ADAM Muttitt was again the last-over hero as Aston Rowant defeated Cookham Dean to reach the last 16 of the Watsons Village Cup.

Muttitt struck a four off the very last ball to earn Rowanclashride.

In the previous round, Muttitt had taken two wickets in the final over to earn victory over Cumnor.

This time, Oxfordshire champions Rowant came to the last over, needing four runs to pass the hosts’ total of 194 all out.

Only two runs came from the first four balls, before Thad Cooper was run out for 15 off the fifth.

So Rowant still needed one run to tie and win on losing fewer wickets.

However Muttitt, who had scored just six runs from 18 balls up to that point, struck a boundary to the delight of Rowant’s fans and supporters.

The match had been nip and tuck the whole way.

Cookham could never take control after choosing to bat first.

Skipper Ben Millar top-scored with 39, but Wes Morrick took 2-22 in his eight overs to keep things tight.

Muttitt was the most expensive of the bowlers, but picked up 4-52 with his off-spin as Cookham accelerated towards the end of the innings.

Rowant’s reply got off to a flying start thanks to Dan Matthews, who raced to 49 off 45 balls with seven fours.

Chris Watling added 25, before a fourth-wicket stand of 50 between Alex Ferreira and Morrick seemed to set up an easy victory.

But with 37 runs needed off eight overs, Rowant lost three wickets, including both Ferreira and Morrick, in nine balls.

Cooper took up the chase to leave Rowant needing seven runs off two overs, but it needed Muttitt’s last-ball heroics to get them over the line.

Rowant will be at home to Gloucestershire champions Rockhampton in the next round on Sunday July 9, with the winners going into the quarter-finals and keeping their Lord’s final dreams alive.