Stamford Town staging the finals night of their Super Sevens tournament
A fantastic week of cricket comes to a conclusion tonight (Friday) when Stamford Town host the final stages of their popular Super Sevens tournament.
The veterans event has made a welcome return after a couple of years absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And, after a several days of superb weather and cracking cricket on show, the last night is set to provide a fitting finale.
Burghley Park face Oakham in the first semi-final with hosts Stamford then taking on Barnack in what promises to be two cracking contests.
Stamford chairman Phil Holland said: "All four teams have shown strong hitting throughout the week, so it should be a really competitive evening.
"We will be open from 5.30pm with masses of space around the pitch for everyone to enjoy the weather and the cricket.
"People are welcome to bring their chairs and rugs to find a spot. There is also lots of room for children to play.
"It's going to be a beautiful evening, perfect for cricket, a barbecue and a couple of cold drinks accompanied by some classic music from the eighties and nineties."
The opening night's action had seen Burghley Park top their group after defeating the Grainstore in the evening's final.
Barnack progressed from the second night of action after they defeated Uffington 2nds who had earlier lost to Ufford Park.
Barnack batted first in the evening's final and reached an impressive 75-1 off six overs.
In reply, Ufford scored 51 off the first four overs and needed 25 off the last two.
Needing only five runs to win off the last two balls, they fell two runs short after ending on 73-3 following a fabulous game between two really well-matched teams.
Oakham were the third team to book their place at finals night after getting the better of Uffington firsts and Scared Shotless on Wednesday.
Scared Shotless had posted a competitive 76 from their six overs against Uffington who reached the totally easily within five overs.
An aggressive batting display from Oakham saw them then defeat Scared Shotless who had made 64 but the Rutland side reached the target within four overs with some big hitting, in particular from Will Stuart-Jones.
Uffington then struggled against some tight Oakham bowling and were restricted to 57 which was passed within four overs with Stuart-Jones again starring.
Hosts Stamford stormed past Tolethorpe in Thursday night's opener as they reached their target of 45 in just 2.3 overs.
Tolethorpe then made 42 in the second game against Durant Cricket who passed the total in 3.1 overs without losing a wicket.
Stamford batted first against Tolethorpe and, after a slow start with 24 off two overs, they accelerated to a very competitive 87-1 which Durant Cricket never threatened as they closed on 53.