It is already getting serious for Karramomus and Kyabram.
It might be only round seven, but the start of two-day games means wins are like gold in the Haisman Shield.
The Redbacks might be sitting inside the top six, but they are locked on two wins with four other teams and will be determined to push their case at Vibert Reserve.
One of those sides is Karramomus, who is back in eighth after an inconsistent run of form.
The Bloods were swept off the park last Saturday as Shepparton United crushed them by six wickets in quick fashion.
Chris Keady is still firing, while Jason Ibbotson has had a solid season since taking back the captaincy.
The younger players are starting to find their feet at A-grade level, with Andrew Poppa and Mitch McGrath putting on a match-winning partnership two weeks back against Katandra.
Kyabram boasts one of the youngest teams in the competition, but it is in good hands with Central Park-St Brendan’s great Glenn Hart coaching the Redbacks.
They were blown off the park at Mooroopna last week, with the Cats’ top-order getting away on a great batting wicket.
Kyabram gave the total a decent shake, with opener Paul Parsons coming out all guns blazing before being dismissed for 37.
Harris Carnegie has been a solid contributor with the bat, while Kyle Mueller started the season on fire before a quieter couple of weeks.