WISTASTON VILLAGE are hoping to stay aboard the wave of success which saw them grab promotion glory last year.
The Villagers were elevated to the Meller Braggins League, and now aim to make an immediate impact in Division Three.
Treasurer and spokesman John Avery said: 'Last year was a qualified success for Wistaston, which resulted in promotion for the 1sts and 2nds. We hope to build on that.'
The squad has been strengthened by the additions of all-rounder Mark Walsh (Crewe), bowler John Minshull (Weston) and batsman Leroy Maynard (Haslington). From further afield, all-rounder Martin Brown and Lee Bedson have also signed up.
Club captain for 2007 is Neil Townsend, with Steve Collins and Chris Jobbins leading the 2nds and Sunday side respectively. An U15 team will boost a junior section which also operates U9, U11 and U13 squads.
Anyone interested in joining Wistaston Village can contact Kevin and Pauline Jobbins on 01270 663699 for details.
In Division One, CHOLMONDELEY are hoping to find consistency to aid a title bid.
Last season, they powered to the top with a blistering start, but poor form slowly crept in and they slipped down to the bottom half of the division.
Now, new captain is Guy Ford hopes to spearhead a more successful campaign. He will be backed by vice-captain Neil T hompson.
New Zealander Hayden Holloway, who has played for the Waganui province, has signed for the club, while youngsters Jim Middleton, James O'Brien and Will Hockenhull have been promoted to the top team.
Hopes are high that gifted all-rounder Russ Walker may play for the club again, but batsman Luca Heritage has left.
Mal Holman will again skipper the 2nds, who have won their league for three consecutive years. The Sunday team is run by David Harding, while the junior section boasts U9, U11 and U15 teams.