REIGNING champion in the Bendigo District Cricket Association's Twenty20 competition, Strathfieldsaye will face Bendigo in next month's opening round.
The first of five rounds for the two pools will be played on Sunday, October 27 at 1pm.
Last summer's 20/20 runner-up, Huntly-North Epsom faces White Hills in the series opener.
White Hills was beaten by Strathfieldsaye in last season's semi-final of the popular 20/20 series.
The Jets went on to win the grand final against the Power at the QEO by 10 runs.
Cory Devanny (pictured) hit 33 runs for the Jets.
The other 20/20 semi-finalist of last season, Bendigo United will face Sandhurst when the action begins.
Round one, October 27 at 1pm:
Section 1: Golden Square v Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo United v Sandhurst, Eaglehawk bye.
Section 2: Strathfieldsaye v Bendigo, White Hills v Huntly-North Epsom, Strathdale-Maristians bye.
Other rounds will be on November 12 at 5pm; November 26 at 5pm; December 17 at 5pm; and January 14 at 5pm:
Semi-finals will be played as a double-header on January 19 from 3.30pm to 6pm, and 6.30pm to 9pm at a venue to be advised.
The grand final is on January 22 from 7pm at Queen Elizabeth Oval in View Street.