Rochester United had to dig deep in round one of Goulburn Murray Cricket A-grade action.
After posting just 9-139 from its 45 overs, United would have felt it had left plenty of runs out on the pitch.
But a dominant team bowling performance, with four bowlers taking multiple wickets, helped United rout Bamawm-Lockington United for 95.
Myles Wade (3-29) proved most damaging with the ball in defending the small total, while teammates Brodan Evans (2-11), Mark McFarlane (2-13) and Liam Ringin (2-27) also held up their end of the bargain.
Jordan Garrett (53) and Tim Bubb (26) got Rochester off to a great start, but the side then went on to lose 8-55 before eventually reaching what proved to be a winning total.
Jason Turner (4-28) was Bamawm-Lockington’s chief destroyer with the ball, while opener Josh Cairns (26) was its only player to make more than 17 runs with the bat.
●Kyabram Fire Brigade was in complete control of its clash with Echuca South from start to finish, posting a total of 4-216 before bowling the latter out for just 132.
Brett Andison hit 80 runs for the victors, with former Shepparton United batter Anthony Andronaco chiming in well with 47.
Shaun Haffenden took 2-9 from just five overs for South, but it could not get going at all in its batting innings.
Apart from captain Brad Jones (67) and Luke Thompson (29), who put together a stand of 92, no other South player could manage more than seven runs.
Shannon O’Brien’s 5-14 made sure Fire Brigade began the season in exceptional fashion.
●In other results, Echuca defeated Stanhope by seven wickets, Moama posted 4-249, with former Central Park-St Brendan’s batter Layton McCann smashing 132 not out, before bundling Tongala out for just 39 (with Anthony McMahon taking 6-10) and Rochester Tigers easily accounted for Cooma.