Four Lavington players have been named in the Border Bullets team to face Murrumbidgee Rangers on Sunday.
Nathan Brown, Ryan Brown and Michael Galvin, the only three survivors from last year's Regional Bash defeat to Wagga, are joined in the side by Panthers team-mate Jayden Beaumont.
Tallangatta's Shoaib Shaikh has been named vice-captain, while Lachie McMillan (Belvoir), Angus Kilby (St Patrick's) and Corey McCarthy (Albury) are the under-23 inclusions.
Also picked alongside captain Liam Scammell are Wodonga duo Tom Johnson and Jack Gilbee, Corowa coach Jarryd Hatton and Jesse Griffiths from Wodonga Raiders.
"Training's been excellent and I'm excited for Sunday," Bullets co-coach Trent Ball said.
"There's a lot of power hitting in the team and we thought if we have five or six of those guys, we only need two or three to get away.
"We've picked a lot more blokes that can hit boundaries this year.
"The average score in these games, over the last few years, has crept up to 150-160 so we need to be around that mark.
"Our bowling's a good strength as well, we've probably got the best bowlers in the comp to be honest so I'm pretty happy with the side."
The team finishing top of the Bullets' pool, which also includes Wagga Wagga Sloggers and ACT Aces, will progress to finals day at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Cricket Albury-Wodonga's rep side made it all the way to the SCG in 2015/16, eventually falling to Northern Inland, but haven't been back since.
"I've said to the boys, our goal this year is to get there," Ball said.
"Taking over (as coach), I know sometimes it can take two or three years but we want to fast-track that.
"But in saying that, it's a cut-throat competition. This will be the best team Murrumbidgee has put on the park since it started and Wagga, looking at their side, are just as good as the ACT.
"So we've got three really tough games."
Ball named the team on Wednesday night after training at the Albury-Wodonga Regional Cricket Hub.
North Albury coach Matt Condon was also there helping to run the session and Ball insisted there was a collective determination to take the Bullets deep into the competition.
"If you're getting blokes to come here on a Wednesday and charge in for an hour, it definitely matters," he said.
"Especially now that you can get to the SCG and we've seen it happen before, the first year when we made it through.
"There's been a bit of a build-up the last few years with Wagga and there's always been a build-up with the ACT so it's a hot competition.
"You're trying to get to the SCG and these blokes are trying to take it off you, so there's a bit of passion in there which has built up over the last couple of years."
North Albury's Tim Hartshorn is unavailable this weekend due to personal commitments but could return for the double-header against Wagga and ACT at Lavington Sports Ground on December 12.
The Bullets go into Sunday's game on the back of nine rounds of T20 cricket in the local provincial competition, in which talented youngsters have already made plenty of headlines.
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"Normally we'd pick two or three young players but we've had to pick seven or eight because they've been going so well," Ball said.
"The advantage Lachie and Angus have is they're 22 and have played senior cricket for four or five years. I think they're ready to step up.
"Corey's made the jump from the Hume league this year and done really well. He's got a great attitude.
"We want them to speak to the more senior guys and we saw it at training, Ryan Brown helping Blake Elliott with his slower balls."
Play at the Exies Sports Ground starts at 1pm on Sunday.
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