Nicolaas Pretorius has been confirmed as The Hills captain for the 2019 season.

The 29 year-old took over the reins midway through the 2018 campaign and impressed with his knowledge and reading of the game.

It may be the close season but there have been plenty of goings on at Milverton, where the club have been busy preparing for its Golden Jubilee Year in 2019.

Max Sorensen is leaving for pastures new at Merrion, but on the plus side the club have recruited Simi Singh from YMCA.

Daya Singh is also returning as overseas professional, and the club hope to strengthen their playing ranks further over the next few months.

They are also hosting Ireland Wolves against Bangladesh.

It promises to be a memorable 2019 at The Vineyard.