A 'BAYSIE Day' doesn't come around too often but when it does you can be sure of finding plenty of smiling faces at Bayswater Cricket Club.
All four Waters senior sides won their matches on Saturday, a rare occurrence which the players call a 'Baysie Day'.
Captain-coach Sean Flynn said it was a special achievement at the club and one which hadn't happened for more than a decade.
"It was the first time in 11 years that all four teams had won, " he said. "It was a great achievement for all 46 players across all four teams."
The Waters first XI topped off the positive results with an outright win over Balwyn at Balwyn Park, with both sides creating an exciting ending as they each needed full points to have a hope of making finals.
After the Tigers were bowled out for 176 on the first day, Waters veteran Mark Collins (70 not out) and Adam Watt (43) took their side to 6-181 before the Waters declared.
The Tigers pushed hard with the bat making 7-148 from 30 overs, which meant the Waters needed to make 144 from 22 overs to claim full points and keep their season alive.
Dean Connell and Flynn opened the innings, putting on 48 which was followed by a towering performance from all-rounder Bryce Galvin who made 55 not out including seven sixes to take his side to victory on 2-145 with just two overs left.
Flynn said his batsmen had stepped up when called upon. "Collins put in a beautiful performance in the first innings, when when Balwyn set an aggressive total Galvin hit the ball really well and Connell made 48 from 48 balls. We were always going to be chasing a target at the end, we had to play positively and aggressively and back our ability."
The Waters win means they moved into fifth place, a point ahead of sixth-placed Coburg.
They now play minor premiers Oakleigh at Bayswater Oval for a one-day game this Saturday in the final round.
"We play Oakleigh and we need to win game to play in finals," Flynn said.
"They are the benchmark for the league so its the perfect preparation for us if we want to play in the finals."
VSDCA ladder: Oakleigh 63 points,1.62 per cent; Plenty Valley 57, 1.30; Brunswick 45, 1.07; Endeavour Hills 42, 0.92; Bayswater 41, 1.14; Coburg 40, 0.89; Preston 36, 0.96; Kew 33, 1.09; Box Hill 33, 1.02; Noble Park 33, 0.96; Balwyn 27, 0.92; Ivanhoe 24, 0.87; Mt Waverley 21, 0.77; Croydon 21, 0.75.