The Middlesex County Cricket League kicks off its new season this Saturday with the pick of the local fixtures being a Division Two derby clash between Wembley and Harrow at Vale Farm.
Last season was little short of disastrous for Wembley. They were relegated after finishing a winless campaign at the bottom of Division One, with only nine points to their credit.
Wembley skipper Alex Greg will be hoping for better things this time round in a lower division, as will Harrow, now captained by Suk Bhupal, who flirted with relegation themselves and completed their Division Two campaign just above the drop zone.
In Division One, Stanmore begin the new season at home to promoted Brentham. A winning start will be the aim of skipper Marc Reingold as they look to better last season's modest seventh place finish.
Rock bottom in Division Three last season, Kenton only escaped relegation back into the Middlesex Championship because Osterley, who won that competition, failed to meet the criteria for membership of the County League.
With Dave Sweeney taking over the captaincy from Sachin Patel, better things are expected.
Harrow Town, captained by Michael Jadunath, just missed out on promotion last season, finishing in third place, and will be looking to go one better this time round.
Bessborough enjoyed a creditable fifth place finish last season but poor results in friendly matches suggest they might struggle this year.
However, when some of the club's good young players return from university, their fortunes under the captaincy of Sherrick Chavda, will be fully expected to receive a significant boost.