Everything comes together for Heathcote’s cricketers

By Brayden May

EVERYTHING is finally starting to come together for Heathcote's cricketers, according to captain Corey Gilmore.

The Saints powered to another victory on Saturday, comfortably accounting for Bagshot by 23 runs in a shortened game.

Rain on Friday caused the Barrack Reserve pitch to become damp meaning play was unable to get underway at the scheduled time - eventually starting at 2pm.

Under the revised conditions, both sides faced 25 overs with Heathcote being dismissed for 93 after being sent into bat by Bagshot.

Luke Bell provided a strong middle order resistance to top score with 35 runs.

“We were aiming to score close to 100 because going at four runs an over was always going to be difficult on that pitch,” Gilmore said.

“I thought 93 was still a decent score given the conditions we were faced with.”

In response, Heathcote's bowlers never gave the visitors a chance of victory - limiting Bagshot to 9/70 from their 25 overs.

Jack Brooks was the pick of the bowlers with 3/21 from five overs.

And Gilmore said the bowling group deserved a lot of credit for their performances in recent weeks.

“The boys are doing a lot of the hard work to win us games,” he said.

“As a batting group, when you've got a strong bowlers it gives you a lot of confidence even when you might not have the best day.

“They're continuing to bowl tight line and length which is putting a lot of pressure on the opposition batsmen.”