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BURGHLEY SIXES: Hobbiss sees hosts through, mouth-watering quarter-final looming

By Maria Broadbent

Burghley Park before their sixes success against Market Overton.
Burghley Park before their sixes success against Market Overton.

Hosts Burghley Park eased through to the quarter-finals of the Burghley sixes with victory over Market Overton in a first round tie last night (July 5).

Some sweet, clean hitting from Michael Hobbiss (40no) enabled Burghley to make light work of Market Overton’s five-over total of 69-0.

Ufford Park's Joe Harrington receives his 'champagne moment' prize from umpire Derek Patience.
Ufford Park's Joe Harrington receives his 'champagne moment' prize from umpire Derek Patience.

Burghley, who wore ‘team George’ T shirts in recognition of a fund-raising campaign for Stamford-based George Robinson as he recovers from a serious rugby union injury, now tackle one of the tournament favourites Ketton in the last eight tomorrow (July 7).

Ufford Park will take on Uppingham in a quarter final on the same night after both secured comfortable wins last night.

Captain Andy Larkin’s unbeaten 31 saw Ufford up to a winning score of 75-1. Tom Bentley (22) started Uffington’s reply with some big hits, but once he was well held in the deep by Joe Harrington the run-chase faltered.

Harrington’s catch earned him the ‘champagne moment’ prize.

Uppingham restricted Barnack to 56-4 before cantering to a victory sealed from the first ball of the final over.

The last two first round ties take place this evening (July 6) and they are followed by a mouth-watering quarter-final between Oundle, who knocked out holders Stamford in the first round, and last year’s runners-up Nassington who smashed 135 in five overs in their first round match.

Burghley Park tackle the Gentlemen of Lincolnshire in all-day game (10am start) ahead of the sixes action.


BURGHLEY PARK 70-1 (M. Hobbiss 40no) beat MARKET OVERTON 69-0 (B. Makwana 27no, H. Webster 20no).

UFFORD PARK 75-1 (A. Larkin 31no) beat UFFINGTON 60-3 (T. Bentley 22, S. Larter 20).

Uppingham 60-0 (A. Ashwin 35no, S. Hodgson 25no) beat Barnack 56-4


Wednesday, July 6

First round: Newborough v Castor, Baston v Oakham.

Quarter-final: Oundle v Nassington.


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