CRICKET: Marko are handed a home tie

LAST year’s winners Market Overton will begin the defence of their Rutland Twenty20 at home to Empingham.

The tournament again features eight teams from six clubs with Barrowden hosting Uppingham, Uppingham 2nd XI at home to North Luffenham, and Ketton welcoming Oakham in the remainder of the first round draw.

Matches are played during June with the opening round due to be played on Friday, June 8, and the semis on June 22. The final will be played at the Lime Kilns on June 28.