Cricket

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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