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Gr-eight W Series debut for Pulling

Talented Gosberton racer Abbi Pulling impressed on her competitive W Series debut at Silverstone over the weekend. The South Holland teenager, who is a former British karting champion and a current competitor in the British Formula 4 championship, was part of the PUMA team for the W Series races alongside Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix weekend. The W ...

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Tigers hampered by isolation and injury concerns

Holbeach United were forced to call off last night’s (Wednesday) scheduled pre-season date at Moulton Harrox due to player unavailability. Tigers boss Phil Barnes has been hit by the requirement for numerous players to self-isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, while others were suffering with injuries. It’s the second game Holbeach have been forced to postpone at short notice during ...

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Aaron’s ready to shoot for gold at Olympics

It has been a long wait – but finally the family of a South Holland Olympian can celebrate the Tokyo games. Aaron Heading is taking his place in Team GB and will be realising his Olympic dream as a Trap shooter in the delayed games. Unfortunately his Long Sutton family have been unable to join him because of the pandemic, ...

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Derby date between rivals Holbeach and Bourne will raise vital funds

A charity match between two friendly rivals is aiming to raise money for the Sue Ryder Hospice in Peterborough. The under-18 teams from Holbeach United and Bourne Town will clash one last time at Carter’s Park on Thursday, June 29 (7.45pm), with all monies raised going to the palliative, neurological and bereavement support charity. Entrance on the night is £3 ...

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Cricket round-up: Wickets tumble as Town see off rivals Long Sutton, Harrox on-song

Spalding Town moved to within seven points of the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division summit with an emphatic derby win over Long Sutton on Saturday. Hosts Town bowled out their South Holland rivals for 71 in just 28.3 overs as Josh Lawrence took fine figures of 4-15 at Seas End Hall. And, despite a slight wobble in reply ...

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Spalding United get their season off to flying start with Grimsby scalp

Impressive Spalding United booked their place in the semi-finals of the Lincolnshire Senior Cup with an eye-catching 2-0 win over Grimsby Town on Saturday. Midfielder Lewis Brownhill (6) and new striker Gregg Smith (53) scored the goals early in each half as the Tulips brushed aside a very youthful but talented Mariners outfit. In what was their first competitive game ...

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Jubilation for Jason at latest Holbeach and District Angling Club match

Jason Thrower led from the off to take top spot at Holbeach and District Angling Club’s match at Main Road Bridge on Sunday. His net of 7lb of skimmers from peg seven made him a clear winner ahead of Mark Chapman, who managed 2lb 4oz from peg five Roger Smith completed the top three with 1lb 4oz from peg ten.

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Prior has Grounds for glory after trophy triumph at Welland Yacht Club

Two wins and a second place were enough for Andy Prior to land Welland Yacht Club’s Grounds Trophy on Sunday. Some eight competitors took to the starting line on a day that offered sunny conditions, but a fickle wind and patches of weed ensured conditions were tricky. Prior, in his laser, got away first amid a reaching start ahead of ...

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Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day raises more than £4,000 for charity

A record turnout of 190 men and women players contested Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Captain’s Day charity event on Saturday. Organised by skipper Ian Cooper, the event was back on the calendar after skipping a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall winner on the day was David Barnes with a score of 39 points, while Lynn Exley ...

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Gosberton ace Abbi to make her W Series debut at Silverstone

Abbi Pulling will make her competitive W Series debut at the third round of the 2021 season at Silverstone on Saturday. The 18-year-old Gosberton racer will compete for the PUMA team alongside Spain’s Marta Garcia when W Series races alongside Formula 1 at the British Grand Prix weekend. Pulling will line up on the same grid as her mentor and ...

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Much-needed new pavilion opens to offer a big boost for Spalding Tennis Club

Spalding Tennis Club opened their new pavilion to members on Saturday. As a growing club, the pavilion will be a great social hub for members, parents watching their children play tennis and and an area for the juniors after their coaching sessions. A club statement said: “Spalding Tennis Club would like to thank the Spalding councillors who have shown huge ...

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Cricket round-up: In-form Spalding Town topple the leaders in stellar style

Red-hot Spalding Town picked up an impressive win at South Lincs and Border League leaders Sleaford 2nd on Saturday to keep their hopes of a title charge very much alive. After a fine bowling display limited the home side to just 148-9 from their 45 overs, Spalding confidently raced to 150-5 in their reply to wrap up a five-wicket success ...

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Barnes’ Holbeach United rebuild continues with Carter deal and possible triple transfer

Holbeach United have snapped up versatile defender Sam Carter and are closing on a deal for former favourite Stacy Cartwright as they bid to rebuild ahead of the new season. Tigers boss Phil Barnes has confirmed that Carter, who played at right back in Saturday’s 4-0 victory over his former club Swaffham Town, has committed himself to the club for ...

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Pinchbeck United pull off impressive Spafford coup as part of signing spree

Neal Spafford is the standout name in a list of nine impressive Pinchbeck United signings. The former Spalding United and Wisbech Town defender, who enjoyed a stint as caretaker manager with the Tulips last season before Gaby Zakuani took over, has agreed terms to play with the Knights in the ChromaSport UCL Premier Division North this season. He will be ...

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Spalding United all set for Grimsby Town cup showdown after friendly outings

Spalding United are set for their first competitive game of the new season as they welcome Grimsby Town to the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field on Saturday (3pm). The showdown is in the Lincolnshire Senior Cup clash on July 17 (3pm) and you can book tickets for the game on the Tulips’ official website, with adults £6, concessions £3, children ...

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Greenkeeper says goodbye

Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s head greenkeeper has retired after more than 25 years. Derek Beba, who has been part of the green keeping staff at Tydd St Giles Golf Club for more than 25 years, recently celebrated his retirement from the club. Spokesman Mike Barton said: “Derek has been with the golf club for over 25 years and we ...

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Reid shines on pole vault debut at latest Tommy Clay track and field meet

Athletes from South Holland put on impressive showings in ideal conditions at the seventh Turnbull Tommy Clay Track and Field Development Series meeting this season. Under-17 Megan Reid had a really good evening in Boston, making her debut in the pole vault having only recently taken up the event. In the first of the two women’s pole vault competitions held ...

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Lincolnshire CCC all set for National Counties Eastern Division One opener

Lincolnshire CCC commence their National Counties Eastern Division One campaign on Sunday, (July 11) against Norfolk at Cleethorpes CCC. The fixture is a three-day game commencing at 11am each day. The National Counties new format sees Lincolnshire placed in a strong Eastern Division along with Cambridgeshire, Staffordshire and Suffolk as well as Norfolk. Lincolnshire will select from the following squad: ...

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Holbeach United eye four new signings after Skegness swoop for Lockie

Phil Barnes has moved to reassure Holbeach United fans after losing another key player to a rival. The Tigers chief is rueing the departure of striker Johnny Lockie, who has joined UCL Premier Division North newboys Skegness Town – who they will visit on the opening day of the new season on Wednesday, August 4. Speedy striker Lockie, who came ...

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Scourfield storms to perfect Paddle Regatta win at Welland Yacht Club

Mark Scourfield clinched overall glory at Welland Yacht Club’s Paddle Regatta on Sunday. With most of the weed having now been cleared from the river, four boats took to the start of the first race. With a reasonable breeze, Scourfield (Solo) made the best of the start getting away ahead of Richard Stedman (Laser Radial), Katie Follington (Laser Radial) then ...

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