SOUTH Wilts booked their place in the last eight of the Southern League T20 Cup as they beat visiting Langley Manor by 18 runs.

Langley Manor were boosted by the inclusion of Hampshire giant Sean Ervine.

South Wilts batted first and were hoping to impose a challenging total.

Tom Morton with 48 hit the highest score of the match and enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Joe Cranch 30 - together they put on 52.

Unfortunately, wickets then fell at regular intervals until the reliable Jack Mynott 19 and Luke Evans 19 enjoyed a late partnership to take the total to a respectable 157-8

In reply, Manor suffered an early blow when Conor Browne was smartly run out by Tom Morton, with only one stump to aim at.

However, his opening partner Graham Noble soon had the scoreboard moving with a quickfire 46 including two enormous sixes.

South Wilts were relieved to see the back of him when he was bowled by Arthur Godsal.

Godsal also delivered the second direct run out when he removed Langley skipper Jack Budd for just five.

By this time Sean Ervine was beginning to get into his stride and cleared the ropes himself with a typical straight lofted drive.

Langley Manor were up with the required run rate, but losing wickets themselves.

It soon became a question of whether or not South Wilts could contain Sean Ervine or bowl out his teammates.

The turning point came when Sean Ervine (39)was run out by a direct hit from South Wilts skipper Luke Evans.

The joy and relief of the South Wilts players was evident. With Ervine gone Langley eventually succumbed and were bowled out for 139 with four balls left.