Colac will make a bid to qualify former captain Jack Spence for finals when the gun cricketer returns to Australia later this month after a stint in England.
The all-rounder was cleared back to his home club and is set to play his first game for the Stallions in almost three years on January 27 against Irrewarra.
Colac co-captain Alex White said the club was hopeful Spence could play the six days of cricket required to register for finals if the third-placed Stallions held their spot in the four.
Spence played with Geelong Cricket Association outfit South Barwon over the past two summers, before departing to England last April, spending the English summer with Yorkshire Premier League club Acomb.
The 23-year-old produced impressive results on foreign soil, amassing 448 runs and claiming 25 wickets.
“We cleared him back because the deadline was on New Year’s Eve, but he’s not back in Colac yet,” White said.
“We’re still hopeful we can qualify him, looking at the fixture there are enough days of cricket across the different grades so we’ll see how it pans out, we’re not pinning all our hopes on it.
“Jack’s got all the natural talent in the world, so we’re grateful that he wants to come back and play cricket at Colac.
“We’re happy with how our top order is looking at the moment, so it’ll only strengthen it with him when he’s available.”
White said the Stallions were also boosted by batsman Ben Lynch’s potential return after he landed back in the country from a trip abroad.
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