HARTFORD finished mid-table in Division One last season and expect to do so ag ain.
But with Jon Phillips joining them from Winsford and two more 'signings' probable, they could prove the dark horses.
Rob Whittle is skipper and Stuart Hackley leads the 2nds, where there are promising developments.
Hartford revived their junior section three years ago
and expect the first batch to make their way into senior cricket this season.
But will chairman John Prew, at 70 Cheshire's oldest active cricketer last season, still play?
'My legs still work, don't they?' he said.