A stunning 211-run stand for the fifth wicket between Dooley Niemann and Patrick Hartney lifted United to a brilliant win over Mandurang in the EVCA on Saturday.
Hartney and Niemann came together with the Tigers in all sorts of trouble at 4-21 chasing Mandurang's total of 241.
Little more than three hours later, the Tigers were celebrating victory.
Niemann decided the best form of defence was attack and he proceeded to pound the Mandurang attack to all parts of Epsom-Huntly Recreation Reserve.
Niemann hit five sixes and 12 fours in his unbeaten 125, while Hartney fell 13 runs short of what would have been a well-deserved century.
Hartney's 87 included 13 boundaries as the Tigers finished the day 5-256.
Sedgwick remains on top of the ladder after it scored an 82-run win over West Bendigo.
Defending 269, the Rams bowled the gallant Redbacks out for 187.
Zac Makeham held the West Bendigo inning together and made a fine 97 - three runs short of what would have been his maiden division one century.
Ben Derrick chipped in with a patient 38 as the duo combined to add 88 runs for the fifth wicket.
Sedgwick opening bowler Lucas Baldwin took 3-12 in his first spell of the day and didn't return to the bowling crease.
Andrew Sheehan (3-46) took care of the tail, while Greg Thomas (3-40) bowled well in the middle overs.
Emu Creek stayed in touch with the top four by defeating California Gully.
Chasing Cal Gull's total of 145, Emu Creek compiled 5-203 before stumps were drawn early. The top five for Emu Creek all made starts, with Torin Petrie (47 not out), skipper Todd Brown (44), Simon Marwood (33) and Luke Bennett (32) making key contributions.
Brad Webster bowled tirelessly for the Cobras and finished with figures of 4-55 off 20 overs.
Spring Gully's batsmen weren't at their best, but they did enough to get the points against Marong.
Needing just 129 to win the game, the Crows were bowled out for 185, with just four players reaching double figures.
Lachlan Brook led the way with 77, while Byron Perrin was nest best with 30.
Tom Wilson (5-42) and Ryan Murphy (3-31) did a great job with the ball for the Panthers.
Maiden Gully Marist had a day out with the bat against Axe Creek. Nine of the 11 batsmen used reached double figures as MGM made 382 in reply to Axe Creek's 169.
Brett Haw (62 off 41 balls) and opener Matt Felini (53 off 53 balls) hit 18 fours and two sixes between them, while Leigh Draper hit 11 fours in his knock of 50. Jesse Trenfield (4-76) was Axe Creek's most successful bowler.
Meanwhile, Newbridge and Kingower continues to set the pace in the Upper Loddon Cricket Association.
Newbridge were made to work hard for the points against Boort-Yando.
A fine unbeaten 71 from Tas Fitzallen and 45 from opener Luke Cassells lifted Newbridge to an imposing 4-201 off its 35 overs.
Boort-Yando gave the big run chase a good shake. Ian McLean top-scored with 64 as Boort-Yando finished just 14 runs short at 8-187.
Kingower had a much easier time of it against Bridgewater. After winning the toss and batting, Bridgewater lasted just 26.1 overs and was bowled out for 67.
Jake Thrum (5-12) and Jayden Leach (3-12) were the destroyers for Kingower.
In reply, Kingower cruised to 2-152 off 30 overs, with Matthew Rowe (52 not out) and Braydon Welsh (50 retired) in form.
Arnold's Matt Giri made 112 retired in his side's win over Serpentine. Giri's big score ensured Arnold (6-199) made light work of Serpentine's tally of 7-166. Justin Laird (40) and Harry Gadsden (38 not out) batted well for Serpentine.
In the final game of the round, Inglewood (8-163) proved too good for Wedderburn Band (4-138).
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