the group games, as well as seeing off the challenges of Durham and ...

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Rolling up for a circus turn at Parkrun

There was a colourful gathering at the weekly Snowden Field Parkrun in Crowland on Saturday.Among the mix of almost 100 attendees were strongmen, jugglers, knife throwers and some clowns – not all from the nearby circus apparently!Despite the damp grass and thick cloud cover, there was a higher attendance than normal, due to neighbouring events at Ferry Meadows, in Peterborough, and ...

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Dutchman Boerboom impresses at Donington

It was a difficult weekend for G&S Racing Kawasaki in round three of the Quattro Group British Supersport championship at Donington Park. No points were scored in the highly competitive class, despite a strong performance from Jorel Boerboom, who was the highest placed of the three riders with 16th and 17th places in the two races.Starting from row six in the sprint ...

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Hula-hooping and car washing to raise charity funds and awareness

Bakkavor employees from its UK sites not only celebrated GroceryAid Day, they also organised a Big Bakkavor Walk challenge to raise money for their chosen charity partner. GroceryAid offers a whole array of support services to people working in the grocery industry and their families – including counselling, legal advice and help with budgeting and financial grants.Every year, Bakkavor runs ...

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Pop along to the Corn Exchange

Get ready to go pop!Pop Divas Live is coming to King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on Friday May 31.A spokesman said: “I is the UK’s number one pop concert experience meaning you can sing and dance along to all your favourite pop stars!“With family friendly choreography and lyrics, your little divas and their friends will have the best time of their ...

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You should be dancing at South Holland Centre

You Should Be Dancing this Saturday night with a tribute act you will Love Inside Out. The Magic of the Bee Gees is coming to the South Holland Centre in Spalding this weekend (May 25).A spokesman for the South Holland Centre, said: “Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother, when the feeling’s gone and you can’t go on, ...

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Dig in and help town’s hospital

Holbeach Hospital is looking for green-fingered volunteers to help maintain our gardens, especially over the summer period.The community-run institution’s gardens face the Ann Waltham Unit where end of life care is provided.It is looking for someone to help keep the gardens in top condition, particularly for the residents who view the gardens in the final days.Duties would include general weeding ...

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All Saints’ set for its flower festival

It’s set to be a blooming great weekend as Holbeach’s All Saints’ holds its annual flower festival. There are five days of events around the church, which dates back 700 years, beginning today (Thursday, May 23).To mark the festival’s start the South Holland Singers are putting on a concert entitled ‘Song for a Summer Evening’ at 7.30pm.Tickes are £10 or ...

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‘Inspiring’ Alison is among award winners

A mother talking to colleagues about the loss of her baby to help raise awareness, was among staff recognised by the Co-Op recently. Alison Merrison, a customer service assistant at Long Sutton Co-Op, was named the Inspiring Colleague of the Year at its annual awards.A company spokesman said: “Being inspiring means setting a good example to others. Alison shared the ...

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Meet and greet for author

A Spalding man who has written a book on autism and ADHD following his family’s experiences of the conditions, says he’s delighted with the reception it’s been getting ahead of a meet and greet event.James Wand self-published Autism and ADHD – A Family’s Perspective to put his experiences in the public domain, especially with his 13-year-old daughter Mia and nine-year-old ...

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