BATHURST will shoot for their fourth straight Western Zone Premier League win this season when they travel to Mudgee to face Midwest, although there's a different look to their squad.
Four players from Bathurst's Mitchell T20 Cup win last weekend will be away for big clash on Sunday, with Matt Stephen, Jameel Qureshi, Connor Slattery and Henry Shoemark all unavailable.
But once again the district has been spoiled with great talent to call upon, losing little to nothing in quality with their latest set of promoted players.
Bathurst City trio Joey Coughlan, Mark Day and Harrison Craig have all earned their run with the Bathurst team are excellent performances through the season while Bailey Brien gets another shot with the district's first string side.
Craig will be making his first start for the Bathurst opens side after a title-winning campaign with the Rod Hartas Cup squad.
It's been a long time between drinks for Coughlan in Western Zone Premier League.
The last time he played in the competition was in November 2015.
Bathurst captain Adam Ryan said it's wonderful to have a great selection of players to call upon.
"It's great that we're able to call on so many guys in great form," he said.
"Mark, Joey and Bailey are all among the top 10 for runs scored in BOIDC and Harrison gives us a great spin option. Mark's put on some great scores with the second Bathurst team and Joey was in excellent form before his injury."
One of the challenges for some members of the new-look Bathurst team will be getting themselves back into a 50-over format mentality after their thumping Mitchell T20 Cup final win over Orange last Sunday.
Ryan said the team should have no trouble making the adjustment back to the longer form of the game.
"I was proud of the performances from the T20 games and we're looking forward to getting back into the 50 over game," he said.
"I think it's harder going from the longer format to the shorter format, instead of the other way around. Especially this season we're a bit more used to the 50 over game, just with the way the season's gone, and it takes some of the pressure off when you don't have to rush your shots."
Midwest come into the match on the back of two wins before Christmas.
Thanks to those victories they're within striking distance of the unbeaten Bathurst men, and there's a possibility this Sunday's game at Mudgee's Victoria Park could be a preview for the final.
Ryan said there Midwest side are somewhat of a mystery team.
"From the talk from other players they've got quite a few strong players," he said.
"The biggest thing for us is our depth and talent we have in Bathurst, so we need to make sure we're not complacent and that we're playing in the right mindset."
Should Bathurst win, or all premier league matches across the weekend be washed out, Ryan's squad will have assured themselves of a place in the decider.
Bathurst host Parkes on February 2 in the last regular season match but they will of course by hoping a finals place is wrapped up by Sunday evening.