Filleigh begin life in the B Division on Saturday

Filleigh captain Simon Prideux hopes the game plan that won promotion will pay more dividends in 2017.

Big totals were Filleigh’s thing in 2016, aided and abetted by Justin Saker with 761 runs and Prideaux (467) plus Ryan Bowden, Harley Ashdown and McAuley Harrison-Hooton with 250-plus each.

Saker is back from Australia for another season and Rob Collier’s return from Braunton adds even more depth to the batting.

Prideaux believes the batting order is formidable and early signs are it is in good shape.

“We have had one warm-up game so far, in which we beat Cullompton,” said Prideaux.

“I got 121 not out in that game and most of the top order got runs so hoping to carry that into the season.”

“We have Saker, myself my brother Mark, Rob Collier and Jas Kalsi so hopefully can bat teams out of the game which worked well last year.”

Filleigh went up via the play-offs and are operating at level three for the first time.

Prideau said there is nothing to be afraid of in the B Division

“We are aware it will be step up, but are ready and hoping to cause a few upsets,” he said.