Cricket

Woodhall woe for Spalding Town’s teens

Spalding Town under-13s run in the Lincolnshire County Cup came to an abrupt end against a strong Woodhall Spa side last week. Town batted first at Jubilee Park after winning the toss – and suffered the early loss of key batsman Paddy Harrington (8) LBW to county pace bowler Alfie Linsay (1-17) after he had hit two fours. Ethan Lawrence ...

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Town denied a share of the spoils in final over

Spalding Town suffered an agonising defeat in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday as Bracebridge Heath denied them a slice of the spoils in the final over of the match. On a wet day across the county, conditions favoured the bowlers at Spalding Grammar School. Bracebridge Heath won with just four balls to spare, having made the top score of ...

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Town braced for tough Bracebridge battle

Rob Ambrose admits that his Spalding Town side are in for one of their toughest games of the season on Saturday as Bracebridge Heath roll into town. Hosts Town are just 14 points behind the perennial title contenders ahead of the Spalding Grammar School clash (noon) after grabbing a morale-boosting victory over Louth last weekend. A repeat of last year’s ...

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Timely win gives Spalding Town a big boost

Spalding Town (229-3) beat Louth (228-9) by 7 wickets Brilliant batting from Warren Nel and Josh Newton steered Spalding to a dramatic Lincs ECB Premier League win over hosts Louth on Saturday. John Medler (55) and Amila Wettasinghe (53) both passed 50 as hosts Louth racked up 228-9 batting first, leaving Town with a sizeable run chase on their hands ...

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Super Spalding hold nerve to chase down target

Spalding Town earned only their second Lincs ECB Premier League win of the season on Saturday as they edged a thriller with Louth to fire themselves well clear of the bottom four. John Medler and Amila Wethasinghe both passed 50 as hosts Louth racked up 228-9 batting first, leaving Town with a sizeable run chase on their hands. It went ...

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CRICKET: Spalding Town 3rd off the mark with first win

Spalding 3rd 182 Burgh 124 Spalding 3rd team got a much-needed first win of the season by seeing off Burgh. Spalding lost both openers early on but then moved the score on very fast, thanks to David Thomas (72) and Paddy Harrington (20). Both played aggressively and struck the ball cleanly, moving Spalding’s total past 100 after only 16 overs. ...

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CRICKET: Spalding Town youngsters beat Long Sutton and Moulton Harrox

U-13 County Cup – Spalding Town 225-2 beat Long Sutton 134-9 Spalding Under-13s’ big win set up a trip to Woodhall Spa tonight for the next round. Town openers Paddy Harrington and Jon Manton put on a stand of 168, with Harrington going on to make 108 including eight sixes. Manton was 88 not out at the end. Ed Lanning ...

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CRICKET: Jex stars as Spalding Ladies remain unbeaten with Scunthorpe win

Spalding Ladies made it two wins out of two by seeing off Scunthorpe at the Memorial Field on Sunday. After winning the toss and electing to field under overcast skies, Spalding made a strong start with Jones (0-12) bowling economically from one end and Jex (2-17) picking up wickets from the other. Further wickets fell to leave Scunthorpe wobbling with ...

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CRICKET: Spalding Town left frustrated as Market Rasen cling on

Spalding Town 1st (237-8) winning draw v Market Rasen (181-9) Spalding Town were left frustrated as they failed to bowl out bottom side Market Rasen. It meant Rob Ambrose’s side had to settle for only 11 of the 20 points which he’d called for in the ECB Lincolnshire Premier League clash. Openers Thivanka Rajaratne (82) and Warren Nel (72) gave ...

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Town’s young guns deliver derby double

Spalding Town’s under-15s clinched two cracking derby wins over rivals Long Sutton under-15s in the space of three days. On Friday night the duo did battle in a league cup quarter final – and after winning the toss, skipper James Hook elected to bat. Jordan Butcher and Hook batted very well against the pace of Jack Keeble and Dan Oldfield, ...

