Chawton cushioned the disappointment of relegation from Division Two of the Hampshire Cricket League by beating Hook & Newnham Basics B by ten runs at May’s Bounty to lift the Cyril Thompson Trophy.
Chawton looked to be heading for a modest total until Toby Charlton (42) and Mason Taylor (33 not out) put on a late run blitz – adding 80 in the last seven overs to take the score to 159 for six.
Hook’s reply saw Kevin Light (34) and Tom May (40) put on 65 for the first wicket. Thomas Dyer (11) hit the only six of the innings before being brilliantly caught by Cameron Hamer with a one-handed diving catch to his left, which won the award for the magic moment of the game. Alex Corbett chipped in with 20 and Billy Wyatt was 15 not out as Hook came up short on 148 for nine. Chawton’s Hamer was the star with the ball as he finished with five for 12.