Chris Wood rediscovered his missing rhythm as he steered Hampshire to victory.
The left-arm seamer picked up four wickets for 16 runs at a venue where he has often prospered in the past but revealed he has been struggling for form in the early part of the campaign.
Wood said: ‘It was about time, to be honest.
‘I have struggled a bit in the first two games so it was nice to be able to put in a match-winning performance for the boys.
‘I’ve been struggling for rhythm for the past five or six weeks
‘It’s a format that I love, I back myself and it was my night.
‘I didn’t actually know it was career best figures but I would like to get five at some point.
‘Now I’m on a hat-trick next time so hopefully I can get another wicket.
‘I just tried to do what Graham Wagg did because he was really hard to hit so I just tried to follow in his footsteps.
‘I love coming here and it suits my bowling. It’s slightly on the slower side so I can bring in my variations but it just seems to work every time I come here. Hopefully, that will continue.
‘It has always swung for me here so it’s just a good ground all round.’
Wood paid tribute to team-mate Sean Ervine who hit a vital 49 with the bat and felt it was the ideal response to last week’s defeat to Kent.
He said: ‘I think we played brilliant cricket last week for 75-per-cent of the game but we put it right in this game.
‘Slug (Ervine) played an unbelievable knock to get us to 148, which we thought was a bit under par.
‘But the wicket deteriorated and it was a lot slower than we thought.
‘I’m glad they won the toss because we didn’t have a clue what we were going to do on that.
‘But we managed to get a score somehow and defended it unbelievably well. It was a real team performance.’