They reduced the Brewers’ to 52-4, but were put firmly on the back foot once Richard Anthony (75) and Hugo Hammond (50) became established and yielded a 139-run stand which pointed Alton towards 227-6.
Hook got nowhere near it and were dismissed for 124 – Matt Buckingham (35) being rewarded with a Premier League call up today – with Lee Partner (3-11) and Tom Paul (3-51) sharing six of the wickets.
The result left Alton boasting the only unblemished CD1 record and a handy 13-point lead over Purbrook at the top.
Rolled by Alton a week earlier, Purbrook put 300-8 on their electronic scoreboard against St Cross Symondians III, with Josh Spiers (69) and Brad Mengham (53) making half-centuries. St Cross replied with 200-7, Roly Fowler (48) top scoring.
Portsmouth & Southsea responded to the previous week’s defeat by Bishops Waltham by whipping Ropley by eight wickets.
South African Tim Niemand (57), fresh from his Ventnor century a week earlier, was the mainstay for Ropley, whose modest 175-9 proved easy pickings for Jack Davies (82 not out) and Matt Benfield, with an unbeaten 43.
Lee Beck produced a star all-round performance as fast rising New Milton II inflicted a second consecutive defeat on Shrewton, who are stumbling after a bright start.
Beck top scored with 47 and then, with the Green & Golds defending 130 at Fernhill, shared the bowling spoils with Matt Freeman as Shrewton plunged to 64 all out. Freeman took 5-21 and Beck 5-43, while only Sam Gillot (20) got double figures..
Toby Corbin was arguably man-of-the-match as Ventnor II toasted a long overdue success – a four-wicket win over early pacemakers United Services at Steephill.
Corbin, who was in Premier Division action against Bashley (Rydal) today, bowled an immaculate 2-11 off ten overs, bagging US Aussie run machine Matt Rogers for a duck.
Only Tom May (46) and Matt Easton (46) got to grips with things as US managed only 192-8.
After Ben Clarke (23) and Tom Stafford (29) had provided a half-century start, Corbin made 43 and with support from Pierre Kriel (38) and Alex Horton (28) got Ventnor home after 28 overs.
Sunny Bhimsaria, pictured, was newly promoted Bishops Waltham’s match winner against Fareham & Crofton at Bath Lane, hitting an unbeaten 92 as his side chased down 181-7 to win by eight wickets.
He struck two sixes and 13 boundaries as Waltham, with support from Dom Quincey (20) and Mark Boriani (25 not out), coasted home with 21 overs to spare.
Earlier, skipper Tom Kent (50) and Matt Gould (41) pointed youthful Fareham to 181-7 (Sam Medhurst 4-28).
The weekend did have a major plus point for Tom Kent, who is celebrating a ‘first’ in Geography at Reading University.
OTs & Romsey posted 227 (Tom George 55) before bowling Andover II out for 123.
No shortage of runs at Allotment Road, where Sarisbury Athletic’s 280-7 (Colin Day 72) proved just beyond Totton & Eling II (264-9) for whom Wayne Lockyer hit 110.