South Devon - safely over the first hurdle in the Aaron Printers Cup

SOUTH Devon cruised into the last eight of the Aaron Printers Cup thanks to a seven-wicket win over Dartington & Totnes.

Will Wyatt top scored with 43 for D&T in their 20-over total of 110 for five.

Wyatt and former skipper James Howrihane (17) put on 63 for the second wicket.

Andrew Blight chipped in with a brisk 20 at the end.

James Hargreaves (2-12), Anthony Bingley (1-19) and Dinesh Raheja (1-17) bowled tidy four-over spells.

South Devon set off in hot pursuit with openers Mark Andrews (19) and Raheja (52) wiping off the first 49 needed.

By the time Raheja was third out on 106, it was all over bar the shouting.

South Devon face old rivals Abbotskerswell at Marsh Road on Thursday in the quarter-finals (6pm).

Dartington & Totnes 110-5 (W Wyatt 43, A Blight 20; J Hargreaves 2-12), South Devon 111-3 (D Raheja 52, A Bignley 19). South Devon bt D&T by 7 wkts.

PAIGNTON booked their place in the quarter-finals by inflicting a 41-run defeat on competition new boys Ashburton.

Charlie Ward hit a top score of 48 for Paignton in their total of 119 for seven. Next best was Mark Smith (17).

Pick of the bowlers by a distance for Ashburton with two for 13 off four overs was Matt Churchill.

Ashburton struggled to get out of first gear as the Medlocks – dad Tony (1-10) and sons Rory (1-13) and Luke (2-9) - got through 11 cheap overs.

Opener Dan Coles made 35 and youngster Jake Pascoe had 18 in Ashes’ total of 78 for seven.

Paignton will be at home to Torquay on June 7 in the next round.

Paignton 119-7 (C Ward 48, M Smith 17; M Churchill 2-13, W Coon 2-20), Ashburton 78-7 (D Coles 35, J Pascoe 18; L Medlock 2-9). Paignton bt Ashburton by 41 runs.

SAM Johnston smacked 94 off 58 balls to set-up Abbotskerswell for a 53-run win over Chelston & Kingskerswell.

Johnston, who reeled off 14 fours and three sixes, put on 38 with James Westlake (15), 73 with Eddie Smout-Cooper (11) and 37 with Elliot Adams (13no).

Shaun Taylor (0-14 off 4) was the most miserly of the C&K bowlers.

A target of 171 to win as always going to be a tall order for Chelston & Kingskerswell, although they did have a go.

Erik Gregersen stroked seven fours and two sixes in a 41-ball stay for 57. He was fourth out with 74 still needed and after that Chelston’s chances dimmed.

Abbots used eight different bowlers – even club chairman Paul Mitchell turned his creaking left-arm over – before time ran out with Chelston & Kingskerswell 117 for seven.

Abbotskerswell 170-4 (S Johnston 94, F P Duke 2-25), Chelston & Kingskerswell 117-7 (E Gregersen 57, C Smout-Cooper 2-26). Abbotskerswell bt Chelston & Kingskerswell by 53 runs.