ATHLETICS: Despite being in use for the past couple of weeks, Dubbo's newest major sporting facility will get its biggest test this weekend when 300 athletes from all parts of the region converge on Barden Park for the zone athletics carnival.
CRICKET: This round of the Whitney Cup sees a top versus bottom clash in a weekend where all cricketers in Dubbo are expected to wear black armbands and observe a minute's silence after the tragic passing of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on Thursday.
SATURDAY SERVE: It's unfortunate but in every true tragedy, a leader's true qualities come to the fore. And that has been the case with Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke across the past four days.
JUNIOR CRICKET: Last Saturday morning, before the start of play, all eight teams playing at the Lady Cutler fields, comprising both under-14 and under-16 players, started the morning with a minute's silence to remember and honour Tony Beauchamp.