Bowls

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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Important win for Spalding in men’s county league

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club secured an important win at home against Grantham in the men’s county league. Before the game, Grantham were challenging Spalding at the top of the county’s south division but a strong performance from the home side saw them win by 19 shots (83-64).Spalding also won 12-2 on match points but the main damage was done by ...

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Last bowl from Harris proves a match-winner

Spalding Lightning are through to the last 16 of the mixed Top Club competition after beating a Huntingdon team, boasting international players.Annie Dunham won in the ladies’ singles but the overall match was in the balance before Stephen Harris won the men’s singles with his last bowl. That left Lightning needing one win from the last three disciplines and an aggregate ...

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Under 30s success for the Spalding
Lightning bowlers

On Sunday, Spalding Lightning started the defence of the under 30s double triples competition.The team was forced into a change from last season as Dominic McVittie is now too old whilst Chelsea Spencer enters her last year in the competition.Spalding Lightning’s first round opponents were Boston who were not phased by playing the defending champions and actually were as far ...

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Lightning through to next round of trophy

On Sunday (October 29), Spalding Lightning progressed in the Egham Trophy against local rivals Boston. The match was closely contested for the first half but Spalding Lightning stepped up a gear from about ten ends to open up a good lead before winning the match by 29 shots (93-64).Although Spalding Lightning won on three rinks, their best winning rink was ...

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Denny and Yetton cup double for Lightning

Spalding Lightning progressed in both the Denny Cup and Yetton Trophy on Saturday. Spalding won the Denny Cup in 2022 and faced Stamford in this year’s first round opposition. Stamford won the early exchanges, taking a narrow two-shot lead at five ends. The match was still in the balance at the halfway stage as the scores were level at 10 ...

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World Matchplay date with champion for Dunham

Annie Dunham has qualified for the Ladies’ World Matchplay Championships at Potters Leisure Resort on the Norfolk coast.The Spalding Indoor Bowls Club player took on many international players from across the British Isles in her qualifying event at Desborough (Maidenhead).She beat Jacqueline Henderson in straight sets(7-5, 8-2) before ousting former Commonwealth Games gold medallist Sian Honnor, also in straight sets ...

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Indoor teams off to a flyer

Spalding Indoor Bowls Club’s men’s County League team started the season with a 12-2 (77-59) win at home against Boston A. Spalding won on three out of the four rinks with the top winning rink skipped by David Nunney, with Jack Wells, Mick Dolton and Anthony Cronin, winning 23-10. Spalding’s next fixture is at Stamford A on Saturday, October 14.Rink ...

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A Lightning start to Top Club term

Spalding Lightning started their mixed Top Club campaign with a comfortable win at Sleaford. Lightning, who lost in the national final last season, were helped by their singles players with an accumulative score of 42-10. Further wins in the pairs, triples and fours saw Lightning win in all disciplines to triumph 16-0 and book their place in the second round ...

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Impressive treble

On Sunday, September 17, Steve Hill, Harry Mycock, Dominic McVittie and Martin Spencer finished an already impressive outdoor bowls season by winning the Midland Counties Fours Championship at East Leake Bowls Club in Nottinghamshire.The quartet who play their domestic bowls at Royal Mail Cart were Lincolnshire’s representatives in the Midland Counties Championships after winning the county fours title earlier in ...

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Philpott enjoys double trophy success

Moulton Harrox have been crowned Guardian Trophy winners in the Spalding & District Bowls League.Meanwhile, Whaplode Drove have been presented with the Sid Lane Cup after that success, while individual honours went to Hase Cup winner Dan Mills, Munson Cup and Rushby Rose Bowl winner Tracey Philpott and Fisher Shield winner George Alley.The Stokes Cup was won by Paul Caress, Nigel Brown ...

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Double national cup glory for Lincolnshire at Leamington

Lincolnshire are celebrating a first Middleton Cup victory for 27 years. The county team emerged victorious at the national inter-county knockout competition in Leamington Spa with a team containing several Spalding-area players.Playing their part in the historic win were Royal Mail Cart’s Martin Spencer, Steve Hill, Harry Mycock, Dominic McVittie, Dan Mills, Simon Lilley and Jordan Philpott, plus Chris Mycock, of Castle, and ...

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