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Mt Clear will add a major piece to its batting order on Saturday, as it attempts to fortify a top-two spot in the Ballarat Cricket Association.
The club will unleash former premiership player Leigh Kentish against Buninyong, in what will be his first game for the Mounties in a number of seasons.
The addition is a major coup for the club, which already sits second on the BCA table.
Mt Clear captain Darcy Thomson said he was a handy pick-up.
"He played for us a few years ago before moving away," he said.
"He is a top-order, high-quality batsman.
Kentish played a number of years at Mt Clear before relocating to Geelong.
He has played for Victoria at the Australian Country Cricket Championships and is capable at both ends of the wicket.
Thomson said Kentish would slot in at the top of the order.
"When opportunities like these come along you take them," he said.
Mt Clear will also be without the services of Darren Fletcher.
Meanwhile Buninyong will welcome captain Liam Brady back into the side after taking time away for his honeymoon.
Brady said the side would need to bat well if it is to overcome the Mounties, who have won three of their last four matches.
"There is no bigger test than beating Mt Clear, so we'll need to start well and give ourselves a chance to compete," he said.
Elsewhere Wendouree, which has dropped to fourth on the ladder, will be bolstered by the returns of prolific run-scorers Sam Miller and Cole Roscholler in its clash with Brown Hill.
Red Caps paceman Anthony Beacham will also make his return, as the club looks to avoid a two-game losing streak.
Brown Hill will be without the services of captain Tom Bourke-Finn and Kyle Hayes.
Billy Hoye and Cam Tonkin will come in.
Despite the losses, co-captain Matt Sandford said his team was playing well enough to win.
"They are pretty weak on the bowling front and our batting is pretty strong, so hopefully we make a good game out of it," he said.
Golden Point will make minimal changes ahead of its clash with East Ballarat, with James Lewis coming in for all-rounder Dan White.
East Ballarat will remain unchanged as it looks to follow on from its big win over Ballarat-Redan last week.
Darley will also remain unchanged as it looks to stay undefeated in its clash with North Ballarat at Northern Oval.
Ballarat-Redan will face Napoleon-Sebastapol at Eastern oval.