GCA - Cricket makes a brief return to Central Park this weekend with the Australian Cricket Association Masters event tonight followed by tomorrow's one-day clash between cross town rivals Swifts/Great Western and Youth Club.
Stawell's premier venue will be used for just one round before the turf wicket is replaced, with matchers not scheduled to resume there until February 1.
Youth Club has had a poor start to the Grampians Cricket Association season, losing the opening two matches and it won't get any easier for the Clubbers against last year's premiers.
Batsmen Steve Le Gassick and Jamie Solyom have failed to fire so far, but the pair have had plenty of teammates who are also struggling.
Clubbers bowling attack was bolstered by the return of Cam Kimber last week, with the 21 year old making an immediate impact against the reigning premiers.
Kimber, along with youngsters Jarrod Illig, Angus Barham and Matt Healy, face the daunting task of trying to remove Combine century maker Travis Nicholson, along with other dangerous batsmen Sam Cocks and Jackson Dark.
Pomonal would be satisfied with its start to the year, but the Tigers face the ultimate test against Tatyoon tomorrow at Pomonal Recreation Reserve.
Adnan Rasheed was Pomonal's leading run scorer in last week's victory against Aradale, but he will need support from Alex Malligan, Luke Jordan and Scott Spark against Taty bowlers Tim McDougall, Zander McDougall, Michael Harricks and Matthew Harris.
Pomonal bowlers are in modest form and will need to improve tomorrow against a Tatyoon outfit that boasts one of the Association's best batsmen in Jarred Blandford, as well as strong opener Andrew Ward.
Aradale will be looking to erase the disappointment of last week's loss to Pomonal, while Buangor is also searching for its second one-day win for the season when the two teams go head-to-head tomorrow at Aradale Oval.
The key to Aradale winning is likely to rest on its bowling attack led by John Butler, Matthew Baldock and Matt Stasse, with the trio set to be kept on their toes against Buangor's opening batsmen Jack Fraser and Chris Jerram.
On the other hand, Buangor must be wary of an in-form Aradale batting lineup including Mitchell Wood, Brent Tate, Tyler Cronin and Mitch Cronin, who all put in a solid effort despite the loss to Pomonal last week.
A grade (one-day)
Youth Club v Swifts/Great Western (CP) - S Hayter
Pomonal v Tatyoon (POM) - T McKinnis
Aradale v Buangor (ARA) - G Miller
B grade (one-day)
Willaura v St Andrews (WIL)
Youth Club v Pomonal (NP) - A Farish
Halls Gap v Swifts/Great Western (HG)
Buangor v Pomonal (BG)
Rhymney/Moyston v Aradale (MOY)
St Andrews v Navarre (GS)
Elmhurst v Chalambar (ELM)