As a result of the amalgamation the first grade team during this period had a blend of former Bolwarra and Northern Districts players.

Among the former Bolwarra players who made their way into first grade were Terry Punch, John Enright, David Parrey, Peter Keith, Mark Daniels, Craig Jurd, Mark Meskauskas and Jamie Elphick.

The first grade was further strengthened by a number of “imports” from other Clubs, including Craig Garbutt, David and Brett Ward, Phil Carter, Anthony Gibb, Geoff Cooke, Rod Faulkner, Brad Schmidt, Mark Peno, Tony Fort and Paul Dyson.

The period also saw the return to first grade for a few seasons by former Northern Districts’ players, Nick Lutovac, Glenn Murphy and Phil Warby.

The main front-line opening bowlers were Rod Faulkner, Matthew Wilks, Stainton Priestley, Glenn Murphy, Geoff Cooke and Ian Wood.

In the spin department the attack was carried by Paul Johns, David Parrey, Phil Warby, Tony Fort and Paul Dyson.

With batsmen of the calibre of Todd Bowd, Phil Carter, David and Brett Ward, Jamie Elphick, Dominic Wilkinson, Mark Meskauskas, Tony Fort, Nick Lutovac and Paul Johns, the first grade was particularly strong in batting.

Wicket-keepers included John Enright, David Leary, Duncan Elphick and Shaun O’Connor.

There was quite a “turn-over” of captains with no fewer than eight assuming the role at various stages – Paul Johns, Nick Lutovac, David Parrey, David Ward, Brett Ward, Tony Fort, Matthew Wilks and Paul Dyson.