After a drama-filled week in the Emu Valley Cricket Association, the focus returns to on-field action.
With official umpires back in charge, the most intriguing match of the round is at Mandurang where the fourth-placed home side has the opportunity to inflict Spring Gully's first defeat of the season.
Recent history suggests Mandurang faces a difficult task - the home side hasn't beaten Spring Gully since December, 2017.
The one positive Mandurang has going for it is that Spring Gully's three wins have been very comfortable and the Crows are yet to be put under any pressure.
The battle-hardened Mandurang has the capabilities to apply some scoreboard pressure to Spring Gully - something the Crows haven't experienced since last season's finals series.
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In a bid to ensure all his players are ready for challenges that await, Spring Gully skipper Alex Sutton has manipulated his normal batting and bowling plans over the first three rounds.
"The first few games have been one-sided, but we've tried to challenge ourselves in different ways,'' Sutton said.
"We don't want to be one-trick ponies. We want to be able to win in different ways.
"We're still trying to improve where we can."
Surprise packet Marong can enhance its finals credentials if it defeats West Bendigo at Malone Park.
The Panthers have two wins and a tie from three games and a win over the Redbacks would create a handy early-season buffer on teams like West Bendigo that expect to challenge for finals.
If West Bendigo plays its best cricket it can beat any team in the competition.
The problem for the Redbacks is the gap between their best and worst is the size of the Grand Canyon.
Emu Creek should make it two wins in a row when it hosts California Gully.
The reigning premiers showed their class with the bat last Saturday and the Cobras' bowlers will need to be at their best to restrict them to a gettable total.
"It was handy having a couple of guys go on with it,'' Emu Creek skipper Simon Marwood said.
"We weren't bad with the bat the week before, but we just didn't have anyone go on and get a decent score."
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After a poor game in round one, the Cobras tested Marong in round two and were better than the final scoreline suggested against United last Saturday.
They're close to a win, but it's unlikely to be this week.
Two teams without a win through three rounds - Axe Creek and Sedgwick - meet in the final game of the round.
Sedgwick will gain some confidence from advancing to the second round of last Sunday's Kookaburra Cup.
Axe Creek gives it their all each week, but the Rams' should be too classy.
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