Lloyd White hits out for Ashburton in their Aaron Printers Cup semi-final win over Paignton

AN Ashburton side sporting five Pascoes on the field and a sixth in the scorebox defeated holders Paignton 2nd XI by six wickets to read the final of the Aaron Printers Cup.

Openers Luke Medlock (52) and Charlie Ward (49) gave Paignton an 89-run start towards their 20-over total of 130 for three. Ward was the last man out in the final over.

Jake Pascoe (left) and Lloyd White during their partnership of 59Pick of the bowlers by some distance was Steve Edmonds, whose four overs included a maiden and only cost 10 runs. Not far behind was Matt Coon, whose two for 12 included Medlock.

Ashburton’s chase was built upon a second-wicket partnership of 59 between Jake Pascoe (50) and skipper Lloyd White (49).

Rory Medlock (2-22) spun out Pascoe, but White got the target down to 12 to win before Sam Woodcock spun him out. Dan Coles (12no) and Ash Berry (8no) finished the job.

“I was super impressed with the control we had with the ball and our running between the wickets was second to none,” enthused White.

It’s Stoke Gabriel in the final after they defeated Torquay by 73 runs in the other semi-final.

“Stoke will be tough opponents in the final but I know we will give it our all and do everything we can to win,” said White.

Seb Ansley (44) and Ant Kanwar (28) built on the start provided by Jack Tolley (14) and Andy Kingdon (19) to help Stoke Gabriel amass 150 for six.

Torquay ran into trouble after dipping from 40 for one to 46 for four after losing James Tyler for a top score of 29.

The terminal decline started on 69 when Dinesh Giri was sixth out. The next four wickets fell for just eight runs as Torquay collapsed to 77 all out.

Andy Ball (4-18) did the initial damage then Ansley (2-15) and Jake Robinson (2-19) needed just eight balls to remove the last four.

The final takes place this Sunday at South Devon CC, Newton Abbot (1.30pm).

The Ashburton side that defeated Paignton in the semi-finals of the Aaron Printers Cup. Back (left to right): Annie Pascoe (scorer), Steve Edmonds, Chris Pascoe, Phil Pascoe, Ashley Berry, Matt Coon, Dan Coles; front: Luke Pascoe, Toby Pascoe, Jake Pascoe, Matt Churchill, Lloyd White