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The quartet of Wiltshire, Staffordshire, Dorset and Cumberland have progressed to the semi-finals of the Minor Counties Knockout Trophy after they won their respective quarter-finals on Sunday.

Staffordshire will now entertain Wiltshire at Leek on July 1, while Dorset will welcome Cumberland to Bournemouth on the same day.

In the last eight, Wiltshire beat Devon by five wickets, with just six balls remaining, in a thrilling game at Corsham.

The visitors posted 258 for nine with Matthew Thompson top-scoring by compiling 53 and Rob Woodman also chipping in with 52 from 57 balls.

But Josef Breet's 83 and Edward Kilbee's 73 secured victory for the home side with just one over to spare.

Staffordshire booked their place in the next round, defeating Suffolk by seven wickets.

Craig Barker's four wickets helped dismiss Suffolk for 121 within 40 overs at Stoke-on-Trent, and the home side knocked off the runs in the 27th over for the loss of three wickets, with Peter Wilshaw unbeaten on 45.

Dorset secured their semi-final berth after they beat Group Three winners Cheshire by 77 runs at Toft.

Darren Cowley's 50 from 56 balls helped Dorset post a respectable 179 for nine in a game reduced to 35 overs, but a fine collective bowling performance dismissed the home side for 102 in the 31st over.

Cumberland negotiated their passage to the final four as they ran away 119-run victors over Cornwall at Truro.

The visitors posted 224 for seven from 50 overs thanks to Josh Tolley's unbeaten 100 from 156 balls and Cornwall failed to get close after they were dismissed for 105 in reply, with Toby Bulcock picking up four wickets.