NORTH Gippsland Saturday pennant bowls returns after the Christmas break this weekend.
With only four rounds before finals, places on the ladder are still up for grabs in the three sections.
Section one ladder leader Heyfield Blue will this Saturday host third-placed Maffra, while second-placed Sale White will play Sale Golf, which are fifth but only six points out of the four.
Fourth-placed Yarram will be at home to Stratford, which can still make the four, and Sale Blue takes on Heyfield White at Heyfield.
In section two, Sale Blue is safe in top spot and will this Saturday play at seventh-placed Maffra, Rosedale, in second, will host sixth-placed Wurruk, and Sale White sits in third place and will play eight-placed Sale Golf.
Yarram is in fourth place, one game ahead of Stratford. The two sides will meet this weekend at Stratford in what should be an interesting game.
Section three top side Sale Blue will play fifth-placed Yarram Gold, second-placed Sale White will play seventh-placed Heyfield, Maffra, third, will travel to Rosedale, and Yarram Green will play Stratford.