MARTINSTOWN and Puddletown both won their quarter-finals in the Doug Read Knockout Cup, in a week where many games were postponed last week as the rain turned grounds wet and soggy.

Martinstown put out Bere Regis, who struggled to only 63-8 as George Pope with 3-7 held them in check. Jamie Stewart’s 33 meant Martinstown passed this with eight wickets to spare.

They now meet Puddletown Reserves in the semi-final.

Puddletown’s first team, meanwhile, booked their place with an exhibition of big hitting against Frampton, who never looked likely to threaten.

Puddletown await Charlton Down or Cattistock whenever the weather allows that to be settled.

Bere Regis did put out a full 11 against Puddletown in Division One and Pete Macklin gave them hope until he was run out for 30, leaving Bere’s total rather light at 83-7.

Dean Rogerson then sent back both the Puddletown openers (one with a run out) but that was as good as it got for Bere as Rob Snow, 35 not out and Adam Barrett, 31 not out led Puddletown home by eight wickets.

Puddletown Reserves lost their season’s 100 per cent record as they lost to Charlton Down Seconds, for whom Ned Cotterell was unfortunately run out one short of his half century as they set Puddletown 124 to win.

Chris Eastment with 28 and Jamie Edwards 34 initially led the Puddletown chase.

However, the run rate fell behind the clock and when Ian Jones removed both of them as part of his excellent return of 3-13, Puddletown subsided to defeat by 28 runs.

Puddletown had fared better against Cattistock Seconds, Ben Morris with 3-7 keeping Cattistock to a lowly 58-9, with Michael Crabb and Chris Clarke knocking these off without loss.

There were also excellent bowling figures in the game between Winfrith and New Look, with the latter’s David Clifford taking 2-13 as Winfrith reached 113-5.

Manoj Somaratne led New Look’s reply with 43 and they seemed to be on track for victory.

However, the introduction of M Goldsack turned the game on its head with his astonishing six wickets for just two runs conceded, leaving Winfrith with a 15-run win.

Better weather is in the forecast and it will be needed to catch up with the postponements.