GCA - It is grand final time in the Grampians Cricket Association and what a beauty this weekend's three day A grade grand final between Swifts/Great Western and Tatyoon will be.
Swifts/Great Western has been the benchmark team all season and is out for redemption after suffering a shock reverse outright loss to Tatyoon in the 2011/12 grand final.
Losing just the one game this season - which was against Tatyoon in round nine - the Combine has since bounced back in style.
In that match, the Combine won the toss and sent Tatyoon in to bat and barring wet weather, that is surely not to happen again on the Central Park turf wicket.
Tatyoon will be hoping to claim its second premiership in a row and upset the Combine on their home turf this weekend.
Last year's premiers got off to a slow start in the 2012/13 season with losses to Swifts/Great Western and Buangor, but quickly rallied.
Taty will take a lot of confidence out of its win in round nine, when a century to Jarrod Blandford helped the team post a strong first innings total of 320 at Central Park.
The side has overcome every obstacle thrown at them, disposing third placed Youth Club outright just a month ago and then held off what was a highly fancied Buangor unit.
Both grand final teams boast plenty of depth and have got players who can instantly turn matches around.
Swifts/Great Western batsman Travis Nicholson has been in sensational form over the summer and he will be ready to rumble against a formidable Tatyoon bowling attack. Nicholson has made 531 runs in A grade cricket this season, including a century against Aradale in last weekend's semi final.
However, the Combine cannot rely on Nicholson alone and opening batsmen James Devery and Sam Cocks must stand up after a horror run with the bat recently.
Tatyoon bowling duo, John Coghlan and Tim McDougall have the class and experience and are expected to feature strongly over the next three days.
They will be joined by Julian Sambell, which is set to bolster the Taty attack and keep the Combine batting lineup on their toes.
However should Tatyoon bat first tomorrow, Marc Brilliant, Jamie Bach, Jackson Dark and Gary Ranton will be doing everything in their power to claim early wickets and prevent a repeat of round nine.
It won't be easy though, with Tatyoon putting on a solid team effort with the bat last week against Youth Club.
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