HOOK and Newnham Basics moved up to second in the Southern League Division One, thanks to their fourth straight win.

Jordan Hobday took charge of the side in absence of skipper Ben Thane, and won the toss and decided to bat at Rowledge.

Thanks to Josh Buckingham (60) and Matt Love (29), Hook got off to a good start as they shared 71 for the first wicket.

Buckingham and Jack Robson (17) then moved the score to 114, before Buckingham’s excellent knock was ended after 64 balls, which had seen him hit 10 fours and one six.

He was trapped leg before by Steve Martin, as was next man in Jordan Hobday first ball.

Robson was then bowled by Martin (4-39), as the visitors reached 127-4.

Matt Buckingham (15) and Nick Willcock (38) moved the score along and some useful tail end batting from Rupert Armstrong (16) and Anik Divecha (17) enabled Hook to finish on 244.

Opening visiting bowlers Hobday and Armstrong accounted for both openers with only 31 runs scored.

Tom Treble (104) and David Lloyd (34) got the home side back on track, until an excellent stumping from Josh Buckingham off a ball from Kevin Poulter dismissed Lloyd.

With two runs added and the score on 97, Ian Metcalfe became Poulter’s second victim.

Treble now took centre stage, and 99 runs was added for the loss of Jake Wish (18) and Steven Martin (9) to move the score to 196-6.

However, at this point Hook took over as the home side added just nine more runs, for their last four wickets being all out 205, which was 39 runs short of their target.

This was thanks to wickets from Rhodes Franklin, Armstrong, Hobday and Divecha.

Next for Hook is a home game against Basingstoke conquers Portsmouth next weekend.