ALPHINGTON are through to the last eight of the Ivor Dewdney Corinthian Cup after sweeping aside Paignton by seven wickets.
Cole Harford fired 67 off 47 balls, and Mark Smith made 46 in a hurry, as Paignton posted a seemingly impressive 181 for four in their 20 overs.
Alphington galloped to victory with seven balls to spare on the back of a century from opener Mark Halse.
Halse – 12 fours and four sixes on his way to 104 – put on 144 with Matt Taylor (36) to put Alphington firmly on course.
Alphington will be at home to Cullompton, who made light work of Kentisbeare in the derby clash at Landspeed Meadow.
Opener Richard Norman top scored for Kents with 50 in their total of 124 four seven. There were two wickets each for Todd Scrace, Josh Richards and James Vincent.
An opening stand of 51 between Jason Parr (43) and Jamal Anwar (32no) was topped up by Brendon Parr (50 off 23) putting on 77 unbroken with Anwar to wrap-up victory in the 12thover.
Matt Summerfield’s 52 off 36 balls was one of the highlights in Sampford Peverell & Tiverton’s 36-run win over Kenn.
Tom Hatton (3-18) and Paul Rendall (3-25) shared the highlights with three wickets each as Kenn were bowled out for 143 chasing SP&T’s 179 for five.
Sampford Peverell & Tiverton will be at home to either Shobrooke Park or Whitchurch Wayfarers in the quarter-finals.
South Devon’s interest in the Ivor Dewdney’s Corinthian Cup ended in a disappointing 81-run defeat against Ottery St Mary.
Sunday cricket has few fans in the modern era, as South Devon captain James Allen discovered when he scoped availability for the game.
Ottery made 164 for five in their 20 overs – Ollie West (65) and Dan Jeacock (37) posting 92 for the first wicket – then dismissed South Devon for 83.
Ryan Maunder (25) was South Devon’s only significant run getter. Next best after 13 extras was Dave Lear with 11.
Ottery will be away to Plymstock, who were given a walkover by Stoke Gabriel.
Sidmouth went through to a date with either Upottery or Seaton after scraping a one-run win over Thorverton in a low-scoring affair.
Issac Thomas (25) and Ed Hurley (27) were main run scorers for Sidmouth in their tally of 100 for seven. Thors’ Ben Slaviero took three for nine from four overs – well bowled!
Thorverton found runs almost as hard to come by against Toby Seldon (1-19), Byron Knowles (2-16) and Miles Dalton, who bowled four overs at a cost of five runs.
Shane Yelverton (20) and Slaviero (19) were the main run getters in Thors’ 99 for seven.
Thors reached the final over from Lee Clayden needing 13 to win. Slaviero hit the first two balls for six and four, which made things interesting. Only one more run was scored from the final four balls, leaving Sidmouth the narrowest of winners.