CRICKET WEEK: Oundle start their sixes defence against Empingham

Action from the 2017 Burghley Sixes.
Action from the 2017 Burghley Sixes.
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Holders Oundle Town will start their defence of the Burghley Park sixes title with a game against Empingham.

The draw for the popular event was made yesterday (June 23) and as tradition dictates the holders open the competition on Monday July 2 (from 6pm).

Teams line up in front of the historic Burghley Ppark pavilion.

Teams line up in front of the historic Burghley Ppark pavilion.

Burghley Park cricket week runs from July 2 to July 6 with all-day friendlies followed by competitive sixes action.

Sixes draw: Oundle v Empingham, Market Deeping v Barnack, Keton Sports v Burghley Park, Nassington v Bourne, Uppingham v Market Overton, Castor v Oakham, Ufford Park v Stamford Town, Uffington v Newborough.

The semi-final and final take place on Friday, July 6.

The all-day games see Burghley Park take on: July 2 ECB Staff XI, July 3 Authors XI, July 4 Gentlemen of Lincolnshire, July 5 Gentlemen of West Norfolk and July 6 the MCC. All matches start at 11am.

The Burghley Park cricket week logo.

The Burghley Park cricket week logo.

The BGL Group are the title sponsors this year. A beer tent and food are available all day every day.