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Burghley Park Cricket Club bowler Alex Ashwin takes 6-9 as they defeat Peterborough Town in the final of the Stamford KO Shield

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A sensational spell of bowling from Alex Ashwin helped Burghley Park to glory in the Stamford KO Shield on Monday night.

Ashwin returned a remarkable 6-9 from four overs as Burghley bounced back from last week's defeat in the KO Shield final against Bourne by beating Peterborough Town by 105 runs.

They had batted first in the final at Ketton Sports and closed their 20 overs on 153-9 with Pete Foster making 51, Mark Saunders striking 25 and Sam Potter adding 21.

Alex Ashwin.
Alex Ashwin.

Ashwin then ripped through the Peterborough batting with an awesome display which decimated the Town reply.

He first trapped Sulaiman Saleem leg before second ball and then caught and bowled Alex Mitchell.

Opener Kyle Medcalf then sent an Ashwin delivery into the hands of Michael Hobbiss before Jai Venugopal was given out leg before.

Scott Howard was then bowled before Ashwin completed his remarkable feat by having Nadir Haider caught by Jack Fischer first ball to leave Peterborough on 18-6.

There was no way back for Town after that as Caius Headley took 2-10 with Mo Azhar and Potter both picking up a wicket each as Peterborough were bowled out for 48.

The success was the perfect fillip for Burghley whose cricket week makes a welcome return from next Monday (July 4).

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