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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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Jellyman and Conroy join Spalding United

Spalding United have snapped up Gareth Jellyman and Nick Conroy as player/coaches as they begin their summer signing spree. Tulips chief Pat Rayment has moved swiftly to snap-up former Peterborough United and Boston United full-back Jellyman, who spent last season with Corby Town. The 33-year-old, who made more than 100 appearances for Posh in the Football League, is expected to ...

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Simon shines on week of top scores at Spalding

A spree of super scores were recorded as 20 of the 150 entrants went around at par or better at Spalding Golf Club’s monthly medal. Simon Goemans (90-25=65) came out on top in the 15-28 handicap category at the Surfleet course with a best of the day nett 65 – which earned him a four stroke handicap reduction. Andy Cunnington ...

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Mary’s medal win secures Spalding shot reduction

  Mary Gould saw off 38 other Spalding Golf Club ladies to lift the May Medal (sponsored by Hills Department store) prize at the Surfleet course. Her score of net 71 was enough for top spot – and secured a handicap reduction of two shots in the process. The silver division winner was Barbara Newcombe with a net 72, ahead ...

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Tulips close on ‘exciting signings’

Pat Rayment has promised Spalding United fans that big signings are imminent ahead of their return to step four of the non-league ladder. The Tulips chief has been talking to a number of big names and expects to announce exciting news in the coming weeks. Rayment also revealed that key midfielders Chris Hall and Lewis Webb have agreed to stay, ...

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Town full of pride despite final loss

SCUNTHORPE RFC 54 SPALDING RFC 19 Spalding RFC’s stellar season ended with a heavy defeat to higher-graded Scunthorpe in the Lincolnshire Cup final on Monday – but captain Harry Sharman declared himself proud of the team’s efforts. Town, promoted to Midlands One East last weekend, were without no less than eight regulars for the Kesteven clash with their county rivals. ...

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Appleby makes Holbeach United U-turn

Steve Appleby has resigned as co-manager of Holbeach United – just a week after being unveiled at Carter’s Park. The former Wisbech Town chief, who was to form a managerial dream team with UCL Premier Division title-winning boss John Chand, stepped down today (Wednesday). It is understood that Appleby was unable to commit to the Tigers long term and that ...

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Tidswell Talk: Encourage our kids early on – or we’ll pay the price

By Andrew Tidswell Columnist for The Spalding and South Holland Voice A lot gets said about the English system when it comes to developing home grown talent in the football industry. Over the last three years I have worked and coached in Cambridge United’s youth academy and I have been fortunate enough to not only watch, but compete against, the ...

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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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Chand will chase title-winning Tigers

New Holbeach United manager John Chand has revealed that the club will attempt to re-sign as many of 2013 UCL Premier Division title-winning side as possible. Fan favourite Chand returned to Carter’s Park last Monday – initially as part of a two-man managerial team with  former Wisbech Town chief Steve Appleby, who resigned on yesterday (Wednesday) – and hopes to ...

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Pedal power at Spalding’s Sportive

An impressive 121 riders took part in the fourth edition of Spalding Cycling Club’s popular Nelson Sportive event – managing a whopping 7,885 miles between them. Organiser Simon Wright remained loyal to the traditional routes – which saw the participants ride along scenic roads from the Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge and on into Norfolk’s Sandringham and Brancaster. All cyclists ...

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Kirton’s Wilson adds to his points tally

Ben Wilson managed another points finish at round two of the British Superbike Championship over the Bank Holiday weekend. The Kirton racer was 15th in the first race at Oulton Park, before slipping back to 16th in the second. That leaves the Gearlink Kawasaki ace tenth in the overall rider standings. Wilson started the first 18-lap race from a seventh ...

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Maiden success for Spalding Water Polo

Spalding Water Polo Club beat Milton Keynes 17-10 to secure their first Herts League Division One win of the season. The goals came from Jordan Templer (4), Jack Carpenter (4), Adam Sellars (3), Ben Marsters (2), Harry Bumfrey, Tim Shields, Nick Rickett and club captain Steve Rogers at the Castle Sports Complex pool. Matches at this level consist of four ...

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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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Alan (82): After four strokes, learning to play indoor bowls revitalised me

  When Alan Garrett was struck by a series of four strokes, he was rendered paralysed down his left side. But his extraordinary determination and courage has been key to the left-hander learning to become a useful indoor bowls player – with his right hand. Alan (82) is now a member of two league teams at Spalding Indoor Bowls Club ...

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Holbeach Reserves close in on promotion place

A hat-trick from Dave Wilson moved Holbeach United Reserves to within one point of promotion to the ChromaSport Peterborough Premier Division on Saturday. The striker grabbed all three goals in a 3-0 Division One victory at Kings Cliffe United to make it seven wins on the bounce. Omar Joof’s on-song side are now just a point behind second-placed Langoft United ...

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First hat-trick for Jubilee’s Dan in romp

Jubilee stalwart Dan Brackenbury scored his first-ever hat-trick for the club in a 10-3 Spalding Sunday League battering of Hole In The Wall. The defender, who has been a regular with Paul Rudkin’s side for around ten years, went goal crazy at Knight Street on Sunday. Team-mate Chris Beale also chipped in with a treble, while Simon Hall, Danny Nichols, ...

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