GREAT Harwood captain Allan Armer wants a full season as skipper as he bids to bring some silverware to the club.
Harwood reached two finals this season - the 20/20 and the Ramsbottom Cup - but lost out both times to treble winners Clitheroe.
And a seventh place finish was a disappointment to last season's title challengers.
"It could have been a worse season, but it could have been a lot better," admitted Armer, who took over from Russell Whalley mid-season.
"We were unlucky in both finals but it was nice to beat the league champions Clitheroe in the final game of the season.
"We beat them in the league twice which shows we are capable of beating anyone but we just need more consistency.
"It is hard as I have been in around 14 finals and have finished second eight or nine times. I want to finish first!
"That's why I would like a full season as captain. I will be putting my name forward but it depends if the players and committee vote for me."
Harwood will have a new professional as Indian Gyan Pandey, a former Lancashire League paid man, has returned home and has not been signed for next season.
He got 1004 runs and 51 wickets.
"Gyan has been brilliant we just feel we need a bowling pro as our batting is strong," continued Armer.
"We need a pro that can take 70 or 80 wickets and, although Gyan took 51, the other 20 could make a big difference."
And they will be hoping any new paid man can finally end that long wait for the league title - 106 years.
"There are so many of the lads who are Great Harwood through and through - me included," added the captain.
"We have been involved in the club for 20-odd years and we would love to win the title. If we do, it will be some celebration!"
GREAT HARWOOD 2nd XI v Read, home, tom. Sat 1pm: G Allen, J Kenyon, L Noon, C Edgar, J Crabtree, A Newton, B Rogers, R Townsend, R Green, J Hoyle, A Law-Riding. Scorer C Hoyle. Meet 12.15.