Hodgkinson Cup holders Bentley Builders begin defence of Bourne crown
A highlight of Bourne’s cricketing calendar swings into action at the Abbey Lawn this week.
The popular Sixes competition for the Hodgkinson Cup takes place every night with a number of day games organised by Bourne Cricket Club.
They take on Holkham Hall on Wednesday before the hosting the Lincs Gents on Thursday with both matches getting underway at noon.
A junior and ladies day takes place at the Abbey Lawn on Friday with organisers looking to add a couple more fixtures to fill the Monday and Tuesday matches.
The evening entertainment will see Bentley Builders begin the defence of their Hodgkinson Cup crown as eight teams split over two groups aim to sample sixes success.
Bourne Rugby Club, Bourne Town FC and the Mighty Ducks will provide the opposition for the reigning champions in Group B with Motley Crew, Baston, Bourne Skip Hire (Sergies Sloggers) and Happy Hookers competing in Group A.
The action gets underway at 6.15pm each night with group games throughout the week and finals night on Friday. There will be a raffle and barbecue with the bar open each evening.
Monday: 6.15pm Baston v Happy Hookers, 7pm Bentley Builders v Mighty Ducks, 7.45pm Bourne Town FC v Bourne Rugby Club.
Tuesday: 6.15pm Mighty Ducks v Bourne Rugby Club, 7pm Seggies Sloggers v Happy Hookers, 7.45pm Bourne Town FC v Bentley Builders.
Wednesday: 6.15pm Motley Crew v Happy Hookers, 7pm Mighty Ducks v Bourne Town FC, 7.45pm Motley Crew v Seggies Sloggers.
Thursday: 6.15pm Motley Crew v Baston, 7pm Bentley Builders v Bourne Rugby Club, 7.45pm Seggies Sloggers v Baston.
Friday: 6.15pm semi-final one, 7pm semi-final two, 7.45pm Hodgkinson Cup final.
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