HEATHCOTE'S Northern United Cricket Association flag defence began with a comfortable 106-run win over Elmore on Saturday.
Heathcote made 175 batting first, with No.5 Brenton Conforti (51) leading the way.
Jim Grogan (4-17) and James Harney (3-19) bowled well for Elmore, which in reply was knocked over for 69 in 20.3 overs.
Opener Harney (30) scored the bulk of the runs for Elmore, which was at one stage 3-60 before losing its last seven wickets for just nine runs.
Mitchell McLean (3-15) and Jake Condon (3-6) took three wickets each for Heathcote.
* Dingee defeated Calivil by 29 runs in a game where both top-orders struggled
Led by a superb spell from Scott Lawry (4-12), Dingee dismissed Calivil for 81, with the score having one stage been 6-27.
Anthony Dennis was the best of the Calivil players with 27.
Despite the best efforts of Calivil's Nick Manley (4-11), Dingee answered with 8-110, but it was also under pressure early at 5-17.
However, Geoff Harker (43) and Matthew Hind (31) guided Dingee over the line.
* Bagshot notched up a 41-run win over Raywood at home.
Marc Sherwell's 60 was the backbone of Bagshot's 8-168.
Braden Latter picked up 3-42 off eight overs for Raywood, which was bowled out for 127 to fall short.
Raywood had been 4-90, but its last six wickets fell for 37.
Shane Jefferis (3-15) and Greg Hamilton (3-18) were superb with the ball for Bagshot.
Latter (25) was the only player to get past 20 for Raywood.
* Colbinabbin was too good for Goornong, winning by 16 runs.
Steven Morgan (73) and Phil Morgan (44) combined for 117 runs in Colbinabbin's score of 150. No other player made more than seven.
Jesse O'Çonnell (3-29) was Goornong's leading wicket-taker, while Nick Butler kept it tight, taking 1-7 off five overs.
A middle-order collapse hurt Goornong's chances in its chase.
The side at one stage fell from 2-68 to 7-88 before being bowled out for 134. Opener Nicholas Malavisi battled hard for 47.
Phil Morgan rounded out an impressive game with 3-21 off eight overs for Colbinabbin.