Tatyoon's chance for an outright

Tatyoon will be looking for an early Christmas present in its Grampians Cricket Association A grade clash against Youth Club when play resumes tomorrow.

On their home turf, Taty will be looking for outright points in this clash.

With the battle for the top spot on the ladder intense going into the Christmas/New Year break, maximum points would be a bonus.

After bundling Youth Club out for just 63 runs, Tatyoon then set about setting up an 88 run first innings lead and will be looking for quick runs when play resumes tomorrow.

A declaration will come and then the bid to dismiss Youth Club a second time around.

Led by Michael Harricks with support from Tim McDougall, Jake Williamson, Andy McDougall and Matt Harris they got the job done in the first innings and will be keen to repeat the dose.

It will take a huge performance from the Youth Club batsmen to survive this one.

They will look to bolster their batting line up with the inclusion of opener Matt Delzotto and talented youngster Jarrod Illig, but the likes of Todd Matthews, young Ethan Marrow, Jamie Solyom and veteran Rob Scott must lift their efforts with the bat if Youth Club are to make this a contest and bat themselves into a position to avoid an outright loss.

Aradale will also be looking for early action tomorrow if they too are to be a chance to gaining maximum points.

After a solid batting performance to reach a first innings score of 214 runs, Aradale has Pomonal on the run and late on day one Pomonal slumped to be 3/41.

The not out batsmen Luke Jordon and Rick Oliver will need to dig in tomorrow and will be looking for support from Scott Spark and Rasheed Adnan to hold out Aradale as long as they can.

Aradale allrounder Brent Tate has already picked up two wickets and if Aradale is to continue the run of wickets, he will need support from young paceman John Butler, Jamie Dowling and captain Matt Baldock.

To force an outright win will be quite a task for Aradale, but if they can wrap up the Pomonal first innings early in the day they are a chance.

Buangor face the daunting task of trying to haul in the Swifts/Great Western first innings total of 3/244.

This season Buangor have produced some big performances with both the bat and ball and this will take another one of these performances tomorrow.

Captain Tyson Carr, Harry Ganley, Chris Jerram, Matt Jarrrett and Jack Fraser have all made runs this season, but the task does become a little tougher against the Combine's bowling line up.

Jamie Bach, Jackson Dark, Marc Brilliant, spinner Tom McCord, Gary Ranton and Travis Nicholson will see that run making is hard work for the Buangor batsmen.

The interesting aspect from tomorrow's play will be to see just how well the Buangor batsmen cope against this Combine bowling attack.

Tomorrow's matches:

A grade

Swifts/Great Western 3/244 (cc) v Buangor

Aradale 214 v Pomonal 3/41

Aradale 4/151 v Youth Club 63

B grade

Halls Gap 3/221 v At Andrews 243

Pomonal 1/3 v Swifts/Great Western 218

C grade

Navarre v Elmhurst

St Andrews v Pomonal (GS)

Rhymney/Moyston v Buangor

Chalambar v Aradale

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