Slaithwaite are planning to register Yorkshire and Australia star Glenn Maxwell for the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League.
The 26-year-old Maxwell – who has just played in Yorkshire’s County Championship draw at Somerset – is a good friend of Slaithwaite’s overseas signing Matt Bremner as they play for the same club, Fitzroy Doncaster, back in Melbourne.
Hill Top cricket secretary Chris Payne explained: “We don’t know whether Glenn will become available at any stage, but we are thinking of registering him.
“It’s early days and we don’t know if anything will come of it, but he is a really good mate of Matt Bremner’s and that’s how the connection has come about.”
The availability of Maxwell – Cricket Australia’s T20 Player of the Year – could hinge on the fitness of his countryman Aaron Finch to play for the White Rose in the longer format.
Slaithwaite, fresh from becoming the first team to beat Scholes this season, are at home to Kirkburton in the Premiership on Saturday.
And, by the time they travel to Barkisland the following weekend, they should have New Zealander Daniel Hill in their line-up.
Hill, who was at Shelley in 2011, is from the same Mount Maunganui club as Pete Drysdale and will bolster the Hill Top attack in addition to bringing some quick runs.
Four of the top five play each other in the Premiership on Saturday in a massive weekend for the top flight.
Rain apart, there is sure to be a lone leader as Honley travel just up the Holme Valley to take on Scholes at Chapelgate.
And Hoylandswaine will be waiting to leapfrog the losers, providing they can dispose of Darren Robinson’s dangerous Barkisland side.
There are some key games towards the bottom of the table, too, as third-bottom Broad Oak host Elland, while the two teams just above them also clash – Golcar hosting Shelley.
Two of those are bound to move up, weather permitting, so the pressure is on the bottom two, Skelmanthorpe and Moorlands, to perform at home to Shepley and away to Delph respectively.