Nassington’s remarkable Twenty/20 form continued last night (June 15) with an emphatic semi-final win over holders Bourne in the Stamford Charity Cup.
Nassington made it eight wins out of eight in the shortest form of cricket with a 78-run win. They will now meet Uppingham, equally decisive winners over Ketton in their semi-final last night, in the final on Monday, June 29.
Swing bowler Dan Bandaranaike was the Nassington man-of-the-match last night as he returned outstanding figures of 7-10 from his five permitted overs as Bourne were shot out for 96.
Connor Craig (59 from 25 balls) and Tom Norman (50) had smashed Nassington up to 174-5 in their 20 overs.
Jamie Dumford’s 68 dominted Uppingham’s 157-7 against a Ketton side playing their eighth match in 10 days in six different competitions. Off-spinner Jonny Smith picked up a double-wicket maiden for Ketton on his way to figures of 3-31.
Ketton were never in the hunt once star Aussie Ben Bryant had been dismissed early in their innings. Ben Collins (4-11) and Don Butchart (3-8) did the damage with the ball for Uppingham.
NASSINGTON beat BOURNE by 78 runs
Nassington 174-5 (C. Craig 59no, T. Norman 50, D. Robinson 21).
Bourne 96 (T. Dixon 33, D. Bandaranake 7-10).
UPPINGHAM beat KETTON by 80 runs
Uppingham 157-7 (J. Dumford 68, J. Smith 3-31, W. Compton 2-29).
Ketton 77 (B. Collins 4-11, D. Butchart 3-8).