JAMES Fuller only had one thought in his mind as he ran up for his hat-trick delivery against Surrey - "just hit the top of off stump".

Hampshire sealed a thrilling victory on day four at Arundel, bowling their opponents out for a meagre 74 to clinch an innings and 52 runs win in the rain-affected Bob Willis Trophy contest.

And it was Fuller who stole the show, posting second-innings figures of four for 17, including three wickets in as many balls to remove Laurie Evans, Gus Atkinson and Morne Morkel.

Discussing the dismissal of Morkel, clean bowled, Fuller said: "I was in the zone to keep it pretty simple. ‘Just hit the top of off stump, hit off stump, hit off stump’ as I was running in that is all I was thinking.

“And then I hit off stump. Perfect!

“I got one (a hat-trick) seven years ago and that was an amazing experience, except no one in the stands knew that one was a hat-trick because it was over two overs, so it was nice for everyone around on Tuesday to know I was on one.

“I was clearly doing something different as the last few weeks have been pretty rubbish for the standard we set.

“That was an unbelievable win. Credit to all the players as we had faith we could force a result."