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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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Spalding Town starlets fall 11 runs short

Spalding Town under-11s came up just short in a hard-fought battle at Billingborough. Joe Maltby grabbed a wicket as the Spalding lads limited their hosts to 169-2 from their 16 overs (both sides started on 100). Daniel Plant (bowled three overs for nine runs) and Cameron McCallum (two overs for six runs) were the pick of the bowlers, though. The ...

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Spalding Town’s young guns emphatically break duck

Rampant Spalding Town under-13s achieved their first win of the season by demolishing South Holland neighbours Long Sutton. Batting first, Spalding captain Paddy Harrington and Jon Manton started carefully but were able to score more freely when the bowlers overpitched. Manton (13) was caught lofting a drive on the off side but Harrington proceeded to the retirement score, hitting 32 ...

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Wet weekend decimates cricket schedule

None of South Holland’s cricket teams managed to even bowl a ball in the Lincs ECB Premier League or South Lincs and Border League on Saturday. Heavy rain on Saturday ensured that all games involving Spalding Town, Long Sutton, Moulton Harrox and Pinchbeck were cancelled. The weather was so bad that only one game was possible across the two leagues. ...

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Spalding Town target top five despite big beating

Rob Ambrose is confident that Spalding Town can finish in the top five of the Lincs ECB Premier League – despite seeing his side walloped at champions Sleaford last Saturday. Town were destroyed by a trademark 123 not out from former New Zealand test player Tim McIntosh, as their unbeaten start to the season was shattered by a ten-wicket defeat. ...

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Town captain Norris ‘gutted’ after Deeping loss

Spalding 2nd (166) lost to Market Deeping 2nd (167-8) by 2 wickets Leaders Market Deeping 2nd completed a swift South Lincs and Border League double over gutted Spalding Town 2nd after edging a cracking contest on Saturday. With the sun beating down on a glorious-looking Memorial Field track, Spalding skipper Steve Norris immediately elected to bat first after winning the ...

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Jackson’s 158 is best ever Pinchbeck score

Pinchbeck (258-1) beat Spalding 3rd (132) by 126 runs  Danny Jackson smashed a magnificent 158 not out to guide Pinchbeck to a crushing derby victory over Spalding Town 3rd in South Lincs and Border League Division Two on Saturday. The opener’s unbeaten century, which included 25 fours and a six, is the highest score ever made by a Pinchbeck player. ...

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Super Seas End Hall back on winning form

Easton-On-The-Hill (146) lost to Seas End Hall (150-7) by 3 wickets Seas End Hall got back to winning ways in Rutland League Division five with a gutsy three-wicket win at Easton-On-The-Hill. Captain Tom Wilson won the toss and invited the home team to bat first – but it looked a bad call when Barry Hancock (45) and Sam Deprisco (53) ...

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