GCA - Grampians Cricket Association were simply outclassed by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) Masters in their much-anticipated Twenty/20 clash at Central Park on Friday night.
A century from South Australian Ben Johnson set up the 51-run win for the tourists, the former Redback posting the third ton in Masters competition history as his side reached a first innings total of 3/169.
Former Australian test batsman, Matthew Elliott chipped in with a handy 56 runs.
Aradale spearhead John Butler was a stand out for the Grampians bowlers, removing former Canadian World Cup player John Davison for a golden duck and later broke through to dismiss Elliott.
Butler finished with 2/35 and he was assisted by leading Swifts/Great Western bowler Marc Brilliant, who returned 1/30.
Although she didn't claim a scalp, former Chalambar (now Melbourne Cricket Club) bowler Sarah Cunningham was also impressive, posting 0/14 off her three overs.
Masters looked on track to post a decent score, with Johnson smashing three consecutive fours to guide his side to 1/115 off 15 overs.
It was a tough night for Grampians bowlers, with Tim McDougall being hit around the park in his first over (0/20) before bouncing back to finish with 0/35.
Murray Goodwin finished the Masters innings with a six before being caught out with the score at 3/169 off their 20 overs.
Swifts/Great Western opening batsman Sam Cocks got Grampians off to a fast start, smacking two boundaries before being removed by former Australian Test bowler Craig McDermott.
His Swifts teammate, Travis Nicholson didn't have much luck against spinner John Davison and wicket keeper Jimmy Maher.
Nicholson was nearly stumped in the sixth over, but was given not out. However two overs later, the GCA captain was clearly caught out of his ground by Maher to be dismissed for just two runs.
Grampians vice captain Jarred Blandford was next in and he smashed three fours, getting Grampians past 50 before being caught out on 16.
Rising stars Harry Ganley (2) and Jackson Dark (6) were also victims of some superb spin bowling combined with Jimmy Maher's wicket keeping, while Tom Hannett (5) was run out.
Tail end batsmen Tim McDougall and Ethan Marrow put up some resistance in the finals overs, making 24 and 15 runs respectively in the final overs, but the match was well and truly over with Grampians ending their innings on 7/118.
Spinner Peter Sleep was Masters leading wicket-taker, returning 3/8 while Craig McDermott, John Davison and Matthew Mott picked up one each.
Sarah Cunningham received the Australian Cricket Masters scholarship for her efforts on the night.