LAST SEASON: Premiers.
COACH: Max Turner.
CAPTAIN:To be decided.
INS: Rob Eltringham (returning).
OUT: Stuart Prewer, Anthony Taylor, Scott Graham.
BEAUTY Point veteran Jason Savage said despite losing three players from last year's TCL premiership side he was confident the club could cover its losses and again be a force in the competition.
Rob Eltringham is expected back after going to Queensland and Savage was keeping his cards close to his chest on other possible recruits.
"We've got a couple of others we're talking to but we better not put those names in the paper," he said.
"We've well and truly covered our losses anyway.
"It depends on what other teams have done and how they have improved but I think we will be in better shape than we were last year."
Savage said Kyron Ebdon was not a certainty to play due to work commitments.
"Max Turner hasn't coached the club before but he was there last year helping out and is very good with young fellows and helping them with technique and stuff."
LAST SEASON: Runner-up.
CAPTAIN-COACH: Damian Whybrow.
INS: Sean Cooper, Michael Hall, Glen Gleeson, Anton Balym, Matthew Woods.
OUTS: Andrew Fitz, Wayne Ford and Adam Bourke.
TREVALLYN finished as minor premier last season going through the season undefeated before losing the grand final to Beauty Point.
The club has lost three or four players including 300-game veteran Andrew Fitz but has recruited strongly including picking up Michael Hall from Queensland and Glen Gleeson from Victoria and Matthew Woods from NTCA club Launceston.
"We've had a bit of a clean-out and lost a few players but we've gained some new faces in and experience in all areas," Whybrow said.
"We just want to be thereabouts and we will be playing a lot of young kids this year, which is my main aim, but with some experienced blokes involved to help out."
Whybrow said he expected to be strong in all areas with Gleeson and Woods adding some left-arm variety to the attack.
Cooper is an opening bowler and Hall provides a leg-spin option which Trevallyn had not had for a couple of years.
He said what happened last season was in the past and he had moved on and not mentioned it to the players.
"We're worried about this year now and we've got some new people onboard and it's a new atmosphere at the club."
LAST SEASON: Fifth.
CAPTAIN: Harry Claridge.
COACH: Sean Barry.
INS: Matthew Tidey.
OUTS: Justin Nash.
ACL has retained a similar line-up in A grade to last year and coach Sean Barry said the club hoped to improve on its fifth spot from last season when it notched up five wins and 11 losses.
"We're aiming for finals which would be an improvement on last year's effort and we still have a pretty young side and there is a fair bit of enthusiasm around the place," Barry said.
"Most of our A graders are still here so will try to build on where we've come from last year but I think the competition as a whole is going to be pretty strong this year."
Barry said they had an all- round side which was pretty even across the board in bowling and batting and hoped to improve on the five wins they recorded last year.
LAST SEASON: Seventh.
CAPTAIN-COACH: Stuart Prewer.
INS: Brodie Bennett, Dean Stephens, Scott Graham, Ben Dodd.
AFTER playing in Beauty Point's premiership team last season, Stuart Prewer has moved back closer to home and will be captain and coach of Longford this season.
Prewer has brought Scott Graham with him and recruited left-arm bowler Brodie Bennett from Scottsdale.
Dean Stevens and Ben Dodd have committed to playing more games this year after only being available for a handful last season.
"Mainly a lot of those guys who played bits and pieces last season have committed to most of the season which is good," Prewer said.
"It was only two years ago Longford got beat in the grand final and had a bad year last year.
"The aim is to get most of the locals back playing most of the time and add a bit of experience in there."
Prewer said the Tigers should be stronger and aimed to be finals contenders after only winning four games last season.
"There is a bit of movement between the clubs - Diggers have picked up a fair few players, no doubt Beauty Point will be strong again and Trevallyn are always there and Hadspen weren't far off last year - so the competition might even out a bit this year," he said.
LAST SEASON: Fourth.
CAPTAIN: Clint Moore.
COACH: Tom Walker.
