Watsonians and Grange in race for title
David Kelso (CricketMedia Scotland)
The spotlight will be on the south side of Edinburgh where the outcome of matches a couple of miles apart will determine the destiny of the Eastern Premiership crown.
Pacesetters Watsonians square up to erratic Aberdeenshire at Myreside, while Grange - the only other contenders, make the tricky trip across the capital to face Carlton.
Sonians will start the day as favourites, if only because they have their noses in front of their old rivals, but the rain-ravaged competition has thrown up some bizarre results in recent weeks.
The hosts will also have to go into battle without the services of Saltires pro Jean Symes who has returned to his native South Africa to prepare for the start of the season there.
To balance his absence, Watsons welcome back former Scotland skipper Craig Wright, who has been in Australia coaching the national Under-19s at the World Cup.
Also back in league action is Scots age-group captain Paddy Saddler, who marked his return with a brilliant bowling display in the Scottish Cup semi-final rout of Stenhousemuir.
Grange will also be bolstered by the presence of wicketkeeper Simon Smith, who was Wright's assistant Down Under.
Carlton are without the experiences Stevie Gilmour and they will certainly not be in a mood to do Grange any favours.