PAIGNTON will play Chelston & Kingskerswell in the first semi-final of the this season’s Aaron Printers Cup.
Paignton got through thanks to a nine-wicket win over Ipplepen. Chelston & Kingskerswell defeated cup holders Barton in their quarter-final.
Dan Wolf crashed a match-winning 96 not out in Paignton’s victory over Ipplepen.
Ipplepen’s total of 135 for six always looked a little on the low side and so it proved as Paignton went past it with more than two overs to spare.
Wolf – six fours, eight sixes – put on 74 for the first wicket with Noah Wright (22) and 63 unbroken with Luke Medlock.
The Durman brothers – Tom (0-21) and Dom (1-26) - had the best four-over stats for Ipplepen.
Chelston & Kingskerswell (127-7) defeated Barton (73-9) by 54 runs. The semi-final showdown is at Abbotskerswell CC on Thursday, June 20.
The other semi-final is between Dartington & Totnes and Stoke Gabriel at Paignton CC on Wednesday, June 26.
Dartington & Totnes eased into the last four with a comfortable nine-wicket win against Shaldon.
Shaldon were all out for 135 in the last of their 20 overs. Openers Ruben Minnaar (35) and Karl Blackburn (31) got away to a 72-run start, but next best was Mark Jameson with 16.
Darts’ Jacobus Snyman (1-2 off 3) was almost impossible to get away and wickets fell to Harry Baxendale (3-34) and Tyler Walton (3-22) as the innings unfolded.
Snyman reeled off 40 from 34 balls in a 77-run stand with Jono Colegate that set the tone for the reply.
Colegate was still there unbeaten on 63 when the winning runs were hit with nine balls un-bowled.
Stoke Gabriel squeezed into the last four thanks to a four-run win over Abbotskerswell.
Stoke made 132 for eight in their 20 overs, taken there by skipper Jack Tolley (25) and Calum Moses (29).
Charlie Smout-Cooper was Abbots’ leading bowler. He spun his way to figures of three for 12 from four overs.
Abbots top four – Westlake, Williams, Watkin and Cowdry – all got into the 20s but no further.
Tolley got his bowling changes spot on and four-over sets from Isaac Withington (1-17) and Moses (0-22) helped keep Abbots to 128 for four.
Shaldon Optimists 135 (R Minnaar 35, K Blackburn 31; H Baxendale 3-34, T Walton 3-22), Dartington & Totnes 141-1 (J Colegate 63, J Snyman 40, H Baxendale 20). Dartington & Totnes bt Shaldon by 9 wkts.
Stoke Gabriel 132-8 (C Moses 29, J Tolley 25. A Kanwar 15; C Smout-Cooper 3-12), Abbotskerswell 128-4 (J Westlake 27, J Williams 28, N Watkin 24. D Cowdry 23; J Tolley 2-33). Stoke Gabriel bt Abbotskerswell by 4 runs.
Ipplepen 135-6 (C Stanley 34, T Durman 33, G Penrice 25; T Blundell 3-27), Paignton 137-1 (D Wolf 96no, N Wright 22). Paignton bt Ipplepen by 9 wkts.
Chelston & Kingskerswell 127-7 (N Guest 39, L Grierson 38), Barton 73-9. Chelston & Kingskerswell bt Barton by 54 runs.