Deer Park is knocking on the door of the Victorian Turf Cricket Association division 1 west top four.
The Lions have moved level on points with fourth-placed Seddon after a seven-wicket thrashing of Tullamarine in a one-day game away at Leo Dineen Reserve on Saturday.
It was a complete performance by Deer Park from the first ball to stumps.
The Lions rolled Tulla for just 123 in an impressive bowling performance.
Third change Shiran Rajakaruna produced his best display of the season with the ball for the Lions, taking 4-24 off eight overs.
Opening bowlers Gayan de Silva and Ricky Suvada captured three wickets apiece.
Deer Park cruised to the target three down in the 33rd over.
Wicketkeeper Mohammed Alfar, who took four catches behind the stumps earlier in the day, led the charge for the Lions with 42 not out.
Rajakaruna also impressed at the crease with 35, while Angelo Emmanuel made 25 not out.
Deer Park will host Spotswood at John McLeod Oval in the final two-day game before the Christmas break.
In senior division, St Albans played out a dramatic tie with Doutta Stars. Set 199 for victory, the Saints could only muster 9-198 off their 40 overs.
Thilina Masmulla (52) and Shanaka Silva (50 and 3-41) were the standouts for the Saints.
Sunshine United moved to within three points of the top four with a 48-run victory over Druids.
The Tigers posted 149, thanks largely to 74 from opener Thomas Duxson.
The Druids were bowled out for just 101.
In division 2, Keilor Park fell short by eight runs in its chase for Newport-Digman’s 5-168.
Dean Gila top-scored for the Parkers with 50 in their score of 8-160.
Sunshine suffered its first loss of the season, going down to St Andrews Pascoe Vale by 85 runs.
In division 3, Saman Gonawala made 47 in Sunshine Heights’ three-wicket win over East Keilor.