GCA - A century by Jarrod Blandford has helped Tatyoon gain the upper hand against Swifts/Great Western following day one of its two day A grade Grampians Cricket Association encounter.
Batting first, Tatyoon got off to a shaky start with opener Nathan O'Brien trapped lbw for no runs and the visitors sitting on 1/0.
Blandford then took to the crease, putting on a 70-run partnership with Andrew McDougall before McDougall was bowled out by Marc Brilliant on 45.
Brilliant then claimed Andrew Ward for just three runs and the Combine seemed to be back on track.
However Blandford was proving to be a problem for bowlers, making his way to 129 runs before being run out courtesy of Gary Ranton.
Middle order batsmen Tim McDougall (38), Lachlan Laidlaw (29) and Michael Harricks (18) chipped in, while Ranton claimed two of the last three wickets to end Tatyoon's innings on 320.
Ranton was best of the Combine bowlers returning 3/45, while Brilliant and Jamie Bach finished with two wickets each.
In reply, Swifts/Great Western are sitting at 0/5 with James Devery (1) and Sam Cocks (3) set to resume batting this weekend.
Youth Club has taken first innings points in its clash with Buangor.
The Clubbers were in control from the outset with Steve Le Gassick producing a sterling performance, picking up 4/18.
Jack Kelly claimed 3/40 while Angus Barham continued his rise with 2/6 off just four overs, as Buangor was bowled out for an underwhelming 94 runs.
Youth Club's innings got off to a slow start with opening batsmen Steve Le Gassick and Matt Delzotto falling victim to the dangerous Jack Ganley.
However Clubbers' all rounder Tim Seymour continued his solid form with the bat, reaching another half century.
Seymour departed soon after on 54 runs, but not before helping Youth Club reach the target set by Buangor.
Marcus Marrow smacked 10 boundaries on his way to 61 not out, with Koby Stewart (0) joining him at the crease on day two.
Aradale is in a commanding position following day one of its two day match against cross town rivals St Andrews.
Jon Townsend did most of the damage with the bat, making 89 runs before falling victim to the spin bowling of Jacob Bates.
Brent Tate and Cameron Ralph helped out with 29 runs apiece while Tyler Cronin added a quick fire 24 as Aradale notched up a massive first innings score of 234.
Leading the way for the Saints' bowlers was James Hosking with 5/55, including the vital wickets of Cronin and Matthew Stasse (12), while next best was Bates who finished the afternoon with 2/57.
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