Corowa has continued its impressive transition into the Cricket Albury-Wodonga district competition with a 10-run win at home against Yackandandah on Saturday.
The hosts batted first and posted a competitive total of 5-170 from their 40 overs.
English import Tyler Easton made 68 at the top of the order and received good support from captain-coach Daniel Athanitis with 33 not out.
Cooper Garoni slowed the Corowa momentum with three wickets for the Roos.
However, Yackandandah was on the back foot for the majority of its innings before a late partnership between Mick Walker and Aaryn Daniels provided a glimmer of hope, but it wasn’t quite enough.
Roos’ captain Andrew Lockett admitted his side was outplayed.
“We never looked like getting it until late really,” Lockett said.
“Mick Walker and Aaryn Daniels had a 70-80 partnership at the end that made the scoreline look better than it was.
“Easton batted really well and he also looks like a pretty good keeper.
“They’re a pretty good side and they look like they’ll be tough to beat come the back end of the season.
“They’re the best we’ve played so far.”
Lockett said his side has been below its best so far, but knows they have plenty of room for improvement.
“I would have liked two more wins, but we can’t do much about it now,” he said.
A century from Tom Johnson allowed Wodonga to remain in top spot heading into Christmas.
Johnson’s knock of 114 included 15 fours and a six as Wodonga notched up 7-207 to defeat Eskdale (8-138) by 69 runs.
Lavington got over the line in the dying stages against Kiewa, finishing at 7-196 in reply to Kiewa’s 7-193.
Dederang captain Andrew Creamer top scored with 51 in his side’s 35-run win against rivals Mount Beauty.
The Demons reached an impressive total of 5-197, before restricting the Power to 9-162.
Howlong cruised to nine-wicket win after bowling out Bethanga for 87.