Tullamarine slipped further down the ladder with a comprehensive loss to Deer Park in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association division 1 west Peter Howarth Shield on Saturday.
After losing their past three games, the Demons were looking to get their season back on track and move back into the top four mix.
Sent in at Leo Dineen Reserve by Deer Park, the Demons were bowled out for a below par score of 123 in just 34 overs.
Opening pair Darvin Muralitharan (36) and Dean Peter-Budge (32) put on 57 for the first partnership, but there was little support after that.
Deer Park had plenty of time and little trouble making the runs, finishing 3-129 in the 32nd over.
Manoj Boteju took all three wickets for the Demons.
The Demons now sit second bottom on the ladder, but are just 12 points off top spot.
A win in the next round, a two-dayer, against Aberfeldie, would put them back in the mix.
Westmeadows’ up and down form continued, as it dominated in its match against Royal Park-Brunswick in division 1 west.
The Warriors made 8-182 from their overs – Chinthaka Jayasinghe top scored with 64, while Danny Law scored 51.
The Warriors then bowled Royal Park-Brunswick out for 64.
Darrel Brown was the star of the show, with 5-6 off 3.2 overs.
The win moves the Warriors up to third. They will be looking for back-to-back wins for the first time this season when they play fellow top four side West Coburg.
Craigieburn slipped outside the top four with a loss to West Coburg.
Craigieburn made 7-151 from its overs, Adam Davies (46) and Josh Eaton (43) were the stars for Craigieburn with an 87-run partnership in the middle order.
West Coburg lost two early wickets before getting its innings back on track.
It found the runs easily, finishing 3-152 Greenvale Kangaroos had a tough day against Glenroy, bowled out for 94. Glenroy made 3-95 in reply.
In division 5, Jacana is still winless after suffering its second loss to Sunbury this season.
Having lost the two-day clash, the Jaguars fell to the Roar on Saturday in their one-day clash.
Sunbury made 9-151, with Anuk Alwis taking 3-25 off seven overs.
The Jaguars found the going tough, managing 6-90, after being 0-47.
Opening bat Thanura Gunasekara top scored with 33.