Creswick has opened the new year with a shock victory over Monday Pennant premier division pace-setters Ballarat Memorial Sports.
The Wickers were second last on the table heading into the round 12 contest and upstaged their more fancied rivals by 28 shots.
Skippers Beth Huntley and Gerry Flapper both won rink battles for Creswick, while the clash between Bill Hetherington and Cameron Bryce ended in a draw.
The Wickers' success was just their fourth of the campaign.
GOOD WIN: Yvonne Gamble and her Buninyong side proved far too good for Clunes in the clash on Monday. Pictures: Adam Trafford.
Ballarat Memorial Sports remains on top of the ladder despite the defeat, but the gap on second-placed Buninyong has been trimmed to 10 points.
The Bunnies were emphatic winners in Monday's encounter against Clunes, prevailing 90-47. Despite the heavy loss, the visitors did have one rink up.
Elsewhere, Central Wendouree made the trip to Bacchus Marsh and proved too good for Avenue.
The Bears won by 17 shots overall.
TOUGH DAY: Clunes bowler Jodie Lythgo shows her style during the return of Monday Pennant competition. Her side lost to Buninyong by 43 shots overall.
Daylesford tried hard to fend off City Oval, but eventually went down 69-59, while the round's other victors were Midlands Golf, which clinched the result in Sebastopol.
Just six more home and away rounds remain until finals, which get underway on Monday, March 2.
AVENUE 50 lt CENTRAL WENDOUREE 67
C Bowtell, F Pomeroy, J Auty, T Bowtell 14 lt L Maple, T Lee, M Wilkins, L Vincent 25
A Dickson, D Lyons, L Burke, D Hardiment 19 lt C Gunn, M O'Meara, M Blake, T Gutteridge 21
P O'Farrell, G Kay, G Coughlan, M Russell 17 lt M Holloway, I Long, J Adams, C Johnson 21
SOME JOY: Dawn Vorbach was part of the rink that claimed Clunes' only points for the day on Monday. The side lost heavily overall.
B Wilcock 20 lt L Judd, D Vorbach, B Hudson, L Dixon 22
K Chapman 40 d M Harris, T Kinnersly, D Annear, P Brough 14
W Morgan 30 d J Lythgo, R Martin, E Spong, J Dellavedova 11
DAYLESFORD 59 lt CITY OVAL 69
R Poxon, M Coffey, K Gibson, R Marshall 31 d M Brown, S Grano, R Ryan, J Harman 15
A Bremner, G Coffey, D Bull, L Voterakis 13 lt M Tait, K Nunn, J Roberts, W Roberts 31
M Kew, W Goodwin, S Stupavski, M Tate15 lt C Magrath, L McKenzie, E Kierce, I Robinson 23
WINNERS: Terry McDonald helped lead Buninyong to victory on Monday and close the gap on top side Ballarat Memorial Sports.
S Glasspool, L Hocking, R Irwin, B Huntley 25 d J Lindsay, M Hampson, R Hickman, R Bedggood 20
D Roirdon, H Seiler, J Caddy, B Hetherington 23 dr B Ryan, G Allan, J Bedggood, C Bryce 23
D Taylor-Irwin, B O'Malley, L Hetherington, G Flapper 35 d D Hampson, I Annear, L Bryce, J Ryan 12
SEBASTOPOL 67 lt MIDLANDS GOLF 73
A Hovey, W Matthews, S Cassells, S Bottrell 29 d D Speechley 13
J Dunn, G Worsley, T Cole, D Prat 21 lt P Kennedy 33
J Matthews, C Neil, B Flynn, I Hedger 17 lt P Carlyle 27
FOCUS: Buninyong player Patti McGregor is pictured in action during the round 12 clash which saw her side prevail 90-47 at home.