Ballarat Memorial Sports bowler Graeme Inglis says Sunday's blockbuster division one weekend pennant grand final between his team and Learmonth looks destined for a close finish.
And it's hard to disagree.
There has been little between the two sides throughout the campaign, with BMS holding a slight edge across the three previous battles.
Learmonth snared a two-shot win when the teams met back in round six before BMS prevailed in both the round 15 and semi-final encounters.
Adding further spice to the contest is BMS's grand final triumph over Learmonth two seasons ago.
"I would suggest it would be the most anticipated close grand final we've had in years in division one. There's no question about it," Inglis said.
Inglis said his team would be unchanged from the one that defeated Learmonth in the semi-final before earning last weekend off.
David Pike is one of the many Learmonth bowlers that have never played in a division one premiership with the club, with its last success coming all the way back in 2000-2001.
But the skipper is confident of victory this weekend.
"Definitely, but it's still anyone's game. We have to play to our best to beat these blokes," Pike said.
Sunday's grand final will be played at Ballarat East, with the rink draw to be conducted on Friday.
Grand finals in divisions two through to nine will be played on Saturday.
Central Wendouree, Sebastopol, Ballarat and Webbcona are host venues.