A 62 run haul from Jye Hodgkin helped Eskdale to a win against Howlong on their home turf on Saturday.
It marked the third time Hodgkin has produced a figure above 50 this season, with Eskdale coach Jamie Baude commending his early form.
"He (Hodgkin) is in really good touch at the moment," Baude said.
"If he keeps going the way he's going we'll keep having good starts with the bat and hopefully the guys down the order can finish innings' off."
Eskdale posted 193 runs to Howlong's 148 after opting to bat first.
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Caleb Hobbs was the highest scoring contributor for the Spiders with 60 before he was bowled out by Eskdale's Tom Hodgkin.
"Our captain, John Purtell, won the toss and wanted to get runs on the board, and we did exactly that," Baude said.
"Our running between wickets was good and in our last eight overs we were able to boost the run rate."
The weekend's win signaled Eskdale's third for the season, while the Spiders sit just behind with two so far.
In other games on the weekend, Dederang staged an upset when they delivered Yackandandah their first loss of the season.
Mt Beauty were too strong for Bethanga in Mt Beauty, with Greg McLennan racking up 54 runs for the victors.
Baranduda staged a take down of Kiewa at the Kiewa Cricket Ground finishing with a total of 107 runs.
And in the final game, Corowa made easy work of Barnawartha/Chiltern at Ball Park.