The tall Exeter University student, pictured, hit two sixes and ten fours in his century which underpinned the Lions’ 230-6 – a total Hook got no where near matching.
Trojans hockey ace Toby Edwards provided the fireworks for New Milton, forcing drivers to make a hasty evacuation of the Fernhill car park as the launched a non-stop six-hit assault on the Academy bowlers.
Edwards, only recently restored to first team action, dented four cars – one a Mercedes – as he flayed eight ‘maximums’ in a brutal 109 (13 fours) and virtually single-handedly swept the Green & Golds past the Academy’s 21307 (Tom Scriven 95).
Less than a mile away, Chris Vaughan toasted his first SPL ton, setting up Bashley Rydal’s 73-run win over visiting Ventnor with the bat and then taking four wickets with his new-found left-arm spin action.
Richard Lock scored 101 in a losing cause as Lymington went down by two wickets at champions designate Havant, while Rufus Bullough made a treble for the first time as promotion chasing Fair Oak won by 59 runs at relegated Ryde.