Tyrendarra, arguably the most successful junior side of the past decade, earned its way through to the grand final with a 33-run win over Portland Colts at Alexandra Park yesterday, however it was not a game without its scares for the Darras.
After winning the toss the Darras batted first, with openers Jason Pitt and Ryan Skiller giving the side a brilliant platform to work from.
Some tight bowling from the Colts from line attack made scoring slow early in the Tyrendarra innings, but some excellent patience shown by both young batsmen helped them to take the Darras past 50 without loss.
After a slow initial 10 overs Pitt in particular started to lift the run rate, hitting some spectacular boundaries, including one big six, on his way past 50.
The pair almost took the Tyrendarra total into triple figures before Harry McIntyre made the crucial breakthrough, having Pitt caught for 60 with the score at 1-96.
Read the full story in Monday’s Portland Observer.