Back at the wicket
RSL will be aiming for three titles on the trot when the 2018-19 Stanthorpe Cricket season resumes on October 6.
Grand final glory will be fresh in the minds of the RSL boys after they trounced Souths for a second year running to claim the trophy back in March.
"We'll have the same teams as last year, so RSL, Valleys, Wanderers, Souths and Tenterfield,” cricket president Luke Brady said.
"We had our nomination meeting on Tuesday night and our first general meeting for the season.”
Brady said discussions had begun on whether to implement a new night cricket format, but those talks were in their infancy.
"Everything else will be as per usual, but there is talk of whether to start the one game at 3.30pm and go into the night to mix it up.
"Maybe we'll get some more people who might be interested in that. You're not losing your whole day Saturday.
"But that's something we're going to have to vote on at our next meeting on Monday, October 8.
"It'd be something we'd look at bringing in for the second or third round if it happened.”
Team numbers were looking pretty healthy so far, Brady said, but teams were open to accommodating some additional bodies.
"There's always room for more if they're interested.”
The pitch at C.F. White has seen better days and Brady says they're hopeful it'll get a little sunlight to bring it back to a playing standard.
"We're definitely expecting a competitive season. Wanderers struggled a little last year but I think they'll be much stronger - got some good players coming back hopefully.
"Tenterfield get better every year so I think it'll be a pretty close competition.”
If there are any players who haven't nominated for a team, phone Luke Brady on 0427177649 or the club captain.
A draw will be out in coming weeks.