James Tomlinson was the hero for Hampshire after they sealed the County Championship division two title.
The Ageas Bowl outfit clinched the crown after a dramtic third day at Glamorgan, defeating their hosts by 291 runs.
The visitors began their final game of the season knowing victory in Cardiff would see them return to the top flight of English cricket.
But their impressive win in the Welsh capital, coupled with an innings defeat for Worcestershire at Essex, ensured they finished as 2014 champions.
Sports Mail columnist Tomlinson took a season’s best six for 48 as Glamorgan, chasing an improbable 444 to win, were bowled out for 152.