OUT: Bushrangers' Brent Dean.
OUT: Bushrangers' Brent Dean. Alistair Brightman

There's something about the second dig for this Bushranger

CRICKET: Brent Dean will be a major out for Bushrangers as the 2017-18 Hervey Bay Cricket Association premiers take on 2017-18 Maryborough premiers Past Grammars for the second time of the season.

Dean and Anthony Eden starred with the bat when Bushrangers trounced Australs by 204 runs last week.

Dean was unbeaten on 133 while Eden reached 87 in their 217-run partnership, but both will miss today's game.

For Dean, it was the second straight year he scored a century in his second innings of the season. Last year, he crunched an unbeaten 151 against Bay Power in the Hervey Bay senior competition.

"It was a good day,” Dean said. "The pitch was really good so it made batting a lot more easier. The ground (Urangan's Keith Dunne Oval) is big and with a bit of grass it holds up the ball so you had to run a lot.

"I was pretty happy to reach 100 early in the season.”

Dean has played just two of the Bushrangers' five games so far. He was dismissed for 10 when Bushrangers beat Past Grammars in round three in his only other knock to date.

He said he was confident his teammates would get the job done in his absence.

"We haven't batted at our best but we have a good top order, and when they don't fire usually the other guys will step up,” Dean said.

Cavaliers will face Australs at Maryborough in the other A-grade game.