SANDFORD skipper Richard Foan has made changes for the visit of Lewdown.
Charlie Fitzroy, Shaun Hawkins and Greg Lewis are out.
In come Brian Leach, Ben Clement and Chris Blake.
“All three have been playing well in the seconds,” said Foan, whose side are unbeaten.
“Hopefully we will keep up the wins and the positive atmosphere around the club after playing some good cricket to start the year.”
Lewdown have had availability issues in their first two games, but those are starring to ease now.
Billy Searle is back in for his first game of the season now the rugby season is over.
Nick Smith is back after injury stopped him from playing in the team that defeated Brixham.
Adrian Clements keeps his place after taking seven wickets in two games
“This will be the strongest we have been so far,” said club captain Harry Geering.
“With that in mind being one from two so far is a pleasing start and most importantly the atmosphere around the team has been good.
“We bowled well against Brixham. Burns had a good opening spell and did everything bar get the wickets he deserved. This Saturday hopefully that will be put right.
“Moore made a good debut as well.
“The slower bowlers bowled with good consistency and we hope that will continue.
“Batting wise we need to apply ourselves better.
The pressure of chasing a low score nearly got to us Saturday but the points were 19 and that's all that matters.”
On the challenge posed by Sandford, Geering said: “On paper they look booked to be one of the two that go up come the end of the season.
“We will need to perform well in all departments to get the points we want.”
HATHERLEIGH’S strength in depth will be tested this Saturday as they have injury and availability issues for the home game against Brixham.
Hatherleigh swept to the top of the early A Division table last Saturday when they defeated Cornwood on run-rate.
Skipper Mark Lake is at a wedding while in-form Jabez Weale and Justin Gilliland have have been claimed to play for Shebear School.
“Hopefully, Jack Cherrington and Tom Parsons are both back and available as we look to continue the good start and gain another win at home,” said Lake.
PLYMPTON and Chudleigh meet at Harewood House keen to get over defeats.
Both lost on run-rate last time out to Ivybridge and Plymstock respectively, which is never satisfactory for the losing side.
Craig Donohue, the Plympton captain, doesn’t want another run-rate lottery again in a hurry.
“Hopefully, looking forward to getting some cricket in to put the disappointment of the loss last week behind us,” said a positive Donohue.
“Even in defeat there was plenty of positives to take away.
“We dug in with the bat and showed we bat all the way down.
“And with the ball we showed a real hunger to stay in the game when it would have been easy to throw the towel in.
“Chudleigh will be another good test for the team and if the weather stays away we look forward to a good game of cricket.”
Plympton have Dave Wrench and James Degg unavailable because of work and school respectively.
Their unavailability means an opportunity for Alex Carr and Jacob Caunter.
“Both have shown already this year they are capable of playing first team cricket and it is also a sign of our strength in depth,” said Donohue.
Chudleigh felt hard done by after losing to Plymstock, but skipper Ed Foreman said there was more to losing than just the rules and his side have to smarten up.
“We need to tighten up our game for last week and make sure we make the most of good positions we get ourselves into,” said Foreman.
“Plympton are a good side and this is a tough away game for us.”
PLYMSTOCK skipper Scott Mansfield sees the derby date with Cornwood as a benchmark for his newly promoted side.
While Cornwood have yet to win this season, Plymstock have won one and feel they should have been Plympton too,
Mansfield, a former Cornwood player, is looking beyond the Corns’ early season results in his pre-match appraisal.
“Cornwood are a strong side and are likely to come good with the players they have,” said Mansfield.
“I see this weekend as being a great early test to see where we are in respect to our own standards.
“Looking at how things have played out over the first two weeks we feel disappointed not to have two wins.
“We have improved over the weeks so will be looking for further improvement this weekend, which as a fielding unit should be fairly straight forward in the fact we cannot afford to drop nine catches again.”
Plympton are without batting off-spinner Charles Martin away and opening bowler Matt Ball.
In come opening bowler rob Cunningham after a answering his week down in the seconds in perfect fashion with a five wicket haul.
The second player is yet to be confirmed.
Cornwood are without skipper Elliot Staddon (working) and Shahaz Ahmed, but welcome back Craig Harris and promote left-arrmer Matt Tamsett from the 2nd XI.
After two defeats nothing less than a win will satisfy director of cricket Duncan Boase.
ELSEWHERE in the A Divison, Ivybridge take on Budleigh Salterton in a league game for the first time.