Howlong notched up their second win of the season when they defeated Barnawartha/Chiltern on Saturday reaching a total of 194.
Rain caused delays during the clash at Barnawartha, with the home side out for 101.
Caleb Hobbs finished the day on 59 not out, while youngster Darren Keenes racked up 50 and took two wickets.
Howlong coach Tim Seymour said it was a good day out for both Hobbs and Keenes, as well as Dale Mount, who finished with 27 runs.
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"Caleb batted really well yesterday and got a chance to bowl as well," Seymour said.
"Last year he was really good, and this year I'm hoping for bigger and brighter things from him."
Howlong have split the four rounds so far with an early win against Kiewa followed by two losses to Bethanga and Yackandandah.
Seymour said his side showed signs they were heading in the right direction after the win.
"A couple of lapses with our batting performance wasn't ideal in the two middle games," Seymour said.
"That's just something that we need to work on and get better at, which is what we did on Saturday."
Mt Beauty were too good for Kiewa with Daniel Saville posting 104 not out for the victors.
109 runs from Kiewa's Ben Curphey wasn't enough to see his side over the line.
Yackandandah rolled Eskdale, while rain interrupted the other two games.