THE Legana Cricket Club is set for a new-look leadership team for the upcoming Tasmanian Cricket League season.
In a changing of the guard, last season's coach Andrew Gower has retired and club stalwart and former captain, coach, president and life member, Jamie McLenaghan, has relocated to Queensland.
Former Legana premiership player and Tasmanian Second XI player Nathan Faulkner is returning to the club as coach and Matthew Wells has been rewarded for his years of commitment and cricket knowledge by being appointed club captain.
``I am pretty honoured about taking on the captaincy,'' Wells said.
``We're a pretty successful club and I'm really looking forward to doing it.
``But they're big shoes to fill for me and Nathan to take over from Andy and Jamie.''
The 34-year-old opening bowler has been playing with Legana for the past six or seven years and Faulkner had a couple of years away after retiring but has come back to the fold as coach.
Wells said the club had already started pre-season training.
``We've retained most of our A grade team, apart from Jamie, and there is a strong chance a couple of former premiership players will return to the club this season as well,'' he said.
``We should be fairly strong again and we did a good job to finish third last year after losing Jamie and a couple of other players mid-season.''
Club president Jason Reed said he was confident that the pairing of Faulkner and Wells would continue Legana's strong standing in the competition and the club was aiming to field a fourth side in the TCL competition this season for the first time in its history.