THE two form sides of the past month will go head-to-head when South Portland and Tyrendarra battle for the Portland and District Cricket Association premiership at CavalierPark this weekend.
Questions marks on whether former captain Ben Menzel will play are growing by the day, with his all-round game crucial to Tyrendarra’s chances.
Menzel took the opening wicket of Ken Baker in the semi final against Portland Tigers last week and possesses the ability to blow the game open if he plays.
Highlights of his season included a five wicket haul against Drumborg-Heywood and three wickets against South Portland at the beginning of the month.
South has risen from fourth position on the ladder to take a place in the grand final after their shock semi final victory over the previously undefeated Portland Colts.
In the other semi-final, Tyrendarra defeated Portland Tigers in a low scoring tussle to book their grand final spot after finishing in second place at the conclusion of the regular season.
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