Cricket

Kearns: Town can mix it with Lincs ECB big boys

Towering Spalding Town bowler Charlie Kearns is expecting a tight title race in this year’s Lincs ECB Premier League. The seamer, who took two wickets in Saturday’s rain-hit losing draw against Bourne at Spalding Grammar School, feels there’s nothing to choose between the top six teams. Spalding slipped from second to fourth after last weekend’s six point haul – which ...

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Town hang on for draw to deny Bourne

Spalding Town 1st held on to collect a losing draw against much-fancied Bourne 1st in the Lincs ECB Premier League on Saturday. On a rain-hit day across the league, Town won the toss and elected to bat first at Spalding Grammar School. That proved no problem for big-hitting Bourne, who racked up 260-5 thanks to top knocks from Stuart Airey ...

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Super Sutton smash Stamford

Paul Edgeller and Barry Stanway both took five wickets to guide Long Sutton 1st to a resounding ten-wicket win over Stamford in South Lincs and Border League Premier Division on Saturday. Sutton aces Edgeller (5-16) and Stanway (5-9) took all ten wickets to skittle Stamford out for just 28, before knocking the runs off comfortably. Rain washed out most of ...

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Spalding denied by stubborn Boro’ batting

In-form Spalding Town moved up to second in the Lincs ECB Premier League after a winning draw (7) against old foes Billingborough on Satuday. Having won the toss and elected to bat, visitors Town racked up 212 after inspired knocks from Thivanka Rajaratne (82) and all-rounder Charlie Kearns (31). Warren Nel (22) was dismissed for the first time this season, ...

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Langford’s hat-trick inspires Pinchbeck

Skipper James Langford took an incredible hat-trick to steer Pinchbeck to their first South Lincs and Border League Division Two win of the season on Saturday. Having lost convincingly against Lindum 3rd the previous weekend, Pinchbeck fought back superbly at Spalding Grammar School to dismiss opponents Claypole for 135 before knocking off the runs in 32.1 overs with four wickets ...

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Cavalier display from Spalding Town 2nd

Resurgent Spalding Town 2nd climbed up to second in South Lincs and Border League Division One with a good all-round display at Cavaliers. Ansar Hussain (65) and David Thomas (56no) steered Town to 177-7, before they limited the hosts to 140-9 in reply. On a good batting deck, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in ...

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Derby delight for Long Sutton

Long Sutton 1st (115-7) beat Moulton Harrox 1st (114) by 3 wickets Long Sutton picked up their first South Lincs and Border League Premier Division win of the season after edging out local rivals Moulton Harrox in a thrilling encounter at Paradise Field on Saturday. Hosts Sutton were nearly at full strength, with only Chris Booth missing through illness and the returning Ian ...

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Town up to second after winning draw at Boro’

Thivanka Rajatne put in a man-of-the-match performance for Spalding Town on Saturday – hitting 82 runs and taking five wickets in a winning draw at Billingborough. Spalding were dismissed for 212, with veteran Roy Tilley taking five for the home side while captain Steve Scott ensured his side took 11 points from the game with an unbeaten 57 which saw ...

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Perfect performance from sizzling Spalding

Lindum 1st (142) lost to Spalding 1st (148-1) by nine wickets Rob Ambrose toasted Spalding Town’s most complete Lincs ECB Premier League performance to date after they ruthlessly put Lindum to the sword on Saturday. Charlie Kearns (4-35), Wamanga Perera (3-24) and Thivanka Rajaratne (3-39) ripped through the home batting line-up for just 142, before knocking the runs off for ...

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Hussain has the Ansar for Spalding Town

Friskney (147) lost to Spalding 2nd (148-7) by 3 wickets An awesome all-round display from Ansar Hussain helped Spalding 2nd secure their first South Lincs and Border League Division One win of the season on Saturday. On a pitch offering a bit for both bat and ball with murky overhead conditions, skipper Steve Norris won his third toss in a ...

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Pinchbeck soundly beaten in South Lincs opener

Pinchbeck endured something of a difficult start to their South Lincs and Border League Division Two season as Lindum 3rd took the points with a five-wicket victory. On an excellent wicket at Spalding Grammar School, Pinchbeck batted first but looked decidedly rusty with bat in hand. Lindum’s young and disciplined bowling attack took full advantage and skittled them out for ...

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Spalding Town braced for tough Lindum test

Rob Ambrose reckons that Spalding Town are in for one of their toughest Lincs ECB Premier League games of the season on Saturday. Town visit a Lincoln Lindum outfit that lost their opener at Sleaford by 13 runs – but Ambrose is sure that they will be among the title contenders this year. Although they were boosted by a 15-point ...

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Edgeller ton inspires Sutton success

Long Sutton Sunday (229-8) beat Uffington (177-5) by 52 runs An excellent batting display from Long Sutton’s Sunday side saw them start their Rutland League campaign with a victory at Paradise Field on Sunday. Winning the toss and batting first is a rarity for any Sutton side – but it looked as though they might regret it when Steve Skoulding ...

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Rob delighted as Nel inspires Town draw

Spalding Town CC 1st (258-8) drew with Market Deeping 1st (244-7)   Impressed Spalding Town skipper Rob Ambrose has declared himself happy with Saturday’s derby draw against Market Deeping. Town picked up 15 points in their Lincs ECB Premier League opener at Spalding Grammar School, with star man Warren Nel making an unbeaten 116. The South African’s knock was the ...

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Mixed fortunes for promoted Long Sutton duo

Long Sutton 1st (154-7) lost to Boston 1st (156-2) by 8 wickets Sutton’s first game back in the top tier of South Lincs and Border League ended in heavy defeat at the hands of the title contenders Boston at the Mayflower on Saturday. Promoted Sutton were made to bat first in the Division One clash – and lost Phil Barnes ...

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Top Sri Lankan trio to boost Spalding bid

Three new Sri Lankan signings will leave Spalding Town Cricket Club’s Lincs ECB Premier League rivals in a spin this season. Town, who superbly avoided relegation last season in their first year in the county top flight, have added Thivanka Rajaratne, Wamanga Perera and Nuwan Jayasena to their ranks over the winter close season. Rajaratne is a top order batsman ...

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New-look Sutton edge thriller

Long Sutton 2nd (178-8) beat Sandringham 1st (177-7) by 1 run Sutton’s second string began a tough campaign with a thrilling friendly encounter against Sandringham on Saturday. Under the new-look captaincy pairing of Rob Simpson and Ian Morris, South Lincs and Border League side Sutton were put into bat on a good-looking track. Openers Andy Wright and son Jimmy looked ...

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Spalding 2nd lose Deeping derby

Market Deeping 2nd (219-5) beat Spalding 2nd (128) by 91 runs Town’s second string made a losing start to their South Lincs and Border League Division One campaign on Saturday as hosts Deeping clinched a 91-run triumph at Outgang Road. On a green wicket, Spalding skipper Steve Norris won the toss and had no hesitation in inserting the hosts into ...

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Spalding Town handed Fair Play Trophy

Spalding Town Cricket Club made a small slice of history during their first season in the Lincs ECB Premier League last year. Town, who achieved their goal of staying in the county top flight last term, were the first-ever debutant team to pick up the league’s Fair Play Trophy. Skipper Rob Ambrose received the trophy from guest speaker Graeme Fowler ...

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