Cricket

Spalding Town’s charge halted by five-wicket defeat to Bourne at Abbey Lawn

Spalding Town’s winning run in the Lincs ECB Premier Division ground to a halt on Saturday as Bourne handed them a five-wicket reverse. After impressing with the bat in their back-to-back wins over Alford and Louth, Town faltered at the Abbey Lawn and were dismissed for just 155 in 47.2 overs. To their credit, the Spalding bowlers gave the notoriously ...

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Cracking cup win for Long Sutton as Booth and Oldfield hit half-centuries

A strong all-round showing saw Long Sutton defeat hosts Graves Park by eight wickets in the SLBL Cup (Division D) on Saturday. Having won the toss and elected to field, Sutton set about removing Graves Park for 154 in 36.2 overs. Although opener Chris King (59) and Liam Maskell (43) both scored very well for the home side, they lost ...

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Darren’s four-some display can’t save Moulton Harrox in Claypole defeat

Figures of 4-40 from Darren Hibbert weren’t enough for Moulton Harrox on Saturday as they slipped to a big 105-run loss against Claypole. Harrox won the toss in the South Lincs and Border League Division One clash – but suffered a long day in the field after inserting their visitors into bat. Skipper James King led the charge with 67, ...

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Trip to big-hitting Bourne should hold no fears for in-form Spalding Town

Buoyant skipper Rob Ambrose insists that his Spalding Town are full of confidence ahead of Saturday’s trip to big-hitting Bourne. Town have won back-to-back Lincs ECB Premier Division games ahead of the Abbey Lawn clash (noon) – and could move into the top six with another victory. Bourne, who are fifth, are famed for their explosive batting firepower. Only one ...

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Josh’s Saturday best steers Spalding Town to big victory over lowly Louth

Josh Newton helped himself to a stunning century to steer Spalding Town to an emphatic 80-run win over Louth on Saturday. A Saturday-best 159 from opener Newton was the mainstay of Town’s 258-5 at Spalding Grammar School, before Roy Tilley took 6-42 to dismiss the rock-bottom visitors for 178. Having lost their first two Lincs ECB Premier Division games of ...

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Unbeaten Oldfield left marooned on 98 as Long Sutton suffer first league loss

A superb unbeaten 98 from Dan Oldfield couldn’t stop Long Sutton slipping to their first South Lincs and Border League Division One defeat of the season on Saturday. Sutton held visitors and chief title rivals Welby Cavaliers to 177-9 at Paradise Field on Saturday, but then fell 17 runs shy in reply as they were dismissed for 160 in 42 ...

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Moulton Harrox soundly defeated as Baston chase down modest target

Moulton Harrox failed to get going with the bat as they suffered a four-wicket defeat against Baston in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Hosts Moulton were bowled out for just 107 batting first at Harrox Field, with Baston knocking off the runs in 37.2 overs. Harrox were put into bat by their visitors – and they ...

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Saturday cricket: Newton’s best-ever 159 steers Spalding Town to second win on spin

Josh Newton made a stunning century as Spalding Town made it back-to-back wins in the Lincs ECB Premier Division on Saturday. Opener Newton cracked 159 – his best ever Saturday score – in Town’s total of 258-5 at Spalding Grammar School, before Roy Tilley took 6-42 to bowl out visitors Louth for 178. Luke Hollingworth (35) and Warren Nel (31) ...

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Ambrose impressed as patched-up Spalding Town roar to first win of season

Buoyant skipper Rob Ambrose saluted Spalding Town’s best performance of the season so far as they defeated hosts Alford by 106 runs on Saturday. The victory, Town’s first of the season in the Lincs ECB Premier Division, propels them out of the drop zone and safely into mid-table. Spalding’s biggest weakness so far this season has been their batting – ...

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Dring’s heroics with the bat not enough for Spalding Town 2nd in Bourne run-fest

A brilliant 99 from Chris Dring wasn’t enough for Spalding Town 2nd as they lost a high-scoring game with Bourne 2nd by 23 runs at the Memorial Field on Saturday. Batting first, Bourne posted an imposing 261-3 from their 45 overs in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division showdown. Town took on the challenge and reached a fine ...

