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Centurion Chappell leads Town charge; Berry's blast boosts Bourne

Market Deeping vs Bourne cricket Outgang road Bourne BatBowling Perera and Adatia (2362350)
Market Deeping vs Bourne cricket Outgang road Bourne BatBowling Perera and Adatia (2362350)

A sensational century from Zak Chappell fired Stamford Town into the semi-finals of the Stamford Charity Cup on Monday night.

Chappell cracked an unbeaten 103 as Town triumphed by seven wickets in their quarter-final clash with Barnack.

The former Stamford schoolboy smashed 10 fours and four sixes as Town successfully chased Barnack's 166-6 from their 20 over allocation.

Asim Butt had been the mainstay of the Barnack innings with an unbeaten 45 after solid showings from Umair Mirza (24), Kasim Ikhlaq (37) and Amir Munir (29).

Simon Prentice and Sam Barrett were the pick of the Stamford bowlers with two wickets apiece.

Chappell's onslaught led the Town reply as he smashed his century off just 65 balls.

Chris Bore (48 off 22 balls including five sixes and two fours) provided excellent support and, despite Town losing a couple of quick wickets to the bowling of Mohammed Hammad, they passed their target with 11 balls to spare.

Stamford will now face Ketton Sports in the semi-finals after they defeated Kings Keys by seven wickets.

Bourne completed back-to-back T20 triumphs over near neighbours Deeping following a 37-run success at Outgang Road.

After last week's Jaidka Cup victory over their rivals, Bourne made 157-9 from their 20 overs with Jack Berry leading their charge.

Berry blasted an unbeaten 76 following a promising opening partnership from Quewin O'Connor (25) and Rob Bentley (24).

Deeping rallied with Ross Lowndes taking 3-42 and Lee Peacock pocketing 2-20 before Berry - batting at number seven - launched his late blitz.

Josh Smith was again to the fore in the Deeping reply before falling one run short of his half-century.

The rest of the Deeping batting struggled with Berry bagging 3-31, Sam Evison taking 2-23 and Ben Slack returning 3-12.

Peacock plundered 20 runs in a late rally, but Deeping's reply faltered to 120-9 at the end of their 20 overs. The two sides will meet again next Monday in the last eight of the Stamford KO Shield.

Bourne will face Uppingham in the Charity Cup semi-final after the Rutlanders received a walkover in their quarter-final with Nassington.

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