It's been a historic week for Dubbo's sporting landscape.
It marked the end of an era for No. 1 Oval as the cycle track around the facility began to be ripped up.
Dubbo Cycle Club members took to the track at the new facility at their new facility for the first time while this weekend marks the final cricket match at No. 1 Oval for a number of months as it undergoes its redevelopment.
This final match at the ground for some time shapes as a belter as well as the RSL-Whitney Cup leading Macquarie takes on a Newtown side which has played some of its best cricket of the season in recent weeks.
Jason Green, as is so often the case, will be a key figure for the Blues and he's someone who's amassed mountains of runs at No. 1 Oval during his career.
Like many others, he's eagerly awaiting the work at No. 1 to be finished and a facility being labelled "world class" is open for business.
"It gives us the opportunity for change and there will be things like a picket fence and we've already got the scoreboard so it's going to be a really good thing," he said.
"Hopefully we can get something like a Women's Big Bash game.
"No. 1 has always been the premier ground but this will really make it official."
Green laughed he would have liked the last game at the ground as it is to be this season's final, and for Macquarie to be featuring, but the focus quickly turned back to the task at hand.
High temperatures are creating a little doubt around Saturday's game and if the mercury nudges 44 matches will be abandoned to the Dubbo District Cricket Association's heat rule.
But if games do go ahead, the contest at No. 1 Oval shapes as a key one.
Macquarie sits first but is battling CYMS for the minor premiership while the Tigers are in the all-important third spot, ahead of RSL-Colts, Rugby and South Dubbo.
"It's looking very close in the competition with the top four and every win is vital," Green said.
"You even look at Souths and Rugby and if they win a few they could even sneak third ... especially with two-day games coming up. That's where you get your points."
Macquarie lost to Rugby two rounds back and while Green described that game as just a "hiccup" he has called for more consistency.
The Blues are loaded with depth when it comes to both batting and bowling but even during last round's strong win over Souths they lost four wickets for 21 runs at one stage in the chase.
While there will be no play at No. 1 after this weekend, RSL-Whitney Cup matches will continue to be played at both No. 2 and No. 3 ovals as well as at the Lady Cutler Complex.
"Council has done a great job with those considering the drought," Green said of the grounds.
"There's no poor wicket in Dubbo."