LUCTONIANS Cricket Club will be looking to make it four Division One titles in a row under new captain Pete Griffiths when the GB Liners Marches League begins this Saturday.

The top division is set to reduce next year from the 10 teams to an eight-side Premier Division.

Hot on Luctonians’ heels will be 2017 and 2018 runners-up Goodrich CC and 2018 Knockout Cup winners Garnons CC who meet in the first game of the season at The Lawns.

Also Wormelow CC, reinvigorated after their move back across from the Worcestershire League, will be hungry for success as they look to re-ignite old rivalries with their Herefordshire neighbours.

As only one team is guaranteed promotion from the second tier this season into the 2020 Marches Premier League, competition will also be fierce in Division Two.

New Woolhope captain Will Green, will be hoping to press the villager’s claim whilst recently relegated Ross and Leominster-based Dales will look to bounce straight back up to the top flight.

While Canon Frome will still be feeling the sting of missing out on promotion on the last game of the 2018 season

With recreational cricket in the modern world facing competition from all sides, captains of all the Marches Clubs gathered together earlier this month to share ideas and thoughts on how they seek to overcome some of the challenges they face.

Dave Tristram, from Herefordshire Council, gave his ideas for funding opportunities and Herefordshire Cricket's Richard Skyrme chaired an open debate on club captaincy issues, planning and strategy.