TORQUAY’S Twenty20 adventure came to an end second time round when Penzance handed out an eight-wicket hiding in the replayed NatWest Clubs T20 cup play-off.
Penzance had already beaten Torquay by 141 runs in the area final two weeks ago – only for ECB to rule the game void.
Penzance fielded an ineligible player, which was ruled by ECB an error in good faith.
ECB originally ordered a replay at Torquay two Sundays ago, then changed the date and venue to Wimbledon CC a week later.
Wimbledon were due to play Torquay or Penzance in the next round on Sunday just gone so playing winner-stays-on saved any further replays.
Torquay were held to 86 for eight against, which was more than they looked like getting when they were 17 for six in the fifth over.
Dan Wightman (17), Ben Francis (23) and Kazi Szymanski (15) gave the scoreline an air or respectability.
Penzance raced to victory inside 10 overs Jack Paull hitting an unbeaten 51.
Justin Yau, the Torquay captain, said: “We were overpowered by Penzance again but it was a surreal experience at a fantastic ground and we are proud to have reached the last 16.
“All our efforts are now focused on the last three league games and how we are going to win them to stay up.”
Wimbledon crushed Penzance by nine wickets in the follow-on game, chasing 128 to win with more than five overs to spare.
Torquay 86-8 (B Francis 23; N Pobega 4-8, G Furnival 2-18), Penzance 89-2 (B Wadlan 20, J Paull 51no).