INS: Tom Walker, Nick Rowell, Troy Clark, Shane Lapham.
OUTS: Anton Balym.
HADSPEN coach Tom Walker thinks the Chieftains have a good chance of improving this season on their fourth place and 11 wins from last year.
Returning to the club after a year away playing NTCA cricket with Riverside, Walker said they have lost the experienced Anton Balym to Trevallyn but picked up wicketkeeper-batsman Troy Clark as a replacement from Legana along with bowler Nick Rowell and Shane Lapham from Legana.
Walker said it had been a good experience playing at Riverside but he was keen to return to his old club as coach and looked forward to improving on last season.
"We've picked up some younger players as well and I think we have a big chance of improving," he said.
"If we can stock up our bowling and be a bit more consistent - I think our batting was pretty good last year and we should go a bit deeper this year.
"We can improve a lot with the players we've got at the club and if we get improvement out of them I think we can have a good year."
LAST SEASON: Third.
CAPTAIN: Matthew Wells.
COACH: Nathan Faulkner.
INS: Jarrod Wells, Stuart Brown.
OUTS: Andrew Gower, Jamie McLenaghan, Jesse Styles, Mark Payne.
LEGANA finished third last season after being beaten in the preliminary final by Trevallyn.
The Durhams have lost four experienced players in Andrew Gower, Jamie McLenaghan, Jesse Styles and Mark Payne but has former premiership player Jarrod Wells returning and has picked up former Trevallyn wicketkeeper-batsman Stuart Brown.
Captain Matthew Wells and coach Nathan Faulkner provide a new leadership group for the Durhams this season.
"We're going to be quite competitive again and should be around the mark hopefully and there will be opportunities there for players around the club to step up," Wells said.
"Trevallyn are traditionally strong and are going to be the benchmark again and Hadspen as well seem to have recruited well and I have a lot of respect for those two teams and I think Longford will be another one to watch this season."
LAST SEASON: Sixth.
CAPTAIN: Jai Bourke.
COACH: Phil Whelan.
INS: Brady Scott, Tyler Dudman, Jacob McKinnon.
THE Uni-Mowbray Tigers have retained most of their A grade and A reserve players from last season picking up young players in Brady Scott and Tyler Dudman from Mowbray and Jacob McKinnon from Perth.
Phil Whelan takes over the coaching role with Jai Bourke their captain.
Uni finished sixth last season with four wins but Whelan was hopeful that the club can try to make the final four.
"I'm not saying we will be world-beaters but the attitude around the club is changing and having Jai back is a bonus because he is a reasonable sort of bowler," he said.
"We'll have Matty Devlin to help him and in the batting hopefully Dave Barrett has a full season with us along with Shane Evans and Damien Martin."
The Tigers have not made finals since about 2005 with the club rebuilding and getting off- field matters organised but keen to turn the focus to onfield success.
LAST SEASON: Eighth.
CAPTAIN-COACH: Andrew Fitz.
INS: Andrew Fitz, Scott and Adam Davey.
DIGGERS have poached 300-game Trevallyn veteran and opening batsman Andrew Fitz as its captain and coach as the club attempts to lift itself off the bottom of the ladder with only three wins for last season.
"They approached me in the off-season and gave me a really good opportunity to coach the club and I was ready for a change and a new challenge after 17 years at Trevallyn because I was starting to get a bit stale," Fitz said.
"I thought this was an ideal opportunity to give myself a couple more years of decent cricket before I get to old to do it.
"I'm looking forward to the season and there's a really good feeling around the club with a lot of young kids that are coming through, which is exciting and we've recruited a couple of guys from George Town in the Davey boys and they look like they will be very handy for us in A grade."
Fitz said he hoped to be competitive and his aim was to play finals.
"My job which I've been brought in to do is to make the club professional on and off the ground, which means at training and on game days we get the best out of ourselves and if we do that we can definitely play finals this year.
"I was at Trevallyn for 17 years and played 300 games so I know how a well-run club is run and I will be bringing a lot of that to the Diggers."