WEST Tamworth will be looking to go "one step further" in the upcoming Tamworth District Cricket Association season.
Earning a spot in last season's two-day decider, Wests were denied the chance of a premiership when rain washed out the grand final.
Wests captain Shaun Stevenson said his side would look to replicate last season's performances, but would have to do it without a key player.
"This season we will be without Daniel Collinson as he is moving down to Newcastle," Stevenson told the Leader.
"Collo was a star for us last season and will be a big loss, that's for sure.
"With that in mind, we aren't setting too many high expectations for this season, but obviously it would be nice to replicate what we did last season."
Due to Collinson's absence, Stevenson said his side would feature several fresh faces.
"I suppose one positive of losing a couple of guys is that it gives some of our younger guys a chance to step up into first grade," he said.
"A lot of them will be better for playing last season and with another year under their belt should really help fill that void."
Stevenson said he expected last season's player of the year Harrison Kelly to "take the next step" for Wests this season.
"I know Harrison is super hungry and is really keen to have another great season," he said.
"He has already had a few sessions in the nets and is ready to go.
"As well as Harrison, I think Elliot Bowen could really do some damage for us as well this season."