Tatyoon takes top spot

Tatyoon has gone into the Grampians Cricket Association's Christmas/New Year break sitting at the top of the A grade ladder.

Tatyoon moved from third to the number one ranking after stitching up an outright win over the bottom team Youth Club on Saturday.

The outright was a great follow up from their win over Swifts/Great Western in the previous round.

With maximum points Tatyoon now sit four points clear at the top of the ladder.

Resuming at 4/151 on Saturday, it wasn't too long before Tatyoon had an outright result in their sights.

Tatyoon lost not out batsman Lachie Laidlaw without him adding to his score and when Tim McDougall (21) became Brody Stewart's second victim for the day, Tatyoon declared their innings closed at 6/182.

It was then back to the crease for Youth Club who had failed dismally the first time around being dismissed for just 63 runs.

Things didn't improve any the second time around and Youth Club survived just 52 overs to be dismissed for 94 runs, handing Tatyoon the outright result.

There was a steady flow of Youth Club wickets, the best of the batsmen being Koby Stewart with his score of 19 runs.

The McDougalls, Andy and Tim did the damage. Andy finished with five wickets, while Tim picked up three, to see Tatyoon move to top of the ladder.

Aradale moved into third spot on the ladder with a first innings win over Pomonal.

Pomonal resumed at 3/41 in an attempt to chase down the Aradale first innings of 214 runs, but they fell short to be dismissed for 144.

The not out batsmen Luke Jordan (12) and Rick Oliver (34) took the score to 72 before Jordan lost his wicket.

Scott Spark (26) and Matt Grinham (22) did offer some resistance, but the Aradale bowlers were in control.

Matt Stasse was the best of the Aradale bowlers with his 3/21.

Aradale did bat a second time and when play closed were 3/161. Tom Williamson (59) and Brent Tate (43) were in the runs.

Buangor dropped from second spot down to fourth, after losing out to Swifts/Great Western.

Chasing the Combine's score of 3/244(cc), Buangor were dismissed for 170 runs.

The Buangor batsmen struggled to get on top of the Swifts Great Western bowlers, although the Ganley brothers, Jack (61) and Harry (36), did hold the Combine attack up.

Spinner Tom McCord was the best of the Combine bowlers with his 5/46 from 12 overs, while Marc Brilliant picked up two wickets.

The win for Swifts/Great Western sees them sitting in second spot.

There was a run feast in C grade in one of the one day encounters on Saturday with Pomonal smashing a score of 2/362 against St Andrews.

Neil Blizzard (113) and Lachie Green (104) led the way with support coming from Gavin Slorach (60).

Navarre's Aaron Slorach also hit up a century in C grade, finishing on 112 not out in the clash against Elmhurst.

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