EAST Albury caused the upset of the round by toppling Tallangatta in a thriller at Tallangatta.
After bundling the Bushies out for 78, the Crows faced similar problems with the bat and scored the winning runs with one wicket in hand.
Skipper Dylan Weeding was at a loss to explain the low-scoring.
“It was just one of those days, the wicket was fine,” Weeding said.
“We really needed the win so it was good to get over the line.”
Jonty Thomas batted well down the order to topscore with 25 for Tallangatta while Blair Phillips led the way for the Crows with 15 after being promoted.
North Albury knocked over New City with a minimum of fuss at Bunton Park.
While Phoenix star Saurabh Bandekar impressed in making 64 out of 120, the Hoppers responded in style through Brendan Simmons (50) and Callum Langlands (41).
It was Simmons’ sixth half-century of the season.