Dumbleton have reached the quarter-finals of the Voneus Village Cup after a seven-wicket win over Milford Hall.

Dan Holland took 4-12 with the ball in helping dismiss Milford for 140 before he scored 51 with the bat as Dumbleton took just 23 overs to reach the target.

Ross Martin (pictured) also scored quickly in the successful chase, knocking 61 from just 39 balls.

Dumbleton will now face East Midlands champions Cropston in the quarter-finals after they defeated Rolleston by just four runs.

The game is scheduled to take place on July 17.

Batting first, Milford Hall started well enough, putting on an opening partnership of 45, before fast bowler Ollie Horne made a breakthrough, removing Aaron Afford.

Milford Hall opener Harry Flowers played aggressively, hitting over the top and finding the gaps on the legside with well-placed pulls and flicks. Flowers also took a knock on the helmet, when Horne made one leap up, but fortunately he was able to continue his innings.

Flowers and Sam Beale (23) took the score to 79 before Aaron Tomson (3 for 29) dismissed the opener for 46.

From then on, Milford Hall struggled, losing wickets regularly. Middle-order dangermen James Davis and Phazey both fell cheaply before Tomson combined with fellow spinner Daniel Holland (4 for 12) to quickly run through the remaining batters. After a once promising score of 79 for 1, Milford Hall were all out for 140 with more than six overs left of their innings.

In response, Dumbleton’s openers Daniel Holland and Ross Martin set off faster than a Jonny Bairstow special. After two overs, the scoreboard read 27 for 0, the fifty partnership was reached in the sixth over, and the century opening stand came up in the twelfth over.

Holland timed the ball superbly, making 51 off just 41 balls. Martin scored even more quickly, his 64 coming off only 39 deliveries, with 13 boundaries and one six. He played decisive shots down the ground, and a number of ramp shots which evaded the leaping wicket-keeper.

Alex Hammond eventually dismissed both players and also swept up skipper Rupert Salmon but it did nothing to stop Dumbleton, who completed their victory in 23 overs.

Dumbleton will travel to Cropston in the quarter-finals after the East Midlands champions defeated Rolleston by four runs.