The top teams in the Grampians Cricket Association are on fire as the competition heads towards the conclusion of the 2020-21 season.
Last weekend's snap lockdown forced the cancellation of round 14 games, but Swifts-Great Western and Buangor-Tatyoon showed no signs of rust as some of the competitions best players put on a show.
At Central Park, Swifts-Great Western sent a message to their rivals with a resounding win against Youth Club.
Combine batted first and and piled on 4-221 from their 40 overs, setting Youth Club an imposing total to chase.
Opener Sam Cocks (36) got Combine away to a fast start, before he fell leaving the score at 1-70.
The Eckel brothers then combined for a 138 run partnership before Jesse Eckel fell for 65, while Tom Eckel put the finishing touches on a dominant innings.
Tom Eckel was at his aggressive best as he hit nine boundaries and three sixes, but he fell agonisingly short of a hundred after he was bowled for 96 by Harvey Evans.
Evans was the pick of the bowlers for Youth Club as he claimed 3-37.
Youth Club couldn't mount any sort of a challenge in their innings, as they were bowled out for 57 in just 25 overs.
Nic Baird top-scored with 26, while Koby Stewart was the only other Youth Club batsmen to reach double figures (13).
Matt Heffer was the chief destroyer as he took 5-10 off 7 overs, while Chad Gilmour was his partner in crime with 3-12 as Swifts-Great Western claimed a 164 run win.
Despite their dominant performance, Combine couldn't quite steal the top spot on the ladder with Buangor-Tatyoon clinching an equalling one-sided win against Pomonal.
Pomonal were sent in to bat, but their innings was short-lived as Buangor-Tatyoon's bowlers ran riot to dismiss them for just 48.
Buangor-Tatyoon's Callum Baker (3-6) was the best of the bowlers with five bowlers taking a wicket in the innings.
Buangor-tatyoon lost just two wickets in the run chase with Jarrod Blandford (21) and Jack Ganely (17) guiding them to an eight-wicket after just 14 overs.
After these dominant results there was no change the ladder, meaning the first semi-final will be between first-placed Buangor-Tatyoon will face Pomonal, in a final round rematch at the Tatyoon Recreation Reserve.
While Combine and Youth Club will also meet again in consecutive weeks in the other semi-final at Central Park.
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