Tigers roar into cricket grand final against undefeated Home Timber and Hardware

This Saturday is grand final day in the Forbes men's cricket competition - and it could be a cracker. 

The A Grade grand final is a battle between the undefeated Home Timber and Hardware and the Golfie Tigers who are on an amazing run.

HTH have class throughout their team, listing numerous current and previous town players. There's no doubt their bowling attack of Andrew Quirk, Toby Hurford and Jamie Hoswell have the ability to dismiss the Tigers cheaply.

They have been more than ably supported by Connor Greenhalgh and Angus Turner who have kept teams tied down just when they had battled past the opening spells. 

However it's HTH's batting order that has given the bowlers the luxury of large totals to defend all year.

Harry Leadbitter has had an outstanding year with the bat on his return to HTH, whilst Jamie Hoswell has scored runs when the opportunity has been there and together with Damien Kennedy have dismantled opposition bowlers even when they have had control of the game. 

HTH have the batting ability to score rapidly or stoicly depending on the situation they are facing. 

In the other shed, the Golfie Tigers will be making plenty of noise.

They have recruited well, snaring town captain Mark Stirling who has provided some tidy bowling when needed and Justin Hoy who has come into form at the end of the year.

However, Tigers' day and night will depend on Jarrod Nicholson scoring the majority of their runs and tearing through HTH's opening order. 

He needs to be backed up by the old Tiger Jayme Sherritt to provide an innings in the middle order and a tidy spell of bowling. 

The Tigers' dark horse will be opening bowler Braden Sullivan who in the past month has taken bags full of wickets to compliment Nicholson and boost the confidence of the Tigers in the field. 

You can't help but tip HTH to win the big game but if the Tigers win, I want an invitation to that party.

The B Grade grand final has the potential to be anything. 

VC Reid seem to have lost their mojo since Christmas, and have struggled with both bat and ball. They have some classy cricketers in Webb, Reid and Simmonds as well as the hard-hitting and bamboozling leg-spin of Cole.

But if you get past these guys, as the Tigers showed last week, you will have the game in your favour.

On the other hand, whichever Ducks fly south to Grinsted Oval on Saturday you can bet that they will put up a fight.

The Ducks have struggled for a consistent team this year but have shown that whoever is there, they are able to score runs.

They will need captains Adam Hall and Jock Wright to lead with bat and ball.

Classy-looking bat Moss and the stubborn Jones and Morgan can keep a bowling attack at bay but they still need runs.

Jones too is ready to take some wickets on a turning Grinsted Oval and it may be his time. 

I'm tipping VC Reid to find some form and claim consecutive B Grade titles.

Games 40 overs from 1pm at Grinsted and South Circle Saturday March 16.