Big guns clash in Premier League blockbuster

IN FORM: South Bendigo's Ryan Leader will play a key role in the Premier League tennis top-of-the-table clash.
IN FORM: South Bendigo's Ryan Leader will play a key role in the Premier League tennis top-of-the-table clash.

PREMIER league’s top two, South Bendigo and Strathfieldsaye clash in Saturday’s return to the Bendigo Tennis Association season.

Round 12 matches will be played at the William Loud complex in Nolan Street from 1pm.

Unbeaten in 11 matches, South Bendigo will start favourite against a Strathfieldsaye line-up it beat by 12 games in round five.

South Bendigo is 14 points clear of Strathfieldsaye.

The ladder-leading squad includes Jordan Hicks, Grant, Ryan and Tiahna Leader, Brett and Mick Mulgrew.

The third-placed BTC Cobras, 54 points, face the fourth-placed Spring Gully Strath Eppalock Butterflies, 43. In round five, Cobras defeated Butterflies by five games.

Castlemaine and BTC Growl Weightlifting will be desperate to improve on their wins record of two.

In their previous meeting, Weightlifting won by five games.

The Castlemaine line-up has 27 premiership points and is seventh on the ladder, a rung above Growl Weightlifting on 25.

Spring Gully Words and Pictures Photography will be focused on a big performance against BTC Taipans.

Since its 24-game win against Taipans in round five, Words and Pictures has endured a five-game losing streak.

Matches in the Quest Bendigo-backed section one competition are at the W.M. Loud complex from 1pm.

Axedale faces Spring Gully Phoenix in the clash of second and third. BTC Infants take on Spring Gully Net Assets and the ladder-leading Spring Gully Panthers take on the fourth-placed BTC Stingers.