HAVING beaten Exmouth in the Rothmans Cup semi-final, Torquay met Plymouth on the Exeter St Thomas ground in September.

Plymouth had thrashed Heathcoat in their semi-final, but had been beaten by Torquay by 18 runs in a club game between the sides during the season.

Torquay won the toss and decided to bat and lost openers Alan Sibley (5) and Gerald Birt (7) cheaply – good wickets for Plymouth.

Only 38 runs were scored in the first 20 overs. Jackie Fox made a useful 20, but it was left to Patel with 30 to make score a remotely respectable 123 all out.

Plymouth had a great start from Tom Waldock and Keith Baker with 64 runs on the board before a wicket fell.

Torquay helped with poor fielding – three catches were dropped – but with such a low total to chase Plymouth reached 124 with wickets in hand and overs to spare.