Among them were Ropley and Ryde, whose outside hopes of promotion into the Southern Premier League all but disappeared.
Ropley sank to 93 all out against a buoyant Fareham & Crofton, while Ryde were skittled for 96 and thrashed by nine wickets by Portsmouth & Southsea, who went to Old Tauntonians & Romsey II today eight points clear at the top.
P & S (238 points) lead the field from Longparish (230), who scraped a one-wicket win at Burridge, and Lymington seconds (229), who nailed Bishops Waltham.
With left-arm spinner Kieran Dunstan taking 4-9, Ryde were bundled out for 90 – a rain interruption making the trimmed P & S target of 76 even easier for Jack Davies (36) and Matt Benfield (27).
Longparish always anticipated Burridge might be a banana skin – and so it proved !
Suji Wickramasinghe proved a real handful, scoring 68 and later taking 3-28 as Burridge desperately defended 178 (James Bevan 4-21).
The Longparish reply ebbed and flowed, their response looking promising while Will de Cani (27) and Ben Gardner (37) were together, but not so after Wickramasinghe had checked their progress.
Jack Levy (32) enlivened things, but an anxious finale saw Alex Coetzee and James Bevan squeeze 20 runs off ten overs to get Parish home with seven balls to spare.
Lymington took on neighbours New Milton today one point behind Longparish.
Australian Billy Quigley (44) and Bryn Darbyshire (43) top scored as Lymington posted 162 against fading Bishops Waltham, who were asked to chase an adjusted 121 off 28 overs.
They seldom looked like making it after early inroads by Kieran Moors (4-36).
Quigley (3-8) and Ed Freeman (3-34) shared the remaining six wickets as Bishops Waltham dipped to 90 all out.
Fourth placed Hook & Newnham Basics made short work of all but relegated Sarisbury Athletic II, ripping their County 2 bound hosts out for 90 before Harry Warner blasted them to a ten-wicket victory.
Andy Oliphant (40) and Chris Mottola (29) stood alone as Kish Parmar, Oli May and Will Gee took three wickets each. Harry Warner blasted a quick fire 65 not out to get Hook home in 24 overs.
St Cross Symondians III were going nicely at 127-3 through Kevin Lockwood (44), Tom Fay (30) and Kevin Neave (26) – only to collapse to 173-8, with New Zealander Tarin Mason taking 4-33 for Hythe & Dibden.
The Watersiders sank to 78 all out.
United Services remain in a huge pickle at the bottom – a seven-wicket defeat by OTs & Romsey II compounding their relegation fears.
US managed 185 (Jon Parker 71), but OTs chased down an abridged 146, with former Saints skipper Jason Dodd hitting an unbeaten 59.
Ventnor could only cobble together eight players to fulfil the long haul trip to Shrewton, where they mustered 53 (Mark Woodhouse 24) and lost by ten wickets in no time at all.
Will Harries (6-15) took six of the seven wickets Shrewton needed before Will Sleeman’s 43 not out completed the formalities.
These are difficult times for Ventnor and Island cricket in general and one wonders if it would make more logical and practical sense if second (and third) teams from across the water were to remain ‘at home’ and play in their own domestic competition.
It would save mainland clubs a small fortune in ferry fares, not to mention expenditure incurred by the island clubs themselves who have to fork out and set sail very other Saturday.
One for Tony Oxley and his Think Tank to ponder, perhaps ...