Penicuik Cricket Club begin their league campaign on Saturday with youth on their side and buoyed by a new sponsorship deal.
The young team travel to face Glenrothes in their opening East First Division match.
Club secretary Stewart Davidson said: “Our team is all local guys. Like all clubs, money is getting tight so we try and play as much young local talent as we can. We are building for the future, so I predict we will finish mid-table this season.”
Stewart picked out all rounders Richard Adams (17) and Callum Steel (16) as promising talents.
Read more in the July 18 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.