Sport

Welland’s Open Day makes waves thanks to top turnout from the public

Welland Yacht Club’s annual Open Day event proved a success on Sunday as a host of new faces gave sailing a try. That meant there was no competitive action for the club’s members, with some instead being on hand to assist on the day. Indeed, a few of the club members are also part of the volunteer coastguard service HM ...

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Gr-eight victory keeps Tigers A unbeaten at top of Spalding and District Darts League Division One

Tigers A maintained their unbeaten start to the Spalding and District Darts League Division One season with a big 8-1 win against Consti D. The star of the show was Gary Mace, who threw a 180, an 18-dart-leg and a 118 checkout. Also impressing was Ash Allen, who kept up his fine form with a 180, while captain Dan Carnell ...

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Golf round-up: Fab four clinch President’s Day crown at Sutton Bridge GC

Joy Potter, Paula Brown, Janet Simpson and Judy Green emerged as the winners of Sutton Bridge Golf Club’s Lady President’s Day event. The quartet’s score of 25.2 was enough to win the nine-hole Texas Scramble event, with Karen Gillett, Nicola Elphick, Carole Caney (with coloured ball) second on 27.2. The top three was completed by J anet Groves, Alice Grant, ...

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Spalding RFC bidding to support community by donating their modular changing rooms

Generous Spalding RFC are looking to help out another sporting club by way of donating their modular changing rooms. Town purchased the dressing rooms in 2013 as they announced plans to move to their new base at Drain Bank North – and they were also used at their temporary Low Fulney site before their move to the new permanent home. ...

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Robbins’ top ton leaves Spalding Town feeling red-faced in heavy defeat against Lindum

Spalding Town 1st suffered their heaviest defeat of the Lincs ECB Premier League season so far on Saturday as Lincoln Lindum romped to a 253-run success at Seas End Hall. Having lost the toss, visitors Lindum opted to bat first and duly posted a dominant score of 294-4 from their 50 overs as Gus Robbins scored an unbeaten 109 from ...

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Cricket round-up: Ramsden makes his Mark for Moulton 2nd, Neo shines with impressive knock

An unbeaten half-century from captain Mark Ramsden steered Moulton Harrox 2nd to a six-wicket victory at Grantham 3rd on Saturday – and sent his side top of the table. Hosts Grantham had posted 146-9 from their 45 overs in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash. But Ramsden’s undefeated 62, plus a calm 22 not out from Harry ...

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Hefty Moulton Harrox defeat as Grantham 2nd’s Mudie stars with unbeaten century

A stellar century from Stewart Mudie put Moulton Harrox to the sword on Saturday as they suffered a 127-run defeat against Grantham 2nd. Opener Mudie made 101 in Grantham’s 230-8 at Harrox Field, before Moulton were knocked over for 103 in 34.2 overs in reply. The defeat, which saw Moulton bag just five points, is just their second defeat of ...

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In-form Long Sutton see off Woodhall Spa 2nd to stay third in early Premier Division table

Long Sutton 1st are sitting pretty in third place in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division table after an 80-run victory over Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Opener Adam Wright top scored with 37 as Sutton posted a healthy 204-8 from their 45 overs after being put into bat at Paradise Field. Visitors Spa 2nd were dismissed for ...

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Holbeach United boss Clifton feels it is time to leave the past behind and ‘trust in the process’

Upbeat Holbeach United manager has called on the club’s sceptics to “trust in the process” as they prepare for the new season in the unfamiliar surroundings of the Eastern Counties Football League Division One North. Clifton, who will be joined by Simon Roberts and club stalwart Ricky Drury as a three-man management team next season, has confirmed that he’ll be ...

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Six new tests for Spalding United next season as they stay put in NPL Midlands Division

Fresh challenges await Spalding United next season after they were confirmed as members of the Pitching In NPL Midlands Division for another year. Six new teams have joined the 20-team division, with Dereham Town and St Neots Town moving sideways and Boldmere St Michael’s, Gresley Rovers, Harborough Town and Hinckley LR all promoted from Step Five. Missing from last season ...

