The Greater Northern Raiders will return to the North-West Coast confident following what coach Andrew Gower described as a positive T20 campaign.
While based on factors away from the pure win-loss ration after a 1-5 record, Gower on Thursday said he believed there was enough there to suggest things were on an upward trajectory after a tough start to the Cricket Tasmania Premier League season.
But the one win did come against Saturday's opponent at Burnie's West Park, traditional powerhouse South Hobart/Sandy Bay, which has added more fuel to Gower's fire.
"We'll take a lot from last week after getting beaten in the last over by one of the best teams in the competition (North Hobart), and overall our T20 campaign hasn't been too bad,''' he said.
"We will take confidence after that win over them before Christmas, and we won because we just owned the game.
"The key to winning for us will be to bat first, as that is what we like to do, and just set that competitive total of around 220 and 260, and with the bowling it (that T20 win) was about applying that pressure early through wickets, and we found we were ahead of the game, as without their state players, they are a bit brittle in the middle, and we were able to dictate.
"We base our 50 over game on a T20, so getting ourselves in and aiming for a run a ball, so that philosophy doesn't change, although we concede we might be a little less than 300, and we believe we have the bowling attack that can win."
He also believed stable side would help, with just the one change with Devonport's Sam O'Mahony returning for Sam Artis.
It means there will be five Cricket North West players in the orange in their home region, with O'Mahony to join skipper Miles Barnard, Brodie Hayes, Jake Dixon and Brandon King in the squad, with Gower believing playing at home would see that group lift.
"It is great we can take the product statewide, and Burnie is such a great facility to play cricket at,'' he said.
"I will be expecting big things from the two Burnie boys in Haysey and Dixon and I know Miles, Sam and Kingy are all happy to play at home as they don't have to sit on a bus for five hours to play a game of cricket, so this is a real bonus for these games.
"We are just really excited to be able to bring the product back to the North-West Coast and Burnie's ground was unreal last year with a great wicket and a fast outfield, and we really enjoy playing there."
The Raiders visited West Park twice last summer for two defeats, including a competitive loss to University.
It will be the first of two matches in a row in the region, with the Raiders to host North Hobart on Saturday week at Latrobe.
South Hobart has been best served this summer by Sean Willis, with the state contracted Tiger sitting eighth on the run-scoring list with 430 runs at 61.43, while it could have the services of Hobart Hurricane Simon Milenko, who was dropped from the BBL squad during the week.
Gabe Bell and Hamish Kingston are others on their list to have reached the first class level.
The first ball on Saturday at West Park will be bowled at 10.30am.