There is also a new look feel to the junior side of the club. Peter Richards, the recently appointed director of junior cricket, has focused on getting more qualified coaches within the club, as well as employing the services of Complete Cricket, a company run by ex-Warwickshire CCC professionals who have established their own brand of high-quality coaching for budding talent.

The junior season started on Monday when Jim Troughton, Warwickshire county captain, formally opened the new outdoor nets at Swans Nest Lane and conducted a cricketing masterclass.

The league season opener sees the 1st XI take on Hawkins Sports CC at home on Saturday 26th April. The 2nd XI travel to Old Elizabethans on the same day to commence their league season under the captaincy of Richard Sykes.

John Paton will lead Stratford Bards, the club's 3rd XI, into their first Cotswold Hills League game against Elmley Castle II on 3rd May at Alscot Park.