DAVID Griffiths for the second Southern League clash between Basingstoke and North Hants and Hook and Newnham Basics, took five wickets as Hook were all out again for less than 100.

The Bountymen seamer took 5-23 in the first contest at May’s Bounty, as Hook were shot out for 53.

This weekend, his figures were even more impressive as he took 5-6 from six overs at the King George V Playing Fields as Hook were dismissed for 89.

Home skipper Ben Thane was his first victim caught behind by George Metzger and then Liam Doran was bowled without scoring.

Nick Willcock, Alex Brown and Matt Love all then went the same way as Hook found themselves 14-5.

Mitch Stokes (1-23) then removed Richard Willcock, one of the Hook heroes in their Finch Group Guy Jewell Cup victory over Basingstoke last weekend for 15.

It soon became 58-7 when Shane Brewer (6) was out, but young guns Rhodes Franklin (43 not out) and Rupert Armstrong (13) added 30 for the eighth wicket.

The introduction of Ryan Connor sealed Hook’s fate as he took 3-10 in 3.5 overs as the home side slide from 88-7 to 89 all out.

Franklin’s excellent unbeaten knock saw him hit four fours and a six in 66 balls.

Basingstoke openers Dan Belcher and Max Harsham (10) put on 21 for the first wicket, before Brewer struck.

It was then left to Belcher (38) and Stokes (39) to seal the win in the 15th over and secure maximum points for Basingstoke.

It still was not enough to secure top spot, as leaders Calmore Sports beat Portsmouth.

However, second placed Basingstoke could still go up if it is decided Calmore, as a club do not meet the criteria for the top division.