Brockley aiming to bounce straight back up
Brockley will be targeting an immediate return to Division Two when the new Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season gets underway this weekend.
New captain Simon Byford leads his side for the first time in their Division Three opener at home to Brightlingsea tomorrow (1pm).
Bury St Edmunds II host Coggeshall II and Woolpit II visit Copdock & Old Ipswichian, while in Division Two newly-promoted Mildenhall II entertain Ipswich.
In Division Four, Robbie Hill starts his captaincy at Needham Market with a home clash with Hadleigh II, with Tuddenham also beginning their campaign on home soil, against St Margarets this weekend.
Division Five champions Mildenhall III begin life in Division Four by hosting Yoxford.
Stowmarket will be looking to replicate Mildenhall as they launch their new Division Five campaign against newly-promoted Walsham-le-Willows tomorrow.
Paul Blake’s side missed out on promotion by seven points in 2014, with Liam Bryant’s Willows joining them in Division Five following last season’s title triumph in Division Six.
Elsewhere in Division Five, Earl Stonham visit Harwich and Dovercourt, and Bury St Edmunds III travel to Nacton.
Nowton entertain Ipswich III in their Division Six season opener, following last year’s promotion from Division Seven.
Henry Desch’s men lifted the title after finishing 45 points ahead of Worlington II, who begin their campaign by hosting Sudbury III.
Nic Rodic’s Elveden will look to follow in the footseps of Nowton and Worlington and gain promotion from Division Seven this term.
Elveden finished one place off promotion in fourth spot, and start their 2015 season at home to Division Seven newboys Woolpit III.
Woolpit finished 55 points clear at the top to be crowned Division Eight West Champions last term and join Elveden in Division Seven.