Unbeaten run comes to end
Stoke Rochford Seniors have a history of impressive unbeaten home runs - 52 matches between 2003 and 2006 and 30 between 2009 and 2010.
Therefore victory against Luffenham Heath - taking the run to 17 matches - made it look promising for another long stretch.
Stoke’s last defeat had been at the hands of Burghley Park in August 2014, and the eagerly-awaited encounter with their bogey side again proved to be their undoing, going down 3-5.
Impressively, Burghley Park have now won on each of their last four visits to Stoke Rochford.
Stoke Rochford 5.5
Luffenham Heath 2.5
Mike Nixon & Stephen Major lost 2 down, Graham Manton & Trevor Harvey won 3&2, Ken Taylor & Cliff Mills won 1 up, Greg Ewart & Charles Donnison won 3&2, Eddie Plant & Brian Keightley won 5&4, Ernie Armstrong & Don Werner won 5&3, Don Clements & Ray Beal lost 2 down, Dave Hamston & Jim Price halved.
Stoke Rochford 3
Burghley Park 5
Mike Nixon & Mike Thornton lost 1 down, Phil White & Mick Rance lost 5&4, Eddie Plant & Mike Graves won 3&2, Graham Manton & John Batty lost 4&3, Brian Keightley & Roland Slack won 4&2, Dave Hamston & Philip Varley lost 3&2, Ken Taylor & Mike Dickinson lost 2 down, John Wright & Keith Dugmore won 2&1.