Having carried all before them domestically for a number of seasons, 2018 was a very quiet year at the Holm, in the senior ranks at least.
There's no doubt that the inability to rack up a record- breaking seventh straight senior cup success will have hurt the most as Ricky-Lee Dougherty's men drew a very unusual blank in the trophy stakes.
A change of skipper this time sees Andrew Riddles take over the armband and as with most summers, changes in personnel are few and far between.
Malith Cooray is replaced as overseas player by Bilawal Iqbal, a 29-year old bowling all-rounder.
The Lahore native boasts some impressive numbers with the new ball- 161 wickets including 2 ten-wicket hauls on his First Class CV. Iqbal looks like being a handful for local batsmen to contend with and the new skipper is hoping he can prompt a change in fortunes for Donemana.
"We're looking forward to getting started and on a personal level I'm looking forward to captaining Donemana" he began.
"Dean Mehaffey is a good addition for us and Tom (Riddles) is considering a return as well, having played very little cricket in the past few years.
"I don't know a lot about the new pro other than he is an opening bowler who is quick and comes highly recommended.
"We're looking forward to meeting up with him and hope he can help us push to be back among the trophies again."