Burghley to take on Stamford in Knock-Out final

Burghley Park and Stamford Town booked their places in the final of the Stamford Knock-out Shield yesterday evening.

Burghley beat Deeping by 36 runs while Stamford Town edged their semi-final at Ufford Park in the final over.

Simon Lem pulled Stamford’s innings together after a wobbly start for the visitors which saw openers Chris Bore go for 5 and Simon Prentice for a duck. Lem’s 67 included 7 fours and 2 sixes and pushed Town on to 148 for 6.

Ufford chased hard but fell just short at 145 for 8 with Chris Birch taking 5 for 30.

Burghley Park matched Stamford’s run tally with 148 for 7 wickets at home to Deeping, before limiting the visitors to 122 for 8.

Paul Hillsdon top-scored with 60 for Burghley. He’s thumped 5 fours a six before he was caught LBW by Jackson Andrews who finished with 2 for 25 from his three overs.

The final will take place on Monday, July 15, a week after the Stamford Charity Cup Final between Bourne and Barnack. Venues are still to be decided for both matches.