RESURGENT Hawkesdale faces the biggest test of its capabilities when it takes on reigning Grassmere Cricket Association (GCA) premier Panmure today.
The Cats and Bulldogs are unbeaten after three rounds and clash in the GCA round four match of the day at Hawkesdale Recreation Reserve.
The two sides captured just 13 wickets combined in the opening two rounds before rain washed out every match in the association last weekend.
In other matches, Mailors Flat will hunt for its first win when it faces Purnim in a match transferred to Brierly Recreation Reserve.
The Jets have endured a rough return to A grade, going down to Grassmere and Hawkesdale, despite showing promising signs in both.
Meanwhile, the Bulls are keen for redemption after making just 67 in a 176-run loss to ladder-leader Yambuk a fortnight ago.
Grassmere can condemn Killarney to its worst start in years — potentially more than a decade — with victory at Purnim Recreation Reserve.
The sides last met in the 2012-13 semi-final, which the Meerkats won thanks to top knocks from Braden Hotker and Peter Sedgley.
And Yambuk will start favourite to stay on top of the ladder when it plays Wangoom at Yambuk Recreation Reserve.
The Buks scored two impressive wins to start the season while the Roosters, who loom as the hard luck story of the season, are yet to open their account.