When Rugby Union and Centennials Bulls clash on Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs will be missing three players for the NSW Country Championships.
Rugby talents Ryan Peacock, Imran Qureshi and Jameel Qureshi were all selected in the Western Zone team that travelled to Goulburn for the championships, however, Centennials skipper Kurt Toole believes another player should be on representative duty: Blake Aubin.
Aubin is fresh off a century against City Colts last round and is averaging 115 runs so far this Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket season.
"I think Blake Aubin has to be the unluckiest player going around not to be picked in that team," Toole said.
"He's averaging about 110 from four games, he's coming off the back of a century, and his average last season was pretty good, so I think he's pretty damn unlucky."
So understandably, Toole is expecting a big performance from his upper middle order batsman on Saturday afternoon.
"He's a player who likes to show people what he's made of and when he's not picked, it makes him strive harder, to try and make it into that side," he said.
I think Blake Aubin has to be the unluckiest player going around not to be picked in that team.Centennials Bulls skipper Kurt Toole
"I guess it's a benefit for us though, that he's still available to play on Saturday."
With Centennials propping up the ladder in 10th, Toole knows that Saturday's match is a must win.
"Saturday is a must win game, especially if Rugby's got those players out for representative duty," he said.
"They're quality players, so if we lose tomorrow, I think our chances making that top four spot are pretty slim."
And while Toole believes Aubin has been unlucky to not have been selected in the Western Zone team, he also believes his team has been just as unlucky.
"I think going off the last two games, we're the unluckiest team in the entire competition," he said.
"We feel as if both games were robbed from us from a couple of terrible decisions."
Saturday was meant to be the second day of action, but after rain washed out the opening day, the match is now a one-dayer, with the game to played at the Bathurst Sportsground, a ground the Toole enjoys.
"As a bowler, I do like playing there," he said.
"It's one of my preferred grounds. The outfield is quite good there, so we do like playing there.
Former Shoalhaven District Cricket Association first grader Daniel Bryant is also expected to make his debut, having previously played for Nowra.
Toole said he'll be at the club for the rest of the 2020-21 season.
Play starts at 1pm.
Around the grounds:
It's not even Christmas yet, but this Saturday's round of fixtures in the Bathurst Orange Inter District Cricket could prove crucial to all team's finals ambitions.
Cavaliers will continue play with CYMS at Riawena Oval, with Cavs holding a 255-run lead after one day of play.
It's a healthy lead, but CYMS started the chase well, heading into Saturday at 0-33.
A win for either team will go a long way to cementing a top four spot, with playing resuming at 1pm.
Bathurst City and Orange City will lockhorns at George Park 1, with Redbacks desperate for a result to keep their top four hopes alive.
Redbacks are currently seventh, while Orange City is undefeated and sitting in third play. Play gets underway at 1pm.
City Colts will be hoping to wrap up victory against Centrals early and look for valuable second-innings points.
And St Pat's Old Boys will be hoping to make light work of a lowly Kinross at Morse Park 1, with play to start from 1pm.