Despite the bye in the South West Slopes Cricket League both Young and Temora fielded very competitive sides in their respective McDonalds Plate final rounds prior to the semi and grand final to be held in Grafton on December 28 and 29.
Temora hosted Yass at home at Nixon Park, a great testament to Temora's committee and groundskeepers being given the opportunity to host two games in town.
Yass batted first and were dismissed for 107, Temora were in a strong position at 2 for 67 off 18 overs before suffering a batting collapse but recovering for a convincing win 8 for 108.
Young travelled very early Sunday morning to Narromine. Narromine won the toss and elected to bat. Young quicks Callan Taylor and Nicolas Hall opened the bowling. Callan took 5 for 4 off six overs while Nicolas took 1 for 27 off five before delivering a smoking unassisted run out to end the innings.
Nicolas was well supported by his father Jason taking 3 for 8 off 6.2, a stint that included three maidens.
This early finish meant that Young took the crease before lunch bringing the in form opening pair of Langford and Goodman to the crease. Both are in smoking form from last weekend Sam finishing not out 50 and Smithie not out 17.
Both Temora and Young will now travel to Grafton straight after Christmas to compete for the Plate finals.
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