Riverside top-order batsman Tom Garwood admits the club is craving success in the game’s longest format.
The Blues have won the past two Cricket North Twenty20 titles – including a state championship – and have been competitive in the 50-over version also.
But the Tamar River club have not won a first grade two-day title since they swept all three grades in 1980-81, which is something Garwood, 24, wants to change.
“We’re all up and about for a chance to get into the big dance,” he said.
“We’ve been pretty confident in the one day stuff but in the two-day format we have been wanting to have a crack at the title.”
Garwood has compiled 572 first grade runs at an average 44 this season following a stint in England, which he said helped him develop as a cricketer.
“Playing on different grounds you sort of learn your own game a little bit better,” Garwood said.
“I’ve been batting well but we need 11 contributors – it is not just a one person game.
“The top six will have to bat most of the day.”