JASON Greer is happy to be Brierly-Christ Church's "boring" line and length bowler.
It's when skipper Matthew Love tosses the ball to leg-spinner Lachi Rooke, Greer says, that things happen.
The duo - both left-arm spinners - have combined for a total 42 wickets this season. Now, they're plotting to fire the Bulls to a second-straight grand final with a victory over West Warrnambool on Saturday.
But both players' road this point wasn't clear cut. Greer, a veteran, spent two seasons in division two to help Brierly's young brigade develop. He returned to the top-grade last season and didn't miss a beat - clinching 25 wickets in his comeback year.
I think Lovey said early in pre-season, 'I love how you bowl and I'd like to use you in a different way throughout the season'.Lachi Rooke
Rooke, meanwhile, entered the club's senior ranks as a bowling all-rounder but gravitated away from spin in favour of batting.
A pre-season conversation with new captain Love put bowling back on his agenda.
"I think Lovey said early in pre-season, 'I love how you bowl and I'd like to use you in a different way throughout the season'," Rooke said.
"I started to get a few more overs and then started to get a few wickets. It's just progressed from there.
"This bloke (Greer) has the majority of the wickets. He'd be top two in the league. I'm just happy to contribute one or two here and there."
Greer and Rooke know the outside perception is that Brierly's batting strength outweighs its bowling - but they disagree.
"That's probably the good thing. We've probably got eight genuine options as bowlers. Mark Murphy is leading the league in wickets," Greer said.
"Jason Mungean will always do a job, Jacob Brooks has been getting his fair share, and then young blokes like Campbell Love and Damon Dews.
"We've got plenty of options. Even Nathan Murphy was bowling spin earlier in the year, but Lachi's kicked him off that. He's back to medium-pacers now.
"Most games we've bowled teams out. While others might say we're a batting team, I think our bowling is right up there."
The prospect of another finals series has both men raring to go. They're determined make amends for the Bulls' narrow defeat to Russells Creek in last season's decider.
"It's good to have a buzz around the place," Greer said.
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