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November 17, 2023 BY

Strong: Adam Luxford is a key contributor to the Saints’ Bendigo Campaspe Goldfields Bowls Region division three squad success. Photo: FILE

HEATHCOTE’S brilliant start to division three action in Saturday pennant of the Bendigo leg of Bendigo Campaspe Goldfields bowls has kept rolling.

For the first time in 25 years, Heathcote has won the opening four games of the season.

Now the Saints face a big test at Serpentine this Saturday from 1.30pm and Heathcote has won on Serp’s turf just three times in the past 11 years.

It’s match of the day as Heathcote, 64 points and +124 shots, takes on the second-placed Serpentine, 40 points, +21.

The player ladder is led by Eileen O’Brien, Chris Morcom and Greg Speirs on +59 shots.

Brett Kelly, Adam Luxford, Frank Dimauro and Rodney Bond are on +32 shots.

In the last round, Heathcote beat Eaglehawk by 19 shots on the Saints’ greens.

Adam Luxford and Chris Morcom won by 15 and 10 shots while the Maurice Lee and Bill Gardiner-skipped rinks went down by one and five shots.

In division six, Heathcote is at home against Kangaroo Flat this Saturday and the Saints will be keen to bounce back from a 16-shot loss at Eaglehawk.

Denis Kilner won 19-16, but Grant Baker and Tony Leahy were defeated by eight and 11 shots.

A record of two wins, two defeats has Heathcote in fifth place in the premiership race, three points and 46 shots adrift of the fourth-placed Golden Square.

In midweek pennant, Heathcote makes its way to Harcourt for the division two match on Monday at 9.30am.

The Saints match at Bendigo East last Monday went down to the last bowl, yet it was the Magpies who won 53-50.

Dot Cutajar drew 14-all, Eileen O’Brien won by three shots, and Lorraine Speirs was defeated, 20-14.

A 2-3 record has Heathcote is seventh place on the ladder.

Tally for the eighth-placed Kangaroos’ is one win, three defeats, one draw.

In housekeeping news Social bowls is played on Wednesday afternoons and pennant practice is held on Thursday from 4pm.

Christmas break-up will be held on Thursday, December 14 and the cost is $10 per person with a raffle drawn at the break-up and members are requested to supply goods for the Christmas raffle hampers.