Buninyong produced a huge result on Monday, knocking off the previously-undefeated ladder leader Avenue by two shots.
The closest rink was four shots, with the other two one-sided affairs. But it was Buninyong that took the upper hand, winning 65 shots to 63, to show it is the real deal among the top four of the Ballarat District Bowls Division midweek pennant division one.
City Oval moved to the top of the ladder with a victory over third-placed Central Wendouree.
City Oval's Peter Orr
The top four tightened up after this week’s results, and City Oval’s 23-shot win was certainly more one-sided than anticipated.
Clunes chalked up its second victory of the season, comfortably accounting for bottom side Daylesford.
Both sides entered the clash with just one win to their names, but it was Clunes that enjoyed a 41-shot triumph, 82-41. Fifth and sixth-placed sides Creswick and Midlands Golf stayed in touch with the top four.
The top six has skipped clear following 23 and 22-shot wins over Sebastopol and Smeaton respectively.
AVENUE 63 lt BUNINYONG 65
Gil Tudball, Ian King, Tom Bowtell, Marie Russell 33 d B Bridges, B Voigt, W Morgan, T McDonald 17;
Bev Kamp, Gerard Coughlan, Pat McSherry, Frank Pomeroy 14 lt P McGregor, J Arthurson, I Voigt, K Chapman 28;
Judy Auty, Andrew Dickson, Stephen Sullivan, Phil Dunn 16 lt M Meulan, I McGregor, S Chapman, B Wilcock 20.
DAYLESFORD 41 lt CLUNES 82
T Hearn 14 lt E Shields, D Annear, H Patullo, J Dellavedova 29;
M A Tate 12 lt L Tucker, E Spong, N Vorbach, M Vorbach 28;
D Bull 15 lt D Vorbach, B Laws, L Dixon, A Carnegie 25.
CENT WEND 47 lt CITY OVAL 70
J Meek, J Watson, J Adams, L Vincent 19 lt J Roberts, L McKenzie, E Kierce, J Harman 22;
R Watson, M Holloway, B Adams, J Adams 13 lt K Watts, M Brown, T Gutteridge, I Robinson 35;
E Lee, M Wilkins, N Fell, J Quick 15 P Orr, S Grano, M Tait, W Roberts 22.
P Robinson, D Newey, M Phelan, A Slee 16 lt M Haines, K May, R Armstrong, B Davidson 29;
B Phelan, B Tresize, E Harwood, J Vincent 26 d B Davidson, H Jenkin, J Lafranchi, H Mizzeni 18;
L Denham, J Winnell, P Carlyle, E Kosloff 35 d E Cosgrave, S Lafranchi, M Goldsmith, J Toose 8.
CRESWICK 81 d SEBASTOPOL 58
R Lethlean, B Wade, J Caddy, R Burt 30 d N Walters, S Cassells, D Pratt, S Bottrell 21;
S Glasspool, B O'Malley, R Irwin, B Huntley 27 d J Dunn, G Andrew, G Worsley, R Ryan 16;
R Lloyd, E Hocking, E Bennett, G Flapper 24 d P Birch, J Matthews, J Gordon, R Haddrick 21.