Gladstone Park will be hoping to turn the tables in the North West Metropolitan Cricket Association George Luscombe Shield finals.
The Burras, who finished the regular season fourth, are yet to beat any of the top three teams this season, and will enter the finals as the clear underdogs.
Captain-coach John Bubis said he thinks they have the team to beat the top sides, but haven’t been able to put it together when needed.
“We haven’t beaten any of the top three sides, which is a little bit of a worry,” Bubis said.
“We’ve got the players to do it, but we haven’t been able to get all our players going on the one-day.
“All the sides in the top four are beatable on any day.”
Bubis said having an unsettled line-up was one reason for the inconsistent form, but players also weren’t performing to the level they would have liked.
“We’ve been inconsistent with both the bat and ball,” he said. “One of our key bowlers has returned in recent weeks which helps. Our batting is our strength but it’s just not showing on the scoreboard.”
Bubis said they didn’t have to look far to get inspiration ahead of the finals and causing an upset was not out of the question.
Last season, the Burras finished fourth and knocked off the previously unbeaten Buckley Park in the semi-finals to win through to the grand final.
Bubis said it was a matter of believing in each other on the day and building into the game.
“It can be done,” he said.
“I think we are good enough on our day. If we can get one or two batsmen to stay in for a while and build around them, it will be the key.”
The Burras face minor premiers Kealba-Green Gully, which has lost just one game, in the semi-finals.
Pascoe Vale Central faces Buckley Park in the other semi-final.
The Burras finished the regular season with a loss to second-placed Pascoe Vale Central.
The Burras made 157, bowled out in the 58th over.
Pascoe Vale made the runs with reasonable ease, making 5-158 having never looked in trouble.
While the Burras still have finals to play the season is over for Northern Lions and Donnybrook.
The Lions, who were due to face Kealba-Green Gully, forfeited their final round match, while Donnybrook had a final round bye.
The Lions finish the season in sixth and Donnybrook finished one spot lower, last with just one win for the season.