Rix predicting a close battle for Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire captain Karen Rix (Bristol & Clifton) is planning for another victory in the South West Match Week at Trevose next week, but admits it will be tough.
In her first year as captain, Gloucestershire beat favourites Dorset on countback at North Wilts and finished third on countback in the national final at Thorndon Park in Essex.
Rix, pictured, the secretary at Shirehampton Park, said: "Dorset are very strong, you can never underestimate Devon, Somerset have several good players and Cornwall are the home team, so it's going to be very close and I'm very excited."
The one change from last year's team is the introduction of Minchinhampton teenager Victoria Wakeley-Jones, who replaces club colleague Charlotte Ellis, who plays on the Ladies European Tour.
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The first match is between Gloucestershire and Somerset on Monday.
Rix and vice-captain Jan Pickersgill (Henbury) will be reserves.
Full team: Hannah Barwood, Shelby Smart, Lucy Padley, Jemima Gregson (Knowle), Jo Hodge (The Kendleshire), Bethan Popel (Long Ashton), Alison Kelly (Cirencester), Alex Saunders (Bristol & Clifton), Wakeley-Jones, Corrinne Durber (Minchinhampton New).
Somerset captain Catherine Nicholson (Isle of Wedmore) fills a playing role after winning the county's championship at Saltford.
Her team is Amanda Mayne (Saltford), Hannah Grant (Enmore Park), Becky Gibbs, Donna O'Connell (Burnham and Berrow), Michaela Chivers (Farrington), Zandie Lennox (Worlebury), Fiona Beattie (Taunton and Pickeridge), Kelly Gallier (Isle of Wedmore), Lizzie Stephens (Clevedon).
The men's South West week is being staged for the first time at Cumberwell Park next week
Gloucestershire team: Nick Day (Henbury), Tyler Hogarty (Rodway Hill), David Lake, Sam Morgan (Knowle), Charlie McLean, Jake Phillips (Brickhampton Court), Laurie Potter (Minchinhampton), Andy Rudge (Bristol & Clifton), David Wood (Chipping Sodbury), Tom Workman (Stinchcombe Hill).
Somerset: Phil White (Wells), Jamie Clare, David Gregory Matt Pearson, Ellis Cook (Burnham & Berrow), Sam Day (Mendip Spring), Matt Lea (Saltford), Tom Small, Craig Adams (Farrington), James Popham (Enmore Park), George Morgan (The Mendip).
Former England international and England captain Colin Edwards (Bath) and Max Brittan (Saltford) will also play in the South West Amateur Championship on Tuesday.