CALLUM Creighton made a sensational Home Counties Premier League debut with an invaluable 25 runs and five wickets, including a hat-trick, in Wokingham's 26-run Division Two win at Chesham on Saturday.

It was the highly-talented 17-year-old left-arm paceman's third five-fer in four days, following two-matching winning performances for Berkshire Under 17s against the Isle of Wight last Wednesday and Thursday.

Yet at one stage, it began to look as if he would be on the losing side with the Oaks in deep trouble at 33-5 after losing Archie Carter, James Bird, Dan Housego, Stuart Parsons and Michael Bates all cheaply.

Sukhi Kang (22) and Jacob Clark (27) improved the position, but when Iain Muirden fell for two, Wokingham were still struggling badly at 77-8.

Max Uttley (8no) and Creighton, with 25 from 31 balls including five boundaries, improved the score to 109 before the innings ended in the 40th over with Ashley Turney (5-46) taking the bowling honours for Chesham.

That total certainly didn't look enough and a second successive defeat appeared inevitable. However, Creighton, whose previous first-team appearances had come in the Thames Valley League, incredibly turned the game Wokingham's way.

Shiplake College's star bowler dismissed skipper Matt Rance and had Andy Goddard caught by Kang, either side of Muirden getting Mark Eleen lbw.

Creighton bowled Jason Rance for a first-ball duck and completed his hat-trick with an lbw decision against Matt Warner, sending Chesham crashing to 25-5.

Robin Pritchard (24) and Nouman Aslam (23) stopped the rot with a stand of 33 and at 72-6 the game hung in the balance.

But Creighton trapped Ben Harris lbw and it was left to Uttley to clean up the tail, with the Chesham innings ending at 83 from 39 overs.

Creighton finished with 5-23 from 12 overs and Uttley 3-12, also from 12, while the other two wickets were shared by Muirden (1-21) and Clark (1-23).

This win leaves Oaks fourth in the table ahead of their home game with leaders Oxford this coming Saturday.