Towns Cricket Club will be bolstered by several new recruits in their attempt to bounce back from a disappointing 2021-22 campaign in the Upper Great Southern Cricket Association. The 2022-23 season will have six teams competing for the premiership after Harrismith dropped down to B-grade. Aaron Quartermaine has made the move from Harrismith while English import James Nicholson will also look to make his mark in the top order. Aaron Quartermaine will captain Towns in his first season for the club. Ruhan Scheepers will move from Perth to play for Towns and South African Pierre Maas will also join the team. Bowling and fielding performance coach Perrin Quartermaine said he was confident Towns could bounce back from last season and looked toward a top-end finish. “The aim is to make finals. We haven’t played finals for a couple of seasons,” he said. “We’re looking good on paper but that doesn’t always transfer on the field but the aim will be to get up the top of the ladder early and stick up there. “Everything has been really positive, it’s been a great preseason and there is a really good feeling around the club so we’re confident going into the season.” Perrin Quartermaine expects local all-rounders Nick Corner and Liam Sweeney to impress. “Mitchell Akland has had a good preseason and he’s only 16 so I think he’s ready for a big season of A-grade.” Quartermaine said. Towns will also be buoyed by the installation of new cricket nets. “They are very close to being finished, the carpet was supposed to get laid on Monday and everything’s done.” “We had a bit of drizzle so it got pushed back, it’s been a bit an interrupted pre-season because we pulled them down early and we’ve been waiting for stuff. “Things are looking very promising, we were hoping before round one the nets would be up but it’s looking like it will be the first training after round one.” Towns will face reigning premiers Pingelly-Noonebin at Pingelly Sports Ground on Saturday in round one.