Chepstow Seconds beat the weather but not their opponents on Saturday as Panteg sneaked home in the very last over to win by one wicket in a thrilling match at Mathern Road.

Chepstow won the toss and batted first, scoring 168 all out in their 50 overs, Their innings, played in sunny but windy conditions, was littered with lbw appeals and Panteg were guilty of putting down three good catching chances - although they held five more!

The total was based around a patient 75 from Paul Bennett but too many Chepstow batsmen were guilty of throwing their wickets away, only James Bostock (20), Tudor Morgan-Huggett (14) and skipper Huw Rogers (12) reaching double figures while two batsmen were run out for one run each.

Panteg's James Lewis, with three wickets for 18 runs, was their most successful bowler Panteg started slowly in their pursuit of victory with Huw Rogers (10-2-20-1) and Mitchell Harris (10-2-30-1) proving miserly.

Billie Mayers with 41 and Stuart Roden (23) looked to have won the game but the introduction of Tudor Morgan-Huggett changed the course of the match as he took three wickets for 31 runs.

With nine wickets down, Chepstow sensed a narrow victory and they strived for the final wicket but Panteg skipper Kevin Murphy saw his side home with an important, mature, innings of 13 not out. An excellent game of cricket finished with the third ball of the 100th over.