WALLA look set to be the competition’s big improver after scoring a 95-run victory over Brocklesby at Brocklesby on Saturday.
After several years near the bottom of the table, the Hoppers made an early statement by scoring 8-181.
Chris Hutchinson led the way 60 while coach Tom Simmons made 55 on debut.
Cricket Albury-Wodonga players David Tassell and Brayden Mulvey made one-off appearances for Walla to assist the club’s youngsters and help cover the absence of five players due to a wedding.
Brocklesby could only manage 9-86 in reply with fiery paceman Joel Merkel proving the destroyer with 5-16.
Matt Gadd topscored with 16.
Burrumbuttock scored a 64-run win over Rand with Trent I'Anson (44), Zac Barrenechea (26) and Darcy I'Anson (24) the mainstays.
Darcy I'Anson took 5-13 as the Pigeons crashed to be all out for 80 chasing 9-144.
Walbundrie had the bye.