SOUTHERN League Division One champions Hook and Newnham Basics signed off their title winning campaign, with their 14th win out of 16 games played.

Their final success of the season came at Old Tauntonians and Romsey by 17 runs.

Hook skipper Josh Buckingham won the toss and elected to bat.

Harry Robson (13) and Daniel Moore (33) put on 33 for the first wicket.

From here the visitor’s innings was underpinned by a fine half century from Richard Willcock.

He arrived at the centre with the score on 53 and departed when it was 166.

He shared a couple of nice partnerships with Josh Buckingham (20) and Rhodes Franklin (14).

It was left to last week’s hero Anik Divecha to hit an unbeaten 15 as Hook finished on 192-9.

OTs reply got off to the worst possible start, as Joseph Vaughan was bowled first ball by Jack Murrell.

Fellow opening bowler Liam Shore (2-34) then removed Iain Woodhall, before Murrell struck twice more as the home side found themselves 33-4.

They hit back from this, as Charlie King (43) and Harry Tulk (59) added 104 for the fifth wicket.

Suddenly, the OTs looked on course for a victory, but a great run out by Divecha removed King and this swung the game back into the visitors favour.

Opening bowlers Murrell and Shore returned and with it went the home side’s chances of victory.

Shore took one wicket and Murrell three more to take his tally to 6-40 for the game, his best return of the season since joining the visitors in the summer.

It was left to Ollie May to finish off the job with Buckingham snapping up his fourth catch of the game, as Hook finished their superb season in fine fashion.