WALBUNDRIE’S standing as the surprise packet of the competition will be put to the test when it takes on ladder leader Holbrook at Holbrook on Saturday.
With the Tigers coming through the first four rounds with three wins and a tie, Brooker skipper Hamish Mackinlay said his team would need to be ready.
“They have done really well so far this year,” Mackinlay said.
“Walbundrie has picked up some good players and look to be making a lot of runs.
“Our bowlers have been really good too so hopefully we can get over the line.”
Andrew Mackinlay, Hayden Wishart and Corey McCarthy have been making runs for the Brookers while Alex McMaster is on fire for Walbundrie.
Nick Morris hasn’t been selected for the Tigers.
Holbrook’s domination of the competition can be gauged by the fact that it has lost only 10 wickets this season, with Walbundrie and Henty the next lowest on 23.
Henty take on Rand in another vital clash at Henty.
The Swampies hit form against Culcairn last weekend and will fancy their chances if Shannon Terlich and Mark White spend time at the crease.
But Rand has plenty of depth with the Swifts and Kreutzbergers set to put a winning score on the board.
Culcairn take on Osborne at Culcairn.
Walla, who picked up Corowa recruit Michael Linklater last week, should be too strong for Burrumbuttock.
TRYC are favoured against neighbours Lockhart at Yerong Creek.