Sam Stickler's Sunday Seconds took a battering as Streatham slammed the understrength Wells attack for 276-3 from the agreed 40 overs.
The visitors' top four all gorged themselves on a nigh perfect pitch in hot sunshine, the 2009 top-scorer Jack Stephens repeating the feat, this time with 87. For a long time, the 300 looked to be a formality, but this indignity was avoided, and the toiling bowlers picked up three scalps for their endeavours.
Set a mammoth task, Stickler responded with a pulsating and dominating 77-ball century, with 16 fours and 3 sixes. Marc Newbould assisted as 68 came for the second stand, but the match looked to be turning as Stickler and Richard Cutts, with his own fours and sixes, blasted 67 for the fourth partnership. The 170 was reached by the 25th over, but the skipper's great knock ended here to a very good boundary catch, and Cutts departed at 213, with eight overs left, and 64 runs still needed.
The street-savvy visitors' attack snuffed out the victory charge, and brought a match that had seen 528 runs on the day to a narrow 24-run decision in their favour. Just nine balls remained unused as Streatham captain Craig Wintersgill snapped up the last wicket to grab 3-30, adding to his undefeated 61 and his side's fine win. Much good batsmanship had been witnessed throughout the game, but conditions were decidedly tilted to the batsmens' advantage throughout.