LIKE a phoenix from the ashes, Frodsham have risen to take their place in Division One.
The club has rebuilt its pavilion after it was burned down last year and James Burton will take over the captaincy of the first team as they bid to build on last season's promotion.
The Alliance's restructuring has opened the door for second teams to move freely throughout the leagues and Frodsham seconds will be hoping to gain promotion from Division Four.
Former skipper Matt Ollier has returned to KINGSLEY after a season away. Dave Whyke, returning to the club after a six-year absence, is also back. Both should help Kingsley's promotion bid under skipper Mark Butcher.
The pavilion changing room extension at the Croft is virtually completed and an official opening day event will be organised shortly.
Kingsley offer an Adopt a Tree facility, which develops the tree-planting programme at their ground and provides the opportunity for a plaque to be erected on any tree sponsored by a friend of the club. For further information, contact Kieron on 07813 640479.
There have been a few changes for BUNBURY in the close season. The first XI has a new captain, Simon Lamb, and vice-captain, Paddy McBennett, but it is in training where the club is hoping to earn the few extra points they need to gain the promotion that has eluded them for two seasons. They have invested in a professional coach and a bowling machine to improve their performances.
In Division Two, SAUGHALL open their season with a trip to Styal tomorrow.
In the corresponding fixture last season, Martin Huxley hit a century but Saughall lost by nine wickets - a result the Chester team will be looking to improve on this weekend.
Skipper Chris Andrews said: 'We had a good season last year, but it would have been a great season if we had taken our chances at key moments in games. Nets have been going well so we're all looking forward to it very much.'
In Division Three, CAPENHURST begin their campaign with a home derby against Ellesmere Port tomorrow.