ARCHIVE: Looking back over our sporting pages

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SEE what was happening in the South Lincolnshire scene in this week of sporting history...

Five years ago

Golf: Spalding Golf Club member James Crampton was upbeat despite a 5&4 defeat in the first round of the matchplay stage of the British Amateur Championship.

Badminton: A semi-final defeat for Dave Limb and Andy Cockayne ended Spalding’s interest in the 26th Dick King Memorial Tournament.

Football: Former Spalding United and Holbeach United striker Kevin Childs (24) turned down a move to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Grantham Town. He was happy to stay at Stamford.

10 years ago

Swimming: Dominic Gray had the broadest smile of all at Deepings Swimming Club’s fourth annual open meeting.

He got the Top Boy award for wins in all four strokes plus the 100m IM.

Football: Spalding Sunday League was to have 21 clubs spread across two divisions.

Division One teams included Bull’s Neck, Jolly Farmer and Holbeach Sunday, while the second tier included Ajax Albion, Geest Lions and Anchor, Bourne.

Golf: The 6am shotgun start in Spalding Golf Club’s Dawn Patrol suited Miles Foden (42pts) who finished ahead of fellow Moulton Harrox footballer Richard Cooke on 38.

25 years ago

Tug-of-war: Sutton Bridge works team Mick Grimston, Martin Doherty, Tony Peck, Dell Walker, Andy Phillimore, Tony Bills, Dave Newton and Andy Lilley made it to the second round of the Taylor Woodrow National Tug of War Championship at Macclesfield RUFC.

Cricket: A brilliant maiden century by Long Sutton 2nd’s Andy Wright was the highlight of a draw with Grantham 2nd.

50 years ago

Athletics: George Farmer’s Merrison (880yds, 2.20mins), Thompson (100 yards, 11.2secs) and McEwan (triple jump, 35ft) won senior boys’ event against Donington.

Angling: 100 tagged fish, worth differing amounts of money, were released into the River Welland at Crowland and Spalding as part of the Long Life event.

A single fish worth £5,000 was going to be put into a national river although the destination of “Diamond Jim” was to remain a closely guarded secret.