When the South Coast Cricket's Twenty20 competition rolls on this Friday night, it will be a late Christmas present for Kiama captain Zac Parker.
After clinching victory in their season opener against Albion Park last Sunday, Kiama will look to maintain that winning vibe when they host Kookas at Oakleigh Park.
And Parker couldn't be more excited for the clash.
"We've got a really young side going into it and everyone's in pretty good form. We're loving the T20 comp, especially on a Friday night, it's something a bit different. We're ready to rip in," he said.
"We haven't really had a chance to play a lot of T20s over the years. Especially with the Big Bash on TV, everyone wants to play it. So it's a great chance for the young kids coming through."
The fast-paced nature of the Twenty20 format is attractive to Parker, who, as the captain, enjoys the challenge of thinking on his feet.
"You have to plan literally every ball," he said. "T20 cricket is a lot to do with stopping the ones and twos at the start of the over, and then if it's a really good over from the boundary, you want to push the field back a bit and stop the boundary, stop three off that over becoming seven or nine off the over."
While Kiama started their T20 campaign with a 48-run win over Albion Park, the Kookas had a tough day at the office in a double header at Scout Willougby Oval last Sunday.
The Kookas fell 48 runs short against Shellharbour in their opening clash before coming up against reigning champions Lake Illawarra. In a low-scoring affair, the Lakers won by three wickets.
Kiama will enter Friday night's clash as the favourites, but Parker remains wary of his opponents.
"They have a really solid bowling line-up, they're always pretty hard to face with the new rock," he said.
"I know T20s are a bit different and the field will be a lot more spread with not quite as much pressure on the batter. But it's still going to be tough to get through the first couple of overs I think.
"With the ball, it's all about bowling tight lines to them and bowling to the field. I think they play really aggressively with the bat. If we can defend the boundaries, I think we've got a good chance of winning."
Elsewhere, Lake Illawarra - who claimed two victories last Sunday - will look to continue their good form when they travel to Croome Oval to face The Rail.
Oak Flats will look to clinch a second win when they host Shellharbour at Geoff Shaw Oval in the other game.