Reigning Orange District Cricket Association champions Orange City remain the only side CYMS haven't best in season 2018-19, but despite that record hanging over their head green and golds skipper Chris Novak is certain his side can do just that in this weekend's preliminary final.
The two sides have played off thrice so far this summer, with the Warriors recording comfortable wins by 129 runs in round five, eight wickets in round 10 and then six wickets last weekend.
With that in mind it's clear to see CYMS will enter this weekend's grand final qualifier at Wade Park as rank outsiders, but the feeling in the green and golds' camp is positive regardless.
Why wouldn't it be, all the pressure's on Orange City after all.
"I'm always confident in my guys and I'm certain we can go out and do the job we need to do, there's a really positive feeling around the group," Novak said on Friday, although the afternoon's rain may dampen the third-finishing CYMS' spirits somewhat.
All three of the Warriors' victories over CYMS have come, largely, due to big efforts with the bat.
Only once have they failed to pile more than 200 runs on against the green and golds, and that was because they were only chasing 199 for victory, which they did for the loss of just two wickets.
Blake Weymouth and Shaun Grenfell have done most of that damage too, the former banging 125 not out and 84 against CYMS this season and the latter smashing 96 just last weekend.
Unsurprisingly, Novak said they're the two keys in the Warriors' line-up, before calling for his troops to replicate what Orange City has done against them this season.
"We need to score some more runs," he said, simply.
"We need our batters to stand up and take some more ownership, value their wickets a bit more.
"We've got a lot of good players, some of the younger guys like Tom West, Mick Hannelly, Rohan Bouffler, Nick Murphy, Adam Smith. If we can all click and put it together, we'll put together a really decent total.
"Blakey Weymouth has been batting really well this summer and Grenners obviously did last week too, then you've got guys like Ed (Morrish) and Jackson (Coote) leading the way with the ball.
"If we can minimise their impact it'll go a long way to us winning the game."
The green and golds have every reason to be confident of going on to win the title should they knock Orange City off this weekend, the only time they've played minor premiers Cavaliers in a two-day game this year they won outright.
Novak's not buying into those thoughts though.
"Cavaliers have played really good cricket this season and if we get there it will be a different game to this weekend's, and we'll put 110 per cent into it, but we don't want to look too far ahead, not past this weekend," he said.
The opening day of the preliminary final on Saturday starts at 1pm, with the first delivery on Sunday's second day scheduled for 11am.
In second grade Centrals face-off with Orange at Riawena Oval, from the same times.
In third grade the Gladstone play Waratahs at Country Club Oval and Spring Hill play Orange City at Jack Brabham 2, both one-day games from 1pm.
In Centenary Cup's final regular-season round Orange City and Kinross Blue face-off in a sneak peek at next weekend's grand final, both sides are already locked in, from 1.30pm at Jack Brabham 4.
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