The line-up for the Watford Observer Fourteen14 Shield quarter-finals was completed on Wednesday when Northchurch eased to a 121-run victory over Watford Town B.

Having made 172-6 from their 14, eight-ball overs, Northchurch made light work of their opponents, dismissing them for just 52.

Northchurch’s reward for their victory is a last-eight trip to Aldenham School, who produced a huge shock last week by knocking out holders West Herts.

The five-wicket victory was secured in the most dramatic way possible as Richard Pineo ended his boundary-laden onslaught with a six off the final ball of the match to secure a memorable triumph.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, the Stags recovered from the third-over loss of Tommy Wheelar (7) to put on 94 for the next wicket in just over seven overs before Waheed Chaudery was run out for 43.

Opener Justin Powick was still going strong though, and he struck seven fours and four sixes in a 46-ball 73 before he was to be the last Stags wicket to fall with the score on 133.

Matthew Smith (17 not out) then joined Joe Warren (21 not out) to enable their side to reach 164-3 from their permitted overs.

Aldenham needed to get off to a quick start to have a chance of reaching the total and David Breeze (35) and Luke Kirsten (33) gave them a good platform, putting on 63 in just over five overs before the former fell leg before wicket to Smith (2-19), who was to comfortably prove the pick of the West Herts attack.

When Michael Yeabsley (14) was the third wicket to fall, the Stags would have fancied their chances with their opponents needing 61 from 34 deliveries. But Pineo had other ideas.

The School side were to lose two more wickets in their successful pursuit of victory, but the number five batsman attacked impressively, facing just 15 deliveries for his 43 not out which included four fours and three sixes.

While the holders’ reign is over, last year’s beaten finalists Leverstock Green A safely progressed to set up a home quarter-final date with Radlett after defeating Met Police Bushey by 47 runs.

Green’s total of 183-6 always looked too much to chase and so it proved as the Met’s reply fell short on 136-5.

Shield quarter-finals (seeds in bold): Abbots Langley v Watford Town A; Aldenham School v Northchurch; Leverstock Green A v Radlett; Bushey v Kings Langley.

The completion of the second round means the eight teams who qualify for the Plate have been decided. These are: Aldenham; Langleybury A; Leverstock Green B; Met Police Bushey; Rickmansworth School Staff; Watford Grammar School for Boys; Watford Town B; West Herts.

The draw for the Plate will take place toomorrow and the outcome will be published on this website.