FELIX Organ took five wickets and Gareth Schreuder scored an unbeaten half-century as St Cross Symondians beat lowly Alton by three wickets at the Jubilee Ground to end a barren six match run.

They were dubbed title favourites after emphatic early season wins over Alton and Basingstoke & North Hants, but since May 11 they have lost on three separate occasions and drawn three times.

That sequence has left them in mid-table a sizeable 55 points behind Bashley (Rydal), who have established a healthy lead at the top.

Meanwhile, at the bottom Alton are now only three points clear of Havant, who pulled off a surprise victory over Burridge, the defending champions.

The Brewers lost two early wickets but Ben Rolfs (77), continuing fine recent form, shared two key stands with Scott Myers (20) and later Jude Wright (50) before spin duo Organ (5-59) and Charlie Gwynn (3-39) took advantage of Alton's late quest for runs and bowled the side out for 194 in the 50th and final over.

St Cross, given 45 overs to chase down the target in improving conditions, made a positive response with Organ (43) and Wilf La Fontaine Jackson (26) sharing a 65-run start. 

Zac Gadsby (3-23) and Rolfs (2-45) made inroads as five wickets fell for 23 runs and St Cross drop to 88-5. But Schreuder remained resolute and, after support from Jake Nicholls (24), went on to make a match winning 58 not out, completed with seven balls to spare.