SECOND placed Hook and Newnham Basics seconds kept up the pressure on Hampshire League County One leaders Parley with a six wicket win at St Cross III.

The home side batted first and were bowled out for 125 as Josh Balcombe and Kevin Light both took 3-10.

Light then top scored with 29 not out as the visitors reached 127-4.

Meanwhile at the other end of the table Old Basing are in relegation dogfight after a one wicket loss at Easton and Martyr Worthy.

The visitors scored 128 and Easton just got home scoring 131-9.

In County Two, Odiham and Greywell’s promotion hopes were dented as they lost by 100 runs to South Wilts III.

Becky Hartnett 5-40 ripped out the middle order as the home side were all out for 171, but then Odiham were shot out for 71.

Basingstoke and North Hants thirds (183) went down at home to Bramshaw by five wickets.

Oakley moved up to second in County Division Three North after beating visiting Liphook and Ripsley II by 45 runs.

Elliott Hennessey scored 82 in their winning total of 234-8, while Clive Welsman and Dan Sumner took four wickets each as Liphook were bowled out for 189.

Fourth placed Hook’s thirds are still in the promotion hunt after a 21-run home success over Michelmersh and Timsbury.

Hook scored 199-8 as Elliot Walker (49) and Oliver James (40) did well with the bat.

The visitors reply ended on 178-8 as Oliver James 3-39 led the way supported by Haig Franklin (2-27) and Ben Peart (2-40).

Hartley seconds’ James Beckwith took 3-21, but Hungerford reached 98-5 to overhauls his side’s score of 94.

Ramsdell’s Tom Holbrook helped him to five wickets and Mark Morley four as Amport were shot out for 44.

Earlier, Sam Holbrook 34 top scored in a winning score of 131.

The game between Liss and Overton was abandoned.

In County Division Four North, Old Basing’s Angus Stronach returned 5-18 as Holybourne were bowled out for 89 to set up a four wicket win.

Basingstoke fours enjoyed 103-run victory as Alex Stringer scored 54 in their 195.

Robert Norwell took 3-12 as Ampfield were bowled out for 92.

Hook IV and Ashford Hill had their games abandoned.