Wherwell made it 10 wins in a row and with it secured promotion to Hampshire League County Three North.

The KJM sponsored travelled to Medstead for their penultimate game and the home side won the toss and elected to bat.

Knowing promotion was in reach, Wherwell started well with Oliver Emslie removing opener Harry Goles for a duck in the second over.

This was an omen of things to come, as Emslie took hold of the Medstead innings taking his maiden five wicket haul.

He bowled his nine over spell with great skill constantly getting batters in trouble playing and missing.

Wherwell strangled the run rate bowling the right lines and taking wickets at a regular intervals.

Nathan Young came into the attack and removed a budding partnership in his first over.

Only resistance Wherwell felt was Medstead captain Ben Trepess played a wonderful innings of 75 runs, before Robert Skeates came into the attack and removed his counterpart.

Medstead were bowled out for 134 runs in 36 overs. Emslie finished with 5-15, while and Young and Skeates took two wickets each.

Wherwell in reply started poorly losing Skeates and Matt Cutts in the same over, leaving Wherwell 8-2.

Emslie and opener Alex Gladwyn steadied the ship, before Gladwyn was caught for 15 runs.

Mike Cutts came in next and played a adventurous knock of 34 before he was caught on the boundary looking for conservative sixes.

Emslie could only watch as Wherwell lost a slew of wickets without adding many more runs to the score card.

Emslie’s vigil ended when he was caught out on 37 runs.

Leaving Wherwell 20 plus runs and three wickets in hand.

In the nervy final moments, Harry Trebert was caught out for 10 runs looking for the winning runs.

It was left to Jordan Trebert to hit the winnings runs off the next over with a trademark sweep.

Wherwell’s final score being 137-8.

Will Hayward was the pick of the bowlers for Medstead with 3-23.

A tense finale to the game highlighted the team spirit at Wherwell.

This result means Wherwell has gained promotion from the league and remain second with a slim chance of winning the league.

They complete their promotion season with a home game against visiting Ampfield.