GCA - Travis Nicholson produced another match saving century as Swifts/Great Western defeated Aradale to progress through to the A grade Grampians Cricket Association grand final.
Swifts/Great Western will once again face arch rivals and last year's premiers Tatyoon, who easily accounted for Youth Club at the weekend.
Electing to bat first, Combine openers Sam Cocks (0 runs) and James Devery (3) had no luck at the crease thanks to Aradale's John Butler.
Butler's bowling rampage continued, removing Jackson Dark for no runs before Brent Tate chimed in.
Tate claimed Rick Peters for just four runs and the Combine were struggling at 4/21.
Travis Nicholson kept his cool, easing his way through the innings with support from Gary Ranton (26) and Jamie Bach (19).
Nicholson managed to reach his century before falling to Butler, who quickly cleaned up the Swifts/Great Western tail end batsmen to finish with 7/33 and end the Combine's innings at 199.
Aradale's innings got off to a shocking start with leading Swifts/Great Western bowler, Marc Brilliant striking early.
Brilliant removed Mitchell Wood and Jon Townsend for no runs, leaving Aradale languishing at 2/1.
The only Aradale player to have any joy with the bat was Brent Tate, who finished unbeaten on 26.
Tom McCord and Damien Scott teamed up to remove Aradale's lower order and their surprise finals appearance was short lived after being bundled out for just 87 runs.
Tatyoon has moved through to the A grade grand final following a strong win over Youth Club.
Youth Club's decision to send Tatyoon in to bat first seemed like a good idea early, with Cam Kimber removing Andrew McDougall for just five runs to have Taty at 1/12.
However, Tatyoon had other ideas.
Lachlan Laidlaw (36) and Jarred Blandford (40) led the way as Taty cruised to 100, while Ash Maconachie brought up his half century before Steve Le Gassick broke through.
The batting gods were shining on Tatyoon right down the order with John Coghlan (28), Darren Beer (26 not out) and Tim McDougall (20) contributing to Taty's score of 280.
Steve Le Gassick toiled away throughout the innings, returning 4/67 while Cam Kimber (3/53) and Marcus Marrow (2/29) were solid.
Youth Club had their work cut out for them and despite some hard-hitting from Robert Scott, were never really in the hunt.
Tim McDougall wreaked havoc for Youth Club's top order, removing Zac Marrow (13 runs) and Matt Delzotto (8).
Jamie Solyom tried his best to get the Clubbers back in to the match, but could only manage 22 runs.
Scott smacked eight boundaries on his way to 54 but it came too late, with the Clubbers innings ending on 164.
Tom Hannett and Lachlan Slorach both made centuries in B grade Navarre's win over Youth Club.
Navarre will play Swifts/Great Western in this weekend's three day grand final.