Mark Halse, who hammered 104 off 65 balls against Paignton<br>credit:

MARK Halse cracked a quickfire century as Alphington chased big to beat Paignton 2nd XI last night in the Ivor Dewdney’s Corinthian Cup.

Paignton made what looked like an impressive 181 for four in their 20 overs – Cole Harford leading the way with 67.

Halse and Mat Taylor put on 144 for the first wicket as Alphington went on to win with seven balls to spare.

Alphington will be at home to Cullompton in the last eight.

Luke Medlock and Mark Smith opened up with 47 for Paignton.

Cole Harford and Smith and got the score up to 102 before Smith was out for 46. Harford with some big hitting got the score up to 179 before he was stumped for 67 of 47 balls. Alistair Selby was not out 20 at the end.

Halse and Taylor punished any wayward bowling during the 15 overs they were together.

Halse was 90 not out when Taylor who had played the supporting role for his 36 was bowled by Harford.

Jack Mills was next in but was run out off his first ball. Halse brought up his hundred in the next over and was out when the score was on 177. He was finally dismissed for 104 off 65 balls having hit 12 fours and four sixes.

Nick Halse and Tom Weeks got Alphington over the line.

Also through are Sampford Peverell & Tiverton, who beat Kenn by 36 runs.

Matt Summerfield hit 52 after Tom Hatton (20), Joe Parkinson (23) and Rob Venn (22) had given SP&T a 68-run start. He was still there in the final total of 179 for five.

Kenn needed 99 to win with 10 of their 20 overs to go with eight wickets intact and looked in a good place to kick-on.

Hatton (3-18) and Paul Rendall (3-25) got the brake one, wickets fell in an attempt to catch up and the Kenn chase fizzled out on 132 for nine.

Ben Chaloner (42) top scored for Kenn.

Sampford Peverell & Tiverton will be at home to the winners of Sunday’s tie between Shobrooke Park and Whitchurch Wayfarers.