Cricket

Spalding Town ‘can make top six’ after big victory over Grimsby

Skipper Rob Ambrose got exactly the response he wanted from his Spalding Town side as they blew Grimsby away in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. Henry Charlton (75), Josh Newton (67), Nuwan Jayasena (40) and Charlie Kearns (28) all scored well to fire hosts Town to 277-8 batting at Spalding Grammar School. All-rounders Thivanka Rajaratne (5-27) and Warren ...

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Pinchbeck on wrong end of high-scoring match with Grantham 3rd

Ten-man Pinchbeck were left disappointed on Saturday as they lost a high scoring encounter against Grantham in the penultimate over of the match. Slightly depleted for the South Lincs and Border League Division Two clash, Pinchbeck were in early trouble when the dismissals of Ed Grant and Sam Smith reduced the score to 28-2. But a magnificent stand of 152 ...

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Jamie Juckes inspires big Spalding Town 2nd win over Woodlands

Super Spalding Town 2nd blew Woodlands away on Saturday to keep their South Lincs and Border Cricket League Division One title dream alive. Jamie Juckes was the catalyst for the 176-run triumph, smashing 50 down the order in Town’s 237 before taking 3-12 to help skittle out Woodlands for 61 at the Memorial Field. After last week’s shock loss at ...

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Booth’s 93 is in vain for Long Sutton

Depleted Long Sutton put in a determined display before eventually losing against high-flying Lincoln Lindum 2nd on Saturday. Losing the toss, Sutton were inserted into bat on a flat Lindum track and began fairly solidly before Ed Booth (8) was dismissed. This brought Phil Barnes to the wicket alongside Chris Booth, who pushed the score along before Barnes (18) was ...

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Narrow defeat for Long Sutton Sunday as Edgeller is left stranded

A mixed Sutton Sunday side fell ten runs shy of what would have been an impressive victory against a strong Warboys side in Rutland League Division Three. Bowling first, openers Jimmy Hook (2-41) and Paul Edgeller (2-33) were impressive first up, but it was spin duo Jake Burton (3-22) and Rob Simpson (2-53) who altered the innings dramatically. However, a ...

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Beale blitz steers ten-man Moulton Harrox to dominant win over Woodhall Spa

Red-hot Moulton Harrox continued their superb form with a brutal domination of Woodhall Spa 2nd on Saturday. Amazingly, Harrox bossed the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash despite only having ten men at Jubilee Park due to a drop out. Having been put into bat, Moulton lost Jack Cusack for a duck second ball. But captain Chris Beale ...

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Promotion still a prospect as Seas End Hall waltz to victory

Seas End Hall kept their Rutland League Division Five promotion dreams alive by gaining revenge against rivals Wisbech 2nd on Sunday. Wisbech had hammered Seas End Hall in the return fixture back in June, so it was the league newcomers from South Holland that had their pride to play for. Things began well, with Seas End winning the toss, and ...

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Bowlers steer Pinchbeck to unlikely victory

An excellent bowling performance from Pinchbeck steered them to an unlikely victory over Boston 3rd at Spalding Grammar School on Saturday. Defending a modest total of 126, the hosts looked up against it – but took advantage of decent bowling conditions to dismiss their opponents for 85 to move up to fourth South Lincs and Border League Division Two. On ...

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Spalding Town skipper: ‘I fear back-to-back defeats has wrecked our season’

Spalding Town (66) lost to Skegness (307) by 241 runs Captain Rob Ambrose is worried that Spalding Town have undone all of their good work this season after witnessing Saturday’s Lincs ECB Premier League humbling at Skegness. Town had been eyeing a top five finish this term, but heavy back-to-back beatings have left them in the bottom four of the ...

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Spalding Town don’t enjoy their day at the seaside

Spalding Town suffered a humbling 241-run defeat at mid-table Skegness Town on Saturday as they dropped into the bottom four of the Lincs ECB Premier League standings. New Zealand ace Brendan Young smashed 126 and Peter Houghton added 69 in Skegness’ whopping 307 – having been put into bat by Town skipper Rob Ambrose. The only silver-lining for Spalding was the fact ...

