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Ross Acton was simply three-rific as he sent down his four overs and returned the splendid figures of 3-21, two bowled, one leg before. He also affected three run outs and held three catches – two off the bowling of his cousin Eliot Acton – as Plymouth were bowled out for 100 in 17.1 overs. Eliot Acton sent down 3.1 overs and claimed two wickets for 23 runs. The other wicket taker was Dan Hardy (1-19 in three) whilst the non wicket taking bowlers used were skipper Gary Chappell (0-14 in four) and Chris Acton (0-23 in three).

The run chase was hit by the second over dismissal – to a catch – of Chris Metters for a single. However, Dan Hardy was in next and he quickly stamped his authority on proceedings with a couple of fours and a six. T20 team skipper Gary Chappell led by example at the other end, rifling the ball to the boundary at every opportunity. The run chase was halfway completed in the seventh over, fittingly brought up with another four (his fifth) from the bat of Gary Chappell. Hardy fell for a four boundary 16-ball (three 4s and a six) 22, but that was as good as it got for Plymouth with Chappell joined by league skipper Tim Piper and the pair saw the side to an eight wicket win inside 16 overs. Piper was not out 12 from 19 balls and Chappell, the star once again with the bat, unbeaten on 62 with nine 4s and one six.

Gary Chappell now has 1,050 runs in 1st XI matches this season. In the league he has 789 and in T20 he now has 261 and averages 65 in the short game format