Peterborough Telegraph cricket writer Alan Swann gives his predictions for 2015.
Ins: Martin Shillito (Hartsholme).
Outs: James Keywood (Uppingham), Stuart Airey (retired), Neval Grazette (West Indies).
One to watch: Wicket-keeper Carl Wilson is a very positive, innovative shot-maker who plays aggressively in all situations. He has a better reverse slog than Kevin Pietersen in his locker.
Club prediction: “We have a tough start to the season, but we have some very capable youngsters coming through so we’re hopeful of another good season,” chairman Hedley Stroud.
Swanny’s prediction: Bowlers not as good as their batsmen, so second.
Ins: Will Compton (Newborough), Ben Bryant (Australia), Ulricht Van Duycher (South Africa), Laurence Davis (Castor), Matt Milner (Peterborough Town).
Outs: Jordan Ryan (Australia), Devon Endersby (Australia).
One to watch: Captain Rob Vitas reckons he’s retiring at the end of the season. Will he go out in style with trophies in hand?
Club prediction: “Mid-table in Cambs Division One would be a bigger achievement than winning Division Two,” captain Rob Vitas.
Swanny’s prediction: 4th and Vitas won’t quit.
One to watch: Shakaar Mahmood is a top quality all-rounder who swings the ball at pace. He’s so good he’s been invited to play for the Ketton Twenty/20 team.
Club prediction: We aim to finish in the top six in Cambs Division Two and to enjoy our cricket,” senior player Jaspal Singh.
Swanny’s prediction: If they achieve their first ambition, they will probably have achived their second. Can’t see them being promotion contenders, but they shouldn’t struggle either.
Ins: Mr X (New Zealand).
Outs: Steve Seymour (Australia), Steve Shaw (Australia).
One to watch: March didn’t want to reveal the identity of their overseas recruit. Maybe it’s Daniel Vettori?
Club prediction: “Mid-table in Cambs Division One would be a fine achievement. The younger players will have to step up and shoulder some extra responsibility,” captain Jody Betts.
Swanny’s prediction: They will be in the thick of a relegation battle unless they really have signed Vettori.
Ins: Emile Kriek (South Africa).
One to watch: Captain David Gillett had his leanest year for a decade or so last season.
He’s fitter now and he will be highly motivated to score big runs.
Club prediction: “If we show enough self-belief we can be there or thereabouts at the top of the Lincs Premier Division. On paper we have 11 capable batsmen and a good variety of bowlers,” captain David Gillett.
Swanny’s prediction: That’s a top-class overseas player they’ve recruited. Third.
Ins: Ryan Duffy (Otago).
Outs: Tariq Aziz (Godmanchester).
One to watch: The Craig brothers, Connor and Harrison, are tipped to become big players on the local scene. Connor is older and expected to get his chance this season as a quick bowler, middle-order batsman.
Club prediction: “Our minimum target is top six in Cambs Division One, but it looks a touger league this season,” skipper Alex Laud.
Swanny’s prediction: If players like Dan Robinson play as steadily as ever they will keep out of trouble. Seventh.
Ins: Robbie Trickett (Australia), Dave Stratton (Yaxley), Stuart Brown (Yaxley).
Outs: Kelsey Corder (South Africa), Will Compton (Ketton).
One to watch: The club are hoping this is the season that Ashley Fisher finally realises his all-round potential.
Club prediction: “We struggled last season, but we’ve taken more care over our choice of import this year so we should enjoy a much better Cambs Division Two campaign,” senior player Ross Harris.
Swanny’s prediction: Top half, just.
Ins: Mal Loye (ex-Northants, Lancashire and England, Zeeshan Manzoor (ex-Barnack).
Outs: Harry Ramsden (moved away), Danny Oldham (Peterborough Town).
One to watch: Ben Groom, 19 year old opening batsman who weighed in with runs towards the back of last season . Spent a season playing down under and will benefit from playing a full season after finishing school.
Club prediction: “We want to better last season’s fourth place finish in the Northants Premier Division,” captain Phil Adams.
Swanny’s prediction: Top three contenders.
Ins: David Clarke (Ramsey), Tim Young (Wollaton), Danny Oldham (Oundle).
Outs: Matt Milner (Ketton), Ashley Rodgers (baby-sitting).
One to watch: England under 17 seamer David Sayer is a year older, a bit stronger and a lot quicker than last season. And he was good then.
Club prediction: “The motivation for more Northants Premier Division titles and cups is still there. Second would be a failure,” captain Lewis Bruce.
Swanny’s prediction: It’s tough to see who can stop the crack city side.
Ins: Joe Gatting (Australia)
Outs: Dave Clarke (Peterborough Town)
One to watch: The club hace high hopes for left-arm spinner Gatting. He’s been starring in pre-season nets.
Club prediction: “It’s a three-horse race for the Cambs Division One title between us, Godmanchester and Foxton and we have as good a chance as anyone of finishing first again,” captain Taylor West.
Swanny’s prediction: Clarke is a big loss, but if Dave Carlaw’s aging body gets through another season they could well be champions again.
In: Dan Milgate (Skegness), Dave Gollop (Billingborough), Luke Hollingworth (Billingborough).
Outs: Ravi Rajaratne (Scotland).
One to watch: Spalding have high hopes for Henry Charlton, a former Stamford School all-rounder.
Club prediction: “We’ve finished 10th and 9th since reaching the Lincs Premier Division and steady improvement again would be good,” captain Rob Ambrose.
Swanny’s prediction: They’ll do well to stay out of the bottom two.
Ins: Tom Meyrick (New Zealand), Adam Hodgson (Terrington), Paul Edgeller (Long Sutton).
Outs: Alan Burton (New Zealand).
One to watch: Danny Haynes already has a classy half century against a strong MCC attack to his name this season.
Club prediction: “There’s no reason why we can’t win Cambs Division One, but Foxton, Ramsey and Godmanchester will also be saying that,” captain Gary Freear.
Swanny’s prediction: They won’t finish top unless the Kiwi recruit is special. Top three again though.