Hosts progress in Burghley Park sixes

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Home side Burghley Bears posted the biggest score of the night to come back and beat Old Oakhamians to claim a place in the quarter-finals of the Burghley Park sixes competition tonight (July 8).

Old Oakhamians had raced to 77-2 with Archie Stroud hitting 39 not out. But 33 not out from Nick Cowley and 24 unbeaten by Gareth Hook gave the Bears a 79-1 victory.

In the second game of the night Burghley’s neighbours Uffington progressed through to the next round after notching 66-0. Damien Herrick hit 30 not out and Jak Garner added 21.

Newborough chased hard but could only must 53-5.

Uppingham marched through despite Stamford RUFC reaching 44-3. Jamie Dumford saw Town home with 13 not out as his side reached 47-2.

Tomorrow night (July 9) Oakham take on Barnack, and Ketton Lions face Stamford Town in the final first round games before the first quarter-final between Ufford Park and Empingham takes place.

One Thursday the three remaining quarter finals will be played before the semi-final and final the following evening.

Scores:

OLD OAKHAMIANS 77-2 lost to BURGHLEY BEARS 79-1

UFFINGTON 66-0 beat NEWBOROUGH 53-5,

STAMFORD RUFC 44-3 lost to UPPINGHAM TOWN 47-2.

All the sixes action is preceded by all-day friendly games, starting at 10am:

Wednesday, 9: Burghley Park v Lincolnshire Gents.

Thursday, 10: Burghley Park v West Norfolk.

Friday, 11: Burghley Park v Leicestershire Gents.