A new-look Rovers side will take to the field for round one of the Macleay Valley Cricket Association's first grade competition this Saturday.
Newly appointed captain Allan Hutley said there were a handful of young juniors coming through the club who have earned spots in the top grade.
"There will be a few changes this season. We have good young players coming through the ranks and they have earned a call up," Hutley said.
Cooper Petterson, Brett Hutley and Pat Brennan, who will enter his second season of first grade, were three players Allan believes will play an integral role for the Rovers this season.
"The three young players will be a key part in making up the side," Hutley said.
Cooper, who had a taste of first grade in a couple of games last season, will open the bowling, Brett is a top order bastman and Pat will open the batting.
Hutley claims the rovers have a good balance of experience and youth in the side.
"There's a good mix of old and young players. Us older fellas will be there to teach them the principles of the club and to help them develop their skills," he said.
"Brad Dyet, who is in his mid-20s, did a fantastic job opening the bowling for us last year and I expect him to help Cooper improve his bowling throughout the season.
"Hopefully we can be competitive from week to week."
Hutley predicts Nulla will be the team to beat this season but wasn't prepared to write off the unpredictable South West Rocks and Stuarts Point/Eungai sides.
"I think Nulla are the favourites again. They are the defending champions and will have a strong side," he said.
"But I don't know anything about the South West Rocks and Stuarts Point/Eungai teams and who is available for them."
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