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Ramsay crowned champions of Seventeen Sixes

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Ramsay CC - winners of the HCB Seventeen 6s

The Huntingdonshire Cricket Board's Seventeen 6's competition proved to be a battle of wills over the weather this year as most of the 40 matches had to be replayed due to rain but Ramsay CC emerged triumphant as deserving winners in the popular annual youth tournament.

In all, 23 matches suffered cancellations but all of them bar nine were re-played. Even the semi-finals were re-arranged due to the bad weather but eventually, play got underway. In the first semi-final, played at Yaxley CC, Ramsey CC (126-4) beat Nassington CC (55) by 71 runs while at Barnack CC, Bourne CC (155-1) beat Waresley CC (91-5) by 64 runs.

The final, also played at Barnack CC saw Ramsey CC (105-3) beat Bourne CC (101-3) with three balls remaining.

The highest score of the competition was posted by Ramsay's Michael Cafferkey who scored 70 and he also hit ten sixes sharing the prize for most sixes with Nassington's Christopher Budd.

Each player, excluding the wicket-keeper, bowled two overs and seven players took three wickets each, which was a record for the competition.

In 2007, 21 clubs entered the competition from the 26 clubs that have a youth programme within the Huntingdonshire area. The competition is played at four grounds around the county and has proved very popular since it started in 2004, when Boots Opticians of Stamford signed a four year sponsorship deal which came to an end this year.