Captain Mike Brown won the toss and took first use of the pink ball and the hosts finished on 127-6 from their 20 overs.

Brown 2-21, Ben Piggot 2-27, James Urquhart 1-18 and Sam Douthwaite 1-23 the successful bowlers.

In reply, Stratford reached a winning total of 128-6 after 19 overs with Tom Grundy top scoring with an unbeaten 29. Opener Rob West made 26, overseas player Abel Mokhuane 23 and Dexter Purser 20.

The Panthers meet the familiar faces of Knowle & Dorridge in the next round at Swans Nest Lane on Wednesday 25th June.