HOOK and Newnham continue to reign supreme in the Southern League Division One, as they won at New Milton by 67 runs.

The visitors were put into bat and the home side struck early to remove Harry Robson for six.

However, fellow opener Daniel Moore continued his fine form and along with Richard Willcock they put on 103 for the second wicket.

Moore was the second man out for 50 and was shortly followed by Matt Buckingham (4).

Then when Oliver Wilmore snapped up his third wicket on his way to 5-52, removing Willock for 51, Hook looked in trouble at 130-4.

At this point captain Josh Buckingham joined Kieran Thomson and the pair moved the score to just shy of 200, before the skipper became Wilmore’s fourth victim.

Thomson followed a run later, as Toby Edwards (3-37) picked up some late wickets as Hook were all out for 229.

Martyn James being the last man out and his 16 included the only six of the innings.

New Milton’s reply suffered the early set back of dismissals of both Steve Watts and Campbell Golding, as Jack Murrell took two of his three wickets in the game.

Opener Edwards (64) and Matthew Freeman (21) restored some of the early damage, but Edwards was the first of four wickets for Anik Divecha.

The spinner along with a run out and a Moore wicket, reduced the home side to 148-8.

It was then left to Murrell and Rhodes Franklin to complete the job as New Milton were bowled out for 162.

Today, Hook turn their attention to T20 National competition with a trip to Cranleigh and next weekend they continue their Division One title quest with a tricky away trip to Sparsholt.