Towns and Sportsmans have double duty in this weekend’s round of Geraldton Bendigo Bank Cricket League fixtures. They play on Friday from 6pm at Wonthella in the T20 Series and in Saturday’s 50-over games Towns play Bluff Point at Muir Park with Sportsmans facing Wanderers at GBSC Park. Sportsmans will be buzzing after their breakthrough win over the Rams on the weekend. Towns is coming off a bye after winning their opening three encounters. It will be the first T20 between the two in an intriguing encounter as both sides have excellent bowling attacks but have shown fragilities with the bat. T20 often brings the gaps between sides closer than in longer formats, but Towns should go in as favourites as the defending champions and a proven track record over the past three seasons. Two players, Wanderers’ Shayne Bidwell and Sportsmans’ Clint Yeates, are approaching a milestone achieved only twice before in the association’s 59-year history — 10,000 A-grade runs. Bidwell, who also has 594 wickets, needs 42 runs and Yeates only seven. Wanderers need to find runs out of someone other than their captain Kade Gillingham, who is the only batter averaging double figures (32.25) with more than one innings to his name. They have been bowled out for under 100 runs in their last three innings and have not pulled off a successful chase once this season. The Towns and Bluff Point game should be well-contested with the Pointers at the top of the table, not a place they’re accustomed to, while Towns, the defending premiers, are unbeaten. Bluff Point have played two more games than Towns to inflate their record but last time they met the Pointers fell short by just nine runs and will challenge the Towns, who somehow defended 88 in their last outing. In women’s Young Motors games on Sunday, the first of three rounds of 30-overs-a-side games will be held with CVN to play Wanderers at GBSC4 and Towns meet Sportsmans at GBSC4. The women generally play T20s but a longer format offers a bigger canvas for skills to be displayed and were a great success last season. Wanderers will look to bounce back from defeat and given they play Chapman Valley who were shot out for 29 last week, should do so. The Towns and Sportsman’s game could be crucial given only the top two qualify for the grand final and despite last week’s blip, the Wanderers are assumed to have one berth sewn up. The women’s league is now in its fourth season and of interest will be whether Towns’ Janelle Phillips can find the 16 runs she needs to reclaim the mantle as the competition’s leading run maker. For Sporties, key players include Sarah Prickett, who led her side to last week’s win over Wanderers with an unbeaten 40, and Jo Walker. They are respectively 38 and 48 runs shy of 500.