Cricket

Young guns inspire thrilling nine-run win for Spalding Town 3rd

Spalding Town 3rd earned a thrilling nine-run victory over Grantham 4th in their South Lincs and Border League Division Two opener on Saturday. Invited to bat first by their hosts, Town made a cautious start but reached 64-1 with Chris Green batting fluently. Green was then run out in farcical circumstances – and in the same over further calamity struck ...

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Bracebridge beating for Spalding Town despite Jayasena’s super 75

Spalding Town Cricket Club are still looking for their first win of the Lincs ECB Premier League season after being handed a 117-run defeat at Bracebridge Heath on Saturday. Hosts Bracebridge clubbed 350-3 after winning the toss and deciding to bat, with Nick John (137), Brett Houston (98) and Paul Cook (86) all making big scores. The returning Nuwan Jayasena ...

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Spalding Town can take positives despite suffering Spa loss

Spalding Town 1st (218-5) lost to Woodhall Spa (220-6) by 4 wickets An unbeaten 102 from Ricky Lovelace condemned Spalding Town to a four-wicket defeat in their Lincs ECB Premier League opener against Woodhall Spa on Saturday. Lovelace, who has featured for Holbeach United FC as a goalkeeper this season, helped Spa topple Town’s solid tally of 218-5 with nine ...

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Four-some Jake steers Long Sutton 2nd to opening-day win

A four-wicket haul from Jake Burton steered Long Sutton 2nd to success in their first South Lincs and Border League Division One game of the season on Saturday. Batting first at Paradise Field, Sutton managed just 144-9 from their 45 overs against Boston 2nd, with Mark Woodall (41), Dan Oldfield (20) and James Wright (16) top scoring. However, that proved ...

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Change in mentality from Spalding Town ahead of new season

Passionate skipper Rob Ambrose reckons that Spalding Town’s chief aim ahead of the new Lincs ECB Premier League season should be survival. Town, who finished ninth in the 12-team division last season, kick off their new campaign with a tough home test against Woodhall Spa at Spalding Grammar School on Saturday (noon). Town are much-changed from last season, with new ...

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Spalding Town praying for good weather after Wisbech washout

Spalding Town Cricket Club are worried that the weather may scupper their pre-season schedule. They saw Saturday’s friendly at Wisbech postponed after rain on Friday night, but will try again at Boston this Saturday (12.30pm). With their Lincs ECB Premier League opener against Woodhall Spa looming the following weekend, skipper Rob Ambrose admits he and his new-look side are praying ...

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Signing spree for Spalding Town ahead of friendly opener

Spalding Town Cricket Club have unveiled a spree of new signings ahead of their pre-season opener at Wisbech on Saturday (12.30pm). Lincs ECB Premier League side Town have snapped up all-rounder Dan Millgate, wicket-keeper batsman Josh Downey, ex-Billingborough captain Dave Gollop, batsman Luke Hollingworth and legendary bowler Roy Tilley. Australian ace Millgate is perhaps the most eye-catching of the new ...

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Long Sutton Cricket Club are seeking new faces

Long Sutton Cricket Club would like to hear from anyone that is looking for a team for next season. Sutton currently run two senior teams on a Saturday in the South Lincs and Border League’s Premier Division and Division One, while they also boast two Sunday sides that play in the Rutland League. The club also have a thriving junior ...

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Spalding Town’s top girls eye another title tilt

Fresh faces are wanted to help the ladies’ team at Spalding Cricket Club build on their impressive form of last season. The Town girls were on championship-winning form last year, having lost only one game all campaign in the Lincolnshire Ladies’ League. That proved no mean feat for the Spalding side, who were playing their first year of competitive cricket ...

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Spalding Town mourn the loss of ‘true gent’ Henry

Spalding Town Cricket Club has been left saddened by the news that club president Henry Walkers has passed away following his brave and courageous battle with illness. Those fortunate to have spent time in Henry’s company over the last five decades, whether on the field of play or socially, will agree that his presence was absolutely remarkable. A talented sportsman, ...

