Flashback! South Devon's 2002 Brockman Cup winning team


IPPLEPEN 2ndXI eased into the last four of the Brockman Cup, sponsored by Valeport when they trounced Bovey Tracey 3rdXI by 81 runs.

Ipplepen hoisted a useful total of 135 for five in their 20 overs of the game, which was played at Stokeinteignhead’s ground.

Top scorer for Ipplepen with 37 not out off 26 balls was Matt Quartley, the managing director of the sponsors!

Veteran opener Jeff Heath made 28 and Harry Lewis 20 off just nine balls as he and Quartley raised the pace at the end during a stand of 46 for the fifth wicket.

Bovey were 10 for three after an early going over from Lewis and Oliver Holroyd (2-16). What they started was finished by Freddie Harvey, whose five-for-18 bag accounted for most of the rest as Bovey slid to 54 all out.

Lustleigh were always in command against Babbacombe 2ndXI after piling up 193 for four on Walls Hill.

James Fulner (39)  and Jon Wright (66) opened with a stand of 73 then not-outers Duncan Manners-Chapman (43) and Chris Mason (20) put on 78 unbroken.

All seven Lustleigh bowlers took one wicket – Ollie Thomas took two – as Babbacombe were bowled out for 74.

Torquay went through thanks to a 78-run win over arch-rivals Barton.

Dinesh Giri went in when Torquay were 28 for three and was still there unbeaten on 53 in a summative total of 157 for eight. Ben Passenger (18) helped add 57 for the fifth wicket.

Lewis Crocker was Barton’s main run scorer with 30 as they reached 79 for five. Will Leighton (13) was the only bowler with more than one wicket.

Holders Paignton went through by 17 runs in a close-run affair at Abbotskerswell.

Charlie Ward (62no) and Cole McFarland (20) took 61 off the Abbots’ attack in a stand that took the running total to 83 for three. Ward and Ollie Woodcock (20) added another 55 towards the final tally of 138 for four.

Abbots were never quite up with the clock and with five overs to go were hovering in 12-an-over-to-win territory, which was quite an ask with six wickets down.

Opener Charlie Hill (33) was Abbots top scorer in a response of 121 for nine. 

Jack Harman, Cameron Mair and George Woodcock (2-17) built pressure with mean overs. Rory Medlock (3-35) and Archie Farkins (2-33) got among the wickets.

The draw for the semi-finals will be made this Sunday at Torquay CC during the Aaron Printers Cup semi-final between Torquay and Stoke Gabriel.