Tom Kohler-Cadmore will make his final appearance of the winter for high-flying Penrith Panthers this weeked – and the Worcestershire batsman will be up against a former team-mate in Yorkshire's Jack Leaning.
Kohler-Cadmore and Leaning both played in the same Yorkshire Schools Under-15 side and then faced each other in the opening County Championship match of last season at New Road.
Now the pair will lock horns in a two-day match being played this Saturday and Sunday at the Glenn McGrath Oval in the Sydney Grade Cricket first grade with Leaning part of the Sutherland CC side.
There is plenty of stake with Penrith currently lying in joint second spot on 48 points – six behind leaders Bankstown.
But Sutherland also have plenty to play for and they are one of five teams on 36 points in the battle to finish in the top six and qualify for the end of season play-offs.
Kohler-Cadmore will again bat at number four to enable Penrith to cement a new opening partnership before he heads back to New Road to prepare for the pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi starting on March 4.
CURRENT TABLE LEADING POSITIONS
Bankstown Played 12, Points 54
PENRITH Played 12, Points 48
Sydney Played 12, Points 48
Manly-W Played 12, Points 41
Campbelltown-C Played 12, Points 40
St. George Played 12, Points 36
Randwick-P Played 12, Points 36
Northern D Played 12, Points 36
Gordon Played 12, Points 36
SUTHERLAND Played 12, Points 36
Worcestershire opener George Rhodes will resume on 64 not out for North Canberra Gungahlin as they look to press for outright victory in the ACT Premier Cricket first grade match against Queanbeyan District.
The Northies will start day two on 118-4 after bowling out Queanbeyan for 123 on the opening day.
Tom Fell will be aiming to sign off in style for Mount Lawley who start a two-day match at home to Midland-Guildford in the Western Australia Cricket Association first grade.
Fell, Worcestershire's leading run-scorer in the County Championship last summer, has scored 66 runs in seven innings for Mount Lawley since linking up with the club in early December.
Alex Hepburn has played the last game of his current spell with Willetton Dragons in the WACA first grade and will be flying back to New Road next week.