GCA - Pomonal will be looking to claim its first major A grade Grampians Cricket Association scalp of the season when it plays host to Swifts/Great Western.
The Association is switching into two-day mode tomorrow and the Tigers, after failing the Tatyoon test last weekend, are sure to be hungry for a win over their more highly fancied Combine opponents.
Pomonal's batting woes returned in the loss to Taty but the form shown by Adnan Rasheed and Scott Spark prior to that match, suggests that they can bounce back and put plenty of runs on the board should the Tigers bat first tomorrow.
It is the bowling that is a huge worry for Pomonal with the likes of Brett Gay, Matthew Grinham and Rick Oliver all struggling last round.
Al McKay claimed five Tatyoon wickets and he will be out to repeat this performance, but assistance must come from his fellow bowlers, who come up against hard-hitters such as Sam Cocks, Travis Nicholson and Gary Ranton.
Swifts/Great Western are set to regain bowlers Tom Eckel, Jamie Bach and Jackson Dark, who will be ready and raring to go and the trio, along with Marc Brilliant, are set to keep Pomonal batsmen on their toes.
Aradale currently sit in the Association top four after three rounds of one-day matches, but last season's finalists face the toughest A grade challenge this round when it takes on an in-form Tatyoon outfit at Moyston Recreation Reserve.
The home side will be smarting from its loss to Buangor and need its top-order batsmen Travis Horvatek, Mitchell Wood and Brent Tate to fire over this two-day match.
Although runs won't come easily, with Taty boasting a lineup that includes paceman Tim McDougall as well as Michael Harricks and newcomer Henry Armstrong, who claimed 2/8 in the win over Pomonal last weekend.
On the bowling side of things, Jamie Dowling is in fine form, but can't tackle the Taty batting lineup that includes Jarred Blandford, Andrew Ward and Ash Maconachie, alone.
Dowling will be calling on John Butler, Matthew Baldock, Matt Stasse and Brent Tate to help claim the early wickets.
Youth Club is desperately searching for its first win of the season as it gets ready to tackle Buangor at North Park.
The Clubbers have had a shocker of a season to date, losing all three one-day matches, but will be hoping their fortunes can turn around in the two-day format.
Top order batsmen Matt Delzotto and Todd Matthews will be missing from Youth Club's line-up so it is a perfect opportunity for youngsters such as Ethan Marrow or Koby Stewart to move up the order in an attempt to make early runs.
Steve LeGassick and Jamie Solyom both showed promising form with the bat in the Clubbers loss to the Combine last weekend, and will be out to build on it this round.
However the pair along with Robert Scott, Ethan Marrow and Koby Stewart, must watch out for Buangor bowlers Harry Ganley and Ben Hargreaves as both players are capable of ripping through batting lineups.
A grade (two-day)
Pomonal v Swifts/Great Western (POM) - A Farish
Aradale v Tatyoon (ARA) - T McKinnis
Youth Club v Buangor (NP) - S Hayter
B grade (two-day)
Swifts/Great Western v St Andrews
Chalambar v Halls Gap (RO) - D Hey
Navarre v Pomonal (NAV)
Willaura v Youth Club (WIL)
C grade (one-day)
Elmhurst v Navarre (ELM)
Aradale v Chalambar (ARA)
Buangor v Rhymney/Moyston (BG)
St Andrews v Pomonal (GS)