We take a look at the stellar ties in Round 6, as the last 16 battle it out for a place in the quarter-finals.
Falkland v Sessay
Falkland of Scotland will face their toughest test of 2017 after a string of comfortable wins in the competition, most recently knocking off Staxton’s 129 for the loss of two wickets. Reigning champions Sessay have had it less easy, getting through the first round by two wickets and beating Yorkshire neighbours East Ardsley by just 13 runs in Round 5. This match sharpness may come in use for Sessay, with batsmen Nick Thorne and Joe Watson the in-form pair scoring matchwinning knocks of 97 not out and 127 respectively.
Bledlow Village v Horndon-on-the-Hill
This match will see one of the hottest teams in the competition fall. Essex side Horndon have either scored over 280 or dismissed their opposition for fewer than 130 in their four games so far, while Bledlow Village saw off West Sussex champions Ifield, along with strong contenders Stoke Green in the regional finals.
Reed v Mayfield
One will often find these two outfits in the national rounds of the competition, with Reed lifting the trophy in 2012. Mayfield have their bowlers to thank thus far this season, James Allen is the leading wicket-taker in the competition and he was ably backed up by James Skinner, the second-highest wicket-taker, in Round 5 with his 5 for 26 helping to skittle Rowledge of Surrey for 70. Together, the pair have taken 30 wickets at a combined average of 7.73.