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Holders Oundle to face Empingham in opener

Burghley Sixes action. Photo: Pip Warters (2685840)
Burghley Sixes action. Photo: Pip Warters (2685840)

Current Burghley Sixes holders Oundle Town will start their title defence with a clash against Empingham in this year's competition.

The BGL Cricket week event runs from Monday, July 2, to Friday, July 6, and Oundle will kick-start the action on an opening night which also features matches between Market Deeping against Barnack and Ketton Sports taking on hosts Burghley Park.

The Tuesday tussles sees Nassington play Bourne, Uppingham go up against Market Overton with Castor facing Oakham.

The opening quarter-final takes place on Wednesday night after the first round matches between Ufford Park against Stamford Town and Uffington and Newborough are completed.

The three remaining quarter-finals will be on Thursday night before the semi-finals and final on Friday.

Burghley Park will also be taking on a visiting side each day from 10.30am (11am on Friday).

Returning visiting sides include the Authors XI, Gentlemen of Lincolnshire, Gentlemen of West Norfolk and MCC, along with the addition of an ECB Staff XI playing against the club to open the week on Monday, July 2.

Burghley Sixes action. Photo: Pip Warters (2685842)
Burghley Sixes action. Photo: Pip Warters (2685842)

Sixes fixtures. From 6pm each day:

Monday, July 2: Oundle Town v Empingham, Market Deeping v Barnack, Ketton Sports v Burghley Park.

Tuesday, July 3: Nassington v Bourne, Uppingham v Market Overton, Castor v Oakham.

Wednesday, July 4: Ufford Park v Stamford Town, Uffington v Newborough, Quarter Final 1.

Thursday, July 5: Quarter Final 2, Quarter Final 3, Quarter Final 4.

Friday, July 6: Semi-finals and Final.

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