Albury has taken another giant step towards building on its resurgence by re-signing star import Innocent Kaia for next season.
The 27-year-old, who's represented Zimbabwe at T20 level, has wowed team-mates since arriving in mid-December.
"On Saturday we probably had a dozen people parked along the sidelines that just came to watch him bat," coach Luke Styles said.
"I'm getting text messages asking, 'can you let me know whether you're batting or bowling'?"
"He's brought energy and probably profile to our club because they all left once he got out."
In only eight games, the right-hand opener has rocketed to seventh in the run-scorers with 440 at 63.
He trails Wodonga's Bob Jackson, who's played 15 matches, by only 100 runs.
"I'd like to be the leading run-scorer here," Kaia said.
"I take every game seriously and try to do my best, telling myself to score runs in every game, that's how I get better."
The talented leg-spinner has also claimed 14 wickets at 14, including a best of 5-10.
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Kaia is desperate to become a regular fixture for Zimbabwe, so his second season on the Border could be dictated by international commitments.
But Styles is delighted he's already committed for 2020-21.
"Locking him away is huge, he's loving his time with us," he said.
"The juniors train before us and once they finish, they then line up and watch him bat.
"He engages with the juniors, he's got all the time in the world, whether they're five or 16.
"He's happy to get to know the kids and has time for them."
Kaia boasts a ton and three half-centuries, but one of the reasons he's so exciting is his six-hitting ability.
He's struck 23, averaging almost three per game, with Jackson and Wodonga team-mate Jack Craig next on 11, although, admittedly, Albury's Billson Park is one of the association's smallest grounds, particularly square.
Albury is set to end a 12-year finals drought and Kaia has been critical, but like any player with international aspirations he's hellbent on improvement.
"I just want to bat out the 50 overs," he said.
His 109 against East Albury last month was off 125 balls.
The prospect of a rampant Kaia facing 150 balls - half the innings - could prove special.