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Loaghtyn through to Tinker semis

Loaghtyn Rams grabbed the remaining Tinker Cup semi-final spot at the expense of Valkyres on Sunday evening.

Set a target of 179 to win by their opponents Loaghtyn achieved it with one wicket to spare, thanks in no small part to Will Wood's 62 and a 43 from Simon Beard.

Abdul Khan was the pick of Valkyres' bowlers, grabbing 3-34 while Keith Brew took 2-30.

Earlier Keith top scored with the bat, hitting 44 runs while Brian Quirk scored 30.

Harry Rothwell took 3-33 and Will Wood pitched in with a handy 2-22 for Loaghtyn.

In Twenty20 Division Three Castletown C beat Ramsey C by 61 runs.

Rob Karran and Ian Blackhurst had starring stints at the crease for Town, hitting 67 not out and 61 respectively as the southerners finished with 189-3 off their allocated overs.

Alex Yates picked up 1-16 while Mark Oldfield claimed 1-29.

But Brian Arnold's 24 and Daniel Kelly's 22 weren't enough as the northerners ended up with 128-8.

And St John's B beat Finch Hill by six runs in a relatively low-scoring match.

The Saints mustered 83-4, Graham Shimmin helping himself to 30 and Morgan Guy hitting an unbeaten 12.

Roy Corlett kept it tight for the home side, picking up 2-9 while Andy Brown took 1-11.

But Finch Hill could only manage 77-6 in reply.

Peter Foxton hit 24 and Adam Corlett 17, while Chris Duff and Dean Wales grabbed two wickets apiece for 15 and 17 runs respectively for the Saints.

The draw for the semi-finals will take place live on Friday Sport with Simon Clarke on Manx Radio this Friday from 6pm.

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