LW: Our old mate Kingy has certainly got the cricket fraternity talking this week by putting a Bendigo Premier Cricket team on the agenda.
What started as Kingy posing the question of why Bendigo doesn't have a team in the state's elite cricketing competition has certainly grown some legs in recent days.
BDCA president Wayne Walsh certainly believes the concept has some merit and Bendigo could field a competitive team - "we could hold our own, no worries about that" - Walshy said during the week.
And there was an encouraging reaction from the Victorian Premier Cricket League on Wednesday, which indicated they would consider anything if there was a strong case behind it.
What's your thoughts Doley on a Premier Cricket team based out of Bendigo.
Worth a look, or pie in the sky concept?
ND: Would be fantastic to have Bendigo's best taking to the crease each week in Premier League action.
This team, although Bendigo based, could draw on players from right across central and northern Victoria.
There's a lot of work to do and funds to be found, but at least the VPCL has not hit the idea for six.
Maybe Kingy could be in line to step up from the Suns to playing Premier Cricket.
LW: One of the biggest stepping stones to it could be the fact that it may not be just a team that is required, but a club.
There's four grades of Premier Cricket, and if there was a requirement that Bendigo needed to fill teams in all four grades, that's 44 players, which would hardly seem sustainable.
I reckon Kingy was spot on with his suggestion of a team to play in the first XI competition, and perhaps an under-23 side to play in one of the lower grades.
Naturally, taking your best cricketers out of the competition would be to the detriment of the standard of the BDCA, but having that team in an elite competition giving local players a goal to strive to is a concept worth further investigation.
Again, to quote Walshy - "nothing ventured, nothing gained".
Maybe you could be the official scorer, Doley.
ND: Talk about a step up, not just the players, but for me.
Have been doing scoring for a few years Westy, but it's third XI.
The play is at a gentle pace. Have had a go fllling-in at some firsts and seconds, but it all happens really quickly.
Perhaps I could take up the role as bus driver for Premier League. Should this get off the ground, I reckon John Hewitt is in the seat - scorer and driver.
LW: As we spoke about last week, the footy season is over, but the news cycle never stops.
A great coup for Bridgewater in landing Andy Collins as its new coach for the 2014 season.
I doubt the Loddon Valley Football League would have had many players over the years enter the competition straight off an AFL list.
And at Golden Square, the Bulldogs are set for another coaching change as Rick Ladson steps aside after this year's flag.
They certainly turn their coaches over at Golden Square.
Since Darren Walsh finished his stint at the end of 2006, the Bulldogs have had Jeff Brennan (2007), Mark Adamson (2008-09), Nick Carter (2010-11), Mark Lloyd (2012) and Ladson (2013) as coaches.