The Young Services Blues have shown they are a definite premiership contender by defeating the Come Alive Fitness Crusaders by 41 runs on Saturday.
The Delta Agribusiness match at Albert Park was played in ordinary conditions, with strong winds and light falling at different times.
Winning the toss and batting, the Blues made a very competitive score of 4/198 from their 40 overs.
The Crusaders fell 41 runs short, scoring 9/157.
The Blues' batting was led by Cooper Powderly with 61 not out, Sam Davis on 58 and Jonte Powderly, 30.
Crusaders quick Dean Bradley was the standout bowler.
In what was a high-scoring first innings Bradley was very economical, capturing 1/26 from 10 overs including four maidens.
The Crusaders were valiant in defeat. Phil Gay logged his best score of the season with 62. James Smith made 22, while Crusaders skipper Mark Elia made 17.
Winning the toss and batting, the Blues made a very competitive score of 4/198 from their 40 overs. The Crusaders fell 41 runs short, scoring 9/157. The Blues' batting was led by Cooper Powderly with 61 not out.
Brendan Crosse, who opened the bowling with his off-spinners, returned his best figures for the Blues with 3/29 from 10 overs.
The Blues' victory may have sealed the minor premiership with two rounds to play, with the Crusaders now looking like locking down second place.
There was no play in the Coyotes/Mimosa match at Young.
The match was set down at Cranfield Oval however the pitch was not covered.
It was match transferred to the hard pitch at Keith Cullen Oval, but more rain led to the match being abandoned.
In the BFB/Blooms Chemist competition, Stockinbingal had an easy win over the S & C Saints at Miller Henry Oval.
The Saints batted first and made just 68. Stockinbingal replied with 3/38.
Stockinbingal's win moved it into second spot.
The Shamrock Hotel Leprechauns proved to be far too strong for the Cootamundra Ex-Services Magpies at Temora.
The visitors could only muster 66, with their captain Luke Ismay playing a lone hand on 26.
The Leprechauns peeled off the runs in the 12th over, finishing with 3/68.