HOOK and Newnham Basics completed a double winning season, after they won the Southern League T20 Cup beating the Salisbury Lions under the floodlights at the Ageas Bowl last Sunday.

It was Hook’s second T20 success of the campaign after victory in the Finch Group Guy Jewell Cup.

Division One Hook took their third Premier Division scalp this summer to take the trophy winning by four wickets.

The victory was set-up by a sparkling innings from captain Josh Buckingham. He hammered seven sixes and six fours in a 40-ball 84 as Hook scored 188-6, this was after Salisbury were limited to 187-7 from their 20 overs.

Hook’s Jordan Hobday said: “It was unbelievable team performance, we stuck to our plans and played how we’ve played throughout the competition. It was a great night for the club and everyone involved, couldn’t be anymore prouder of the club and team. We did it for KP (Kevin Poulter), we had a 12th man with us. I know he’s smiling down on us.

Hook legend Kevin sadly passed away at the start of the summer.

In Sunday's game the Lions won the toss and decided to bat and were soon in trouble as Shane Brewer (2-19) removed both James Hayward and Joe Cranch without scoring.

Opener Tom Morton and Jack Stearman set about moving the scoreboard on, as they shared a third wicket stand worth 48 runs.

Stearman was then run out by Matt Love with the score on 72 and Morton knock of 63 from 35 runs which included seven fours and three sixes ended 10 runs later. He was caught on the boundary by Matt Buckingham as Rhodes Franklin (2-35).

Arthur Godsal and Robert Pittman then put on 71 for the sixth wicket, before Godsal (33) was bowled by Harry Warner and then Pittman was the next man out for 47 from 24 balls which included three sixes and three fours.

In the end the Lions finished on 187-7 from their 20 overs.

Hook's reply got off an awful start as Jordan Hobday was trapped leg before first ball by Stephen Warner (3-30).

However, the Buckingham brothers Matt and Josh got them back on track with a second wicket stand worth 53, before Matt departed for seven.

This brought Matt Love to the centre and along with man of the match Josh Buckingham they shared a match winning partnership worth 80 runs.

Buckingham’s brilliant innings of 84 from 40 balls, included six fours and seven sixes. Love (35) was then the fourth man out 11 runs later and after this Franklin took over with an unbeaten 35 and despite losing Alex Brown and Warner. Franklin and Brewer saw Hook to victory with two balls to spare.

After the game Hobday said: “Josh Buckingham’s innings was one of the best I’ve ever seen in a Hook shirt. Matt Love played a great supporting role and that partnership got us in a great position. Rhodes Franklin showed great character bringing it home at the end.

“Shane Brewer bowled really well up top restricting them early on and Will Gardner on his Southern League T20 Debut showed incredible mental strength and bowled a very tidy four overs.”