But both clubs will have a close eye on the outcome of Hursley Park’s showdown with Gosport Borough at The Quarters.
Runners-up last season, Parley have 195 points and Hook 190.
Hursley Park (183) and Gosport (effectively 185) are the other two clubs in the promotion mix, with tomorrow’s losers potentially having a lot of ground to make up in the run-in.
Hursley’s prospects took a knock with an eight-wicket defeat by Parley, who knocked off 242-8 (Tom Flynn 66) to win by eight wickets.
In-form Jack Rowatt (64), Roshan Embalagama (56 not out) and the inspirational Alex Nippard, with 75 after taking 4-40, did the damage.
Injuries continue to haunt Parley, however, as just as opener Sam Collins returned from a broken finger so Jamie Hicks ended up in A & E after being hit in the face - off the very first ball of the game ! Fortunately, he is okay.
There’s plenty to cheer about at Hook & Newnham Basics these days, with Josh Buckingham’s first team hot favourites for the Premier Division 1 title and Kevin Light’s troops tailing Parley in the County 1 championship stakes.
Hook made short work of St Cross Symondians III, bowling the Winchester side out for 125 and easing to a six-wicket win.
Gosport’s match with Sway was a victim of heavy overnight rain, while Havant seconds enjoyed a 318-6 run fest at the expense of Ropley.
Julian Atkins (88), Pete Hayward (56) and Steve Matthews (42 not out) filled their boots before Hampshire Over-70s prospect Jim Smallbone got into the groove with a 4-37 return which led to Ropley being dismissed for 196.
Just one run separated Shrewton’s 299 from a 298 Burridge response – only a second win of the season for the Salisbury Plain club, who lie bottom of the table.
Seven runs separated Alton’s 178 from Ryde’s 171 – Michael Heffernan (50) and Abeed Janmohamad (42) top scoring for the Brewers.
Andover II, with 266-8 (Max Souter 60) came out on top in the Test Valley derby with Longparish (227), while Bedhampton gleaned precious relegation win points from an eight-wicket win at OTs & Romsey.
Easton & Martyr Worthy edged out Old Basing by one wicket, chasing down 128.