Flashback! Archie Farkins on the pavilion steps at Torquay CC with his man-of-the-match award after the win over South Devon in 2019. Angela Glendenning, a grandaughter of the founder W S Brockman, is making the presentation<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright owner's consent


ORGANISERS of Sunday’s Brockman Cup final day are keeping fingers crossed that the weather stays fine to allow all three games to be played.

Both semi finals and the final of the competition, which is sponsored by Valeport, should have taken place last Sunday at Paignton and Torquay CCs.

Bad weather put paid to any cricket and either venue, which meant switching to the reserve date.

Abbotskerswell are due to face perennial finalists Lustleigh at Torquay CC in one semi-final. Paignton will play Teignmouth & Shaldon CC on their own ground in the other. Both games start at 11am.

Paignton will be hoping young all-rounder Archie Farkins will be fit after he suffered a back injury in a league match last Saturday and had to stop bowling midway through an over.

Farkins has form in Brockman Cup finals as he was man of the match back in 20-19 with runs and wickets in the win over South Devon.

You don’t have to go that far back either to see Farkins’ influence on Paignton’s fortunes: he took four for 24 then scored 30 in the quarter-final win over holders Ipplepen.