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Bourne Cricket Club will face Burghley Park in the final of the Stamford Charity Cup



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Bourne and Burghley Park will meet in this year's final of the Stamford Charity Cup.

The duo will clash at Market Deeping's Outgang Road ground on Monday, June 28, after semi-final successes this week.

Bourne booked their place after a nailbiting victory over the City club on Monday night.

Alex Ashwin starred for Burghley Park as they reached the final of the Stamford Charity Cup.
Alex Ashwin starred for Burghley Park as they reached the final of the Stamford Charity Cup.

The Abbey Lawn side were five-wicket winners after securing their success with three balls of the 20-over contest remaining.

City had batted first and made 167-7 with opener Zahid Ali Khan making 77 while Sam Evison, Rob Bentley and Freddie Arlott all took two wickets for the hosts.

Opener Jack Berry (52) and Ben Wright (68) laid the foundations for the victory by leading the run chase before Brandon Diplock (13no) and Jordan Temple (6no) saw the hosts home.

Alex Ashwin was in sensational form for Burghley Park as they defeated Nassington by 66 runs.

Ashwin smashed 15 fours and three sixes after carrying his bat throughout the 20 overs to finish on 108 not out from 63 deliveries.

Thomas Dancy made 49 and Orlando Thain hit 24 as Burghley posted 228-4 from their innings.

Nassington were then restricted to 162-5 in their reply with Charles Fytche top-scoring with 70 and Ben Goold adding 30.

Ashwin completed a fine all-round performance by returning 2-12 while Joe Evans and David Ford both took a wicket apiece.

The semi-finals of the Stamford KO Shield take place on Monday night with Market Deeping hosting Bourne and Castor entertaining Peterborough Town.

Barnack blasted their way back into the Rutland League Division One title chase after a high-scoring success in a thrilling clash with league leaders Wisbech on Sunday.

Muhammad Yaseen's side had fallen to their first defeat of the campaign when they were bowled out for 64 by reigning champions Peterborough Town in their last outing a fortnight ago.

But they rediscovered their run-making credentials at Wisbech on Sunday after the hosts had made a strong 269-7 from their 45 overs.

Josh Bowers blasted 18 fours and two sixes in his unbeaten 131 as the batsmen dominated proceedings.

Visting opener Ajaz Akhtar then took control of the Barnack reply as he smashed 15 fours and two sixes in his 112 which made up three-quarters of a century opening stand with Danyaal Malik who made 19.

After Akhtar's departure with Barnack on 169-3, Asim Butt took centre stage as he plundered 12 boundaries in an unbeaten 86 off just 63 deliveries as the visitors triumphed off the penultimate ball of the innings.

Ajaz Akhtar hit a century for Deeping. (48250508)
Ajaz Akhtar hit a century for Deeping. (48250508)

Burghley Park were unable to stall the unbeaten run of Peterborough Town who ran out five-wicket winners.

Burghley made 221-9 from their 45 overs with Mark Saunders striking 10 boundaries in his 68 while Tanveer Mahmood (29), Ahsan Ali Azhar (24), Caius Headley (21) and Josh Carder (18no) aided the Park push.

Kyle Medcalf then struck an unbeaten 80 not out as title favourites Peterborough secured victory inside 29 overs.

Bourne are still seeking their maiden win of the Division Two campaign after a 107-run reversal against Whittlesey.

The visitors batted first and made 236 against a Bourne attack which used 10 bowlers with Marcus Williams bagging a brace of wickets.

Bourne were then bowled out for 129 in their reply with Freddie Arlott (40), Brandon Diplock (25) and William Gardner (20) their top scorers.

Ufford Park lost by seven wickets against Werrington in the same division after being bowled out for 149.

Hamish Bell top-scored with 57 while Tom Hart hit 32 before Werrington secured the win inside 28 overs.

Unbeaten Uffington 2nds are setting the pace in Division Four East after a narrow eight-run home win over Moulton Harrox.

The villagers had made 219-4 from their 40 overs with Matthew Tarrant top-scoring with 53 while Guy Cunningham made 49 and Tim Pratt an unbeaten 46.

Alin Carter cracked a superb century in Harrox's reply before they just ran out of overs to pass Uffington's total.

The home attack shared out the wickets with Bob Cornish claiming 2-29, Ben Jennings 2-34 and both Will Fry and John Burton returning 2-51.

Steve Moody took the other wicket to fall to finish with 1-30 as Harrox closed their 40 overs on 211-9.

Market Deeping 2nds went down by eight wickets to second-placed Newborough who restricted their visitors to 152-6.

Andy Plowright top-scored with 33 for Deeping with Michael Holden (21), Sam Jackson (23), Nilesh Patel (27) and Matt Simpson (21no) offering solid support.

William Olley then hit 93 with Jason Newman unbeaten on 45 as Newborough netted the win inside 32 overs.

Ufford Park 2nds were put to the sword by their Peterborough Town counterparts who made 275-3 from 40 overs as Sohail Hayat and Srinivas Ganeshan both made centuries.

Ufford were then restricted to 135-3 in their reply with S Khan top-scoring with 62 while fellow opener Arsalan Maqsood made 37.



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