Camperdown will head into the Christmas break brimming with confidence after breaking an almost 22-month division one winless streak.
The Lakers, bolstered by two teenagers performances, knocked off in-form Cobden on Saturday, dismissing the Knights for 52 in less than 27 overs.
"We take a lot of confidence out of that win; the boys needed it to realise they can do it," captain Simon Richardson said.
"We now know we can match it. Cobden's been in great form the last couple weeks, so to do that and limit them to 50 is a great effort from a young side."
Making it to the grand final back in 2020, Camperdown went winless to finish bottom of the ladder a season later.
Five games into the current 2021/22 season the Lakers again found themselves at the bottom, so it's understandable when Richardson says it's a relief to get that long-awaited first win on the board.
Richardson admits he even got emotional post match, the win his first as division one captain.
"The young boys are getting better each week, so it was only a matter of time," he said.
Leading the way was 19-year-old Dominic Absalom, who raised the bat with an admirable half century before taking two catches in the field.
"We threw Dom the gloves last season and he's a gun keeper," Richardson said.
"He's been working hard on his batting, so to get his first 50 here today, he batted really well and deserves it.
"But James O'Neil as well, he's only 18 and batted really well with Dom and then came away with 4-19 opening the bowling.
"For the young blokes to do that, there is a future and they can see it now."
Camperdown's attack did its job to defend a score of 136, with Harrison Rantall (16) Cobden's sole batter to surpass double digits.
In the end it was keeping extras down, as well as bowling stump-to-stump, that proved the key.
"We just worked hard with what we wanted and where we wanted the ball," Richardson said.
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