Cricket

Kearns: Deeping made it a derby day to forget for Town

Fast bowler Charlie Kearns admits that Spalding Town endured an afternoon to forget on Saturday as Market Deeping cruised to a Lincs ECB Premier League derby success. Buoyed by their first victory of the campaign a week earlier, Town had hoped to make it back-to-back wins at Spalding Grammar School. But they were bowled out for just 165 as an ...

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Poor Pinchbeck battered by Burgh despite Langford’s 5-38

Saturday was a day to forget for Pinchbeck as hosts Burgh and District ripped through their batting line-up and inflicted a heavy 114-run defeat. After putting the home side into bat in the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash, Pinchbeck enjoyed the better of the early exchanges as James Langford and Andrew Beeston bowled tidy lines. The former ...

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Sutton keep bragging rights over Harrox with derby win

Long Sutton re-discovered their winning touch with a nerve-wracking two-wicket victory over South Holland rivals Moulton Harrox on Saturday. Having restricted visitors Harrox to just 135-8 at Paradise Field, Sutton edged over the line with four balls to spare in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash. With Sutton’s bowling attack very much in-form, home skipper Phil Barnes ...

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Seven-up Andrews helps topple Town in Deeping derby

There was no derby delight for Spalding Town on Saturday as Market Deeping cruised to a six-wicket win in their Lincs ECB Premier League clash. Buoyed by their first win of the campaign a week earlier, Town had hoped to make it back-to-back wins at Spalding Grammar School. But they were bowled out for just 165 as an inspired Tom ...

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Rob ready for a tough test as Town prepare for Deeping derby

Rob Ambrose accepts that his Spalding Town side face an uphill task in their derby with Market Deeping on Saturday. Town are hoping to make it back-to-back Lincs ECB Premier League wins for the first time this season, having finally registered a victory last weekend . Despite confidence being high after seeing off a much-fancied Sleaford side last time out, ...

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Relief as Spalding Town break duck with super Sleaford show

Spalding Town (236-6) beat Sleaford (193) by 43 runs A top team performance steered Spalding Town to their first Lincs ECB Premier League victory of the season on Saturday as they saw off hosts Sleaford by 43 runs. Town went into the game on a run of four successive losses, but received a massive boost before a ball was bowled ...

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Century stand steers Spalding Town 2nd to derby delight

Ansar Hussain and teenage talent Paddy Harrington shared a 113 partnership to steer Spalding 2nd to a 74-run win over Moulton Harrox on Saturday. A pivotal 95 from all-rounder Hussain proved the key for Town in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash, but Harrington’s mature 37 also helped steer the hosts to 205 at the Memorial Field. ...

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Finally some Cheer for Spalding Town despite Jon’s century

A top team display helped steer Spalding Town to their first Lincs ECB Premier League success of the season on Saturday. Town picked up the maximum 20 points on offer at Sleaford as they amassed 236-6, before bowling their hosts out for 193. Having been put into bat, Spalding started pretty well with skipper Rob Ambrose making 42 and Warren ...

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Spalding Town captain: ‘We’re in desperate need of a lucky break’

Spalding 1st team captain Rob Ambrose admits that his team are in need of a lucky break to get their first win of the season. It comes in light of a fifth-straight defeat in the Lincs ECB Premier Division. Town have handed very comfortable first wins of the season to Lincoln Lindum and Grantham over the last two weekends, and ...

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Captain’s solid 89 at heart of Pinchbeck win

A sunny day in the eye-catching surroundings of Belton Park inspired Pinchbeck to victory in South Lincs and Border League Division Two on Saturday. Skipper Danny Jackson led from the front with a solid knock of 89 and then added two wickets with the ball as his side secured a 31-run win over Belton 2nd. After choosing to bat, Jackson ...

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Long Sutton gain momentum with nine-wicket victory

Long Sutton continued their march up the South Lincs and Border Premier Division table with an emphatic nine-wicket win over Belton Park at the Paradise Field. Belton were asked to bat first on a hard, bouncy track and it didn’t take long for that decision to pay off as paceman Barry Stanway (4-35) ripped through the top order. Belton’s middle ...

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Spalding Town Under-15s fade after bright start against Uppingham

Spalding Town’s Under-15 side suffered a bruising home defeat to Uppingham on Friday (May 15). Batting first, Butcher (16) and Harrington (17) made a robust start with Harrington hitting boundaries from three successive deliveries. The partnership ended prematurely with Harrington run out after being called for an unwise second run. Senior (1) was bowled playing back to Reece, but in-form ...

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Wretched start to season continues for Spalding 1st with heavy Grantham defeat

Spalding Town 1st (69) lost to Grantham (326-6) by 257 runs: Spalding 1st were cut adrift by 19 points at the foot of Lincs ECB Premier League following this heavy defeat on Saturday. The gap grew from six points after they were skittled out at Spalding Grammar School by Grantham for just 69 runs in little more than 25 overs. The ...

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Tidswell Talk: England’s failure to pick star performer Pietersen is unbelievable

by Andrew Tidswell Elite Sports Academy MD and Holbeach Utd player I’m the first to admit that I don’t have a huge knowledge of the English cricket system. But I think anyone can see that the pinnacle of English cricket – that being the England cricket team – is in total disarray. This past week has seen yet more radical ...

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Record-breaker Joyce to aid Spalding Town’s cause

Spalding Town have snapped up record-breaking all-rounder Mark Joyce as they bid to kick-start their Lincs ECB Premier League season. New Zealand ace Joyce, who cracked a South Lincs and Border League record of 1,204 runs for Billingborough at an average of 75.25 back in 2010, will make his Town debut against Grantham on Saturday (noon). The Kiwi ace can ...

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Spirits still high at Spalding Town despite hefty Lindum loss

Spalding Town slipped to the bottom of the Lincs ECB Premier League table after suffering their fourth defeat from as many games this season. Having been put into bat against a Lindum side that had failed to win any of their opening three games of the campaign, Town were bowled out for just 121 in 37.3 overs. Daniel Milgate (34), ...

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Moulton Harrox fall 15 runs short of victory despite Harry’s 3-26

A brilliant bowling display from Jake Pollard consigned Moulton Harrox to a narrow 15-run defeat against Belton Park in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Having won the toss and elected to field, Moulton were probably pretty happy with their efforts in holding Belton to just 153-7 from their 45 overs. Only a fine half-century from 14-year-old ...

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Spin twins inspire first Long Sutton win under skipper Barnes

A stunning bowling performance inspired Long Sutton to their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division win of the season on Saturday. Hosts Sutton were asked to bat first by Woodhall Spa 2nd on what was a pretty stick Paradise Field track. They found it tough going, but openers Jimmy Wright (22) and Chris Booth (36) got the team ...

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Luckless Pinchbeck Cricket Club fall just shy of their target again

For the second-successive week, Pinchbeck were left to rue their luck in South Lincs and Border League Division Two as Boston 3rd took the spoils in a well-contested match at Spalding Grammar School. Chasing 185 for victory, early wickets cost Pinchbeck dearly and, despite the best efforts of the middle order, they fell short by just nine runs. After inserting ...

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Spalding Town bottom after crushing Lincoln Lindum loss

Spalding Town’s winless start to the new Lincs ECB Premier League season continued on Saturday as they were handed a seven-wicket defeat by hosts Lincoln Lindum. Having been put into bat against a Lindum side that had also lost their opening three games of the campaign, Town were bowled out for just 121 in 37.3 overs. Daniel Milgate (34), Nuwan ...

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