While the Watersiders were chalking up a 64-run win over Hursley Park, Fareham won by 75-runs at Hook & Newnham Basics, where Dan Reader (pictured) was busy buying the beers after a career-best 6-20 return.
A century stand between Tom Gates (66) and local policeman Andy Wakely (57) set up Hythe for a decent total against Hursley Park.
But it was Hakim Perusi’s (left) long handle which pointed Hythe to 277-7 (Scott Hills 3-34) – the former Lymington and OTs & Romsey all-rounder hitting a boundary strewn 79 including one spectacular six that crashed into the parish centre.
Scott Hills (41) and Paul Marks (36) eased Hursley’s reply to 94-1, but it needed Jai Solanki’s 44 to get the visitors to 213 all out.
Fareham lost two early wickets at the KGV, but Australian James Heiniger (66) and Tom Kent (38) took the score to 139-2 before hockey starlet Luke Cornish weighed in with a brisk 48.
Lanky left-armer Liam Shore was back in the Hook side after his predictably brief stay at Lymington and took 2-58.
Jack Robson (44) and Colin Lye (37) gave Hook a steady start before Fareham unleashed Dan Reader, whose best ever six-wicket spell had the cash tills ringing in the Bath Lane bar later. Hook made 182-9.
Bishops Waltham found themselves snookered behind a pair of Green’s when Parley visited the Albany and won by seven wickets.
Ian Budd (49) and Simon Culmer (39) top scored in Waltham’s 206-8, but Shane (91) and namesake Ollie Green (49) blasted four sixes and 19 fours between them in an unbroken Parley stand.
Will Gabb’s 5-23 spell broke the back of the United Services batting and set Ropley on the way to a comfortable eight-wicket win at Burnaby Road.
Winless US saw their 152 effectively polished off by former Hampshire spin all-rounder Shaun Udal (68) and Jimmy Hawkings (50).
At 66-6 chasing a Burridge total of 195 (Will Candy 56), Ryde looked set for defeat – but a half-century by Sam Rockley (61) turned the match around.
Key stands with Tom Morgan(33) and Ryan Hall (25) carried Ryde home by two wickets with ten overs to spare.
Batting with the aid of a runner, Raj Niak turned back the years by scoring 86 as St Cross Symondians III posted 237-8 (Steve Berryman 54) at the Green Jackets Ground.
But with teenager Rhys Wathen hitting a maiden 109, OTs & Romsey cruised to a four-wicket win.
Ollie Coetzee (3-20) staked a claim for a more permanent place in the Longparish side with early wickets, but Shrewton recovered to reach 167 through Dan Bingley (38), Sam Gillott (28) and Joe Plant (32).
Michael Taplin (54) dominated from the start for Parish, but George Plant and Chris Brewer chipped away with three wickets each before LP eventually got home.
Mike Salmon took 4-7 as ten-man Andover II were rushed out for 68 (Shaun Attwood 31) and beaten by nine wickets by Alton II at the Jubilee Ground.