The Hills skipper for 2019 Nic Pretorius is justifiably proud of the honour of leading the club in their landmark year.

Speaking to CricketEurope after confirmation of his appointment, he said:

"It's obviously a big honour to be trusted with the responsibility of leading The Hills CC First XI for the 2019 season, especially seeing that it will be the club's 50th year.

"We'll have a mix of experience and youth in the squad this year. With the addition of one or two very good players, I understand that the balance between winning and developing will be a huge challenge, one that will be carefully considered.

"The league will be as competitive as ever and we're anticipating an interesting season, that's for sure! Let's hope 2019 produces the goods!"