Plenty Valley was among the big winners in the Victorian Sub-district Cricket Association on a weather-marred day on Saturday.
With wet weather during the week and a storm hitting Melbourne in the late afternoon, only three of the north-west division matches were completed.
After a dominant day one display against Werribee, the Bats had the time to seal their third win for the season on Saturday.
Resuming at 1-44, needing 157 for victory, it was a steady batting performance for the top and middle order.
Simon Bray and Ryan Pearson resumed on day two and picked up where they had left off the week before, putting on 38 to start the day.
Pearson fell for 40 and then Bray 11 runs later for 46 to give the Tigers some hope, but it was short-lived.
Daniel Heatley lost his wicket for 36 with victory in sight, but it didn’t matter with the Bats hitting the winning runs just before tea, finishing 4-156.
The win takes the Bats to third on the ladder.
Kew and Brunswick were the other two teams to get wins before the rain hit.
The Bats face Taylors Lakes over the next two weekends, before playing the undefeated Brunswick team.
Meanwhile, Saturday’s storms also played havoc with the Bats’ Victorian Premier Cricket women’s side.
The Bats’ match against Melbourne was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of the ground condition.