Angus Parsons is set to make his debut for Bathurst, when the Western Zone Premier League defending champions get their title defence underway against Dubbo on Sunday.
Parsons is the only debutant in the Bathurst team, which has favoured a fairly similar line-up that defeated Dubbo by 45-runs in tat the Bathurst Sportsground back in February.
Having never represented his association at a senior level before, Parsons is understandably eager for Sunday's final re-match.
"Yeah, this is my first time, so I'm very exited to play for Bathurst open's," he said.
"There's some amazing players in the team and to play with them will be awesome.
"This a huge opportunity to be play against some of the best players in the Western region.
"There will be so much to learn. It's a great way to test and challenge your skill level."
Parsons and his St Pat's Old Boys teammates Cooper Brien and Nic Broes are the only changes to the final win against Dubbo back in February, with Dave Sellers, Henry Shoemark and Dave Henderson all making way.
The team will be skippered by St Pat's star Adam Ryan once again, while Rugby Union trio Ryan Peacock, Jameel and Imran Qureshi are all in and Bathurst City captain Joey Coughlan named too, with the rest of the squad made by St Pat's players - Bailey Brien, Connor Slattery, Mitch Taylor and Jack Goodsell.
Parsons has also been selected in the Central West Wranglers Twenty20 squad.
The Wranglers will host the Western Plains Wranglers, who draw in players from the Dubbo region, on December 11.
"I'm very exited by the opportunity. I love cricket and any chance to play is awesome. I can't wait," Parsons said.
The opening round battle between Bathurst and Dubbo will get start at 10am at No. 1 Oval.
Parkes will host Orange the round's other match while Cowra has the bye.