SHAPWICK & Polden’s Steve Tinnion blasted a rapid century to lead his side into the next round of the National T20 competition at the expense of a Taunton St Andrew’s side containing two Somerset players.

TSA hosted the day, with Minehead also playing in the round-robin tournament, and the day began with Tom Banton making a 12-ball half century as the Saints beat Minehead by 10 wickets.

Minehead were quickly out of the blocks against Shapwick and raced along at 10 an over before Ben Rudge (3-32) and Josh Luckins (3-30) pegged them back and they were bowled out for 141.

The Shapwick top order failed to fire and they were in serious trouble at 70-8, needing to score at nine an over for the last nine overs.

The Rudge brothers, Ben (58*) and Dan (20*), did just that, batting with controlled aggression to drag their team over the line in the final over to set-up a final against St Andrew’s.

Shapwick openers Tinnion and Sam Edmunds flew out the traps, adding 100 in seven overs before Edmunds (24) fell to Banton.

This didn’t deter Tinnion, who brought up his 100 off 44 balls.

He was the fourth wicket to go, with the score on 180 after scoring 131 from 57 balls, striking 15 fours and eight sixes.

White (20) continued to pummel the boundaries and, despite Thomas (7-27) taking a hat trick to close the innings, Shapwick had set an intimidating 226.

Somerset’s Banton and Eddie Byrom opened for TSA and Harry Woolway dismissed both, each to catches by Haggett.

Regan, Hayman and Alley attempted to keep up the rate but Luckins was dominant and combined with Tinnion for three stumpings on his way to 5-16 from his four overs.

TSA were all out for 104 and Shapwick qualified for the next round, where they are likely to face Bridgwater and Taunton Deane in mid-June.

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Ilminster 225-4 beat Shapwick & Polden 220 by 6 wkts

SHAPWICK & Polden travelled to Ilminster on Saturday in the hope of getting off the mark this season but were comprehensively outplayed by the home side.

Shapwick won the toss and chose to bat and got off to a solid start with Sam Edmunds (19) and James Venkatrao (31) adding 55 before Edmunds was run out after some good fielding from Hurford.

The visitors' 55-0 quickly became 90-4 with Tinnion and Venkatrao falling in quick succession, with Luckins (10) being the fourth man to go.

Stratton and Mason rebuilt well, adding 74 before Stratton (33) attempted to up the tempo but could only find Warry at long-on.

Mason (46) feel shortly after and again Shapwick suffered a mini collapse and were suddenly 191-9.

The other Luckins (21) and other Mason (5) batted sensibly and ran well to haul the away side 220 with Luckins improvising well in the last two overs.

A good start with the ball was required, and despite both Stringer and Mason finding Warry’s (32) edge, both chances went amiss and the aggressive Kraucamp (41) was able to take advantage of another life on the boundary as the home side added 80 inside 10 overs.

The introduction of Rudge (2-40) reaped rewards as a fantastic slip catch from Stratton and the returning Karmakar (1-36) brought Shapwick back into the game at 82-2.

However Spurway (57) and Vickery (33) batted calmly to rebuild the innings and despite both falling near the finish it was a comfortable chase, Ilminster being much the best side on the day.