The fixture is only in its second season but it has quickly become the showpiece occasion of the domestic game. Bryan Clarke, the Uddingston captain, said: "As Western champions I think we are representing the west and we've had lots of messages from guys at other clubs wishing us luck.
"I think a lot of people are delighted for us, given we're a small club and given the manner in which we've done things this year. I also think it matters to the Western District Cricket Union that we perform and, for me, the match couldn't have a better venue. I love Hamilton Crescent: it's a proper cricket ground and a perfect venue for a final."
Marc Petrie, the Arbroath captain, is confident his men can keep the title in the east after Watsonians' success last year. He said: "It's a match we really want to win, to be officially crowned the best team in the country.
"As usual, we will have a big away support, so we want to put on a winning performance for them. If we stick to the things we've been doing all season we will be in with a real chance."
Arbroath keep the same team as last week, meaning Calvin Burnett, overlooked by Scotland, could play a key role, but Uddingston are without Calum MacLeod who is on international duty in Belfast. He is replaced by the veteran spinner Mark Townson, while Derek Allan returns in place of Scott McKenzie who is unavailable.