St Cross Symondians' lead at the top of the ECB Southern Premier League is down to a mere four points after bottom-of-the-table Alton produced the shock of the season by beating the defending champions by nine wickets at the Green Jackets Ground.
They were skittled for 88, Alton pair Tom Varney (5-20) and Bash Walters  (3-12) exploiting the bowler-friendly conditions by cutting and nipping the new ball off the surface.
After a rain-delayed start, which reduced the match to 42 overs per side, Walters removed Symondians' top three - Hampshire's Felix Organ went for eight - before Varney began his maiden five-wicket spell.
Simon Woodruff (24) and Charlie Gwynn (21) doubled the total to 69, but the tall, Aldershot- raised seamer ripped through the tail, taking four wickets in ten deliveries.  The last five St Cross wickets fell for eight runs, the innings closing in 29.3 overs.
With the threat of rain never far away, Alton wasted no time in knocking off the runs - 80 balls, to be precise!
Freddie Egleston fell leg before to Harry Foyle but Dan Harris punished anything loose, striking six fours in his 30 not out, while Scott Myers dumped Organ for a big six over mid-wicket alongside hitting eight boundaries, the last of which brought up his unbeaten 52.
The result has dramatically changed the landscape at both ends of the Premier Division table, with Burridge now a close second to St Cross Symondians - the pair meeting on September 2 for what could be a 'winner take all' affair for the championship.
Alton, meanwhile, has jumped two places above Lymington - whom they visit on August 26 - and Totton & Eling, who host the New Forest club in their last game. Ten points separate the bottom three.