THERE was high drama on the final day of the Hampshire League Regional Two North East season, as Oakley II’s snatched away the title from long time leaders St Mary’s.

Oakley II chalked up win number 12 out of 12 as visiting Cove IV were beaten 45 runs and with St Mary's losing in their final game, the Oaks took the title.

Oakley batted first with Mark Tiley top scoring with 48 well supported by Alex Brundle (35) and George Lethaby (23) as they made 209.

Brundle completed a great day taking six wickets as Cove reached 164-9.

Meanwhile, third placed Hook and Newnham Basics IV made sure of promotion beating long time leaders St Mary’s by eight wickets.

The visitors were all out for 137 with Stephen Reid top scoring with 47, Hook then knocked off the runs losing just two wickets as Josh May (62) and Barry Goodman (60) led the way.

Hartley Wintney III finished fourth after beating visiting Herriard by 64 runs.

The home side made 202-7 thanks to Jonty Rowe (52) and Martin Prodger (51) while James Down and Dave Brown both took three wickets each. Herriard who finished seventh were bowled out for 138 as Mark Teale returned 4-24.

Ramsdell II had to settle for ninth, after they lost a low scoring game by four runs at Compton and Chandlers Ford III.

They bowled the home side our for 77 as Steve Attridge took 4-19 and Matt Morley 3-25, but then in reply Ramsdell ŵere then bowled out for 73, falling four runs short.

AWE Tadley without a game in the final weekend finished 14th.

Odiham and Greywell III finished fourth in Division Three North East after they bowled home side Liss for 61.Steven Nee-Davies returned 4-15 from four overs. Earlier Liam Schooling scored 67 in Odiham’s 225-9.

Three other local teams in this division did not play on Saturday, so Ashford Hill II came in fifth, while Hook and Newnham Basics V were 12th and Herriard II 14th.

l Pictured above champions Oakley; Standing left to right : Bob Lethaby, Ian Bennett, Kalum Sapumannage, Darrell Dimond, Jeff King, Steve Savage, Mike Tiley, Alex Ogden. Kneeling down, Alex Brundle, George Lethaby, Gordon Scott (umpire), Jack Brundle.