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More than £46,000 funding for Long Sutton sports club’s roof

Long Sutton Cricket and Hockey Club is one of six county sports projects which has been awarded National Lottery funding. The projects have each been awarded a share of over £310,000 worth of National Lottery funding to improve their tired facilities. Long Sutton Cricket and Hockey Club have received £46,715 from Sport England to put a new roof on the ...

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Spalding Town 2nd secure historic promotion to top flight

Spalding 2nd (244-2) v Long Sutton 2nd (120-8)  (match abandoned) Spalding Town 2nd skipper Steve Norris toasted the best performance of their season after seeing his side clinch promotion to the Premier Division of the South Lincs and Border League on the final day. Simon Juckes clubbed 93 off just 48 balls as Town made 244-2 batting first at Paradise ...

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Fantastic fourth for Pinchbeck despite defeat on final day

Pinchbeck ended their South Lincs and Border League Division Two season with a disappointing 21-run defeat against Burgh at Spalding Grammar School. In cool, cloudy conditions the away side surprisingly chose to bat first and with Andrew Beeston picking up the early wicket of Nigel Underwood. However, Burgh skipper Richard Underwood and Phil Sharp countered stubbornly with a second wicket ...

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Spalding Town skipper ‘disappointed’ with Premier League season

Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose is “disappointed” with their second season in Lincs ECB Premier League. A campaign which started promisingly and included the brilliant scalp of a first defeat for eventual champions Bourne ended last Saturday in a somewhat limp manner with defeat to Bracebridge Heath. However, Ambrose accepts that his squad had little to play for and would ...

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Smith makes unbeaten 111 and takes three wickets for Pinchbeck

A superb unbeaten century from Sam Smith set up a comfortable Pinchbeck victory over Timberlands in South Lincs and Border League Division Two. Pinchbeck set their opponents a stiff target of 197 for victory, thanks hugely to Smith’s brilliant 111, before bowling out the visitors for 111. With opener Danny Jackson dismissed off the second ball, Smith arrived at the ...

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Spalding Town skip bears no grudge after Louth ‘walkout’

Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose has said that he bears no grudge to Louth counterpart Andy Carrington following Saturday’s controversial Lincs ECB Premier Division clash. In what was Town’s final home game of the season at Spalding Grammar School, the Louth captain walked off due to bad light at around 7.15pm after being hit by a nasty Charlie Kearns beamer. ...

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Thrilling Spalding Town clash abandoned at the death

Spalding Town’s final home game of the Lincs ECB Premier League season against Louth was abandoned due to bad light on Saturday. It was a tame end to an otherwise riveting clash at the Memorial Field, with Town needing just one more wicket to prevail and Louth requiring just 17 runs for victory. Having lost the toss, Spalding were put ...

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Rasen hammering typical of Town form

Spalding Town’s hopes of a top six finish in the Lincs ECB Premier League were dealt a big blow on Saturday as they slumped to a heavy loss against basement boys Market Rasen. Stunned Town were bowled out for just 96 at Rase Park, with Josh Newton (24), Henry Charlton (16), Tim Norris (18) and skipper Rob Ambrose (13) the ...

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A Skoulding hot Long Sutton show by the seaside

South Lincs and Border League round-up Long Sutton 1st cruised to a comprehensive six-wicket success over Skegness 2nd in the Premier Division on Saturday. Three wickets apiece from Paul Edgeller (3-33) and Jimmy Wright (3-50), plus solitary strikes from Jake Burton (1-28) and Ian Morris (1-36) helped limit hosts Skeg to 152-9 from their 45 overs after being put into ...

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Spalding Town stunned by basement boys Rasen

Spalding Town’s hopes of a top six finish in the Lincs ECB Premier League were dealt a big blow on Saturday as they slumped to a heavy loss against basement boys Market Rasen. Stunned Town were bowled out for just 96 at Rase Park, with Josh Newton (24), Henry Charlton (16), Tim Norris (18) and skipper Rob Ambrose (13) the ...

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