HEATHCOTE will hit the Northern United Cricket Association finals with the momentum of a nine-game winning streak behind it.
The Saints rounded out their home and away season with a seven-wicket victory over Goornong on Saturday, and in doing so kept hold of second position and the double chance.
Heathcote bowled Goornong out for 88 before answering with 3-93, winning in the 28th over of its chase.
Heathcote's victory included Nicholas Malavisi and Patrick Ring both taking 3-17 off eight overs, plus Alex Williamson making an unbeaten 37 with the bat.
Only Michael Whiting (21 n.o.) and opener Daniel Kerr (19) made double figures for the Mountain Goats after they won the toss and batted.
* Gun batsmen Matt Gilmour and James Harney both made half-centuries in minor premier Elmore's 57-run win over Bagshot.
Harney cracked 85 and skipper Gilmour 57 in Elmore's 5-199 batting first.
Bagshot batted out its 40 overs, but was restricted to 8-132 in reply.
Having one stage been 2-70 the Razorbacks lost 6-21 to fall to 8-91 before James Sexton (21 n.o) and Shane Jefferis (18 n.o.) batted out the remainder of the day.
Tyler Oliver (3-27) and Shivam Goel (3-11) both snared three wickets for the Redbacks, who have finished on top of the ladder for the third year in a row.
The question now is can Elmore convert its pole position into a premiership having been unable to do so the previous two years?
* Colbinabbin tuned up for the finals with a 99-run win over Calivil, which has claimed the wooden spoon.
The Ducks posted 5-158 batting first before skittling Calivil for just 59.
* Saturday's finals:
Qualifying - Elmore v Heathcote (winner into grand final, loser to preliminary final).
Elimination - Colbinabbin v Bagshot (winner to preliminary final).
1. Elmore - 144
2. Heathcote - 126
3. Colbinabbin - 120
4. Bagshot - 78
5. Goornong - 48
6. Calivil - 24
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