Defending champions Hadspen delivered a reality check to Beaconsfield on Saturday, inflicting a shock 176-run thrashing onto this season's top Twenty20 performers.
Beaconsfield has taken the competition by storm early, peeling off three comprehensive wins in five days to head the TCL T20.
But the Chieftains wasted no time to dispel who were still the kings of the 40-over game.
In a battle that featured seven Sri Lankan imports, it was Hadspen opener Thanuka Dabare that picked up where the grand final centurion left off seven months earlier.
Dabare creamed the Swans bowlers to all parts of Beaconsfield Showgrounds, posting five fours and six sixes for 87 from 48 balls.
Dilan Jayalath added 31 off 40 balls batting next at No.3, but captain Liam Reynolds was the one that kept the scoreboard ticking over above six an over with 51 off 48 balls.
Beaconsfield struck back to its credit with 4-3 in the final eight deliveries of the innings to contain the visitors to a challenging 8-243.
But the Swans never stood a chance when ex-Trevallyn spearhead Kyle Strochnetter removed Tharushan Iddamalgoda and Ramesh Nimantha for second and fifth-ball ducks.
Strochnetter next had Drew Clark gone for four to reduce Beaconsfield to just 3-6 on the new recruit's way to 3-3 off three overs.
The home side struggled to put up much resistance to be bundled out for a paltry 67.
Longford also moved on from its first grand final defeat in four years, clinically running through the hapless top-order of ACL.
The Tigers launched their Premier League campaign posting a solid 4-176. Jackson and Dion Blair both went cheaply, but the side turned to coach Josh Adams (40) and Yeshan Wickramarachchi (76) to help resurrect the innings with 101 for the third wicket.
ACL could hardly have got off to a far worse start, crumbling to 3-1 after 20 balls.
Reliable John Kedey provided a short-lived revival with 22 off 34 balls until the skipper's dismissal sparked a second collapse of epic proportions, as 5-7 turned ACL to 8-37.
The 16 wides aided ACL to reach 100 in its 76-run defeat at Longford Sportsground.
Trevallyn and Perth walked away feeling frustrated from their washed out encounter.
The Demons struck in the first over with the prized scalp of Nick Garwood for a duck.
But Trevallyn batting trio Dan Kirk (52), Andrew Fitz (52*) and Caleb Lawson (49*) led the fightback, getting the hosts to 2-190 in the 37th over when rain stopped play.
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