TAVISTOCK find themselves back in the B Division again two years after they left it behind as champions.
You could never accuse Tavistock of being a dull place to play cricket as hardly a season goes by when they don’t go up – or down.
Since winning the A Division championship in 2005, Tavistock have been relegated four times (Prem-A 2006, A-B 2008, A-B again, 2010 and again in 2015.
Promotion seasons from B to A are 2009 and 2014.
Tavistock were overtaken by local rivals Lewdown and Hatherleigh in the final month of last season and needed more than one win in the last three games to stay up.
Skipper Shaun Daymond remains at the helm and is looking forward rather than back.
“If we can get a decent start to the season there is no reason why we can’t be up there,” said Daymond.
“We have spent enough time in the B Division to know the teams and the standard.
“It is competitive every year because there isn’t much between the teams and the key to getting out is consistency.
“If we can roll a few results out early, we have a good chance.”
Gone from last year is Jamie Stephens, the off-spinning all-rounder, who is playing for dad Phil’s old club Falmouth while working in Cornwall.
Batter Ian Grey could miss the early exchanges due to a wrist injury.
New to the squad is Morgan Fraser, a 17 year old newly arrived from Yorkshire.
The overseas player at the Ring is South African Dalton Kannemeyer, a batting all-rounder who played in Kent last season.