Noradjuha-Toolondo showed no signs of rust despite cricket's COVID-forced hiatus, displaying its status as a premiership contender with a four-wicket win against Homers.
The Bullants had their opponents shell-shocked at 5-10 and didn't take their foot of the throat to extend their lead at the top of the ladder.
Matt Combe (3-15) and Tony Caccaviello (2-14) combined for six maidens in the first ten overs before Jordan McDonald (2-23) continued the assault.
Homers' lower-order was asked to park its natural aggressive game, as Nathan Koenig and Craig Britten battled on with the re-build.
Britten made his way to 20 before he departed with the score 6-53.
Homers again lost wickets in a clump; Koenig (30) one of three batsmen to be dismissed when Homers were reeling on 67.
Brendan Wills (2-4) cleaned up the tail as the Pigeons limped to 71.
Justtin Combe got the Bullants off to a steady start but was left to play witness as Britten (3-27) sent his top-order partners back to the sheds.
Combe (32) would soon join them, but not before steering his side inches from a win, at 4-54.
Simon Hopper (3-13) ensured the Bullants didn't get ahead of themselves but ultimately had too small a target to defend.
Tony Caccaviello (15*) secured the win for the ladder-leaders in the 25th over.
The result extends Noradjuha-Toolondo's gap at the top to six points, with two rounds remaining.
Bullants could still slip from its pedestal, but with games against a winless Horsham Saints and Rup-Minyip on the horizon, the side is unlikely to drop points.
Homers remain in second place but have West Wimmera breathing down their necks after the Warriors moved to within three points with a 120-run rout against Horsham Saints.
Nathan Alexander and Mitch Dahlenburg showed no mercy against an inexperienced Saints group, mixing power-hitting with smart singles.
The pair combined for 139 before the hosts finally snared Alexander (85) in the 28th over.
Dahlenburg (45) would fall in the next over, triggering a fightback from the Saints.
Jono Carroll (2-27) was the best with the ball, but West Wimmera was halfway to a win after posting 7-198.
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Xavier Bone (3-3) and Austin Smith (3-7) tore through the hosts, who could only manage 78 in response.
Elsewhere, Rup-Minyip kicked Jung Tigers out of a finals spot with a crucial eight-wicket win.
The Tigers entered the match needing a win to ensure their finals fate remained in their own hands, and when Brett Jensz (30) and Callum Maybery (50) fired at the top of the order, the side would have entertained positive thoughts.
Angus Adams (28) continued the charge and was helped by bit-part contributions from the middle-order.
Rup-Minyip was able to wrangle in the visitors through Lachie Weidemann (3-22), restricting Jung Tigers to 6-173.
The Blue Panthers barely put a foot wrong in response.
From 1-6, Jamie Byrne (64*) and Bailey Young (59) shared a 114-run stand.
Mark Mbofana (37*) also chipped in to edge his side home with two overs remaining.
Rup-Minyip and Jung Tigers share 39 points, though the Blue Panthers sit ahead by 0.19 per cent.
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