Hampshire clinched the 2018 Royal London One-Day Cup with a 61-run win over Kent at Lord's, denying them a first one-day trophy since 1978.
Making first use of a belting batting wicket after being inserted by Kent, Hampshire posted the highest-ever score in a Lord's final of 330-7, with Rilee Rossouw smashing 125 from 114 balls.
Rossouw put on 136 for the first wicket with Tom Alsop (72) to get the south coast side off to a fine start, while former Kent captain Sam Northeast provided the impetus late on, with an unbeaten 75 off 60 deliveries, having been booed by his former supporters on his walk out to the middle.
Joe Denly dragged Hampshire back a bit with his part-time legspin picking up four wickets for 57 runs in his 10-over spell, but the target proved too great for Kent and their formidable, in-form batting line-up as they were bowled out for 269 in the 48th over.
Denly himself had hit two hundreds for Kent through the tournament while, in opener Heino Kuhn, Kent boasted the competition's leading run-scorer on a run of four centuries in five games.
Kuhn again looked in great touch, quickly moving his score on to 32 and Kent's to 55 by the end of the ninth over only to be run out - the only way he looked like getting out - in the 10th, courtesy of a terrific, diving direct hit from Gareth Berg with one stump to aim at.
Berg (2-43) also did for Denly (12), this time with ball in hand, courtesy of a top-edge that was well claimed by Hampshire captain James Vince at mid-off.
Bell-Drummond (86), another of Kent's leading scorers for the tournament, kept their hopes alive with a fine fifty before ultimately perishing in the 35th over, chopping a Chris Wood (1-43) delivery that cramped him for room onto his stumps.
Kent skipper Sam Billings (75 off 60) too scored a half-century for his side, but it wasn't to be enough as wickets continued to tumble, with more terrific work from the Hampshire fielders resulting in three further run-outs - Crane and Vince with two more direct hits.
Left-arm spinner Liam Dawson was also mightily impressive, taking 1-48 from his 10 overs, with 42-year-old county cricket veteran Darren Stevens (12) his solitary, and richly deserved, scalp.
Earlier, former South African international Rossouw struck nine fours and three sixes in scoring a superb century for his adopted side, he and Alsop easing through a chanceless opening 22 overs on the flat Lord's deck.
The introduction of slow-left-arm spin in Imran Qayyum (2-60) finally brought a breakthrough for Kent, with Alsop out stumped, but Vince (23) and Northeast provided further fine support to help lift Hampshire to a record-breaking and, more crucially, match-winning score as they clinched a first trophy since 2012.
WHAT THEY SAID:
Hampshire captain JAMES VINCE: "It's a very proud moment. I couldn't have asked any more of the guys, not just today but throughout the tournament. Some young guys came into the squad, did exceptionally well, and played a strong part in us winning this trophy. There's been different guys contributing at different times, which has been a massive positive."
Hampshire seamer DALE STEYN: "It's a special feeling. A great game that almost went down to the wire. There's pressure for myself, to perform, step up on the big stage. Today it seemed the warm-up was very relaxed, the whole build-up was very relaxed, it almost felt like just another game, but it was a Lord's game."
Kent skipper SAM BILLINGS: "Huge credit to Hampshire and Rilee, a classy knock to set up the platform for them. I'm seriously proud of how we dragged it back but it was just a matter of losing wickets [in the chase]. The feel of this club is actually hugely optimistic and without a doubt there's definitely far more to come from this group of players."
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