Hero Wood wants more glory after epic victory gives side massive lift

Hampshire celebrate a wicket on their way to their t20 finals day win - now they want more trophies  Picture: Barry Zee
Hampshire celebrate a wicket on their way to their t20 finals day win - now they want more trophies Picture: Barry Zee
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Chris Wood was the late match-winner as Hampshire sealed the Friends Life t20 but declared: We want more.

The 22-year-old was given the huge task of bowling the crucial final over, with opponents Yorkshire needing 13 to win and the ruthless David Miller still at the crease.

But the Royals youngster held his nerve to take three wickets and concede just three runs as Dimi Mascarenhas’ side sealed a famous 10-run triumph.

While Wood was delighted with his winner’s medal, he revealed he is not prepared to settle for just one piece of silverware this campaign.

Hampshire are also chasing Championship division-two promotion and the CB40 crown.

They continue their CB40 trophy bid today at Durham with a semi-final berth on the agenda and the left-arm seamer believes the team aren’t finished yet.

Wood said: ‘Obviously we’re going to celebrate this one but we want more trophies.

‘We’re hungry as a side, all the squad and all the backroom staff, we want more trophies.

‘We’re not just going to settle on this one that we’ve got now.

‘We’ll recuperate, go up to Durham and hopefully get the points there and who knows, hopefully we’ll be coming away with two or three trophies at the end of the season.’

After being trusted with the deciding last six deliveries, Wood became caught up in the moment as he helped limit the Carnegie charge.

Every wicket was met with a passionate outburst and the final scalp of Azeem Rafiq, from the final ball, saw him whip off his jumper and throw it into the crowd.

It’s been a memorable few days for the Basingstoke-born all-rounder, who followed up his maiden first-class century against Leicestershire with three for 26 in the biggest match of the domestic calendar.

His figures are a stark contrast to this event in 2010, where his overall stats were the most expensive in finals day history.

Back then his eight overs went for 82 runs and just one wicket.

He said: ‘To be honest I’ve been training all winter and summer to bowl those penultimate overs and the last overs in games.

‘I’ve been practicing to get my yorker in and I back my ability at the end.

‘I knew if I landed a perfect yorker they wouldn’t be able to hit it out of the park.

‘I just backed myself 100 per cent and went for it.’