Set a target of 139 for victory the Come Alive Crusaders reached the target with four overs to spare in their local derby clash with Central Hotel at Albert Park on Saturday, but not before losing eight wickets in the run chase.
Batting first Central Hotel's innings was anchored by opener Josh Bradford who compiled the highest score for his side with 63 from just 76 balls faced in 98 minutes at the crease.
A good proportion of Bradford's runs came via the boundary with the opener smashing six fours in his stay at the crease.
Max Tiernan was next best with the bat, scoring more than a run a ball in a 23 ball innings that netted the middle order batsman 28 runs.
Aaron Cronin (11) was the only other Central batsman to reach double figures, combining with Bradford for a opening stand of 49.
In reply the Come Alive Crusaders made a steady start with openers Gene Kessell and Luke Izzard putting on 30 before Kessell was dismissed for 13. Matt Berkrey (5) was gone eight runs later and Izzard (20) with the score on 51 and the Crusaders in a spot of bother at 4-51.
Darren Connell proved the saviour for Crusaders steadying the innings and remaining not out 50 with five overs to spare as wickets fell around him.
Best of the bowlers were Luke Webb for Central Hotel who finished the day with 3-27 and Gene Kessell and Josh Purtell for Crusaders who finished with 2-18 and 2-39 respectively.