'H' Tied with 'S' ('H' win on less wickets lost)
An incredible finish saw 'H' progress to the semi-finals having lost less wickets. Their 237-9 was always under threat as Shirazi, Schreuder and Pete Smith all recorded half centuries, but Western Australia's Aaron Heal grabbed three wickets to sway the match back towards the H's. Undaunted, the T tail nurdled their way towards victory before, with the scores level and the last pair at the crease, future Hampshire fast bowler Christopher Heseltine dismissed Wayne Smith courtesy of a fine catch in the gully from Martin Hunt. Earlier in the afternoon the 'H' top four of Hardy (85), Henry (43), Holt (38) and Heal (49) had all given their team a flying start before being pegged back by South African Paul Smith who took 3-37.

'M' beat 'A' by 63 runs
The much fancied 'M' XI cruised into the semis thanks to a 63 run win over the 'A' team. However, they were given a few scares along the way with Stephen Andrew taking four wickets as they posted a below par 203-8 (McGlashan 52no). With Hampshire's talented Cecil Abercrombie at the crease 'A' were always in with a shout, but when he fell to that man McGlashan the reply crumbled to 140 all out with Metcalfe taking 3-31.

'P' beat 'N/O/Q' by 45 runs
A fine innings from Derek Pepperell proved to be the difference in this local derby as the P's eased into the semi-finals. Aussie quickie Craig O'Shannessey threatened to run riot early in the match, taking 3-30 and also running out Dan Peacock, but Pepperell stood firm for the P's and guided them to 240-9 (Peacock 40, Pineo 34). Billy Quigley's obdurate 80 glued the 'N/O/Q' reply together but partners came and went in the face of Peacock (4-44) and Josh Proctor (3-30) and only O'Shannessey (36) offered any support as 'N/O/Q' slipped to 195 all out and out of the tournament.

'T' beat 'U-Z' by 5 wickets
Another local derby saw 'T' progress to the semis courtesy of a comfortable five wicket win over 'U-Z'. South African pair Peter Williams and Grant Van Heerden both struck superb half centuries as 'U-Z' totalled 210-9, but performance of the innings came from ex-Hampshire bowler Martin Thursfield who took 5-34. Williams then took 3-38 to ensure that the T's didn't have it all their own way but Neil Trestrail proved immovable, finishing on 85 not out as his team reached their target with five wickets and nearly three overs to spare.


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