Flashback! The victorious Thorverton team after they defeated Plymouth in last season's final<br>credit: Conrad Sutcliffe - no re-use without copyright holder's consent


UPLYME & Lyme Regis will be a team on a mission in tomorrow’s (Sunday) Ivor Dewdney-sponsored Corinthian Cup finals day at Ivybridge.

Uplyme are due to face Sandford in the second semi-final of the day and will know by then whether Tavistock or Stoke Gabriel will be waiting in the final.

Although Sam Farrow, the 1stXI captain, hands over to Steve Batey for Twenty20 cricket, he has plenty to  say about Uplyme’s hopes and aspirations for finals day.,

“We can't wait for finals day as we are desperate to come away with the trophy after being runners up several times,” said Farrow.Jack Tolley – Stoke Gabriel's captain

“We've managed to overcome our league availability problems to get close to our strongest squad together for the day.

“We bat deep, which will hopefully help our stroke players play with freedom, and have a variety of bowling options too.

“If a couple of guys stand up with a big performance like Anand Abhishek and Joe Elsworth did in the quarter final, who knows what can happen?

“Twenty20 is an unpredictable game, and there are some strong teams, but if we execute our skills we're confident we can do some damage.”

Damage is certainly what Abhishek and Elwsowth did to Sidmouth 2ndXI at the quarter-final stage.

Sidmouth captain Anthony Griffiths made 61 off 35 balls in his side’s respectable total of 154 for seven.

Uplyme openers Abhishek and Elwsorth hit 106 not out and 44 not out respectively as the runs were knocked-off without loss in just 12.1 overs.

Shaun Hawkins, the Sandford 2ndXI captain, knows Uplyme will start as favourites and is comfortable with that.

“Going into it as underdogs could work in our favour,” said Hawkins.

“We will be taking a mixture of talented youth and experience and looking to have some fun and see what happens?” 

Sandford (139-7) were three-wicket winners over Teignmouth & Shaldon (136-9) with four balls to spare in their quarter-final

Stoke Gabriel, who play Tavistock in the morning semi-final, reached finals day last season where they lost by three wickets to Plymouth in the last four.  

Jack Tolley, the Stoke Gabriel captain, was absent on finals day last season due to illness and is desperate to make up for a missed opportunity.

“We have much better availability than last year's finals day but are under no illusions that we are in for a tough game with Tavistock,” said Tolley.

“I can't wait to get stuck in after missing last year. We know if we play as well as we know we can we are in with a great chance of finishing the day as the winners.”

Stoke Gabriel (106-4) defeated Whimple by six wickets at the quarter-final stage.

For Tavistock skipper Shaun Daymond just being at finals day is an achievement.

“It is going to be nice to play in a finals day,” said Daymond.

“We haven't really bothered with cup competitions too much in the past few years as availability has been an issue, but it would be nice to win the competition. 

“ We will have a good mixture of both teams and look to have a good go.”

An 82-run win over Hatherleigh after amassing 182-9 in 20 overs booked Tavistock’s passage to the final.

Finals day timings are: Tavistock v Stoke Gabriel (10am), Uplyme v Sandford (1pm); final: 4pm.