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South Holland, Bourne and Deepings cricket season delayed due to coronavirus outbreak




The list of sporting events cancelled across south Lincolnshire due to the coronavirus crisis continues to grow.

All training and practice sessions ahead of the new Lincolnshire Cricket Board Premier League and South Lincs & Border League seasons have been suspended.

This follows a statement from Lincolnshire Cricket which said: "We firmly believe that we all have a social responsibility to follow the advice given."

Bourne 2nds and Spalding in South Lincs & Border League action last year.Photo: SG-140919-091TW.
Bourne 2nds and Spalding in South Lincs & Border League action last year.Photo: SG-140919-091TW.

Likewise the Langtoft 10k and 3k road runs, which last year attracted a total of 600 runners, have been postponed.

In cycling, the third Witham Hall Junior Women's Grand Prix, organised by the Bourne Wheelers club and due to have been staged on April 4, has also been called off.

Race organiser Mark Botteley said: "Unfortunately, in line with the latest government guidance, I have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's Grand Prix and supporting races.

The 31st Langtoft 10k and 3k road runs on Sunday, May 3, have been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.Photo: 050519-1.
The 31st Langtoft 10k and 3k road runs on Sunday, May 3, have been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency.Photo: 050519-1.

"It is hoped that if there is room in the calendar later in the year,I can run some races.

"But I need to liaise with British Cycling, the school and local authorities before this can happen."

However, there will be no staging of this season's Spalding Inter-Services Trophy final between holders Crowland Town and either Long Sutton Athletic Reserves or Holbeach Bank.

The second semi-final to decide who would meet Crowland was due to have been played on Saturday.

There will be no Witham Hall Junior Women's Grand Prix cycling event on April 4.
There will be no Witham Hall Junior Women's Grand Prix cycling event on April 4.

But Beck Baxter, secretary for the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy committee, said: "In light of the recent government, Football Association and Football League announcements, I regret to advise that the committee have decided to cancel this competition for the season.

"It seems the most sensible thing to do and we are already looking forward to planning the competition next season."

Crowland Town will keep hold of the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy after this season's competition was declared 'null and void'.
Crowland Town will keep hold of the Spalding Inter-Services Trophy after this season's competition was declared 'null and void'.


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