Two points from their final match, ironically against second placed Burridge, on Saturday will tie things up for Havant, who have led the table for the past seven weeks.
But even after an emphatic 139-run victory over the Hampshire Academy, skipper Ben Walker isn’t counting any chickens.
“Cricket is a strange game and until such times as we put 150 runs on the board next week or take five Burridge wickets, we are not certain of winning anything,” he warned.
But after Walker’s 98, which led Havant to a powerful 319 on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground, there’s little doubt the title is theirs to lose now.
Walker breached the boundary rope 12 times in his 98 and was caught just two runs short of a fourth Premier Division century of the season.
The left-hander shared useful partnerships with Stuart Ransley (33) and Chris Stone (33) before Andy Gorvin biffed 47 (two sixes and seven fours) off 28 balls to take Havant to an unassailable 319 all out (Josh McCoy 4-48).
Ben Duggan (53) dominated an 87-run start for the Academy, leaving Brad Taylor (65) to keep things intact after Jake Goodwin and McCoy had gone cheaply.
But from 151-3 when Taylor departed, an inexperienced Academy middle and lower order folded against the telling left-arm spin of Chris Morgan, who returned a season’s best 6-25 as the last seven wickets clattered for 29 runs.
Among Morgan’s victims was England ODI left-arm paceman Reece Topley, who was bowled for 20 making his first appearance in a Hampshire shirt since suffering finger and back injuries earlier in the season.
Topley is still some way off being able to bowl.