SASHA Barras’s magnificent bowling display helped Aston Rowant ease past Rockhampton and reach the national quarter-finals.

The spinner took 7-31, including a hat-trick, as the Oxfordshire champions beat their Gloucestershire visitors by eight wickets in front of a crowd of more than 400 at Butts Way.

It is the furthest Rowant have been in the competition for 33 years, after reaching the semi-finals in 1978 and 1984.

They will next face Welsh side Ynystawe at home in the last eight on Sunday, July 23.

Rockhampton, finalists at Lord’s in 2013, elected to bat and went on to lose wickets regularly.

No batsman scored more than 30, while they slipped from 81-3 to 138-7 in 13 overs.

Barras took the final three wickets with a superb hat-trick to dismiss the visitors for 151.

The total was never going to be enough and Rowant secured victory in the 31st over.

Their run chase began superbly when Dan Matthews (62) and Tim Morgan (56) put on 106 for the first wicket.

Matthews, who hit 13 fours, was dismissed, but Chris Watling joined Morgan to put Rowant on the verge of victory.

The latter was stumped with the scores level, before Watling hit a boundary to secure a commanding victory.