Suns face Power in Twenty20 grand final

WEDNESDAY night's Twenty20 cricket grand final will be contested by Strathdale-Maristians and Huntly North Epsom.

Bendigo cricket's power of the past three summers, Strathdale-Maristians is in to another play-off at the QEO.

Huntly North Epsom is the reigning Twenty20 champion.

The Suns 10-run victory in Sunday night's semi-final against Bendigo United capped a great day of cricket.

Earlier in the night, Huntly North Epsom defeated Eaglehawk.

Batting first, Strathdale-Maristians reached 3-165 as the Taylor brothers, Sam and Cam dominated.

Sam Taylor hit a six and eight fours as he reached 90 off 65 balls.

The club's marquee player in 20/20, Taylor has earned the Bush's Produce Player of the Series award.

Captain of the Suns in the Twenty20 format, Cam Taylor hit a six and five boundaries in his score of 54 off 39 balls.

The Taylors teamed for a 116-run stand.

Best of the BUCCs attack was Ben Gunn on 2-27.

Bendigo United's chase was led superbly by No.3 batsman Harry Donegan and No.4 batsman Bryan Vance.

Promoted to captain because Marcus Smalley was injured, Donegan batted superbly.

He hit two sixes and five fours in a top score of 65 off 53 balls.

Vance struck four boundaries in his innings of 43 off 32 balls.

The 96-run stand between Donegan and Vance put BUCCs right in the game.

The 18th over bowled by Jake DeAraugo was a crucial one.

After Vance was run out with the score on 136, Donegan and Miggy Podosky were both caught off consecutive deliveries.

The Redbacks finished on 7-155 against an attack in which Jake DeAraugo captured 2-23 off four overs.

Wednesday night's grand final starts at 7pm on the QEO.

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