BURGHLEY 6s: Tough start for hat-trick seeking holders

Holders Stamford Town take on first-time entries Oundle Town in the opening match of the Burghley Park sixes tonight (July 4, 6pm).

Monday, 4th July 2016, 7:53 am
Updated Monday, 4th July 2016, 8:56 am
Stamford Town's winning team from the 2015 Burghley sixes.

Stamford have won the popular competition for the last two seasons, but Oundle play their cricket at a higher level in the Northants Premier Division.

Stamford pipped Nassington in an exciting final last year and the runners-up are up second tonight against Laxton Park, while the final game is a clash between Empingham and Ketton.

The competition runs all week with the semi-finals and final scheduled for Friday (July 8).

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Each night of sixes action is preceded by an all-day friendly starting at 10.30am.

Opponents for Burghley this week are Ex Tempore XI, Authors XI, Gentlemen of Lincolnshire, Gentlemen of West Norfolk and Gentlemen of Leicestershire.

Sixes schedule:

Monday, July 4 (First round): Stamford Town v Oundle Town, Laxton Park v Nassington, Empingham v Ketton.

Tuesday, July 5 (First round) Burghley Park v Market Overton, Uffington v Ufford Park, Barnack v Uppingham.

Wednesday, July 6 (First round): Newborough v Castor, Baston v Oakham plus first quarter-final.

Thursday, July 7: Three quarter-finals.

Friday, July 8: Two semi-finals plus final.

Twenty/20 action in the Stamford KO Shield and Stamford Charity Cup takes a break this week, but Ramsey and Godmanchester in the Hunts ECB’s Gifford Cup Final at Cricketfield Lane tonight (6pm).