"Patience" is the key word on the mind of Nestles young gun Jacob Hetherington.
The 20-year-old all-rounder is aiming to stay composed with both bat and ball as he seeks a return to his best form.
Hetheringon has one significant score - a 52 against Port Fairy in round seven - to his name from five games this season and has taken five wickets from his 43 overs.
The middle-order bat and left-arm medium-pace bowler said patience was the key to improving both elements of his game.
"I want to be waiting for the ball more and being more patient as there is still time in short format of the game to be patient and wait for the right ball," he said.
"My bowling has been alright and I have got wickets but I am needing to be more patient and be as boring as I can (with my placements) and the wickets will come in the end."
Hetherington, who works at The Cally Hotel while he waits to start a photography course in Melbourne next year, said his recent experience with the Western Waves' under 21 side had opened his eyes.
"In the final game I played I was captain and it was something I hadn't experienced before," he said.
"I did a bit of throwing the ball around and field placements which was good as it gave me bit more experience in leading a team, which I was stoked about. I was a bit worried when I got told before the game but it was good to do it."
Nestles is hoping to extend its winning streak to four games when it faces premiership contenders Brierly-Christ Church in the second last one-day round of the season.
Factory are coming off an emphatic win over reigning champions Russells Creek and Hetherington said the plans would be similar this week.
"We batted most of our overs last week and then when we bowled we didn't give much away so if we can do that again we are a big chance," he said.
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