Wodonga confirmed its standing as premiership favorites after mauling premiers North Albury on Saturday.
The unbeaten Bulldogs skittled the home team for only 112 from 40 overs before cruising to a seven-wicket win.
Consistent paceman Byron Hales destroyed the Hoppers' top and middle order, snaring the key wickets of Ash Borella (11), Brendan Simmons (eight) and Greg Daniel (13) in finishing with 4-30.
"If you had told me at the start of the day we would have rolled them for 112, you would have taken that," Hales said.
Impressive North recruit Jake Burge was the only player to pass 13, posting an unbeaten 30 at number eight.
He also featured in the biggest stand - 18 for the 10th wicket - with Mani Singh.
Hales used the breezy conditions superbly.
"There was a little bit of outswing there early, but most of the time it was just stump-to-stump," he said.
"The pitch was a little bit up and down and you really had to get forward on that wicket, that's what we took away from it."
Co-coaches Jack Craig and Cam Suidgeest chipped in with two wickets apiece, while the latter was involved in a collision with Cameron Smith while fielding.
"Young Cameron Smith cleaned up 'Suidy' and 'Smithy' would be 40 kilos wringing wet," Hales said.
"'Suidy's' been cleaned up a cardboard cutout there, I don't know what's going on.
"'Suidy' took a while to get up and had to go off, he had some ice on him during our batting innings, 'Smithy' got one there on 'Suidy'.
"I reckon he'll (Suidgeest) cop a fine."
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Wodonga opening batsman Tom Johnson struck eight boundaries in his 38, including a cracking straight drive off Burge.
But the speedster had his revenge in the next over, bowling the Riverina captain in his haul of 2-29.
At 3-53, North had some hope, but BJ Garvey's 33 from 55 balls led the team home with a whopping 19 overs to spare.
Wodonga is the only undefeated team over both formats.
Questions will be raised though on North's chances of defending the title as it's suffered three losses.
However, there's still two-thirds of the season left and the current lineup will never be written off as it produced one of the all-time outstanding grand final performances last season to topple the near-unbeatable Lavington.