Shanklin v Ventnor at Westhill (1.30) is undoubtedly the stand-out fixture - the first time the arch rivals have met in an Old Firm derby for more than a decade. But the weather forecast is grim ...
Ben White and Ross Whyte will captain Shanklin and Ventnor, respectively - just as their fathers Andrew and Mark did years ago.
The clubs regard themselves as the leading pair in IOW cricket - something Newport and Northwood will surely have something to say about - so the next five or six weeks on Vectis isle will have a real competitive feel.
One ex-Ventnor player certain to feel the Westhill heat is Mark Woodhouse, whose recent 'defection' from Steephill to Shanklin brings back memories of the Cold War and the Berlin Wall. Nothing so sinister here. It's just that Shanklin has more barber's shops than sleepy Ventnor ... no wonder Mark's favourite Tom Hanks movie is Bridge of Spies !
Shanklin's team is: B White, J Lucy, M Ringer, J Powell, M Woodhouse, R Taylor, C Sanderson, C Wright, J Newnham, D Attrill, N Moore.
Ventnor have kept their starting 11 firmly under wraps as too is their squad for Sunday's Village Cup trip to Overton in the heart of the Test Valley.