Oundle Town beat Barnack to win the Burghley Sixes cricket tournament
Conor Craig played a match-winning role as Oundle Town triumphed in the Burghley Sixes on Friday night.
Craig top-scored with an unbeaten 43 as Oundle made 80-3 from their five overs after batting first in the final against Barnack who had looked well set to chase down the target until the final 12 balls of the match.
Barnack were 61-0 off three overs with both Mohammed Raheel and Javid Ghani in fine form at the crease.
However, Craig conceded just five runs off his over to leave Barnack needing 15 runs for victory.
Conor's brother Harrison then stepped up to the mark in the final over by bowling for Ghani for 26 to put Oundle back in control.
Raheel was then run out for 30 as Barnack finished on 74-2 to end their hopes of success after an excellent tournament.
They had defeated holders Burghley Park in the first match of the event and then mounted a dramatic late run blitz to beat Castor in the quarter-finals.
They got the finals night underway with victory over Market Overton in the first semi-final of the evening.
Marko - making their first appearance at finals night for a decade - posted 77-0 after batting first with skipper Brian Makwana leading their charge after making 58 not out.
Barnack had won both their earlier games after batting second and Raheel and Ghani guided them home with four balls to spare.
Oundle booked their place in the final after defeating Bourne in the battle of the big guns.
Pat Harrington smashed 37 not out and Conor Craig contributed 35 before being run out on the last ball of the innings as Oundle made 88-2.
Bourne were never up with the required run rate despite a brief blitz from Jack Berry who finished on 26 not out as they closed on 57-2.
It was an impressive all-round performance from Oundle and they repeated the feat in the final after an exciting finish to cap another terrific week of cricket at Burghley.