Brayden Stepien and Andrew Chalkeley showed their class by hitting spectacular centuries in Tuesday night's BDCA Twenty20 matches.
Stepien blasted the highest individual score in BDCA T20 history when he made a brilliant 136 off just 59 balls to lead White Hills to victory over Eaglehawk.
Chalkley became the first player in BDCA T20 history to score multiple centuries when he made 130 not out off 67 balls in Strathdale-Maristians' big win against Bendigo United.
Stepien's remarkable score came after a sluggish start.
The Carlton left-hander was four runs off 10 balls and 18 off 20 balls before unleashing a breathtaking attack on the Hawks' bowlers.
He went from 18 to 100 in just 24 balls to reach his century in 44 balls.
When Stepien reached three figures, his opening partner Gavin Bowles was eight not out off 10 balls.
Stepien was dismissed in the 13th over after hitting 13 sixes and 10 fours in his 136 off 59 balls.
Bowles batted through the innings, making 50 not out off 42 balls, as the Demons posted 4-213 - the third highest team total in BDCA T20 history.
Eaglehawk gave the big chase a shake early on, but once Andrew Smith fell for 29 off 20 balls there was only going to be one result.
Cam McGlashan top scored for the Hawks, with 40 off 32 balls in the team total of 8-150.
The victory lifted the Demons to a 3-0 record and their January 9 clash with Kangaroo Flat will decide which team from pool two qualifies for the grand final.
Chalkley's unbeaten knock put Strathdale in the box seat to top pool one.
The Monash Tigers left-hander mixed traditional cricket shots with some dazzling reverse sweeps to pulverise the Redback attack.
Chalkley hit eight sixes and 10 fours in his 130. He added 107 for the third wicket with Daniel Clohesy (27 off 23 balls) as the Suns made 4-180 off 20 overs.
After a steady start, the Redbacks fell away with the bat.
From 0-23 they lost 10-65 to be all out for 88.
Cam Taylor (3-9) and Sam Johnston (3-12) were the chief wicket takers in a solid team bowling performance from the Suns.
Strathdale's superior run rate means a final round win over Bendigo will be enough to secure it a spot in the grand final.
Bendigo ruined its grand final hopes when it lost to Huntly-North Epsom in a low-scoring scrap at North Bendigo.
After winning the toss and batting, the Goers were skittled for 99.
Will Collicoat (33 off 18) and Shane Koop (30 not out off 41 balls) were the only batsmen to reach double figures.
Every Huntly bowler took a wicket, with Peter Moore (3-12) having the best figures.
In reply, the Power were in all sorts of trouble at 6-36 before Sandun Ranathunga produced a match-winning innings.
Ranathunga made 49 not out off 39 balls to guide the Power home with 10 balls to spare.
Craig Pearce took three wickets for Bendigo.
Kangaroo Flat remains on track for a second-straight T20 grand final berth after it scored a hard-fought win over Golden Square.
The Roos struggled to get any momentum with the bat and it took some late hitting from Brent Hamblin (25 off 19) and Chris Barber (26 off 21) to lift the home side to a competitive 5-119.
Square also made a cautious start with the bat.
Zane Keighran (24 off 32) and Scott Woodman (26 off 39) battled to find the boundary and when they fell in quick succession the Dogs were under pressure.
Scott Trollope (20 off 17) tried to lift his side, but the run rate required escalated quickly and the Dogs fell 11 runs short.
Barber completed a great all-round game with 3-20, while English import Jamie Dass bowled tightly to take 2-15 off four overs.
The final round of matches will be played on Tuesday, January 9.
In pool one, Strathdale-Maristians is at home to Bendigo, while Bendigo United hosts Sandhurst and Huntly-North Epsom has the bye.
If Bendigo upsets Strathdale and Sandhurst defeats Bendigo United, all five teams in pool one will finish with a 2-2 record and the place in the grand final will be decided by net run rate.
In pool two, Kangaroo Flat travels to White Hills, while Eaglehawk is at home to Strathfieldsaye.
The winner of the Roos-Demons clash will qualify for the final at the QEO on January 17.