Alec Colley Cup: St Ishmaels (79-2) beat Saundersfoot (76-6) by 8 wickets

An unbeaten half century from Karl Rhead ensured St Ishmaels made light work of Saundersfoot and now both Tish sides have semi finals to look forward to next weekend.

The visitors were restricted to just 76 – with their top four all getting starts but no one pushing on to get the big score that was needed.

Steve Cook reached 10 after two early boundaries but then gave a catch to Ieuan Hawkins off Kevin Bowen’s (1-22) bowling, and fellow opener Gareth Edwards smashed two early sixes before holing out to Stuart Carpenter off spinner Danny Flynn (1-25).

The same combination was reversed to remove Phil Jones, who also smoked two sixes before giving chance to Flynn when on 20 – and Carpenter also went on to bowl Aryan Kawale without scoring as he took 2-15.

Steve Williams skittled Paul Morris and trapped Naveet Kawale leg before (both for ducks) to claim 2-7 in five overs, and although No 3 Paul Mansbridge held thing together in his 19 not out (one four) a total of 76-6 in 20 overs looked well short.

And so it proved, despite Naveet Kawale giving his team hope by clean bowling opener Flynn (2) and then doing the same to Bowen (3) in his 2-28.

By that point Rhead was on his way though, and went on to hammer seven fours and three sixes to ensure 46 of his eventual 54 not out came in boundaries.

Carpenter joined him and smacked a six of his own to finish 11 not out, as Tish got home with seven overs still to spare.

Umpires: Allan Hansen and Dave Brandon.