Harrison-Allen Bowl: Burton (155-7) beat Lamphey (137 all out) by 18 runs

Burton will be the only second tier side in the Bowl semi finals after beating Lamphey in an enthralling game at Oatfield Park.

Put in to bat by Lamphey skipper Rob Mathias, the home side reached a healthy tally of 155-7 thanks to some healthy hitting by Jonathan Venables, James Davies, Luke Hayman and Dan Ridge – and then restricted Lamphey to 137 all out with three balls remaining, despite a powerful innings by keeper Lewis Haines.

Yet Burton made an awful start as David Blackwell not only bowled a maiden over but had key run-maker Toby Hayman beautifully caught at point by Thomas Powell.

But Jon Venables and James Davies steadied the ship after a couple of potential banana skins from run out chances, and Venables being dropped by Haines off Blackwell – and by the 15th over they had shared a productive partnership of 95 before Venables was well caught at deep mid-wicket by Scott Brunton off Connor Carroll for 47, made in 42 balls and including two fours and two sixes.

James Davies had a classy 52 before he fell soon afterwards, with six fours and a pulled six to his name – well caught at deep backward square by Nick Shelmerdine off Blackwell, doing well to stay inside the boundary fence.

Morgan Scale departed cheaply but then skipper Luke Hayman and Dan Ridge pressed the accelerator, with Hayman smashing three fours and a six in is 22 and Ridge belting two massive sixes in his 20.

Both departed, caught by Haines, before the Burton innings ended up with their challenging score as Blackwell (3-34), Peter McGilloway (2-42) and Connor Carroll (1-50) were the Lamphey wicket-takers.

James Davies then completed a very good individual performance with 2-18 in his six overs and was joined by big brother Jack (2-25) in halting Lamphey hopes of a flier.

But Haines showed what a big hitter he can be with six fours and a big six before he departed for 46 and Nick Shelmerdine gave some impetus with 26, including a four and a mighty maximum but only Thomas Powell (10) managed double figures as Luke Hayman grabbed 1-4 alongside Dan Llewellyn (1-30) and the challenge of scoring 26 off the last over was never going to happen.

Umpires: Ian Milsom and Glyn Cole.

Scorers: Cerys Griffiths and Helen Hodges.