Corowa’s A Grade had a solid 92 run victory over the previous second placed Lavington in hot conditions at Ball Park on Saturday.
After amassing 8 for 207 last week, the Roos hit the field, with the temperature nudging 43 degrees, looking for early wickets.
Opening bowlers Brady Bartlett and Mark Athanitis started well keeping the scoring to a minimum and Athanitis was rewarded in the 8th over with the first wicket.
Athanitis then backed up again in his next over as Lavington fell to 2 for 12.
It got even better for Corowa with Nathan Rhodes then collecting two wickets in two overs to have Lavington really struggling at 4 for 15 after 13 overs.
Bartlett returned to collect a wicket and when Kaelan Bradtke collected a wicket in his first over, Corowa was well on top with Lavington 6 for 21 after 20 overs.
When Bradtke collected his second, Corowa was in total control with Lavington 7 for 42 after 28 overs.
Jacob Bartlett joined in as he collected a wicket as Lavington fell to 8 for 67 just before tea.
After the tea break the hot weather took its toll on the bowlers with Captain Jarred Lane moving the bowlers around looking for the breakthroughs.
Matt Grantham got his first wicket of the season as Tyler Easton took his fifth catch for the day with Lavington 9 for 83.
The largest partnership of the day happened for the last wicket as Lavington added 32 runs in 12 overs before Rhodes finished the game off as Corowa dismissed Lavington for 115.
Rhodes was the pick on the bowlers with 3 for 16 off 11.2 overs, he was well supported by Bradtke with 2 for 11 off 6 overs and Athanitis with 2 for 15 off 9 overs.
A Grade now has a two-week bye before taking on ladder leaders Wodonga at Ball Park.
B Grade had the bye and has it again this week, while C Grade was called off due to the heat.
In the Under 16s White had its first victory of the season with a good win over Albury in a 20/20 game.
Winning the toss the Roos sent Albury in at Ball Park, but it looked like it back fired as Albury amassed 2 for 124 off its 20 overs with only Jacob Read with 2 for 2 off his 1 over taking wickets.
In reply Tom Weaver (17) got the side off to a flyer and when Jacob Read (11) went the side were 2 for 42.
Ryan Eyers (19) was steady at his end and with Luke Heagney in great form the pair added 53 before Eyers went.
Heagney proved to be the match winner as made 51 before he had to retire.
Will Seymour (12*) and Blayre Smith (8*) saw White finish at 3 for 133 after 19 overs and a great victory.
In the other Under 16s game Blue had a 37 run victory over St Patricks in Albury.
Losing the toss Blue were set in and were struggling as they lost four early wickets to be 4 for 21. But Lochie Conboy (49*) and Jacob Beveridge (30) had other ideas as they pushed Blue to 7 for 115 off their 20 overs.
In reply St Patricks never really threatened the total as they finished their 20 overs at 8 for 78.
Luke Backhouse bowled really well taking 3 for 5 off 3 overs, while Will Chandler bowled well taking 1 for 5 off his 4 overs.
Jacob Beveridge’s good game continued taking 1 for 2 off 2 overs, while Mitchel Parker stepped up from Under 14s to help out to take 1 for 10 off his 2 overs.
The club would like to acknowledge its sponsors for this season that are helping with the move to the new competition, Corowa RSL Club, Hotel Australia, David Lane Builder, Corowa Home Improvements, John Rhodes Bricklaying, Sportspower Corowa, Davidson White, Potts & Schnelle, Meat on the Murray, Stockdale & Logo Corowa, Corowa Bakery, Pharmasave, Lawson Grains, BWS, Corowa Tree Care, GenTech Seeds, Bartletts Corowa Gas, Kilara Group Corowa and Woolworths Corowa as well as the support of the Federation Council.