Emerging force King’s Keys were the big scorers in the opening round of the Stamford Charity Cup T20 event last night (May 14).
The Whittleesy-based side racked up 182-5 in their 20 overs against Castor with strong contributions from Zaheer Abbas (58), Shazaad Amir (44) and Mohammed Raheel (42).
Castor captain Reece Smith struck a defiant unbeatn 55 from just 26 deliveries in reply, but the villagers felll 35 runs short on 147-7. Tanvir Hussain claimed 3-23 for Keys.
King’s Keys now play Stamford Town in the quarter-finals after their 51-run win over Ufford Park which featured fine performances from Alex Birch (49no & 3-9) and Sam Barrett (5-16). Andy Larkin (4-30 & 33) performed well for Ufford but they were dismissed for 116 chasing 166-9.
Barnack were easy nine-wicket winners over Burghley Park after skittling their visitors for just 71. K. Khaliq bagged impressive figures of 5-16 for Barnack. Uffington conceded their tie to Ketton Sports who now meet Barnack in the quarter-finals.
Monday, May 14
KING’S KEYS beat CASTOR by 35 runs
King’s Keys 182-5 (Z. Abbas 58, S. Amir 44, M. Raheel 42, R. Evans 2-34, R. Smith 2-35).
Castor 147-7 (R. Smith 55no, R. Porter 29, T. Hussain 3-23).
STAMFORD TOWN beat UFFORD PARK by 51 runs
Stamford 166-9 (A. Birch 49no, S. Lem 24, C. Bore 22, A. Larkin 4-30, T. Cooper 2-31).
Ufford Park 115 (A. Larkin 33, W. Javed 29, S. Barrett 5-16, A. Birch 3-9).
BARNACK beat BURGHLEY PARK by 9 wkts
Burghley Park 71 (K. Khaliq 5-16, M. Yaseen 2-26).
Barnack 72-1 (M. Hammad 26no, A, Butt 22).
Cancelled: Ketton Sports v Uffington (Uffington conceded).
Quarter-final draw: (June 4): Barnack v Ketton Sports, King’s Keys v Stamford Town, Nassington v Uppingham, Market Deeping v Bourne.