Moorman smacked a boundary to get Burley home with three balls of the 18-overs a side final to spare in what had been a see-saw contest that saw ball dominate bat for most parts, writes Jon Waller of the Lymington Times.
Having been put in, Sway were soon in trouble, being reduced to 37-4 in the face of accurate bowling by Burley’s Dan Mepham (1-28) and Jim Burry, who claimed 2-8 off four overs.
But Will Millard stood firm, striking a fine 41 off 35 balls, crushing five boundaries along the way. His steadying of the ship was helped by a handy contribution from Dan Stevenson (13) as Sway rallied on what was a tricky surface to post a competitive score.
There was still time for nice cameos from Will Baughan with an unbeaten 15 and Dave Marshall (11) to help Sway to a relatively decent 110 off their 18 overs. James Roberts (3-25) was the pick of the Burley bowlers, Mike Wetherall (1-12) and Jonny Blundell (1-33) also getting scalps.
Needing wickets to pile the pressure on the hosts, Sway’s FJ Charton (1-16) and Freddie Pearson (2-13) obliged, the latter getting the dangerous Keiron Hudson early and Pete Stacey, before a superb catch from Steve How off Charton dismissed Alex Martin and left Burley in the mire at 13-3.
Moorman, who survived a close lbw shout, bedded in against the tidy bowling of Sway’s Oscar Silva-Perez before opening out as the spinners came on and hitting eight boundaries in the process. But at the other end his partners struggled, Steve How (2-33) chipping away.
With the game edging towards Sway, Moorman found a partner in James Roberts – who struck a vital 21 that included two huge sixes. Burlkey were now favourites, until Roberts holed out off How.
With Burley needing 11 off two overs Moorman struck a maximum to get that into single figures; but with nerves jangling on the boundary Moorman then skied the next ball to midwicket – where the catch was dropped as the batsman scrambled two.
Adam Clark bowled the last over for Sway, and started with a dot, but a quick leg bye next ball saw Moorman return to the strike to land the crucial final blow.
The NFCCA Presidents Cup final on July 30 will be between Fawley and either Bashley (Rydal) or New Milton, who play their delayed semi-final at the BCG on Monday evening.