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Jay McCartney, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

CUP ACTION: Swifts-Great Western’s Jay McCartney sends down a delivery during Grampians Cricket Association’s Henry Gunstone T20 Cup competition in Stawell. The Combine ultimately won the cup from Youth Club. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

By ONE SHORT
Grampians Cricket Association games return to usual scheduling this week with the resumption of the season fixture, and competition should be keen.
Players broke from usual home-and-away matches to take part in T20 Henry Gunstone Cup matches in Stawell at the weekend, with Swifts-Great Western prevailing over Youth Club in the final.
The Combine made 133, Sam Cocks leading the way with the bat, and bowled Youth Club out for 83, Damon Folkes getting runs and Josh McCartney snaring three wickets.
Swifts-Great Western won two of its three games and Youth Club won all three.
In A Grade this week, Pomonal plays Swifts-Great Western, Halls Gap hosts St Andrews and Aradale is at home to Buangor-Tatyoon.
Fourth-placed Pomonal will host second-placed Swifts-Great Western at Stawell’s Central Park and will be hoping for a repeat of its last effort with the bat, when it scored its best innings for the season.
Up until then, the Tigers batting had been very shaky. Luke Jordan, Clayton Mackley and Lynden Brewis, together with Matt Peel, will look to post a winning score against Combine bowlers Jayden McCartney, Matt Heffer, Damien Joiner and spinner Matt Fitzgerald.
The Combine will rely on its batting depth to record victory against Tigers bowlers Matt Grinham, Leigh Oliver, and Josh Abbot.
Combine batsmen Sam Cocks, Tom Eckel, Aiden Graverson and Travis Nicholson will hold the key to this match. There will be a bit of feeling involved after last season’s controversy, when several attempts to play this match ended up at a pennant committee hearing.
At the other end of the ladder, Halls Gap will battle with St Andrews at home and a win to either side would be a great boost coming into the Christmas break.
Both teams sit on six points, Halls Gap via a bye, and St Andrews with one win against Aradale.
The Saints’ form is not all that bad, but they have been unable to get that all important win, while Halls Gap’s form has been poor.
Saints players Tom Mills, Ned Bohner, Adam Haslett and James Laidlaw have all batted well on occasions and Mills, Haslett and Laidlaw have all taken wickets.

Aaron Byron, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Aaron Byron, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

The highlight for Halls Gap has been the emergence of Charlie McIntosh as a quality batsman, but he needs more support from his team-mates if the Gappers are to be competitive.
Aradale, another team on six points courtesy of the bye, takes on Buangor-Tatyoon on the turf at Ararat’s Alexandra Oval. Aradale’s last effort was an outright defeat by Youth Club and Buangor-Tatyoon managed a draw against Pomonal.
Aradale’s second innings was an encouraging effort, which needs to be replicated to win this game.
Tyler Cronin, Riley and Mitch Wood, together with Scotty Turner, all need to play well to get a score that will pressure Buangor-Tatyoon.
Out to prevent this will be Michael Herricks, Aaron Byron and spinner Lachie Oddie.
Buangor-Tatyoon will rely on Byron, Peter Latham and co to record a victory. Buangor-Tatyoon’s batting has been up and down this season.
Youth Club has the bye this round and another bye next round will mean the Clubbers do not play again until the middle of January next year.

Lachy Oddie, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Lachy Oddie, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Brian Driscoll, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Brian Driscoll, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Ben Northeast, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Ben Northeast, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Aaron Byron, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Aaron Byron, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Henry Armstrong, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Henry Armstrong, TB, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Brian Driscoll, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Brian Driscoll, HG, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Ben Northeast, Halls Gap, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Ben Northeast, Halls Gap, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Halls Gap vs Tatyoon-Buangor.

Jamie Solyom, YC, hits one of three sixes in row off Lachlan Patching, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jamie Solyom, YC, hits one of three sixes in row off Lachlan Patching, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Cam Kimber, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Cam Kimber, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jarrod Illig, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jarrod Illig, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Lachlan Patching, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Lachlan Patching, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Cam Kimber, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Cam Kimber, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jay McCartney, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jay McCartney, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Bailey Taylor, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Bailey Taylor, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Nic Baird, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Nic Baird, YC, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jay McCartney drops a skied ball on the boundry at North Park in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Jay McCartney drops a skied ball on the boundry at North Park in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Matt Heffer celebrates a wicket in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Matt Heffer celebrates a wicket in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Matt Heffer, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Matt Heffer, SGW, in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Bailey Taylor, YC, hits out in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

Bailey Taylor, YC, hits out in the GCA Henry Gunstone T20 Cup in Stawell. Youth Club vs Swifts-Great Western.

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