THE clean striking of Sam Waters saw Farley to a one-wicket victory at home to high-flying Hook thirds, writes Paul Roberts.

With seven needed for victory and the last pair at the crease, Waters drilled the experienced Goodman straight for four, before settling matters with an effortless six over mid-wicket.

It was a fitting end to a game that had ebbed and flowed all afternoon.

Some smart catching had seen Hook stumble to 35-3 before the hard-hitting Jon Webster joined teenager Alex Corlett. The pair put on a century stand at a good clip before the returning Marc Burton nicked off Webster for his third scalp.

At 139-4 with 15 overs to go, the match was evenly poised. But Farley's tight bowling and fielding put the squeeze on the visitors. Corlett was run out for 90 in the final over, desperately seeking to take his side past 200.

The target of 201 looked eminently gettable as Farley found the fence regularly in the opening exchanges. Two wickets in the same over shifted momentum again, but brought Manny Gurung to the crease.

Gurung started in the same vein as last week, hitting the ball with ferocious power with one six clearing the sight screen. His partnership with Ben Cole took Farley past halfway with just three wickets down.

However, after Cole was trapped in front, two more soon followed to leave Farley 129-6. Skipper Burton joined the increasingly watchful Gurung and the pair added 54 before Burton fell.

Gurung looked to finish things off quickly but misjudged a drive to be caught for an excellent 72. Hook's confidence grew, but then came Waters to settle Farley nerves.

Farley's second team went down by 58 runs at Broadchalke despite a decent bowling performance led by Jake Hand (4-35).