BENDIGO all-rounder Alex Pearson backed up his day one century with a day two five-wicket haul to lead the Goers to an 86-run BDCA win over Eaglehawk on Saturday.
Pearson set up the Goers' match-winning 260 with a knock of 102 last week - his maiden ton - before bowling Bendigo to victory with a bag of 5-20 overs off 10.3 overs as the Hawks were all out for 174.
Pearson - whose first 25 deliveries were all dots - had 0-8 off 6.4 overs before taking 5-12 off his last 29 balls as the Goers avenged their round one defeat to the Hawks.
All five of Pearson's wickets were unassisted - three bowled, one lbw and one caught and bowled.
Fellow all-rounder Kyle Humphrys carried a heavy workload with the ball, sending down 31 overs of off-spin for a return of 3-64 to continue his solid form with the ball.
The best partnership of the Eaglehawk innings was the 50 opener Ben Williams (19) and top-scorer Anthony West (42) put on for the second wicket.
The Hawks had been a solid 1-70 in the 31st over, but lost 3-12 to fall to 4-82 as the Goers turned the screws.
Eaglehawk had six players reach double figures, but unlike Pearson last week, didn't have anyone cash in on their start.
Strathdale-Maristians is now the only undefeated team after four rounds after Huntly-North Epsom's middle and lower-order folded like a deck of cards at Bell Oval.
Chasing the Suns' imposing 9-308, the Power pair of Sandun Ranathunga and Danushka Wijemanna provided the defending premiers every chance of giving their target a genuine shake.
Having been 2-35 in the 11th over, the Sri Lankan pair batted the Power into a solid position, firstly getting through to tea without the loss of any further wickets with the score 2-144 off 43 overs at the break.
They then added another 40 runs in the first seven overs after the resumption to take the score to 184 before the Suns' Sam Johnston got the crucial breakthrough when he had Ranathunga (79) caught by wicket-keeper Linton Jacobs.
The Ranathunga dismissal would signal the beginning of the end for the Power, who in the space of just 36 minutes lost 8-24 to crash from 2-184 in the 51st over to all out 208 in the 59th.
Johnston proved the chief destroyer for the Suns, taking 5-15 off 4.4 overs during the collapse to finish with 6-42 off 13 against his former side having earlier dismissed Power captain Elliott Massina (0) with his second delivery.
As well as Johnston's six-for backing up his 55 with the bat last week, leg-spinner Cameron Taylor picked up 3-69 for the Suns, who used eight bowlers.
Wijemanna top-scored for the Power with 87 off 132, including 10 fours and three sixes.
Outside of the 166 runs Wijemanna and Ranathunga combined for, the Power's next best score was opener Ryan Grundy's 11.
Six Power batsmen were dismissed for four or less as the dominant Suns further reaffirmed just what a force they are to be reckoned with this season.
Sandhurst openers Ben Leed and Joel Murphy shared in a 174-run partnership, but it was White Hills that emerged victorious from Weeroona Oval with its first win of the season.
Having one stage been 0-174 chasing the Demons' 285, the Dragons lost 10-92 to be bowled out in the final over for 266.
Leed made the most of his elevation to the top of the order, scoring his maiden first XI century for Sandhurst.
Leed compiled 113 off 241 balls with 12 boundaries and two sixes and spent 75 overs at the crease.
It took the Demons until the 63rd over to get their first breakthrough when Murphy (77) hit a full toss off spinner Nicholas Wallace (1-69) to mid-wicket and was caught by Caleb Barras.
Apart from Leed's 113 and Murphy's 77, it was a sorry looking Sandhurst scorecard, with captain Taylor Beard (18) and Shasheen Fernando (12) the only other players to reach double figures.
With captain Mitch Winter-Irving still unable to bowl due to his back complaint, Rhys Irwin (4-66) and spinner Linc Jacobs (4-65) stepped up to take four wickets apiece.
Although he couldn't bowl, Winter-Irving was involved in one of the day's key pieces of play when he combined with Jacobs to run out Beard.
The Dragons are left to rue one that got away given they at one stage had White Hills 8-180 last week.
Strathfieldsaye captain Ben Devanny marked his 200th first XI game for the Jets with a five-wicket haul and a win over Kangaroo Flat at the QEO.
Although Kangaroo Flat's Dylan Klemm generated plenty of attention for his superb bowling feat of 9-34 last week, his efforts were ultimately in vain as the Roos were dismissed for 107 in reply to the Jets' 137.
Kangaroo Flat resumed at 4-74, but the Roos added just 33 more runs before being bowled out in a disappointing showing coming off scores of 260 and 6-386 in their previous two games.
Devanny was brilliant with the ball, stifling the Roos to take 5-15 off 20 tight overs.
Chathura Damith was also instrumental in the Jets' successful defence with 4-37 off 13 overs, while left-arm spinner Savith Priyan (1-5 off 9) made scoring difficult for the Roos.
As well as his five wickets, Devanny, who made 39 last week, was one of only three players - along with team-mate Callum McCarty (40) and the Roos' Ben Birkhead (33) - to score more than 30 in the bowler-dominated game.
Golden Square won its first game of the season at the expense of Bendigo United, but had to settle for first innings points after having a crack at an outright.
In pursuit of Bendigo United's 126 at Harry Trott Oval, Golden Square returned to the crease at 1-49 and had few problems reaching its target.
Square surpassed its target for the loss of four wickets in the 34th over of the day and took its score to 6-153 before declaring.
In his 350th club game, veteran Scott Johnson finished 56 n.o. for Golden Square in what was a 173-minute stay at the crease.
Recruit Tom Batters (2-42) and Jake Klemm (2-27) picked up two wickets apiece for the Redbacks, who were 6-87 in their second innings when stumps were pulled, with Klemm finishing 53 n.o.
Scott Trollope (1-3) conceded just three runs off nine overs for Square.
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