Holders through on opening day of Burghley Sixes

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Oakham, Nassington and last year’s champions Yaxley all won their matches on the opening night of the 2013 Bughley Park Sixes on Monday evening.

Oakham edged past Barnack despite Shazad Aktar smashing 76 off 16 deliveries; Nassington saw off the rugby club’s threat while reigning champs Yaxley ended Laxton’s challenge.

Earlier in the day, Burghley Park drew with Ex-Tempore after reaching 235 in their innings.

This evening’s sixes matches begin at 6.15pm with Burghley Bears taking on the Old Oaks; Ketton facing Castor and Newborough up against Uffington.