NORADJUHA-Toolondo will be without at least seven A Grade players for Saturday's clash with Colts at Dudley Cornell Park number two oval.
The group, consisting of Marcus Anson, brother Ben Anson, Justtin and Mathew Combe, Greg and Mark Eldridge and John Heard, will be at Marcus Anson’s wedding.
It leaves a massive hole in the Noradjuha-Toolondo side, which will give Colts a huge chance for its first win of the season.
But opposing skipper Brad Millar said he would not take them lightly.
“We’ve still got to take 10 wickets and make a good score,” he said.
“The key is to bat out the 45 overs.”
Millar, 31, is back at Colts after a season playing with Wimmera-Mallee side Brim-Kellalac-Sheep Hills.
He said things were looking up this season, with an exciting bunch of youngsters coming through the ranks.
“We’ve got a great bunch of guys. Most of them are 21 and under,” he said.
“They’re coming along well.
“We only clocked up one win last season so hopefully we can equal that this week.”
All-rounder Dylan Arnott, top-order batsman Nathan Emmerson and paceman Liam Jakobi are three emerging players who Millar expects big things from this season.
In other games, Horsham Saints play their first game on the new Coughlin Park turf wicket against Blackheath-Dimboola.
The Saints were on song in round one against Laharum, due to the bowling of Tom McDonald and batting of Ben Sawyer and Clint King.
Blackheath-Dimboola also had a good win, defeating the Bullants by 19 runs.
Top-order batsman Steven Leith, who is out with a shoulder injury, is about a month away, while wicket-keeper Simon McKinnon is unavailable.
Rup-Minyip and Laharum do battle at Cameron Oval, with both teams desperate for their first points of 2013-14.
All-rounder Ryan Metelmann is set to return to the Blue Panthers’ side after missing the opening round with work commitments.
Jamie Byrne and Adam Carter will also return. In the final game of the round, reigning premiers Homers take on Jung Tigers at Sunnyside.
The Pigeons had a great start to their premiership defence, with new recruits Craig Britten and Siphe Mzaidume both starring on debut.
Jung had a win over Colts.