The chase for finals positions and a date with destiny at the SCG hots up this weekend as round one of the Plan B Regional Bash continues at venues across NSW.
The meeting between Central Coast Rush and Lake Mac Attack is the feature match in the men's division.
These two Sixers Pool 2 rivals both have the ability to go all the way but only one will be left standing come Sunday night.
"They are two very capable sides who would have designs on going all the way to the SCG and winning it," local Newcastle administrator David Redden said.
"It's the reigning champions against a very good Central Coast side – this should be a cracking game of cricket."
Redden listed Rush trio Tony Cornwell, Kaine Harmsworth and Ben Cohen as the biggest threats to Mac Attack's hopes of going back-to-back.
"They've (Rush) picked guys who go hard and early and hit the ball a long way," he said.
"These guys give it some real tap. It should be great to watch."
Lake Mac will lean heavily on the experienced Jed Dickson, Adrian Chad and Daniel Bailey.
The winner of this match meets the winner of the Northern Inland Bolters v Hunter Hitmen fixture for the right to represent their pool in the final at the SCG.
The finalists in Thunder Pool 1 will be decided hundreds of kilometres apart on Sunday.
South Coast Crew take on Illawarra Flames at Albion Park while Central West Wranglers meet great rivals Orana Outlaws in Orange.
The two survivors from each game will meet at a venue to be determined on November 8 to decide the pool winner.
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