IT'LL be like the start of a new season for United when they lineup against Wingham in the Mid North Coast Premier League cricket clash at Chatham Park tomorrow.
"With the bushfires and then the bye we haven't played in three weeks,'' United captain Ricky Campbell said.
"I've had to text everyone to make sure they're still around.''
United go into the game in equal second place with Rovers on 22 points, two shy of tomorrow's opponent, Wingham.
This will also be United's first game at Chatham this season.
The premiers were drawn to play there in games lost due to the bushfire crisis. However, Campbell expects the wicket to play as 'normal.'
"We had a look at it earlier in the week and will do a bit of work there later this week,'' he said.
"There shouldn't be any problems there.''
He expects to be at full strength for the encounter.
Campbell noted that Wingham were in a spot of bother last week in the clash against Port Magpies until the rain intervened.
However, he added they were minus a couple of regulars, including captain Michael Rees.
"This will be the last of the 40 over games for a while because we go into the T20s next week,'' Campbell said.
"If we can get a win it will set us up nicely.''
Campbell said former Macquarie captain and all-rounder Josh Hyde is on track to make his debut with United after the Christmas break.
Hyde has been struggling with neck and shoulder injuries sustained playing rugby league with Port City this year.
Campbell said Hyde's availability will give him a couple of selection headaches.
"But it will be a good position to be in, I'd rather have too many players to pick from instead of not enough,'' he added.
Hyde was the premier league player of the season in the opening year of the premier league in 2017/18 when he steered Macquarie Hotel to the premiership. However he made limited appearances last summer.
Port Pirates host Wauchope RSL while Kempsey side Rovers meet Port City Magpies at South Kempsey in the other games tomorrow.