RAND'S premiership defence is in good shape after thrashing fellow contender Walla by 90 runs at Walla on Saturday.
The Pigeons followed up their wins over Osborne and Holbrook by making 6-198 and dismissing their opponents for 108.
Skipper Bryce Swift rated the win as the club's best this season.
"Walla bowled really well at the start and had us in trouble at 4-30 but we got back on top and made 200," Swift said.
"I was really happy with that score.
"Our bowlers did a good job defending it because the outfield was quick."
Swift led the way with 68 not out while Mark Kreutzberger (46 not out), Will Swift (28) and Kyle Porter (21) also made valuable runs in the middle-order.
Joel Merkel continued his good form with the ball, taking 2-22 off eight overs.
Walla made a solid start in the run chase with spindly youngster Nate Kohlhagen contributing 25 but the support cast was limited.
When reigning Cricketer of the Year Tom Simmons was caught at cover for three off Mark Kreutzberger's bowling the Hoppers slumped to 3-53 and never recovered.
"It would be our best win this year," Swift said.
"We lost to TRYC but have beaten three good sides since then."
Holbrook cruised to an eight-wicket win over Culcairn at Holbrook.
The Brookers restricted their opponents to 137 and made light work of the chase with Dan McCarthy (61) and Charlie Harbison (49) putting on a match-winning partnership.
The home team made the runs in just 22 overs.
A new-look Walbundrie had the answers against TRYC, with skipper Alex McMaster turning in another matchwinning performance.
McMaster topscored with 36 while Jack Kotzur made 32 and Michael Oates 23 in a score of 162.
TRYC made a bright start in the chase through Jack Driscoll and Ben Willis but fell away badly to be dismissed for just 80 in the absence of skipper Todd Hannam.
Osborne proved too strong for Henty with Joe Perryman and Chad Fuller scoring half-centuries.
Earlier, Mark White (58) and Grant Gardiner (46) posted good scores.
Brock-Burrum and Lockhart's clash was abandoned due to the weather.
The Saints put themselves in a good position by making 7-215 but Lockhart had fought back to be 1-92.