Tambellup are in the box seat to finish in second spot and secure a finals double chance in the Great Southern Cricket Association after an emphatic win over Australs in round 13 on Saturday. Tambellup’s seventh win of the season helped them move eight points clear of third-placed Kendenup with two rounds left in the regular season. Australs still remain winless in the 2021-22 season and they suffered a resounding 146-run defeat away to Tambellup. Tambellup produced a top batting performance as they surpassed 250 off their 45 overs, batting first. Daniel Nazzari was dismissed second ball of the match and Daniel Willmott was run out soon after as Tambellup fell to 2-13. But through Lochie Bradshaw and Flynn Cristinelli they surpassed triple figures with a 99-run partnership before Bradshaw was caught for 64 off 65 balls. Jedd Herbert and Flynn Cristinelli put on a strong partnership before the latter retired on 51. Lewis Miller was the next wicket to fall, dismissed hit wicket, and that triggered a collapse as his side lost 4-22. Nathan Willmott and Devon Cristinelli added 47 runs together to take their side towards 250 before Devon Cristinelli fell for 24. Tambellup finished on 8-272 with Nathan Willmott unbeaten on 41. James Douglas was the only multiple wicket taker with 2-38. In reply, Australs constantly lost wickets during their innings to be bowled out for 126. Jason Wilson and Kris Norris put on 39 for the opening stand but both fell in quick succession. Nathan Willmott then picked up Brad Garstone and Daniel Willmott also struck as Australs fell to 4-44. David Potter and Douglas added 54 to add some respectability for Australs before Bradshaw struck twice. Nathan Willmott dismissed Douglas for 37 and removed Stephan Bedson soon after. Despite some resistance from Declan O’Neill (14), Australs were bowled out in 34 overs. Nathan Willmott snared 4-7 from five overs and Bradshaw chipped in with 2-8.