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Resurgent Moulton Harrox eye top three

Moulton Harrox’s bid for a top three finish in the South Lincs and Border League is back on after an impressive six-wicket success over current incumbents Lindum 2nd at Broad Lane on Saturday. Having suffered a shock loss to basement boys Welby last week, Harrox were back to full strength – and it was no surprise when skipper Chris Beale ...

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Terrific team show keeps Town on top

Spalding Town 2nd (185) beat Long Sutton 2nd (147-8) by 38 runs Spalding Town 2nd remain on course for the South Lincs and Border League Division One title after seeing off South Holland neighbours Long Sutton 2nd in a tight derby affair. Town were all out for 185 batting first at the Memorial Field on Saturday, but restricted their rivals ...

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Spa day doesn’t go to plan for Spalding Town

Spalding Town suffered a humbling 166-run defeat at Woodhall Spa on Saturday as their fine run in the Lincs ECB Premier League came to a shuddering halt. A super century Malinga Bandara (100 not out) and 94 from Jonathan Cheer steered hosts Spa to a dominant 265-5 batting first, with Sri Lanka pair Thivanka Rajaratne (2-72) and Nuwan Jayasena (2-90) the pick ...

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Pinchbeck earn timely Town win

Pinchbeck (123-2) beat Spalding Town 3rd (121) by 8 wickets  Pinchbeck claimed a much-needed win with a comfortable eight-wicket success over Spalding Town 3rd at the Memorial Field on Saturday. After choosing to bat, the home side were under pressure early on as Pinchbeck skipper James Langford struck twice early on to remove Chris Klompas (6) and James Hook (13). ...

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Spalding Town heading to Woodhall Spa in fine fettle

Josh Newton praised a top team effort from Spalding Town as they secured 12 hard-fought points against defending Lincs ECB Premier League champions on Saturday. The visitors made an imposing 276-9 batting first on a rain-hit afternoon at Spalding Grammar School, before Town made 230-7 in reply to seal a losing draw. That represented a good day’s work for Spalding, ...

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Losing draw for Spalding Town in late finale

Spalding Town picked up a losing draw against defending Lincs ECB Premier League champions Sleaford on Saturday. The visitors made 247-7 batting first in the rain-hit clash at Spalding Grammar School, with Town closing on a respectable 230-7 in reply. Amazingly, the match finished at 8.31pm. More on all of the weekend cricket to follow. Results: Lincs ECB Premier League: ...

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Riley’s fine 50 not enough for Pinchbeck

Pinchbeck (135-7) lost to Freiston (136-3) by 7 wickets Pinchbeck were on the receiving end once again last Saturday as promotion chasers Freiston recorded a comfortable seven-wicket win at Spalding Grammar School. Despite the hot conditions, Freiston elected to field first with seamers Ollie Booth and Tommy Atkinson restricting Pinchbeck’s openers to very few scoring opportunities in the early exchanges. ...

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Brilliant Barnes century is in vain for Sutton

A sublime 111 from Phil Barnes couldn’t stop Long Sutton Sunday 2nd from slipping to a four-wicket loss at Hampton on Sunday. The experienced opener was the mainstay of Sutton’s innings in Rutland League Division Seven, as they made 192-9 in 45 overs. But hosts Hampton reached their target in the 42nd over to leave a youthful Sutton deflated. After ...

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Edgeller’s explosive and unbeaten 92 inspires Long Sutton success

Long Sutton’s top side finally got back to winning ways with an eventually comfortable victory against fellow strugglers Stamford at Paradise Field on Saturday. Paul Edgeller (2-39), Jimmy Wright (2-33), Jake Burton (2-46) and Dan Oldfield (2-11) shared the wickets as Sutton limited their visitors to 162-8 batting first in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division clash. All-rounder ...

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Heroics at Bourne prove Spalding Town can beat anyone

Spalding Town (239-9) beat Bourne (139) by 100 runs A stunning Spalding Town display handed Lincs ECB Premier League leaders Bourne their first defeat on the season on Saturday. Young gun Henry Charlton (73) and Ben Smith (81) made impressive contributions in Town’s 239-9 at the Abbey Lawn, with Josh Newton (25) also scoring smartly. Charlie Kearns (4-52), Jack Barratt ...

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