WYCHEPROOF-NARRAPORT will go into tomorrow's one-day clash with reigning premiers St Mary's at Warracknabeal as underdogs, despite winning its past five matches.
The Matt Nicholls-captained side, which is currently sitting fourth on the Wimmera-Mallee A Grade ladder, has hit form at the right time of the year.
Nicholls knows his side will be up against it but he is looking forward to the challenge.
"We should be near-full strength so it should be a good test to see how far we've come this season," he said.
"They have probably the best bowling attack in the competition, with Tim Bell, Justin Knorpp and Brenton Cheney all quality bowlers."
Swing bowler Ash Durie has been a revelation for the Demons this season.
Durie has taken 23 wickets in nine matches to be one of the competition's premier pacemen.
Former North Melbourne footballer Corey Jones has also been impressive with the ball in his two matches after Christmas, highlighted by standout figures of 3-5 against Charlton at the weekend.
St Mary's defeated Wycheproof-Narraport by 27 runs last time they played back in round four but the Demons have been the big improvers of the competition since then.
Donald will be looking to stay on par with the ladder-leading Saints when it plays Marnoo at Rich Avon.
In other A Grade fixtures, St Arnaud and Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills face up on St Arnaud's turf wicket and Jeffcott hosts Charlton.
In round nine of Wimmera-Mallee B Grade action, Birchip hosts Donald, Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills plays Wycheproof-Narraport at Brim, Jeffcott does battle with St Arnaud at Donald and Hopetoun goes head-to-head with St Mary's at Hopetoun.