UNITED is on track to take outright top spot on the Emu Valley Cricket Association division one ladder.
The Tigers resume at 0-7 on Saturday, needing another 218 runs to defeat Emu Creek, the only other undefeated side in the competition.
United's batting depth is one of its strengths, with Andrew Gaul, who is coming off an unbeaten century, Alex and Andy Collins, Tim Elliott, Josh Filo, Forbes Klemm and Will Horan all capable of big scores.
Emu Creek's use of the new ball will be crucial to the outcome of the game.
Anthony Collins, Andrew Harris and Simon Marwood have a big job to do for their team.
Mandurang's place in the top four is under threat.
The Rangas battled with the bat last week, making 176 at Marong Links Oval.
Marong will resume at 0-5 on Saturday.
If the Panthers can occupy the crease and bat out their overs they should record their second win of the season.
Fourth-placed West Bendigo should be too strong for Axe CReek at Ken Wust Oval.
The Redbacks would be disappointed they didn't bat out their overs last week, but their total of 271 should be too much for Axe Creek.
The Rams lost two quick wickets before stumps last week and will resume on Saturday at 2-28.
The Spring Gully-Golden Gully clash could be the most intriguing finish of the round.
Spring Gully looked to have the points locked up when it dismissed Golden Gully for just 122.
However, the Cobras bounced back strongly to have Spring Gully 6-39 at stumps.