Penzance's hopes of being crowned ECB national T20 champions were ended on Sunday, as they were beaten by 111 runs at Cranleigh CC in Surrey.

Cranleigh set their opponents a target of 170 to win, but Penzance were bowled out for 58 in the Vitality Club regional T20 quarter-final tie.

Seren Waters starred with 67 not out for the Surrey side, with James Hamblin making 46 and Lewis Bedford scoring 24 as Cranleigh reached 169-6 from their 20 overs.

Penzance's reply lasted just 12.5 overs, with Greg Smith, Thomas Wells and Scott Harvey all sharing the top score of just 13 as the visitors were dismissed for just 58.

Cranleigh will now progress to the national Finals Day in Derby next month, where two wins would see them crowned T20 champions of England and Wales.

Penzance had reached the last eight of the national competition after coming through three different stages of T20 tournament play.

Their run began with victory over Falmouth in the Vinter Cup Final two weeks ago, with their 184-5 seeing them on their way to a 65-run victory at Camborne CC.

That set up a tie with Hawkey Cup winners Grampound Road in the WT Edwards Cup last Wednesday, with Penzance running out nine-wicket winners to lift the cup for the third year in succession at Truro CC.

They then booked their place in Sunday's Regional Final after winning the Area Finals, beating both Heathcoat CC of the Devon Premier League and Bath CC of the West of England Premier League to win Group 6 and set up the tie at Cranleigh.

  • Penzance moved one step closer to the Premier League title after an eight-wicket win at Falmouth on Saturday.

Despite reaching 101-1, the home side’s innings collapsed to 150 all out after 44.4 overs, with Penzance meeting their revised target of 143 from their 46 overs.

Falmouth's opening pair of Scott Kellow and Grant Stone reached 101 before Stone (36) was caught by Scott Harvey, before Kellow (62) fell the same way soon after to reach 115-2.

It was downhill from there, however, as Falmouth saw the last eight wickets fall for just 35 more runs.

Penzance wasted little time in their -reduced 46 overs. Angove made 49 before he was caught by Harrington, but opener Harvey stayed on to reach 45 not out, with Thomas Wells making 38 not out to take the visitors over the line in the 32nd over.