Victorian cricket organised by Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley raises £2,000

Photo: SM270512-018owThe Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley's annual Victorian cricket festival at Stamford Meadows. Julian Ward batting for Jim's Yard against Tobie Norris.

Photo: SM270512-018owThe Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley's annual Victorian cricket festival at Stamford Meadows. Julian Ward batting for Jim's Yard against Tobie Norris.

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EIGHT senior teams padded up to fight it out to be the winners of Stamford’s annual Victorian Cricket competition yesterday (Sunday).

The event, in which teams play to Burghley Rules which are complex but guarantee high scores, was held by the Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley on The Meadows.

The day attracted large thirsty crowds who enjoyed the drinks on offer at the bar.

After a thrilling final the overall winners were RA Convoy’s All Stars.

Rotary Club of Stamford Burghley press officer Jon Whowell said: “We had an absolutely splendid day, the boundary was full of spectators.”

The day raised more than £2,000 which will be split between Fred Trueman Schools Cricket League, which encourages the playing of cricket in all schools, and Rotary charities.

This year the festival also included a junior section for the first time, with youngsters playing a shortened version of the game, Kwic Cricket.

Jon said: “It was incredibly successful, the junior section went really well. They all had a great time and they were a credit to their clubs.”