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Burghley Park's Cricket Week returns with the popular Sixes tournament

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One of the most iconic weeks in Stamford’s sporting calendar makes a welcome return again on Monday.

After a three-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, Burghley Park’s cricket week is back with a bumper programme of action.

There will be five day games plus the return each night of the popular Sixes tournament which features clubs from across the area.

Bourne beat Stamford on the 2019 finals night at the Burghley Sixes.
Bourne beat Stamford on the 2019 finals night at the Burghley Sixes.

The club said: “For the cricket purists we have day games against high calibre visiting teams throughout the week.

“Each evening we have our beer and cider festival and the return of the famous Burghley Sixes tournament which provides fabulous entertainment in one of the most beautiful settings for miles around.

“The week culminates on the Friday evening with the final of the Sixes with one local club emerging victorious and claiming the prestigious Cricket Week trophy to see out the week in style.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at Burghley Park Cricket Club throughout the week to help us celebrate and we urge everyone to join us for what is bound to be a superb week of cricket, entertainment and celebration.”

Current holders Bourne will get proceedings underway on Monday night when they take on Ufford Park.

The opening night is completed with games between Castor and Barnack and Ketton Sports’ match with Uppingham.

Tuesday’s tussles see hosts Burghley Park take on Uffington, Easton-on-the-Hill play Market Overton and Nassington face Newborough.

The final first round matches on Wednesday night between Peterborough and Stamford as well as Oundle against Oakham will be followed by the first quarter-final.

Thursday’s night action will feature the remaining three quarter-finals with the two semi-finals and final on the Friday night (July 8).

The day matches will see Burghley Park play against Free Foresters, Authors XI, Leicestershire Gents, West Norfolk and the MCC.

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