It is the low-scoring affairs which need standout performances the most. When Mayfield were dismissed for 151 in their match against Surrey’s Rowledge.

Sharma, captain of Sussex’s Mayfield, played a captain’s knock top scoring with 45 from 67 balls.

Mayfield have long been known for their tight bowling with several of their bowlers regulars in the top-10 wicket-takers in the competition. It was Sharma though again who did the most damage with the ball. In his 7.3 overs he took 4 for 15, including the final wicket of the match. Two of his other scalps saw the batsmen depart without scoring a run.

Sharma’s heroics ensured Rowledge would be bowled out for 130, giving Mayfield a 21-run victory. They now face hot-runners Worlington in Suffolk in the quarter-finals.

Below is a message from Bunbury founder David English, congratulating Sharma on behalf of Gunn & Moore.