RAND equaled Walla's record of eight successive flags last season and look well to continue its phenomenal run of success. The Border Mail takes a look at each club's prospects.
Last season: 9th
Captain: Trent I'Anson
Gains: Darcy I'Anson (Lavington)
Leading run-scorer last season: Jordan Schilg (368 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Trent I'Anson (16 wickets)
Prospects: Darcy I'Anson is undoubtedly the recruit of the CAW Hume season. He has returned to his home club after a successful stint with Lavington and is likely to terrorise opposition sides with his batting and bowling. Brock-Burrum is also hopeful of getting more cricket out of locals Eddie Ziebarth and Ron Boulton. Will improve on last season's three wins.
Club comment: "I think COVID-19 will help the club. Everyone is just keen to get out there playing sport again after the footy season was called off," Dave Williams said.
Last season: 10th
Captain: Rory Jenkins
Gains: Rory Jenkins (Lavington), Matt Relf (year off), Andrew Winkley (TRYC), Zac Storer
Losses: Jackson Lezius
Leading run-scorer last season: Daniel Rooke (289 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Riley Knobel (12 wickets)
Prospects: Culcairn found the going tough last season but has received a major psychological boost with Rory Jenkins returning to the club after a stint with Lavington. Jenkins will take over the captaincy from the evergreen Vince Chaffey. Jenkins, Mitch Way and Riley Knobel will spearhead a formidable pace attack with Norm Barlow providing back-up.
Club comment: "Our bowling should be pretty good. We're definitely out to get a few more wins this year," Vince Chaffey said.
Last season: 8th
Captain: Corey McCarthy
Gains: Josh Beer (Gundagai), Eddie Edlinger and Nick Locke (year off), Bill Heriot senior (out of retirement)
Losses: Dylan Fairall (Dubbo)
Leading run-scorer last season: Hamish Mackinlay (432 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Lewis Bowen (21 wickets)
Prospects: The Brookers were disappointed with last season's finish and are eager to make amends, With a young side, it has every chance particularly if Corey McCarthy and Hamish Mackinlay get on a roll.
Club comment: "I think we can improve a lot from last year. We're pretty young so hopefully the improvement is there," Corey McCarthy said.
Last season: 7th
Captain: Greg Schuller
Gains: David White (Wagga), Chris Manns (year off)
Leading run-scorer last season: Grant Gardiner (404 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Daniel Terlich (19 wickets)
Prospects: Henty's bowling stocks have received a massive boost with left-armers David White and Chris Manns returning to the club. The Swampies struggled with the ball last season and White and Manns are exactly what they needed. Youngster Nick Newton shows talent and should also make an impact.
Club comment: "We were probably a bowler short last year so David White and Chris Manns are going to be handy," Greg Schuller said.
Last season: 6th
Captain: Mason Collins and Blake Lieschke
Losses: Alex McMaster (Lavington), Nick Morris (retired), Damian Wardius (Rand)
Leading run-scorer last season: Jarrod Miller (452 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Jake Thomas (13 wickets)
Prospects: The Tigers will rely heavily on youth with Hayden and Nathan Wardius, Jack Kotzur, Jake Miller and Jake Thomas set to play important roles. Jarrod Miller will be like a recruit after missing the entire 2019-2020 season. Alex McMaster, Nick Morris and Damian Wardius are major departures.
Club comment: "The young blokes are going to get every opportunity. We've lost a few good ones but I think we will be pretty handy," Mason Collins said.
Last season: 5th
Captain: Ryan Kirkwood
Gains: Dale Marsden (year off)
Losses: Jayden Hibberson (Batlow)
Leading run-scorer last season: Todd Hannam (720)
Leading wicket-taker: Ryan Kirkwood (24 wickets)
Prospects: If TRYC is able to put its best side on the field, watch out. The club is hoping Tom Yates and Steve Jolliffe will play more cricket this season and, with Hannam, Ryan Kirkwood and Aiden Ridley in the line-up, that's a formidable combination.
Last season: 4th
Captain: Zac Burkinshaw
Gains: Jackson Weidemann
Losses: Sam Johnson (RAAF)
Leading run-scorer last season: Brad McMillan (516 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Jordan Renner (19 wickets)
Prospects: Lockhart were the surprise packets of last season and aren't finished just yet. With Zac Burkinshaw taking over the captaincy, the Demons have kept their list together with star batsman Brad McMillan holding the key. Recruit Jackson Weidemann is handy with the bat and ball and should be able to cover the departure of Sam Johnston. Lockhart will have an average age of 22.
Club comment: "We're still young so I can't see any reason why we can't keep improving," Chayte Burkinshaw said.
Last season: 3rd
Captain: Nick Perryman
Gains: Jayden Klemke, Billy and Jack Glanvill, Nick Madden and Josh McDonnell
Leading run-scorer last season: Joe Perryman (344 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Joe Perryman (20 wickets)
Prospects: Could be Rand's biggest threat with some quality inclusions. Klemke is handy with the bat and ball, the Glanvill brothers have plenty of talent and Madden and McDonnell will push up from the juniors. The four Perryman brothers will line-up together on Saturday. Never far away.
Club comment: "Rand is always tough but you never know," Darren Howard said.
Last season: 2nd
Captain: Tom Simmons
Gains: Mitchell Bowdren (North Albury)
Leading run-scorer last season: Joel Merkel (401 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Joel Merkel (33 wickets)
Prospects: Should be thereabouts. All-rounder Mitchell Bowdren hasn't played for a couple of seasons but has impressed in the nets and will help cover Dan and Kieran McCarthy who won't play until after the Christmas break due to injury
Club comment: "We have probably gone from the hunter to the hunted which is a good thing. We had 25 at training one night and I'd like to think we will be competitive again," Tom Simmons said.
Last season: Premier
Captain: Bryce Swift
Gains: Damian Wardius (Walbundrie), Kyle Porter (knee)
Losses: Jack Williams
Leading run-scorer last season: Bryce Swift (450 runs)
Leading wicket-taker: Brayden Ralston (27 wickets)
Prospects: Rand made it eight straight A grade premierships with a hard-fought grand final win over Walla and deserve to start favourites again. The Pigeons have added Damian Wardius and Kyle Porter who will give the club even more depth. Rand has endured a tough off-season following the passing of Jack Williams with the club to honour his memory by wearing the popular local's initials on their shirts this season.