The Lady Cutler ovals were just as you'd expect to find them in early December.
There was six Dubbo District Cricket Association matches being played out and on top of that there was young sons and daughters, brothers and sisters playing their own matches out on the sidelines.
But there was one person who was focused on a different sport.
Jack Allen was in between the Lady Cutler 1 and 2 fields, practicing his goal-kicking off the tee.
Allen had not long before finished his final season in the Group 11 under 18s competition and was already hard at work in the lead-up to the 2020 season.
The teenager had played a little third grade cricket for CYMS the season prior so the question was posed to him while he was at Lady Cutler when he was coming back for a game.
The popular youngster more commonly known as 'Jal' was definite in his reply.
There would be no cricket this season as he was firmly focused on earning a spot in CYMS' first grade rugby league side.
The comment was met with a couple of laughs, not because of Allen's ability, but more because of the fierce competition for spots in one of the top sides in bush footy.
Allen wasn't joking around though, and anyone who has known his determined and dedicated nature wouldn't have laughed.
A multi-class swimming champion during his school years, Allen has always shown plenty of commitment and that was rewarded on Saturday night when he scored a try during CYMS' Challenge Cup win over Moree.
The winger started the match on the bench but got his chance in the second half and took it, scoring his side's sixth try and going on to kick three conversions in the 50-6 victory at Apex Oval.
"That was really exciting and just a proud moment," Allen said post-game.
"Obviously I've worked really hard and trained to get this and to get a try and a few conversions is really special.
"I'm over the moon and really proud to be wearing this CYMS jersey and to be playing with a good bunch of boys."
The Fishies were well in control against the Group 19 champions when Allen came on the field on Saturday but he still had a job to do.
While the score was against them, the Boomerangs never dropped their intensity and there were plenty of bone-rattling hits for a match played so early in the year.
Allen took his share of whacks but got up time and again, and while some fine work from centre Jyie Chapman meant the young winger didn't have to do a whole lot before scoring, he got across the line in clinical fashion.
"During the game I try and keep a positive mindset and be ready and try so it's awesome," he said.
'Jal' had plenty of praise for captain-coach Jarryn Powyer for giving not only him a chance, but a number of other graduating juniors.
Aiden Lake and Kyjuan Crawford started the match and both scored tries while Sullivan Haycock, Tom Stimpson, and Jordi Madden also got plenty of minutes.
Jyie Chapman, who was something of an old head in the Fishies' side on Saturday, captained the side and was delighted to see the younger members of the squad take their chance.
"Someone like Jack Allen, debut in first and scored a try and kicked a few goals. That's what makes me happy and what I enjoy in footy, seeing the young fellas having a smile on their face," he said.
"It was unreal and against a tough team like Moree, you can't beat that."