Cricket North's third grade competition will have an extra side competing in its ranks with South Launceston to field two teams.
An influx of both old and new faces coming into the club made the decision worthwhile according to club president Jeremy Jackson.
"Obviously having an extra team is a little bit of an extra strain on club resources and volunteers but we felt like we owed it to these new and old players that are choosing to play their cricket with us to make it work so they all have a place to play cricket every week rather than having to rotate and sit out for a few weeks," he said.
"We thought we owed it to the guys that if they are good enough to commit to us and say they want to play their cricket at South, then as a club we've got to make it work and make sure there's the opportunity to play cricket."
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Having dropped out of the then-fourth-grade competition several weeks into the 2017-18 season, South Launceston's playing list has grown dramatically with Jackson struggling to recall a pre-season like this one.
"I honestly don't recall a pre-season in my time at the club that was so well attended.
"We started training on July 1 and I think we had 44 players on the track. There's been plenty of years where there's only been single figures for the first few sessions so to start off with that number was phenomenal.
"Dean Hawkins, our head coach in his second year, has been huge for us from a recruiting and motivation point of view, helping us create the atmosphere and culture around the club that we want to have. He and the rest of the coaching staff have been huge in that regard.
"One of the more pleasing things about it is, for a few of the people who have put a lot of work into the club over the last couple of years, we are starting to see a little bit of reward and people choosing South as the club they'd like to play cricket at."
The Knights' sides will have new leaders at the helm, with last year's third-grade captain, Andrew Nichols, set to try his luck in second grade off the back of a high-quality season in the UK.
"He's the sort of guy that cricket clubs are built around. Soc can do anything for the club and has always been that way - he's actually volunteered for our secretary role on the committee.
"If you were able to have a club full of people like him, you'd take it in a heartbeat."
The new leaders will be announced in the coming weeks.
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