Set 190 to win, Roadwater’s prolific run-scorer Freddie Wilson was in great form. In just 30 balls he hammered a quick-fire 38, including five fours and one six, but from Simon Penny’s first ball of a 12-over spell, he mistimed a sweep shot and Illman took a brilliant diving catch at fine leg.
Two balls later and Petri Cole (25) became Penny’s second victim, thanks to another excellent catch, this time by Brandon Walsh in the deep. Despite a late flurry by Mike Auton (17 not out) and Andy Covey (24), Roadwater fell behind the clock and finished 30 runs short of their target on 160 for 9. Chris Weetch and Penny both returned three wicket hauls.
Earlier, a fine partnership between Aaron Webster (37) and Penny had laid the foundation for Stogumber’s 189. Penny compiled a fine 72, including nine fours and one six, but apart from Jimmy Rexworthy (22) he received little support from the lower order. Freddie Wilson picked up five wickets and Nick Wilson four.
Stogumber: 189 (S Penny 72, A Webster 37, F. Wilson 5-41, N. Wilson 4-35).
Roadwater: 160-9 (F. Wilson 38, P Cole 25, C. Weetch 3-33, S Penny 3-45).
Roadwater 10 points, Stogumber 25 points.