Newcastle women's representative cricket coach Steve Taylor was a keen observer at Learmonth Park this week.
Not only watching some of his squad take part in the first Newcastle District Cricket Association women's T20 league final, but seeing potential Blasters players emerge.
Taylor reckons the inaugural five-week competition could even help create a "breeding ground" for Women's Big Bash League players in the future.
"The beauty of this [competition], it's provided more game-time opportunity for girls," Taylor told the Newcastle Herald.
"When Newcastle [representative squad] get back together again, before the T20 Regional Bash semi at the SCG on January 21, we'll see a tremendous development in some game awareness, skills and ability to adapt at certain times and situations.
"So I think this will form a great basis, as a pathway, to the Blasters and hopefully their success this year and into the future.
"But you never know, further down the track, it could even be a breeding ground for WBBL players."
Wests and Hamilton-Wickham rounded out the four-team series for 2019-20 and Taylor feels those numbers will eventually "grow and develop" now that it has kicked off.
"You'd love to think so, my conversation with girls playing is they really enjoyed the experience," he said.
"You'd like to think the NDCA will see this as a really positive step forward and those clubs who weren't involved this year hopefully get an opportunity to get some women into the game next season and help develop the competition."
Taylor said "there's a lot to like about what's gone on here", including the Wednesday twilight timeslot.
"I think it's a great initiative. I think it's brought women back to cricket, introduced some women to cricket and its been really productive getting girls involved. Using great facilities, the format suits and so does the time of week," he said.