RISING East Albury star Will McIntosh notched up his maiden first grade century to put the Crows in command against Lavington at Alexandra Park on Saturday.
The opener remained unconquered on 129 not out as the home team clinically took apart its opponents in making 5-338 in the searing hot conditions.
Some late hitting from Chris Bridle (75 not out) and disciplined batting from Andrew Wilkes (52) capped off a stellar 80 overs for the home team.
“It was a good day for us,” Shepherd said.
“Will batted really well and deserved his century. He works hard and got the reward.
“Chris was really good late as well.”
The Lavington side found the going tough in the dying overs and opted to use eight bowlers in a bid to stem the run flow.
Bridle hit nine boundaries and three sixes to cap off the good work done by McIntosh, Shepherd (41) and returning Englishman Tom Wells (18).
Wodonga Raiders hit back late to split the honours against Albury at Billson Park.
After being rolled for a disappointing 164, the Raiders had the home team in trouble at stumps at 3-26 thanks to some good bowling from Steve Jennings and Jesse Griffiths.
The Raiders struggled with the bat with only Carl McGregor occupying the crease for any length of time with 57.