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Thorogood pleased that Pinchbeck United’s relegation reprieve has been confirmed by FA

Realistic Pinchbeck United boss Lewis Thorogood insists that nobody at the club has anything to celebrate following confirmation of their relegation reprieve. The Knights finished second-from-bottom in the Uhlsport UCL Premier Division North last season, but are one of a number of teams to have been let off relegation due to restructuring within the non-league pyramid. Indeed, the Football Association’s ...

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Top turnout for ‘She Rallies’ session at Spalding Town Tennis Club

There was a great turnout as Spalding Town Tennis Club hosted a free session for women and girls on Sunday as part of the She Rallies scheme pioneered by Judy Murray. The scheme aims to increase female participation in tennis, through offering more opportunities to be involved in coaching and playing. The event was organised by venue lead Ellie Blackbourn, ...

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Rare loss for dominant A team but two titles for John Harrox at Spalding Primary Schools’ hockey finals

Some 18 teams from 12 local schools contested the finals of the Spalding Primary Schools’ Hockey Tournaments at Glen Park on Friday night. Having lost the best part of the last two years through COVID-19, it was a relief to all concerned that all five of the tournaments in this school year have now been completed. Hosted by Spalding Hockey ...

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Successful first Knights Trophy has ‘put Pinchbeck United on footballing map’

Lewis Thorogood feels that Pinchbeck United have put themselves on the footballing map after hosting a hugely successful junior tournament over the weekend. The Knights Trophy, which was played at the club’s Glebe Field facility on Knight Street, attracted a combination of professional, academy and local teams and saw plenty of football played on Saturday and Sunday. The likes of ...

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Golf round-up: Impressive Stott showing seals glory at Tydd St Giles’ Spring Open

Robert Stott was the emphatic overall winner of Tydd St Giles Golf Club’s Spring Open event. A healthy 140 golfers took part in an individual stableford event, which was played amid excellent weather and with the course in fantastic condition. Stott’s score of 44 points was three better than Johnathan Housley-Stott (41pts) in second, with Lewis Lee (38pts) claiming third. ...

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Welland Yacht Club’s pursuit races deliver thrills as leading light Prior is on winning form again

That man Andy Prior was back on winning form at Welland Yacht Club on Sunday. The first two races on Sunday followed the pursuit format – which is where slower boats start earlier relative to their assigned handicap and faster boats start later, in theory evening out the fleet over the course of 50 minutes when all boats, sailed equally ...

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Podium double at Cadwell Park keeps Spalding’s Molsom second in Caterham standings

Spalding racer Andy Molsom remains second in the Caterham Graduates Racing Club championship after a strong showing at Cadwell Park last week. The South Holland speedster secured second places in both races over the weekend at the Louth circuit.Qualifying on the Saturday went without a hitch, as Molsom sealed second place on the grid for both of Sunday’s races. As ...

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Kime pick up points at Donington Park but Fisher is knocked off top spot in rider standings

The two Kime Racing riders Tom Fisher and Broderick Whitmore-Wilson both recorded three strong points finishes at round three of the No Limits Pirelli Super Series 600 championship held at Donington Park over the weekend. Qualifying on Saturday went well for Fisher, who finished the session in fourth place and started as the first of three racers from the middle ...

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SLBL cricket round-up: Derby delight for Moulton Harrox as opener Kearns makes unbeaten 54

An unbeaten half-century from Mike Kearns Snr helped steer Moulton Harrox 2nd to a derby win over Spalding Town 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Opener Kearns scored a typical 54 not out for Moulton as they made 94-2 in reply to Town’s 91 all out at Harrox Field to seal an eight-wicket success. With ...

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Freeman fires with bat as Spalding Town seal Louth victory and first Lincs ECB Premier League win of season

Spalding Town 1st grabbed their first win of the new Lincs ECB Premier League season on Saturday as they beat hosts Louth by three wickets. After suffering back-to-back defeats at the start of the season, promoted Town are finally up and running after securing maximum points at London Road. Spalding skipper Chris Dring won the toss and opted to bowl ...

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