Fours and sixes have been the order of the day at Stamford School for the town’s cricket event of the summer.
Thousands of spectators have flocked to the ground to see the likes of Mark Ramprakash, Alex Tudor, Andrew Caddick and a host the of game’s legends battle it out in the Stamford Masters Twenty20 spectacular today (Friday).
Despite a strong opening effort with bat by the England Master XI, who scored 259 for 6, the All-Stars Masters XI won by four wickets, scoring 262 for six with skipper Glenn Chapple leading the scoring with 64.
The star performer for England was Joe Denly who was just three runs short of making a century, having faced just 34 balls.
The event, which has been organised by Stamford School cricket coach and former England bowler Dean Headley, has also featured the Under 10s Chesterton and Humberts Kwik Cricket Competition. The winners of the cup competition were Peterborough CC while Oakham took the plate, beating Ufford CC in the final.
The event is also doing its bit for charity as sponsor Sytner has brought along a range of super cars, including a Ferrari and Masserati, where visitors can pay a £1 donation to have their picture taken in one. Funds raised are being donated to the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal.
Stamford School principal Stephen Roberts said: “It’s a lovely day here today and a great way to end the school year.”
Star of the show and former Strictly Come Dancing champion Mark Ramprakash said: “I heard a lot about this game from last year and jumped at the chance to help support Dean’s event.
“It’s great to see so many kids here today and hopefully it’s a great spectacle.”