Totton & Eling carried off the Hampshire Under-19 Cup by beating Sparsholt by seven wickets, then Ferndown Wayfarers by 42 runs in the final at Southern Gardens.
Totton trio Ben Mayes (4-34)l, Billy Lightfoot (3-19) and Yanis Dibden (2-10) did the damage as Sparsholt were dismissed for 123 (Nas Alon 39) before Tom Cheater hit an unbeaten 52 and Mayes 34 not out. Fred Gurney took 2-16.
Ferndown had benefitted from semi-final walkover - Portsmouth conceding - and in the final were beaten by 42 runs, Mayes (36) and Lightfoot (33) top scoring in Totton's 156-6.
Ferndown made 112 all out, opener James Stephenson hitting two sixes and five fours in a hard hit 42 and Cam Golding 24. They were undone by Lightfoot's spell of 5-20 and Jake Mills 3-13.
Bramshaw stalwart Ken Webb sadly passed away earlier in September at the age of 79. He was previously a vice president of the New Forest club and played for many years from the early 1970s through to 1990s.
He took up many roles during his time, including groundsman, secretary, club captain, colts coach and umpire for the first team before going onto officiate in the Southern League. He was Bramshaw secretary for many years, creating the club's centenary handbook along with John Loose in 1977 and seeing through the extension of the current pavilion in 1986. He will always be remembered for forming and coaching the first junior cricket team in 1984 for getting the second team running in the late 1980s.
Kev loved his cricket, bowling his slow spinners, always convinced he was going to get a wicket every ball. He loved batting as well, and opened the batting for the seconds when he was captain. He was a strong fielder too, always keeping the opposition on their toes. The "Ken Web Fielding award" is presented every year.
He also had trials as a footballer for Manchester City, before becoming a referee for the Hampshire FA. Latterly, Ken would always be up at the Bramshaw club with his wife Jan to help offer advice to junior players whilst also enjoying the cricket on display.
Hursley Park have finished runners-up in Hampshire League Division 1 - despite losing three of their last five matches !
They looked set to lift the title with some ease after winning their first nine games, but a controversial, rain affected defeat by Hythe & Dibden in mid-July, coupled with several untimely washouts, knocked their challenge off course.
They got things back on track by beating Ryde and Old Basing, but consecutive defeats by Odiham & Greywell (who finished third) and Shrewton torpedoed any prospects they had of winning the championship.
Fortunately, Hursley banked enough points in the first two months to ensure a second placed finish behind Wimborne-based Ferndown Wayfarers, who took the title at the first attempt.
Tom Flynn hit 120 in Hursley's final game - bringing up his 1,000 runs for the season in the process - but by then Shrewton (minus former England ODI all-rounder Rikki Clarke) had blazed 284-8. Hursley replied with 250, Flynn scoring almost half of them.
Compton & Chandler's Ford's season petered out in almost identical fashion, with the 2022 HL champions losing four of their last six matches, the final two against Basingstoke & North Hants II (76 all out) and Ferndown Wayfarers (90 all out) when, on both occasions, they were dismissed for less than 100.
CCF had to make do with a fourth place finish, with Easton & Martyr Worthy among the three clubs relegated from Division 1, alongside Purbrook and Winton.
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