Cricket North's sides all avoid the Bass Highway on Saturday as Launceston and Westbury do battle and Mowbray and South Launceston face off.
With Riverside taking their seat on the pine this weekend, the competition's top-flight match-up sees the unbeaten, first-placed Lions take on last season's reigning premiers.
Launceston captain Alistair Taylor said his side is brimming with confidence after two strong wins on North-West Coast - somewhere they don't usually play their best standard of cricket.
"You just get a bit of a lift I think [winning on the road]," he said.
"We obviously beat Ulverstone the week before as well so we went in with a bit of confidence. The morale is really good in the group at the moment so that helps lead us into a really tough week this week."
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Pace spearhead Tom Gray and Ross Tulich both come out of the side but the Lions gain some quality experience in Rowan Smith to combat the Shamrocks' group.
"They are obviously a different side to what they've had in the last few years but they are a really strong club, they know how to win games of cricket regardless of who is playing and they've shown that the last three weeks, I think they've won every game."
With his outfit taking out Coastal sides Burnie, Devonport and Latrobe in the past three weeks, Westbury captain Dan Murfet admitted they haven't been playing their best cricket.
"We are aware that we still have some pretty good cricket ahead of us but the fact that we are 3-1 is pretty pleasing at the same time," he said.
"I'm pretty sure if we play our best cricket, I've got no doubt we will come out with the chocolates.
"It's just a matter of us putting together a full game now but we are fully aware if we don't put in a full performance, they will be hunting us down in order to get over the top of us."
While he believes they are yet to put a full performance together, Murfet credited the work of ACL recruit Chathura Athukorala, who has scored 148 runs at an average of 37 and claimed a five-wicket haul against Devonport.
Murfet described the all-rounder as a smart cricketer, whose leadership experience has been helpful for the young captain.
"He's got good all-round capabilities - he's obviously shown he's good with the bat and when he got the chance with the ball against Devonport he was unbelievable, it's just a matter of managing his body to allow him to bowl whenever we can.
"Hopefully he might be able to bowl this week but his batting is good enough to play a massive role for us anyway."
Young gun Joe Griffin comes into the side following a score of 90 in second grade while life member John Kedey drops back in an attempt to find some form.
In the round's other Northern match-up, both Mowbray and South Launceston are looking to play their best brand of cricket for longer.
The Eagles featured last week's player of the round in Spencer Hayes who collected 58 and 3-22 while Sam Freeman hit 40 at the tail in some strong individual showings.
But coach James Storay is hoping to challenge the Knights with strong team cricket.
"I'm disappointed with the inconsistency, we had some great individual efforts but unfortunately we bowled very poorly early which cost us the game," he said.
"We are feeling good this week, our plans specifically are that we just need to be better for longer periods of time."
South Launceston have been in the same boat throughout the season, with star batsman Nathan Philip setting the tone but struggling to find those to go with him.
The Knights broke a three-game losing streak after defeats to Launceston, Sheffield and Wynyard last week with captain Sean Harris relieved to do so.
"The gap between or best and or worst cricket is too big at the moment and we want to obviously improve for longer periods of time," he said.
"The weeks where we turn up to play, we are good for 80 of the 100 overs and the weeks we don't, we are good for about 10 overs of the 100 - we know that's not good enough generally."
Falling to the Eagles in both forms of white-ball cricket last season, Harris is certainly wary of the win-less outfit and knows they will be competitive.
"We've got a lot of players in our team - particularly the batters - playing for their spot.
"We've got Nathan Philip averaging in the 60s and then our next best is in the teens. We like to think we are not a one-man team but that's sort of how it's shaping up at the moment ... so we are certainly looking for an improved batting performance against Mowbray."