CALMORE Sports Club have sealed a National Village Cricket Cup semi-final that pits them one game away from Lord’s.

The Hampshire village side defeated Gloucestershire’s Rockhampton, who reached the final of the same competition in 2013, by 40 runs – after scoring 205-4 from their 40 overs.

The run is made all the more impressive when considering it is the club’s debut season in the competition, with the showpiece final played at the Home of Cricket in London.

Ben Johns was Calmore’s top scorer amassing 75 before he was run out, while opening partner Will Brewster reached his half century with 53.

The rest of the order contributed for over a dozen a piece, aside from captain Mark Lavelle who faced just two balls before the 40 overs expired.

Calmore took 36 overs to bowl out the opposition for 167, with Liam Carty bowling eight, taking three wickets for an economy of 3.38. Lavelle claimed two wickets while James Manning’s eight overs conceded just 21 runs and delivered one wicket.