Phoenix CC has just installed a new artificial wicket and are looking forward to many years of cricket to be played on it.
Division 4 is where the cricket gets (even more) serious. Teams need laptops and scorers. They need coloured clothing to play in the RSA National Cup. And the regulations are designed to mimic ODI's, so power plays, fiedling restrictions and Duckworth Lewis. There is also a delicious mix of teams, with some thrusting ambitious first teams, some second teams from clubs who's second teams should be doing a bit better, and a couple of third teams who must punch above their weight to even get to this level.
Hopefully none of the clubs in Division 6 will take offence, but whereas some divisions have looked like having all the teams capable of topping the table, Division 6 is the opposite. Let me explain.
It looks like being a real dog-fight in Division 10. Normally in these previews, there is an attempt to be positive about most teams. In this instance, I really can't see any team being weaker (or stringer than the rest). That won't stop a complete stab in the dark at the end!
As with Division 13, Division 12 in 2012 was dominated by a new team - in this case Greystones. Once again, there is a new team in Division 12 for 2013 - Lucan, who will be playing out of Garda's new ground in St Catherine's Park, Dublin 15.