Pinchbeck Cricket Club call time after 45 years
Pinchbeck Cricket Club have sadly made the tough decision to officially close the club down after a long and rewarding 45 years on the local circuit.
Since reforming in 1976, the club have had many enjoyable years competing mainly in the South Lincs and Border League.
However, the club haven’t played a match since the end of the 2019 season when, due to a decreasing number of players, they decided to pull out of the South Lincs and Border League with a forward plan to stay alive through playing some friendly matches also not coming to fruition.
A club statement said: “Sadly, the plan to play friendly matches has not been able to be followed through and, despite the disappointment that such a decision brings, the remaining members have agreed that closing the club down is the most sensible course of action.
“In a final meeting, it was agreed that the remaining funds within the club would be donated to worthy causes, and subsequently, a combined total of £2,250 was donated to Prostate Cancer, Children In Need and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance.
“The remaining members will keep the club’s Facebook page open for any ex-players and associates to stay in touch.
“The club thanks all members past and present for their many valuable contributions over the last 45 years.”
Spalding Cricket Club have been handed a home start on their return to the Lincolnshire Premier League.
Town took the title honours in the South Lincs and Border League Premier Division last season which catapulted the club back into the county's top flight.
They will start their new campaign on Saturday, April 23, when hosting Sleaford at their Moulton Seas End ground.
Market Deeping will also have home advantage in their maiden match of the campaign when they host Nettleham who have also returned to the 12-team Premier Division.
Reigning champions Bourne will begin the defence of their crown with a trip to face Louth.
They will then entertain Spalding on the second weekend of the season in a derby duel while Market Deeping travel to Woodhall Spa.
The Premier League will also see the return of Skegness this season with Boston dropping back down to the South Lincs and Border League.