Bowls

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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Spalding hit back from slow start to reap rich rewards

Spalding made up for a slow start to return laden with honours at the Lincolnshire County Finals at Louth & District Indoor Bowls Club. Brian Martin, Stephen Harris and Dominic McVittie lost 17-12 to Rod West, Nathan Dunnington and Jonathan West from Boston in the men’s triples final and Jan Sinclair, Carole Nunney, Maisie Belding and Julie Hicks went down ...

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Spalding’s Lightning strikes again in Denny Cup victory

Spalding Lightning lifted the Denny Cup trophy for the second time in three seasons with a victory over Torquay United in Nottingham on Saturday. The cup is considered to be the top inter-club competition and the final had some of the country’s best players on show.Lightning started strongly and built a significant lead, mainly thanks to the rinks skipped by ...

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Dominic does the double

Spalding bowls ace Dominic McVittie has added to his already impressive season by winning the men’s national singles title at Nottingham IBC. In the last 16, McVittie beat David Holmes from Folkestone 21-7 and followed it up with a 21-14 win against former world top 16 player Jamie Chestney from Ilminster.McVittie booked his place in the final by beating fellow ...

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Spalding Lightning lift national trophy for the third time

Last weekend, Spalding Lightning won the national mixed top club title for the third time in its history at the national championships at Nottingham IBC. In the semi-final on Saturday, Lightning played Hartlepool in a match that was always destined to go down to the wire.Lightning started the stronger of the two teams as they won both singles meaning they ...

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Gosberton opens doors to all

Gosberton Bowls Club has received about £12,000 to improve the green and will be showing it off to the general public to try to increase membership and playing numbers. An open day is being held on Saturday, April 27, 11am.Club spokesman Stuart Tamplin said: “One of the reasons we have spent the amounts we have on maintenance and the watering ...

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McVittie has a week of glory

Spalding were well represented and successful in a number of disciplines at the Lincolnshire County semi-finals day at Louth & District Indoor Bowls Club. Brian Martin, Stephen Harris and Dominic McVittie booked their place in the county triples final with a 24-8 win against Boston’s Ian Clark, Alex Tomlin and Martin Tomlin. Their final opponents will be another Boston trio, Rod West, ...

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England lose title

Spalding’s Ruby Hill, Annie Dunham and Chelsea Spencer were part of the England ladies team in the British Isles International Series at Falcon Indoor Bowls Club in Essex. Hill and Dunham were part of the same rink at lead and skip respectively, with Kylie Jenkins and captain Sandy Hazell, while Spencer skipped her own rink with Cassidy Hampton, Chloe Brett ...

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Wheelie good donations roll in

A group of councillors have come together to buy a wheelchair that will help people with a disability play bowls. Spalding Indoor Bowls Club have been able to purchase the new equipment thanks to donations by councillors Allan Beal, James Le Sage, Ingrid Sheard, Elizabeth Sneath, Gary Taylor, Laura Eldridge and Jan Whitbourn.As well as providing access to new players, ...

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Access for all at club

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club is making itself more accessible to all players.Today (Thursday) sees the launch of a new motorised wheelchair, which was bought with contributions from South Holland district councillors.A bowls taster session for anyone wishing to try the popular sport is on offer at the club, which is in the Castle Sports Complex, in Albion Street.The event gets under way ...

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Lightning’s Egham hopes struck down at Melton

Spalding Lightning lost in the semi-final of the Egham Trophy against Wellingborough at Melton Mowbray on Sunday.Lightning were hoping to go a step further after they lost at the same stage last season but Wellingborough started the better of the two teams and quickly opened a 25-shot lead. Although Lightning battled hard to get back to within eight shots, Wellingborough fought off the revival ...

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McVittie makes it through to the county singles semi finals playoffs

On Saturday, Spalding Indoor Bowls Club hosted Boston B in the men’s county league.Spalding dominated the match, winning on three rinks and drawing on the other, as they won 106-55 (13-1).Top winning rink was skipped by Lewis Parnell, with Jack Wells, Kevin Puttrell and Nick Wilkie who won 34-12.Spalding remain top of the county south division ahead of Stamford A ...

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Spalding Lightning make it through to Denny Cup final for second time

On Saturday, Spalding Lightning made it through to the final of the Denny Cup for only the second time in the club’s history. The Denny Cup is often described as the FA Cup of bowls and Spalding put their name in the record books when they lifted the trophy in 2022.In the semi-final on Saturday against Falcon, a club based ...

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McVittie walks away with new individual title

Over the weekend, Spalding Lightning were well represented at the champion of champions national finals at Dolphin Indoor Bowls Club in Dorset. Although Chelsea Spencer lost in the last 16 of the ladies’ event, Dominic McVittie came through a strong field to win the men’s event.On Saturday, McVittie beat Dex Weyand from Thanet 21-8 in the last 16 before overcoming ...

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Lightning book into two national semi-finals

On Sunday, Spalding Lightning made it through to their second national semi-final of the weekend, this time in the mixed top club.Spalding Lightning progressed through the quarter final with an away win at Acle.With wins in the ladies’ singles, pairs, triples and fours, Spalding Lightning won 14-2 and booked their place in the semi-final where they will play Hartlepool on ...

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Hill on high with second title

Ruby Hill has been crowned National u25 Singles champion for the second time.The Spalding Indoor Bowls Club player beat fellow u25 international Imogen Jenner in the final at Solihull to repeat her 2022 success.She qualified for the finals with wins earlier in the season against Alice Atkin, from Church Gresley, and Amica Fordy, from Hartlepool.In the quarter-final, Hill beat Egham’s ...

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British gold for Jeapes in Wales

Ollie Jeapes was in action for England at the British Isles u18 international series in Wales at the weekend. The Spalding Lightning youngster was selected to lead the triples with Sam Brugnoli, from Huntingdon, and Charlie Beeton, from Ipswich. They were joined by Izzy Pymm, from Melton, in the fours.It was a series to remember for Jeapes as he came ...

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Dramatic finish to progress to quarters of Denny Cup

On Sunday, Spalding Lightning played away against Nottingham in the mixed top club. After the dramatic finish in the Denny Cup only the day before, Spalding Lightning put on a dominant display as they won all disciplines, apart from the fours who drew, which meant that the overall match result was 14-2 in favour of the two-time national top club ...

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Under 25 singles for Hill

On Friday, Ruby Hill qualified for the national under 25 singles after beating Amica Fordy from Hartlepool on the last end of the tie break, 2-1. Ruby won the national title in the 2021/22 so will hope to win the title for the second time.She will now play at the finals which are being held at Solihull Indoor Bowls Club ...

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England team call ups for six Spalding bowls players

Six members of Spalding Indoor Bowls Club received call ups to play for England this week. It was a special moment especially for Dominic McVittie (pictured) who has been selected to play for the men’s senior team for the first time, whilst Stephen Harris and Graham Smith retain their places.McVittie will play number three to current world indoor singles champion ...

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