Opening batters and spin bowlers dominate the Bendigo Addy's BDCA Team of the Week for round four.
Five of the top six batters picked in this week's team opened the batting for their club in round four.
Spinners had a day out with the ball, led by Savith Priyan and Cam Taylor.
Seam-up specialists were harder to find and, arguably, one of the medium-pacers selected to take the new ball could be deemed as a controversial pick.
Team of the Wek - round four:
Clayton Holmes (Bendigo United)
The Redbacks' skipper is making an early play for Cricketer of the Year favouritism.
62 off 72 balls at the top of the order set up his side's winning total against Golden Square and then he removed the Bulldogs' openers and had figures of 2-12 off five overs.
Tom Starr (Bendigo United)
Holmes' partner in crime made 54 off 106 balls in a 107-run opening stand. Starr's patience mixed with Holmes' explosiveness is causing plenty of headaches for new-ball attacks.
Ryan Grundy (HNE)
The Power star had the Strathdale bowlers concerned. He raced to 53 off 53 balls, including nine fours, before being bowled by Cam Taylor. Golden duck the round before aside, Grundy looks in great touch this season.
Dylan Gibson (Sandhurst)
The all-rounder's career-best start to a season continued with another match-wininng knock for the Dragons. Gisborne made 69 not out off 93 balls to guide the Dragons home against his old team, Kangaroo Flat.
Bailey George (Bendigo)
Made the most of White Hills' decimated attack by racing to 66 not out off 59 balls. Has quickly become the Goers' second-most potent batter behind Kyle Humphrys.
Xavier Ryan (Bendigo)
The keeper-batsman found some form with the bat against the depleted White Hills' side. 64 not out off 69 balls a confidence-booster for the next couple of games before Christmas.
Cam Taylor (Strathdale-Maristians)
The leg-spinner helped turn the game by taking 4-30. It was who Taylor removed that was of most significance - in-form top-order players Ryan Grundy and Danushka Wijemanna and Power skipper Elliott Massina were threatening to play match-winning innings before Taylor struck.
Ben Devanny (Strathfieldsaye)
Not often a bowler who takes no wickets gets a berth in the Team of the Week, but in a round where the seamers didn't have a huge impact, Devanny gets the new ball in this team with Holmes. Devanny played a major role in the Jets' win over top team Eaglehawk by conceding just 13 runs from nine overs.
Elliott Massina (HNE)
Did his best with the bat and ball to break the Power's losing streak. He took 4-28 with his off-spinners and then made 39 with the willow.
Savith Priyan (Strathfieldsaye)
Nine wickets in the past two games for the left-arm spinner. Tormented the Borough batters with 4-20 off 8.1 overs.
Ben Evans (Sandhurst)
The young leggie spun the game Sandhurst's way when he sparked a Kangaroo Flat batting collapse. Figures of 4-33 off nine overs hot on the heels of three wickets the previous game against Bendigo.
Read more: BDCA Team of the Week - round one
Read more: BDCA Team of the Week - round two
Read more: BDCA Team of the Week - round three
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