Rob Holman - did not mess about steering Heathcoat to victory over Bovey Tracey<br>credit:

SANDFORD and Heathcoat are the first two teams through to the quarter-finals stage of this season’s Servicemaster Devon T20 Cup. 

Sandford made light work of Barton then Plympton to win qualifying pool three by distance.

Barton were rolled over by six-wickets, a result that ended their participation in the competition as they had already lost to Plympton.

Sandford then dispatched Plympton by eight wickets with a crushing Twenty-20 margin of nearly five overs un-bowled.

Will Scott-Munden scored his second half-century of the day to help Plympton reach 146 for six.

Although the Plympton early order failed to fire, opener Scott-Munden was involved in stands of 101, the best one of 42 with Jonty Walliker (40)

Chris Jelly (2-23) was the only Sandford bowler to take more than one wicket.

Chris Simpson (41) and Richard Foan (25) gave Sandford a 40-run start. Sandy Allen (45) and Simpson wiped off another 84 as the run chase accelerated.

Barton had set Plympton 147 to win in the first game, a target that was knocked off with more than four overs to spare.

Andy Hele (21) and Adam Parker (39) put on 44 for the third wicket then Parker and Rob Shergold (26) cracked along to 133 for four with 4.2 overs to go.

Jamie Lee (3-11) and Alex Carr (1-13) put the brake on as Barton slowed to 146 for seven.

Barton could see what was coming as Scott-Munden (74 off 41 balls) and Jack Horton (41) belted along to 103 for two.

By the time Tom Porter bowled Scott-Munden the target was 17 to win and it was game over.

Barton went straight back out to play host club Sandford and were comfortably defeated by six wickets.

Parker (25) and Hele (29) were the mainstays again, but the next best was a brace of 16 from Shaun Needham and Stuart Bowker.

Meanest of the Sandford bowlers were Foan (1-10 off 3) and Jelley (1-19 off four).

Foan then top scored with 57 not out off 2-38 balls – nine fours and two sixes – in a perfunctory run chase.

Jelly (22) and Adrian Small (25no) played supporting roles in stands of 33 and 39 unbroken with Foan that helped win the game in the 17thover.

Lipton’s bowling figures – two for 15 off four – stood out for Barton.

Heathcoat were too strong in every department for Cullompton and hosts Bovey Tracey.

Heathcoat overwhelmed Cullompton by 101 runs in game two to set up a tea-time decider with Bovey Tracey, who had previously scraped home by four runs against Cullompton

Bovey were held to 90 for six with skipper Toby Codd (25no) and Lewis Hammett (21) making the only scores of note. Malcolm Cloete (3-11) made life tough for the Bovey batters and Todd Barrett (1-14 also off 4) was not far behind.

Heathcoat opener Rob Holman punched a run-a-ball 35 not out to steer Heathcoat to a seven-wicket win with more than seven overs to go.

Cullompton gave Bovey Tracey a scare in the opening game of the festival, which they looked like winning for most of the second innings.

Bovey were held to 106 for eight in their 20 overs.

Hammett made 22 but at 72 for seven it seemed Bovey might not bat out their overs. 

Ford (12), Ryan Bougourd (12no) and Bradley Causey (12no) put on 34 between them to give the bowlers something to defend.

Pick of the bowlers was Cully’s new signing Sam Franks (3-20), who has hopped over the border from Somerset side Ashbrittle.

Opener Brendon Parr anchored the Cullompton chase with 55 off 60 balls and it looked like he would bat through to win it.

When Cully needed seven to win with four balls left and four wickets intact and Parr still there, it looked like job done.

Parr was run out next ball by Will Christophers and with his demise the chase stopped in its tracks.

Christophers (2-11 off three) had bowling figures to be proud of.

Cullompton then went straight into their game with Heathcoat, which was not much of a contest.

Liam Lewis (73no) and Jack Dart (53no) flogged the bowling around during a stand of 131 as Heathcoat amassed 193 for three.

There were two wickets each for Todd Barrett (2-15) and Callum French (2-6) as Cully were stifled to 92 for seven in reply.

There is more Servicemaster T20 action at Cornwood today where North Devon and Budleigh Salterton are the other teams taking part in the one-day festival.