There was no ‘slacking’ from Burghley Park in their Stamford KO Shield first round tie at Hampton last night (May 16).
Ben Slack returned the remarkable Twenty/20 figures of 6-20 five overs to enable Burghley to dismiss the Peterborough side for just 109. Barry Hancock and David Platt both finished unbeaten on 44 as Burghley scooted home for the loss of just one wicket to set up a quarter final tie at Bourne.
Bourne reached the last eight with a convincing 68-run win over Market Deeping at Outgang Road - their second Twenty/20 win over their neighbours already this season.
Captain Pete Morgan blasted 78 of Bourne’s 142 and that was more than the entire Deeping side managed in reply as Tom Dixon (3-5), Ben Collins (3-9) and Matt Kidd (3-24) all bowling well. Patrick Harrington bowled beautifully for Deeping for his 5-25 and was unlucky`to finish on the losing side.
Deeping were losing finalists in this competition last season and holders King’s Keys also bowed out at the first round stage. They went down by five wickets at the hands of Barnack who sneaked home with two balls to spare thanks to some late hitting from Shazad Amir who cracked an unbeaten 30 from just 13 balls including three huge sixes.
Tanvir Hussain had earlier struck an unbeaten half century for King’s Keys.
Stamford beat local rivals Uffington by three runs in a high-scoring thriller. Skipper Andy Hulme top scored with 57 in Stamford’s 167-5, but he was over-shadowed by a player who finished on the losing side. Sam Olver followed a 2-23 spell with the ball with an unbeaten 82, but Uffington couldn’t quite get home.
Ketton were surprisingly easy nine-wicket winners at home to Nassington. Pete Rowe claimed four wickets as the visitors, who have scored freely all summer, were shot out for 72. Shakir Mahmoood blasted an unbeaten 51 as Ketton raced home.
Castor were well beaten by Uppingham at Port Lane after getting skittled for 106, of which Twenty/20 specialist Neil Sutton made 40.
There are also Jaidka Cup ties this week with Oundle hosting Nassington in the first of a two-legged zone game tonight (May 17).
Bourne and Market Deeping meet for a third time at the Abbey Lawns tomorrow (May 18) when Peterborough Town travel to Barnack and Wisbech host Ramsey. A win for Wisbech would make them the first team to qualify for the semi-finals.
Monday, May 16
STAMFORD KO SHIELD
UFFINGTON lost to STAMFORD by 3 runs
Stamford 167-5 (A. Hulme 57, A. Birch 35no, T. Juggins 32, S. Olver 2-23).
Uffington 164-6 (S. Olver 82no, D. Herrick 32, R. Field 2-26, C. Birch 2-55).
KETTON beat NASSINGTON by 9 wkts
Nassington 72 (P. Rowe 4-24).
Ketton 73-1 (S. Mahmood 51no)
BARNACK beat KING’S KEYS by 5 wkts
King’s Keys 156-6 (T. Hussain 51no, F. Javed 27, S. Khan 23, M. Yaseen 3-3, S. Amir 2-14).
Barnack 157-5 (S. Amir 30no, A. Butt 30, A. Khan 3-31).
CASTOR lost to UPPINGHAM by 7 wkts
Castor 106 (N. Sutton 40).
MARKET DEEPING lost to BOURNE by 68 runs
Bourne 142 (P. Morgan 78, P. Harrington 5-25).
Market Deeping 74 (M. Kidd 3-24, T. Dixon 3-5, B. Collins 3-9).
HAMMPTON lost to BURGHLEY PARK by 9 wkts
Hampton 109 (B. Slack 6-20, S. Nicholls 2-17).
Burghley Park 110-1 (B. Hancock 44no, D. Platt 44no).
Orton Park conceded their tie to Ufford Park.
Quarter-final draw: (ties to be played on June 6): Stamford v Ketton, Barnack v Uppingham, Bourne v Burghley Park, Ufford Park v Falcon.
Tuesday, May 17
Jaidka Cup: Oundle v Nassington.
Wednesday, May 18
Jaidka Cup: Bourne v Market Deeping, Barnack v Peterborough Town, Wisbech v Ramsey.