Rovers Cricket Club returned to glory with a win in the Macleay Valley first grade competition but they will face tougher opposition in the Mid North Coast Premier League competition next season.
Captain Ethan Dowling says the club is ready for its next challenge and will embrace the opportunity.
“All of the boys will need to step up but I am sure they will embrace the challenge,” Dowling said.
“It will be good for the young fellas, they will be against new faces and it will help them develop.”
The Premier League competition will have 11 sides competing, including two from the Macleay, Rovers and Nulla.
The rest of the league will be made up of sides from the Hastings and Manning competitions.
A meeting will be held between the associations in early May at Laurieton to discuss the format and rules to be followed for the Premier League competition.
The Macleay Valley competitions are expected to run the same.