New Balgownie skipper Adam Berwick led from the front at Reed Park on Saturday with his 106 not out propelling his side to an opening round win against Dapto.
Balgownie's total of 293 came for the loss of just four wickets.
"It was an excellent win to start the season," Berwick said.
"You don't get many better batting tracks than Reed Park on a nice warm afternoon. I said to the boys before the game, once you get in here you've got to take full advantage of it because these opportunities only come around once a season."
Berwick was determined to take the lead on the flat track and was well supported by recruit Josh Hill, who posted 69 on debut.
"Taking on the captaincy this year it's always good to go out there and lead from the front which was the idea yesterday [Saturday]," Berwick said of his innings.
"A couple of other guys at the top of the order put some good scores together so that was very good.
"Josh is a new acquisition to club from the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. He's also a very good keeper as well so we got pretty lucky there."
With a good total to bowl at Balgownie's bowlers more than did the job with Richard Marsh (13) and Adrian O'Donnell (22) the only two Dapto batsmen to reach double figures.
"It was very pleasing in terms of bowling as well," Berwick said.
"Our main focus for this season has been consistency with bowling.
"The last couple of years, particularly our seamers, have been quite inconsistent in terms of line and length so yesterday everything just came together.
"That's the product of getting everyone to training and having competition for spots.
"Chris Lawry (4-28) bowled particularly well which was good to see."
Elsewhere in round one, Northern Districts captain Mark Johnson blasted 129 not out off just 139 balls to lead his side to a 73-run win over Wollongong at North Dalton Park.
Johnson hit 16 fours and two sixes in his blistering innings after being sent in by Wollongong skipper David Studholme.
Port Kembla battled their way to 145 after being sent in at Ziems Park. Xavier McDevitt did the damage with the ball, taking an impressive 6-40. It nearly proved enough with Corrimal dropping nine wickets before scraping home.
Keira did not lose a wicket while chasing down West Illawarra's 128 with skipper Graeme Batty (93) and Mark Johnston (31) getting the job done at Keira Oval.
Defending premiers Helensburgh suffered no hiccups against University, posting 220 runs on their home track after being sent in to bat.
Matthew Ward top-scored with 87 and Ryan Morris contributed 67. University managed 157 in reply, batting out their 50 overs.