WALLA turned in one of its best batting performances of the season to defeat The Rock-Yerong Creek by three wickets at Walla on Saturday.
Set a testing 4-167 for victory, unheralded Hopper opener Jaxon Lezius proved the surprise packet of the game with a matchwinning 63.
Chris Hutchinson (30) and Walter Paech (26) also played telling knocks.
“I’m pretty stoked,” skipper Tom Simmons said.
“We were chasing a pretty good score and Jaxon grabbed his chance to open really well.
“Walter Paech and Josh Lieschke did a great job down the order too.”
TRYC run machine Todd Hannam took advantage of being dropped in successive overs to make 57 while Jack Driscoll contributed 37.
Osborne has emerged as Holbrook’s biggest threat after defeating Walbundrie by six wickets.
Only a week after toppling Rand, Nick Perryman’s side again had the answers as they chased down 8-186 with three overs to spare.
Scott Montgomery topscored for Walbundrie with 67.
Holbrook’s wealth of batting talent came to the fore in its five-wicket win over Henty.
After being 4-52 chasing 7-146, Brooker pair Hayden Wishart (52 not out) and Randall Taylor (35) went on the rampage with a 77-run stand.
Mark White (58) topscored for the Swampies.
Rand proved too strong for Lockhart and Culcairn defeated Burrumbuttock.