Holders Nassington became the first team to win through to the Burghley Park Sixes finals night when winning their quarter-final against Burghley Bears last night (July 5).
They posted a formidable score of 90-1, Conor Craig smashing the last ball of the innings to bring up his 50, and then restricted Burghley to 59-3.
In the two other games last night, both first round ties, Uffington overcame Ketton and Castor knocked out Empingham.
Tom Bentley (49no) was the main contributor to Uffington’s 84-1 and they successfully defended that total with Ketton closing on 68-2. Will Bird hit an unbeaten 36.
In a thrilling first game of the night, Castor made just 60-3 but that proved to be enough as they restricted Empingham to 47-3.
Stuart Dockerill (21no) and Reece Smith (19no) were Castor’s top scorers.
Tonight’s quarter-final action sees Oundle take on Stamford Town, Bourne tackle Uppingham Town and Castor meet Uffington.