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Only 20 points will do for Spalding Town

Stuttering Spalding Town have been told that nothing but maximum points will do against Lincs ECB Premier League basement boys Market Rasen this Saturday. Town, who haven’t picked up a positive result since securing a winning draw at Billingborough on May 3, have come crashing back down to earth after their stellar start to the season. They had hoped to ...

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Club record score fires Hall up to third

Seas End Hall (316-4) beat Eaton Socon 2nd (137) by 179 runs Rutland League Division Five Sublime Seas End Hall smashed a best-ever score of 316-4 on Sunday to climb into the top three of Rutland League Division Five. Will Wright top scored with 89, while both Joe Broomfield (63) and Dave Venables (64no) also passed 50 in the club ...

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Skipper salutes key duo as Spalding hit summit

Spalding Town 2nd (187-4) beat Woodlands (106) by 81 runs Ansar Hussain and Mike Kearns made the difference again as Spalding Town 2nd stormed to the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One on Saturday. The pair both scored 76 as Spalding chalked up 187-5 batting first at Woodlands, before Tanveer Hussain (3-8), Jimmy Hook (3-34) and Sanj ...

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Spalding Town gunning for ‘grudge’ Grimsby tie

Spalding Town and Grimsby Town does not rank highly in the list of traditional local rivalries on the Lincolnshire cricket scene. Infact, Saturday’s trip to Augusta Street (noon) is the longest Rob Ambrose and his out-of-form side will make all season in the Lincs ECB Premier League. But, from Spalding’s camp at least, there’s no love lost ahead of round ...

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Spalding 2nd top after beating Woodlands…and the weather

Spalding Town 2nd have climbed to the top of South Lincs and Border League Division One after a crushing 81-run win over Woodlands on Saturday. On a day badly hit by rain, the formidable duo of Mike Kearns (76) and Ansar Hussain (76no) fired Town to 187-4 from their 45 overs. Tanveer Hussain (3-8), James Hook (3-34) and Sanj Tott ...

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126-run partnership inspires Spalding Town 2nd

Spalding Town 2nd (195) beat Baston (131-8) by 64 runs A super century stand from Mike Kearns and Ansar Hussain helped Spalding Town 2nd get back to winning ways on Saturday. Opener Kearns (49) and all-rounder Hussain (88) put on 126 for the third wicket at the Memorial Field, as Town beat Baston by 64 runs. Their partnership was the ...

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Spalding Town girls ‘buzzing’ after winning start

Spalding Town Ladies (61-3) beat Lincoln Lindum Ladies (60) by 7 wickets Spalding Town Ladies claimed a comprehensive victory over Lindum in their first ever match in the Lincolnshire Women’s Cricket League on Sunday. Captain Sarah Barratt helped lift some early-season nerves by winning the toss for the visitors – and she had no hesitation in electing to field first. ...

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“Terrible” Town show slammed by skipper

Spalding Town (160-8) lost to Skegness (161-4) by six wickets Fuming Spalding Town skipper branded his side “terrible” after witnessing Saturday’s six-wicket defeat to Skegness on Saturday. Town were restricted to just 160-8 having lost the toss at Spalding Grammar School – and they were lucky to get that. A monstrous 85 from just 75 by Pete Houghton then steered ...

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Spalding Town slip into bottom five after loss

Spalding Town’s run without a Lincs ECB Premier League win continued on Saturday as Skegness handed them a six-wicket home reverse. Batting first, Town managed just 160 at Spalding Grammar School – before Skegness, who were looking for their first win of the season at the seventh attempt, reached 161-4 thanks to a cool 85 from Peter Houghton. Having been in ...

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Spalding Town target return to winning ways

Rob Ambrose has challenged his Spalding Town side to get back on winning form against struggling Skegness on Saturday. Town have failed to get winning results in each of their last two league games against Sleaford and Bourne, leaving them sixth in the early standings. Last weekend’s home tussle with high-flying Woodhall Spa was cancelled after heavy rain, leaving Town ...

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