IPPLEPEN successfully defended a modest total of 117 for seven to beat Dartington & Totnes 2nd XI by 19 runs.

Runs were hard to come by for Pens, who were glad of Callum Thomas (37) and Simon Tapley (35) rescuing them from 39 for four.

Darts’ bowlers Joe Parker (2-13) and Mick Rusling (2-15) gave very little away.

Tom Chevalier anchored the D&T innings with 44 off 59 balls and while he stayed in there was a chance.

Marcus Green (2-14) accounted for Chevalier at 85 for six and after that the chas slowed up.

Matt Abbott’s bowling figures of none for 17 included a T20 rarity: a maiden over.

Barton enjoyed a straightforward passage into the second round as they knocked off 63 to win against Babbcombe.

Seb Loram (15), Shaun McManus (11) and Dom Passmore made Babbacombe’s only double-figure scores in a total of 62 all out.

Tom Porter (4-11) and Emily Martin (2-8) were the primary wicket takers.

Adrian Lipton made 30 not out as Barton eased over the line in the 15th over.