HARTLEY Wintney completed a memorable season as they returned straight back to the Southern League Division One, where next year they will lock horns with local rivals Basingstoke and Hook.

The village side won their final game of the campaign by 46 runs at Totton and Eling II, to finish second in the table.

This was after Sparsholt, who had held the position going into the last day of the season, lost at Langley Manor and slipped to fifth.

Hartley were put into bat at Totton and some good solid scoring from the top order of Richard Hill (37), Danny Plume (59) and Ari Karvelas (44) helped them to 181-3.

The side then had a little bit of wobble as they slipped to 197-7, at which point Chris Jolley (24) and George Emery (17) made sure Hartley passed 200, as they were eventually all out for 244.

The Totton reply got off to the worst possible start, as both openers were back in the pavilion with only five on the board, thanks to Jolley (2-12) and Flanders (2-27).

The home side struggled to 42-4, before Nigel Bungay (68) dug in and even if they were well behind the run rate, they had a number of good partnerships.

It was left to captain Jamie Teale (2-50) and Louis Lynch (2-39) to remove the tail, as Totton were all out for 198 and once the news arrived that Sparsholt had lost the celebrations could begin.