Swifts-Great Western have pulled off an upset win in the under-16 Grampians Cricket Association grand final after taking down the previously undefeated Halls Gap.
The two sides clashed in the final round of the home and away season, with Halls Gap prevailing by just one-run, with this grand final equally close.
Halls Gap batted first at Central Park as Combine got the upper hand early, as Will Wickham was on a hat-trick in his first over.
Wickham finished with figures of 2-23, but Judd Smith's 4-15 from his four overs helped end the Halls Gap innings and restrict them to just 119 from 29 overs.
After not batting out their 40 overs, Swifts-Great Western extra overs in their run chase, which would prove crucial.
Swifts-Great Western made a solid start to the run chase via Jack Cann, but when he was dismissed for 24, the match began to turn.
Combine then lost three quick wickets in the middle order, which left them precariously positioned at 6-66.
But it was Owen Summers who stepped up with a match-winning 31 to help guide Combine closer to victory.
This game had one final twist left when Summers was dismissed hit wicket, leaving Combine with one wicket remaining and two runs to win.
This left a nail-biting finish, but Combine's Jacob Martin and Jack O'Neill held their nerve and guided them home to a thrilling win in the 44th over.
The Halls Gap under-13 were presented with their premiership shield after the match as well after being declared the winners by the league after the final round was cancelled due to Victoria's snap lockdown.
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