Finals preview on offer in final round of GCA

Full stride: Jayden McCartney sends down this delivery in the Combine's long innings against Aradale last week. Picture: Peter Pickering.

Full stride: Jayden McCartney sends down this delivery in the Combine's long innings against Aradale last week. Picture: Peter Pickering.

The Grampians Cricket Association regular season will reach a climax this weekend as the two top teams battle it out.

Both Buangor and Swifts-Great Western will get a good look at each other as they face off one last time before finals.

The Combine sit on top of the ladder and will go into the match as favourites.

Swifts-Great Western are confident they have what it takes to complete the perfect season, but they do not won’t to become complacent.

“We will have to same approach as we have done all season,” Marc Brilliant said.

“There will be nothing different we will be out to make as many as possible then take the 10 wickets required.”

For the Combine they will have the unusual task of playing on Alexandra Oval for the first time this season.

After strong batting form in the last round Swifts-Great Western will more than likely show faith in their batting group and elect to bat. 

“We will need to have a look at the pitch at Ararat first as we haven't played there this year yet,” Brilliant said.

“We don’t know what to expect, but if the track looks alright I would think we will bat.”

Swifts would like to finish the season on a high and complete the perfect season, but Buangor will be wanting to make amends after its loss to Pomonal.

Buangor are a strong all round team and having only met once in a one day game the dynamics of this game will be very different.

Swifts-Great Western will once again field a team with no change as they continue with it settled line up ahead of finals.

HALLS GAP vs ARADALE

Halls Gap will come up against a desperate Aradale line up as Aradale close in on the top four.

If Aradale can record a strong win over Halls Gap they will have done all that they can to secure a finals berth.

They will have to rely on Pomonal to defeat Tatyoon though to complete the fairy-tale. Halls Gap can not make finals

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