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Cricket round-up: Record Pinchbeck score enough for derby victory

A 182-run partnership for the first wicket helped Pinchbeck score a club record 265-4 in their derby win over Spalding Town 3rd on Saturday. Openers Danny Jackson (96) and Nick Crook (retired out on 101) starred at Spalding Grammar School, with Michael Handford (22) and Gary Neumann (17 not) also contributing at the death. Chris Klompas (42), Nigel Gardner (41) ...

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Magic Moulton Harrox power to mighty 212-run victory as trio catch the eye

Cracking knocks from Joe Broomfield and Jack Barnett and a rapid five-wicket haul from Max Cusack fired Moulton Harrox to a huge 212-run win on Saturday. Batting first against Billingborough 2nd in South Lincs and Border League Division One at Harrox Field, Moulton clubbed 275-8 before skittling their opponents out for just 63 in reply. Despite losing Lance Bettinson (3) ...

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Bracebridge washout stops the rot for Spalding Town ahead of key run of fixtures

Winless Spalding Town begin a more favourable run of fixtures in the Lincs ECB Premier Division with a trip to mid-table Alford on Saturday (noon). Town have lost four of their opening five fixtures in the county top flight, with the exception being Saturday’s washed out home clash with leaders Bracebridge Heath. Alford, who have registered two wins from their ...

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Rutland League cricket: Jon’s 40 steers Spalding Town to Newborough 2nd victory

A knock of 40 from opener Jon Garner helped Spalding 1st beat hosts Newborough 2nd by four wickets in Rutland League Division Four East on Sunday. Having opted to bowl first, Town limited their hosts to 129-9 as Chris Green (2-19) and Tom Decamps (2-28) took two wickets apiece. Garner and Decamps (27) put on 78 for the first wicket ...

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Ambrose rues bad batting once again as Spalding Town suffer fourth loss on spin

Lindum (216-7) beat Spalding Town (95) by 121 runs Rueful skipper Rob Ambrose admits that Spalding Town’s batting has let them down so far this season. The captain was happy to see his bowlers limit hosts Lindum to 216-7 on Saturday, but then saw Town’s reply end with something of a whimper on 95. It’s now four defeats on the ...

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Stanway and Simpson bowl Long Sutton to victory in low-scoring Belton Park clash

Barry Stanway and Rob Simpson both took five wickets each as Long Sutton beat Belton Park by 44 runs in South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. Having been put into bat by hosts Belton Park, Sutton looked big underdogs when they were bowled out for 107 in just 33 overs. Aaron John (31) and Stanway (20) were ...

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Moulton Harrox soundly beaten by high-flying Welby, Town 2nd slump despite 50s

Moulton Harrox struggled to make an impact with bat or ball on Saturday as Welby handed them an eight-wicket defeat in South Lincs and Border League Division One. Louis Greetham top scored with just 20 as hosts Moulton were bowled out for 107 after electing to bat first at Harrox Field. They came up against an in-form Dom Ashmore, who ...

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Hall’s heroics ensure Spalding Town lose close clash with Sleaford in final over

Spalding Town suffered final over heartbreak on Saturday as Sleaford edged a close Lincs ECB Premier League contest by just five runs. Town looked set to break their duck for the season after Hafiz Majeed (3-44), Jon Miles (2-33) and Luke Hollingworth (2-40) helped knock visitors Sleaford over for 190 at Spalding Grammar School. Hollingworth (49) and Warren Nel (31) ...

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South Lincs and Border League cricket: Moulton Harrox power to cracking cup win

A strong showing with bat and ball saw Moulton Harrox beat Graves Park by four runs in a South Lincs and Border League cup cracker on Saturday. Half-centuries from Joe Broomfield (57) and Andy Goodley (62 not out) steered Moulton to 229-5 from 40 overs at Harrox Field, while Jack Barnett (34) and Lance Bettinson (25) also scored well. In ...

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Spalding Town still looking for maiden Lincs ECB Premier League win after Dixon’s heroics save Spa

A virtuoso display from Woodhall Spa’s Ross Dixon handed Spalding Town a second Lincs ECB Premier Division defeat on the spin on Saturday. Dixon, coming in at number eight with the score on 95-6, blasted an unbeaten 102 from just 73 deliveries to power hosts Spa to 257-9 from their 50 overs at Jubilee Park. The all-rounder then snared figures ...

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