With all five Cricket North sides tasting defeat last week, four of the competition's teams will be looking to bounce back as they face each other in key contests.
And they will be facing off at full strength, with the Greater Northern Raiders dealt Premier League's bye.
WESTBURY welcome back Oliver Wood, Jake Williams and Jono Chapman to its ranks for the match-up against Launceston.
Falling short against Burnie last weekend, captain Dan Murfet was frustrated with his side's batting innings but lauded their approach with the ball.
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"Obviously it was disappointing to go down when we get so close but at the end of the day, making 130 isn't really acceptable for us," he said.
"But I'm really proud of the efforts of the boys to believe in themselves and bowl and field the way that we did to make it a competitive total."
Ahead of Saturday, Murfet praised Launceston's mix of youth and experience with skipper Alistair Taylor and Cam Lynch leading the way, while his side are looking to "come out and do really well" in a clash they are handling with a "great deal of respect."
Opposing captain-coach Taylor joined Murfet in lamenting last week's batting innings and complimenting the bowlers, after the Lions lost 8-26 in defeat against Burnie.
"We batted poorly in the middle overs, from over 12 to probably 30. They bowled well but we batted poorly," Taylor said.
"We bowled well but only defending 120 isn't good enough."
With their batting stocks set to be raised this week as Sam Elliston-Buckley rejoins the side, Taylor praised leg-spinner and lower-order batsman Clayde White, who proved to be a shining light in last week's defeat.
"He's been our best net bowler for the last couple of weeks, so to give him an opportunity to perform really well with the ball and the bat was pleasing to see.
With Taylor saying the Lions enjoy playing at Westbury, his crew will be looking forward to playing a good brand of cricket and will be out to rectify last week's performance when they face the Shamrocks.
Although unaffected by the Raiders' bye, MOWBRAY an experienced cricketer to its list this week as John LeFevre steps back into the side against South Launceston.
Plagued by injury in last week's encounter with coach James Storay injuring his ankle in the warm-up, the Eagles battled but couldn't quite get over the line against Wynyard.
"The lads showed real heart and grit when it got tough and was very proud of our efforts given the circumstances," Storay said.
Rejoining the line-up last week, Spencer Hayes showed why he is rated as one of the North's brightest prospects, scoring 20 and taking two wickets as Jono Jones shadowed him with the ball and made 29.
"Spencer is a real young talent - it great to see him getting some reward for effort. He is capable of doing great things so we are looking forward to seeing him evolve as a cricketer.
"Jono has had an injury-interrupted season to date so was nice to see him coming off the long run again, he is a key player for us moving forward."
Storay described South as a "very tough test" as he looks for his young side to step it up to one of the more experienced sides in the competition.
Despite a 55-point gap between the two sides on the Greater Northern Cup ladder, Knights captain Tom Waller is wary of what Mowbray can produce.
"They've got one of the stronger bowling line-ups in the competition when they are fully up and going so we are going to have to be rocked and ready to face them," he said.
"They've got a young batting line-up but they have some really handy players. John LeFevre is a seasoned veteran and still a very good player and Jimmy Storay has made some runs.
"You can never underestimate them that's for sure - we aren't going to take them lightly."
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