ANIK Divecha took a hat-trick with the final three balls of the Ventnor innings and four wickets in five balls, to help Hook and Newnham Basics maintain their perfect start to the season.

Spinner Divecha finished with impressive figures of 5-3-4-5 which were all bowled, as the island side were shot out for 61 chasing 247 for victory.

Earlier in the game, Matt Buckingham led the way again with bat with 75 from 64 balls hitting 12 fours.

He shared a sixth wicket partnership worth 88 with Martyn James (30).

Then Jack Murrell hit a run-a-ball 45 not out helping the Southern League Division One leaders to a total of 246.

Ventnor, bottom of the table were soon in trouble as James (2-18) and Murrell (2-28) got to work and then Liam Shore struck to leave Ventnor on 51-5.

Divecha then had the island batsman in a real spin, as he removed the tail in double quick time.

Next for Hook is a trip to Andover for a north Hampshire derby clash.