But the Brewers didn’t go down without a fight on one of the ground’s revolutionary hybrid surfaces, replying with 281-8 in a match which yielded 602 runs – and precious little joy for the respective sets of bowlers.
Ironically, the Academy lost a wicket to the first ball of the match when Wilf Fontaine-Jackson was trapped leg before by Bash Walters, who shortly after ran out Charlie Mumford.
But that was Alton’s last joy for a long while as Albert and Broderick each hit 13 boundaries in making 101 – the Berkshire batsman notching his second SPL century of the summer and taking his league aggregate to 399, nine runs behind Lymington’s Ximus Du Plooy.
Only Albert cleared the ropes – but James Barker did, with Tom South coming under fire as the Canford batsman hit five maximums in scoring 53 off 34 deliveries, 42 of his scoring shots crossing the line.
With Hook & Newnham Basics winning, Alton needed a garner as many bonus points as they could from the probable defeat and, to their credit, they notched eight, principally in making 281-8 in reply.
Abhay Gonella (40) and South (34) began well and set the platform for Michel Heffernan to make 58. Brother Mark hit 30 and Jude Wright 27.