All appeared lost when the impressive Ayush Bose (3-20) took two wickets in successive balls to leave Hook, chasing 122, reeling at 57-5 in the sixth over of their reply.
But Taylor refused to give in, calmly scoring at ten runs or more per over and gradually easing Hook towards the target.
At 105-5 with an over still left, Taylor still had plenty of his plate, but he efficiently clipped 19 runs off Tom South’s last six balls to get the Hurricanes home.
Spinner Charlie Neville (3-16) shone again as Hook won their second game against South East Hants U15s with some comfort, while South, with 2-18 and an unbeaten 23, got the Development team home after an early wobble against the SEH district fledglings.
Development 122-4 (South 37*, Sebborn 26*, Wallis 17)
Hook Hurricanes 124-5 (Taylor 79*, Bose 3-20)
Hook Hurricanes won by one wicket.
Hook Hurricanes 133-1(May 27*, Armstrong 26*, Brown 25*, Taylor 15*)
South East Sixers 66 (Wilkins 19, Pratt 14, Neville 3-16)
Hook Hurricanes won by 67 runs.
South East Sixers 98-5 (Zanman 42*, Baker 39, South 2-18, Bose 2-22)
Development 101-3 (South 23*, Sebborn 18, Balcombe 15, Trodd 15*)
Development won by three wickets.