LUBECK-MURTOA has moved to the top of Horsham Cricket Association's B Grade competition ladder after an important win against Rup-Minyip on Saturday.
The Mudlarks won the toss and batted first on their home turf, scoring at more than five an over to post 7-204 from their allotted 40 overs.
The competition's leading run-scorer Graeme Reddie was again the Mudlarks' key, scoring 85 at the top of the order before being dismissed with the score on 137.
Shaun Trotter was removed soon after for 24 runs the wicket sparking a collapse of 4-3, with Vincent White, Corey Morgan and Gavin Young picking up wickets for the Blue Panthers.
Middle-order batsman Hamish Gawith revived Lubeck-Murtoa's innings, scoring 42 of his side's final 52 runs.
In reply, White and Matthew Downer had Rup-Minyip's chase off to a promising start, before the latter was dismissed by Reddie with the score on 40.
Back-to-back wickets fell soon after, before Jason Farlow, 28, and Blake Young, 48, combined for a 47-run partnership.
Morgan joined Young, adding another 32 runs, but both batsmen were dismissed in the space of a run, leaving the Blue Panthers in trouble at 6-144.
The top team's bowling attack led by Craig Wilson, 2-29 got the job done as Rup-Minyip was dismissed for 154.
In the other match, Tyler Neville scored an undefeated century as Jung Tigers beat Horsham Saints at Coughlin Park.
The Tigers made short work of the Saints' top order, with opening bowler Marty Knight claiming 3-12 off eight overs.
Brian Bird scored an undefeated 36 for the Saints, while Aiden Lawson provided some late hitting on his way to 27, as the Saints reached 9-125 off 40 overs.
Neville made short work of the total on his way to 107 not out, clearing the fence on numerous occasions, as the Tigers passed the total two wickets down before batting out the overs and finishing at 4-183.
The win saw Jung Tigers leapfrog the Saints into fourth place on the ladder.