Kiewa’s 142-run win against Barnawartha-Chiltern on Saturday was inspired by the return of Jason Bartel.
The all-rounder compiled a very composed knock to finish with 88 not out in the Hawks’ total of 8-226, before tearing through the opposition batting order with figures of 4-8 from 4.4 overs.
It leaves Kiewa eight points clear on top of the ladder after seven consecutive wins.
“It was pretty handy to have him back, he’s only played three games this year,” Kiewa captain Shane Streeter said.
“He doesn’t bowl very often so it was a bonus for him to get four wickets.”
Streeter admitted it was his side’s “most complete performance” of the season so far.
“We were more at the standard we want to be at,” he said.
“We’re not getting carried away with being undefeated and we know it will get harder and harder.
“We’ve been coming away with wins, but we’ve had a pretty friendly draw.”