DARTINGTON & Totnes had the bowlers to beat Ipplepen by six runs in the Aaron Printers Cup.
Darts made 104 for seven in their 20 overs – Devon O50s’ all-rounder Chris Cook hitting a top score of 34.
Pens were pretty mean when they bowled, none more miserly then Steve Harris with two for 11 off four overs. Seb Powell (1-13) and Ethan Keller (2-18) gave very little away.
D&T only got as far as 104 thanks to a stand of 52 for the sixth wicket between Cook and Will Gornall.
Gornall was dismissed in the last over for 28 by Marcus Green.
Ipplepen found runs just as hard to come by as Gornall, a former man of the match in a final, bowled four overs for 12 runs and Ed Verrall four for 13.
Losing opener Adam Peters retired hurt with a leg injury when he was well set on 27 did Pens no favours either.
Powell (28) made a dent in the deficit and Tom Crocker chipped in witj 14.
Pens needed 42 to win off the last five overs, got it down to 12 off the last from Gornall and came up short.
Waiting for Dartington & Totnes in the second round game to Stoke Gabriel on June 2.
On the same night South Devon hope it will be third time lucky against Chelston & Kingskerswell in their twice delayed first-round match.
Holders Bovey Tracey face Babbacombe for a place in the semi-finals.
Dartington & Totnes 104-7 (C Cook 34, W Gornall 28; S Harris 2-11, E Keller 2-18), Ipplepen 98-4 (S Powell 28, A Peters 27 ret hurt; A Bligh 2-20). Dartington & Totnes bt Ipplepen by 6 runs.
HOLDERS Bovey Tracey defeated Abbotskerswell by six wickets in the first round of the Aaron Printers Cup.
Abbots, who won the toss and decided to bat, made 122 for six in their 20 overs.
Charlie Hill made an unbeaten 47 while father and son Paul (20) and Charlie Mitchell (18) chipped in. Noah Tobias added 19.
Bovey knocked off the runs inside 16 overs – Ashley Causey notching a top score of 32.
Toby Codd made 29 against his former club and Dan Green weighed in with 25.
Abbotskerswell: 122-6 (Charlie Hill 47no, Paul Mitchell 20, Noah Tobias 19, Charlie Mitchell 18; Ashley Causey 2-32), Bovey Tracey: 125-4 (Ashley Causey 32, Toby Codd 29, Dan Green 25; Charlie Smout-Cooper 2-29). Bovey bt Abbots by 6 wkts.
STOKE Gabriel squeezed home by eight runs against Shaldon in a nail-biting finish.
Stoke scraped together 118 for seven in their 20 overs, which represented a recovery after they collapsed from 68 for one to 69 for four.
Nathan Hicks (27) and Mark Newman (25) made early runs, then Rob Larkman (5-17) ripped out the middle order and Mark Couch (1-7 off four) bottled up an end.
Stoke were glad of 16 down the order from Martin Reece-Pitt for getting something defendable on the board.
Shaldon chased in the gathering gloom with George Thomas (27) and former Stoke batsman Karl Blackburn (20) contributing.
Dan Bullock (1-18) and Connor Karvaski (2-19) didn’t give Shaldon much to hit and they reached the last two overs needing 25 to win.
Karvaski went for 11 – and took a wicket – which left Jack Tolley to bowl the final over. He only went for four and the game was won.
Stoke Gabriel are due to play the winners of the delayed game between Dartington & Totnes and Ipplepen, which has been re-arranged for Thursday, May 26.
No date for Stoke’s next match has been fixed yet, although June 2 has been pencilled in.
Stoke Gabriel 118-7 (N Hicks 27, M Newman 25, M Reece-Pitt 16; R Larkman 5-17), Shaldon 10-5 (G Thomas 27, K Blackburn 20; C Karvaski 2-19). Stoke bt Shaldon by 7 runs.
PAIGNTON 2nd XI overpowered Barton by 111 runs in the quarter-finals of the Aaron Printers Cup.
Harry Ward top scored with 44 for Paignton, and Noah Wright made 24, in a 20-over total of 143 for six.
None of the Barton bowlers took more than one wicket, although there were tidy spells from Matt Lipton (0-10 off 3) and Morgan Harford (1-14 off 4).
Barton were all out for 32 in reply – and it was two of their old boys who did the damage.
Terry Farkins had three wickets for eight runs and Mike Pedley two for one.
Ward (2-8) and Sam Woodcock (2-3) mopped up.