CHURT secured the Surrey Championship Division Four title to go with promotion after beating Cobham Avorians by 64 runs.

Electing bat at Convent Lane, Churt posted a 200-plus total thanks to a superb unbeaten century by Toby Finneran who thus made amends for running his captain out.

The other batsmen fared less well against Aylon Wijalyarajah and Dilan Wimalasena, but Finneran shared stands of 57 and 98 with skipper Dan Higgins and the aggressive Robbie Chhabra respectively and the visitors totalled 208-7 from their 50 overs.

Finneran faced 151 balls and hit nine fours and three sixes in his disciplined 108 not out. It was his maiden hundred for the first team.

Avorians began with an opening stand of 47 in six overs and Churt were relieved when Dave Thomas trapped the hard-hitting Mahesh Liyanage in front for 31 off 16 balls.

The dangerous Kumudu Prashad, fresh from a big ton the previous week, reached his half-century and Cobham were handily placed at 124-4, needing just 85 from 25 overs.

However, the tide changed when Ben Mitchell had Prashad caught on the boundary by Jon Palmer. Avorians then faltered against Mitchell and Plaistowe and, batting ten men, collapsed to 144 all out in the 36th over.

Cobham generously presented two bottles of bubbly to Churt who entertain Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian in their final fixture this weekend.