Heytesbury Rebels captain-coach Paul Vogels has been keeping his team calm and relaxed during a wet weather ruined past month of cricket.
Vogels said he didn't want his group to get too pumped up prior to matches because there was uncertainly about whether they would go ahead.
But he's looking forward to what will likely be his side's second match of the South West Cricket Association season on Saturday after three washouts in a row.
"It'll feel like we're starting the year again," he said.
"It's been raining pretty heavy here (Timboon) the last few days, the ground will be pretty wet, but we're all keen to play."
The Rebels will take on Cobden at Timboon Recreation Reserve with the hope of registering their first win of the season.
Vogels said he had a full team ready after his side battled with nine players in its season-opener against Terang.
The Rebels fell 97 runs short of Terang's 298.
But Vogels has since seen plenty of promise in the nets from his group.
He said opening batsman Hamish Huffadine had "been training really strongly and any bad ball he's putting away".
Huffadine, also a wicket-keeper, returned to club from Allansford during the off-season.
"He's been invaluable and he's due for a big score," Vogels said.
Meanwhile, Vogels said his older brother Michael had found his rhythm again.
"He's back to his best from a couple of years ago when he was cricketer of the year," he said.
Michael took out the division one top prize in 2017.
"He's just in the groove again," Vogels said.
Michael took 32 wickets that season including a swag of five-wicket hauls.
Meanwhile, Vogels said he learnt plenty from playing his first English summer this year.
The prolific wicket-taker had a strong season in a league he describes as similar to the SWCA.
Vogels played with Alne (North Yorkshire) in the Nidderdale and District Amateur Cricket League's division two competition.
"It was something I always wanted to do and I finally decided to do it," he said.
Vogels said he played on turf every week and valued that learning experience.
On one occasion he finished with figures of 6/25 and also claimed a couple of five-wicket hauls.
Vogels worked as a landscaper in England before returning to his family's dairy farm at Cooriemungle.
The Rebels leader said his side would need to be on song against Cobden.
"They bowled Pomborneit out for a cheap score in round one, they're doing a lot right with the ball," he said.
Cobden kept Pomborneit to just 90 runs but could only make 65 in response.
Vogels said his group was aiming for finals again after being knocked out in semi-final last season.
"We're going out there to get as many wins as we can before Christmas," he said.
"With all the washouts, every game becomes more crucial."
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