HOLDERS Bovey Tracey will face Stoke Gabriel in the Aaron Printers Cup final after beating Paignton by 11 runs in a low-scoring semi.

Paignton skipper Tim Ward was hoping to hold Bovey below 120 - and achieved that by limiting them to 108 for nine,

Chasing down the runs proved a big ask for Paignton who started slowly and never quite caught up with the run rate.

A target of 30 to win from the last three overs proved too many for Paignton, who ran out of overs at 97.

Stoke Gabriel's progress to the final was far more emphatic. They racked up 189 for four, largely round a first-wicket stand of 125 between Nathan Hicks (72) and Seb Ansley (98no) then dismissed Torquay for 124.

Bovey's total of 108 for nine in the Friday night semi-final at Torquay was anchored by Tom Andrew with 29.

After seamers Terry Farkins and Mike Pedley bowled frugally first up, the spin of Harry Ward (3-16) and Sam Woodcock (2-29) kept Bovey on their toes.

Ward took out Will Christophers - he made 27 - and dangerous Dan Green, whose first scoring shot had been to hit a six.

Woodcock broke the stand that detained Paignton the longest by bowling Brad Causey (20), ending his partnership of 30 with Andrew.

Andrew, who went in a 11 for one after Dom Whitlock fell to Farkins, was seventh out at 104 with eight balls to go.

Paignton set off in not-so-hot pursuit with Aussie opener Matt Irine-Dejong deliberating 13 overs  for 31  at the top of the order.

Only Noah Wright (12)  of the other Paignton batters made a double-figure score.

Dan Green (1-13) did the early couping up, then Ollie Clifford-Bourne (0-14) and Jerry Christophers (3-15) really got the brake on.

When young spinner Chris Yabsley came on Paignton had to throw the bat and he cashed in with four wickets for 23 runs in fur overs.

Stoke Gabriel were always favourites to win the Thursday night semi-final at Paignton after amassing 189 for four in their 20 overs.

Hick hammered seven fours and four sixes in his 40-ball stay, which ended when he was bowled by Anthony Nadar.

Ansley, who clouted 14 fours and two sixes, clocked up another 39 with Mike Meech (10) in the later overs.

Ansley couldn't get the strike back in the last over, which cost him the chance of a rare T20 ton.

Torquay's reply started badly with skipper Ben Passenger out first ball to Sam Hill, followed by Ben Francis to a run-out.

Tidy spells from Stoke captain Jack Tolley (3-17) and Ansley (2-16), stopped Torquay getting anywhere near the asking rate

Todd Powell (20) was Torquay's top scorer with Kenny Matthews and Jono Colgate next best with a brace of 18s.

The final is at South Devon CC on Wednesday, July 6 at 6.15pm