Heathcote sends message to NUCA opponents

By Brayden May

HEATHCOTE is building and the rest of the Northern United Cricket Association should be on notice.

The Saints stormed to their second straight win, and perhaps their biggest of the season, after defeating Elmore on Saturday.

Elmore has established itself as the team to beat in season 2019-20 off the back of several strong batting displays.

But at Barrack Reserve, it never got going after sending the Saints into bat.

“I thought we played extremely well in tough conditions,” Heathcote opener Ben Harris said.

“We proved to ourselves that our best is good enough to beat anyone in the competition. Having a settled line-up in the past couple of weeks is definitely making a massive difference.

“Hopefully we can keep going with our momentum heading into the break.”

Darcy McLean provided a strong platform for the home side at the top of the order, scoring 50 runs - his second half-century of the season.

Luke Bell provided some reinforcement at number three with 26 runs.

“Darcy has been in great form this year, it has been a pleasure to watch,” Harris said.

“Having some who can consistently make runs certainly fills the rest of the team with a lot of confidence.

“And his performances behind the stumps have been just as impressive.”

In other matches, Calivil got the better of Goornong by 28 runs while Colbinabbin's match with Bagshot was abandoned.

Next up for Heathcote is a home game against Calivil.