Bundoora’s Talwinder Prince was the star of the show in the opening round of the Northern Region T20 competition on Tuesday night.
The Bulls opening batsmen smashed 100 against Bundoora Park to help guide his side 5-222 of its 20 overs.
The Thunderbolts pushed the Bulls total but ultimately fell short, finishing 8-191. Bronson Hill top scored with an unbeaten 83.
Shupinder Taggar took three wickets for the Bulls.
Mernda recovered from a poor start with the bat to beat Laurimar in its match.
The Demons were in trouble at 5-18 before scrambling to make 6-106 from their overs. Michael Edwards top scored with 35.
Travis Baker took 3-17 for the Power.
The Power were in trouble early in its run chase and never recovered, finishing 8-101. James Baker took 4-7 off his four overs.
Epping had a big win to open its account against the Lalor Stars.
Most of the Pingers batsmen got a start, with the Pingers making 6-242 with skipper Josh Henkel top scoring with 81.
The Stars never looked likely in the run chase, finishing 8-125.
Bundoora United made light work of its run chase against Keon Park in the opening round.
Keon Park started well and were 1-52 before being bowled out for 107 in the last over.
Thilina Herath took 3-10 off his three overs.
The Bulldogs were never in trouble in the run chase, finishing 2-108 from just 5.4 overs. Joel Thompson made 76 off just 23 balls, which included eight sixes.
Lower Plenty, Old Ivanhoe Grammarians, Holy Trinity, Eltham, Greensborough, Plenty, North and Eltham Wanderers.
Rivergum was among the teams with a bye in the opening round.
Round two of the pool matches is scheduled for November 28 and round three is on December 12.