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STRATHDALE-Maristians will have home ground advantage on Sunday as it strives for a berth in the grand final of Cricket Victoria's Regional Big Bash.
The Suns are one of four teams left standing in the competition ahead of this Sunday's conference finals at Strathdale's Bell Oval.
The Suns - the defending BDCA Twenty20 premiers - will take on Haig Fawkner in the Renegades Conference final from 11am.
That game will be followed by the Stars Conference final between Langwarrin and Lavington at 2.30pm.
The two winners will meet in the grand final at the Junction Oval on January 26.
The Suns remained alive in the tournament, which features last season's Twenty20 champion teams from across the state, with a pair of wins over Darley and Mildura Settlers in Horsham last month.
The Suns have also beaten Arnold, Elmore and Moama throughout the Regional Big Bash tournament.
"We set ourselves at the start of the season that this was a competition we wanted to have success in... we've had a few goes at it in the past and not got far at all, so we wanted to have a really good crack at it," Suns' Twenty20 captain Cameron Taylor said on Thursday.
"We've got a really well balanced team at the moment, so it's a good year to have a really good go at it and so far we've gone well."
Taylor says he doesn't know too much about Sunday's opposition, Haig Fawkner, other than they made more than 200 (5-202) in their last Regional Big Bash game against East Belmont.
"They are obviously a side with a lot of talent to get as far as they have, so we know we'll have to play well to beat them," Taylor said.
The Suns have a full list to pick from apart from paceman Chris Sole, who is overseas.
MEANWHILE, four former Bendigo District Cricket Association players have been selected in Victoria's second XI squad to play six Twenty20 matches next week.
The squad of 13 features Brayden Stepien (White Hills), James Seymour (Bendigo), Xavier Crone (Strathfieldsaye) and Sam Elliott (Bendigo), who have all previously played in the BDCA.
The T20 matches will be played as part of Cricket Australia's Toyota Second XI competition in Queensland.
The Victorian team will be captained by Will Pucovski and plays its first game against NSW Metro on Monday.
Meanwhile, another BDCA product, Sandhurst's Liam Bowe, took 2-23 for the Sydney Thunder in their BBL loss to the Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday.
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