TAREE and Forster Last Man Stands (LMS) cricket champions, Wild Aces will take on the nation's best at the Aussie Champs to be played at Runaway Bay in Queensland starting on Saturday.
Wild Aces will meet Tweed Heads representatives Six Pistols in the opening pool round tomorrow before taking on Brisbane team Frederick Spofforth - named after Fred 'The Demon' Spofforth, the tearaway Australian fast bowler from the 19th century.
"We're the lowest seeded team in our pool,'' Wild Aces captain JJ Burton said.
"From the pool games we either progress to the Aussie Champ division or the plate. If we're in the plate we should go pretty well.
"But if we get through to the Aussie Champs it will be a different kettle of fish. We'll be up against some strong sides there.''
The Wild Aces received an invitation to play in the championships after winning the local premiership.
They will take a squad of nine north. Eight players are required per fame. LMS is an abbreviated form of traditional cricket.
"Two of our players couldn't make it. so we've picked up two from Queensland,'' Burton said.
The championship will conclude next Wednesday. To get to the final teams will play seven games.
An Australian side will be named at the conclusion of the tournament.