Keys to the cricket premiership
Steve Mison, Alstonville
SCORING the most runs at the top order and the most consistent batsman in the team.
Alstonville has plenty of experience in the two-day format with the likes of captain Steve Robb and all-rounders Jason Caught and Terry Murphy.
SPENT some time overseas before the Christmas break and has handed the captaincy over to Luke Hall.
A New South Wales Country representative in recent seasons and will need to fire for Bears to make the finals.
Sam Irvine, Casino
STILL one of the most consistent batsman in the competition and leading run-scorer at Casino.
Irvine has the ability to lift his team of the bottom of the ladder if the batsmen above him can chip in with more runs.
The Cavaliers have blooded plenty of juniors this season while experienced players like Mark Mison have stepped up.
Caleb Ziebell, Cudgen
FREAKISH ability and can win a game for the defending premiers with bat or ball.
Ziebell has already scored 493 runs and taken 13 wickets with two Cudgen one-day matches washed out along the way.
BATTLED a shoulder injury this season but has still managed to score two centuries while doing his fair share of the bowling.
TOP order batsman Lachlan Barnsley, Brad Cleaver and Sam Martin have all been consistent this see and will be reliable heading into the finals.
However, talented teenager Jack Cooper could provide the x-factor they need when they reach the business end of the season.
The experience of wicke tkeeper-batsman Luke Collings and the wicket-taking ability of opening bowler Brendan Mitchell will also be crucial.
Ryan McCloy, Pottsville
PLENTY of handy batsmen at Pottsville but a lot will hinge on all-rounder Ryan McCloy.
Top order batsmen Jayden Hoare, Aaron Laycock and Adam Rogers can all score runs in the big games.
Abe Crawford, Tintenbar-East Ballina.
ALL power and one of the most devastating hitters of the ball in the competition when he is on his game.
The team can also rely on all-rounder Luke Hamilton who has already scored two tons this season.