Sport has long had an ability to bring people together and in Dubbo cricket is being used a common language and something to help people integrate themselves into the community.
The ORISCON T20 Tournament is now in its third year with residents from various cultural backgrounds coming together to play each week.
Teams are split into nationalities with two Indian sides this season joined by teams from the likes of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Fiji.
ORISCON, the Orana Residents of Indian Sub-Continental Heritage, runs the tournament and the organisation's chairperson, Mano Manorathan, said while there is some real rivalry on the field it is about much more than that.
"It's very important. People come here from various backgrounds and various levels. From refugees to skilled migration," Manorathan said.
"Sport is something they can do together and network and learn what opportunities there are.
"It improves the quality of the game and the people learn to integrate with the wider community. That's a big thing because we encourage them to become part of the Dubbo community.
"Cricket is one way of doing that and these people can improve their networking."
The Twenty20 tournament, which sees seven teams play matches on Sunday afternoons, is currently at its midway point with the final set down for April 28.
Sides from India and Pakistan, fierce rivals on the international scene, are setting the pace in the competitive league.
While cricket is something the bulk of the people involved have in common, ORISCON has widened its reach and become involved in various community events in recent years.
The organisation also runs football and netball tournaments while ORISCON members have volunteered at events such as Dubbo parkrun.
"Hopefully we can be a vibrant part of the Dubbo community," Bikendra Adhikari, an organiser of ORISCON sporting events, said.
"We encourage people to come here. They don't know anyone or what to do but we're trying to get together.
"Whether it's cricket or soccer and netball."
No play went ahead last weekend due to Sunday's rain but a large group of players and ORISCON members still got together at the Lady Cutler Ovals.
"Every weekend they get together and play, no matter if it is summer or winter," Adhikari said.
"It's what they do back in their home countries and it's what they do here."
A number of the players involved were also involved in the successful inaugural Dubbo Premier League tournament earlier in the season.
That competition drew in other players various cultural backgrounds from places such as Penrith and Newcastle with plans already in place to make the event bigger and better in 2019/20.