FOLLOWING an interesting end to round one competition last Saturday, the Suva Cricket Association is predicting round two to be equally good.
Yadrana beat Army by 11 runs to hand Army their first loss in four years and round two will see Army try to regain their champion status.
SCA president Adriu Misiki said round two competition will see the return of the Perpetual Cup challenge competition.
"Army are the holders of the title and they would want to retain this title after their loss to Yadrana in the round one final," he said.
He said round one was just a small preview of the bigger competition that starts this Saturday.
"Round one was a like a warm-up for these teams for the Perpetual Cup challenge competition that will start for this weekend.
"The win in round one was a big achievement for Yadrana who are new to the competition.
"They will be one of the main contenders for the challenge cup.
"Other contenders are teams like Sarafui, who had not won any games for the past three year but in round one they managed to reach the semi-finals and BSP Titans who lost to Yadrana in the other semi-final," Misiki said.
Army team manager Akuila Nawai said the loss to Yadrana in the final was the much needed wake-up call his side needed.
"We had been winning for all this time and the boys thought they could win this too but it turned out otherwise," he said.
"So now we will look to do better in round two and try in improve in the areas we lacked in round one so that we can win round two," Nawai said.
Round two competition will last for nine weeks.