Around the grounds in Hume and Whittlesea



Craigieburn has locked in a new coach for the Victorian Turf Cricket Association senior division season. Sean Bathman has signed on as playing coach for the next two seasons. Bathman an extensive career in coaching with clubs in the VTCA, North Metro, Diamond Valley, and Mid-Winter cricket associations and played at Victorian Premier Cricket level. Meanwhile Eagles captain Josh Eaton has made the switch to Yarraville Club for the next two seasons.


Hume City had to settle for a draw against Dandenong City on Saturday night in the National Premier League. Hume was back at home and the going was tough. Neither team were able to score resulting in a 0-0 draw. Hume sits fourth on the table. This week Hume faces Manningham United Blues on Saturday night.

Big V

The Whittlesea Pacers weren’t able to match it with the RMIT Redbacks in the Big V men’s division 1 competition on Saturday. After two wins last weekend, the Pacers were made to pay for a poor second quarter in the 112-99 loss. Meekness Payne scored a massive 39 points while also picking up 15 rebounds. Despite the loss, The loss was the Pacers first of the season. Whittlesea sits second on the ladder, only behind the Redbacks.


Bundoora had a tough start to its Northern Football League division 1 season on Saturday. Facing Montmorency, the Bulls trailed at every break in the 11.16 (82)-9.6 (6) loss. Daniel Younan kicked six goals for the Bulls, while Zane Barker, Lachlan East and Jesse King were named their best in Heath Scotland’s debut at Bulls coach. The Bulls host Greensborough this Saturday in round two action.