KOOKABURRAS Cricket Club will enter this summer of cricket with a new target on their back after taking out last season's two-day premiership.
The first-grade side won only two two-day games in 2018-2019, taking out both the semi and grand finals.
However, the club's second-grade side experienced different fortunes, finishing in the top two before taking out the premiership in a rain-affected grand final.
Club president David Partridge said last season's successes would have no bearing on how the club would prepare for this season.
"At this stage, I think we are looking pretty good for this season," Partridge said.
"We have been training for the past month or so and we have been getting good numbers to each session."
Partridge said the club could expect to have a blend of youth and experienced players this season.
"We have managed to retain nearly all of our players from last year, and added a few new faces as well," he said.
"Graham Keilor in particular has been good to have back around the club.
"He hasn't played for a few years and should be a handy inclusion for us."
Kookaburras will have a change of leadership heading into the season, with leading run-scorer Cameron Milne stepping aside from the captaincy.
"Cam's work commitments are a bit up in the air at the moment, so he wasn't able to commit to playing every week," Partridge said.
"He will still be able to play for us, it's a matter of how regularly that will be.
"Kris Lodge will be taking the reins as captain for us this season, which is exciting."
Partridge said first-time captain Lodge would have "the full support of the playing group".
"We are really excited to have Lodgey captaining this year for us and we are lucky enough to have experienced guys like Shayne Riordan and Pat Paul around to help him," he said.
The season starts next weekend.