Tatyoon and St Andrews through to junior grand final

Tatyoon and Chalambar are through to the Grampians Cricket Association under-16 grand final after winning their semi-finals at the weekend.

Tatyoon v St Andrews

A stunning knock from Central Highlands squad member Bailey Hosemans helped Tatyoon account for St Andrews in the under-16 semi-final.

Hosemans opened the innings for Tatyoon alongside Xavier Jones after being sent in to bat by St Andrews and it did not take long for Hosemans to start scoring quickly.

The pair put on 44 runs for the first wicket before Jones was dismissed for 10.

Aaron Byron joined Hosemans at the crease with another big partnership building to get the team to 2-91 before the next wicket fell.

Hosemans was dismissed soon after for 48 but the team pushed on to reach 6-135 from 40 overs.

St Andrews were 2-4 early in the chase and recovered with Will Hamilton and Luke Spalding making some runs in the middle order.

Matthew Spalding’s 29 runs was not enough, as St Andrews fell 29 runs shot, giving Tatyoon the win and a spot in the season decider.

Chalambar v Youth Club

Youth Club batted first after winning the toss and struggled early, as wickets fell regularly.

Bailey Taylor was able to offer some resistance at the top of the order but his teammates struggled to score runs at the other end with the Chalambar bowlers not giving any loose balls that were taken advantage of.

No other Clubber batsman was able to reach double figures, as the load was left to Taylor with the pressure building through the middle and later parts of the innings.

The opening batsman reached 39 before Reece Kettle got through the defence and got his wicket with the team all out for 75.

Chalambar had a nervous start to its run chase with three early wickets falling, including the important one of Kettle.

The team was 3-24 and looked like it might struggle to reach the target but some strong leadership from Ned Parsons through the middle overs helped steady the innings.

The Clubber bowlers struggled at times with 27 extras proving costly in the end, as Chalambar reached the total and finished at 9-80 from 28 overs to progress through to the Grampians Cricket Association under-16 grand final.