HEATHCOTE'S woes at the start of the Northern United Cricket Association season have gone from bad to worse after they were demolished by 210 runs against Elmore on Saturday.
The result saw the Saints fall to their third consecutive loss to start the season following games against Colbinabbin and Bagshot in the opening two rounds.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Elmore posted a mammoth five for 287 as three batsmen scored half centuries.
Opener Matt Gilmour top scored for the home side with 75 runs after sharing an opening stand of 90 runs with Bailey Boyack (45 runs).
Aaron Juffs (72) and Tyler Oliver (53) also passed 50 with Brayden Klemke the pick of the bowlers for Heathcote with two wickets for 55 from his eight overs.
Alex Williamson, Darcy McLean and K. Seidel all took one wicket apiece.
From the opening ball of Heathcote's chase, Elmore looked well in control after Williamson was removed for just three runs at the top of the order.
And from there, it only became more difficult for the visitors with only McLean and Steven Kairn passing double figures.
Heathcote's woes were only compounded with three batsmen removed without making a single run.
In other matches, Colbinabbin got the better of Bagshot by five wickets while Goornong defeated Calivil by 54 runs.
Heathcote will look to return to winning ways this weekend against Calivil who also are yet to taste victory.