Bookaar skipper Tim Fitzgerald knows his side is not far off returning to the South West Cricket finals.
The club's division one side hasn't played finals since 2018-19 when they finished fourth.
The Pelicans narrowly finished outside of the top four in 2020-21, with Heytesbury Rebels edging them out by just six points. They also finished fifth in 2019-20.
Fitzgerald, who is in his second stint as captain, hopes a settled team and building consistency would help the Pelicans jump back into the top four.
"We will have the same side again and we haven't really gone out and chased anyone," he said.
"We are mostly sticking with what we have and I was happy with the side but just felt we underachieved last year.
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"We were a bit up and down with our form and it's something we had to address. We've got a mixture of older and younger players - we've got three blokes over 30 and then most are 19-20 and a few are 17-16.
"We have just got to hope that now the younger ones have got 30-40 games in division one they will have a bit more experience, have that belief and know they are good cricketers."
The captain was also eager to improve his side's batting to compliment its strength with ball in hand.
"We're a good bowling side, and not having a spinner hurts us but we have got part timers. We've got a lot of blokes who can bowl pace and medium pace, we're just a very good bowling side," he said.
"We are a good batting side but where we lacked a bit last year is we liked to play our shots and all of us have got to settle, get in and then wait to go for our shots."
Fitzgerald was pleased to enter the season with a stable side and was buoyed by the results it achieved last summer.
"We beat everyone bar the premiers in 'Pombo' (Pomborneit) and we got them out for 100 both times but didn't make their target," he said.
"We are a good bowling side, we just need to knuckle down and win games we should.
"It comes back to a bit of inexperience in the middle to bottom order so when we do get a collapse a few more guys need to step up.
"I'm not blaming it (the collapses) on them but we need to build up partnerships, knuckle down and do it. It's a good thing we haven't lost anyone or gained a heap.
"It's good to get new people into the club but its good we are also gelling as a team."
Fitzgerald said if his side backed itself and used the momentum and confidence it built last season it would go a long way to helping them return to finals in 2021-22.
"For us to play with confidence and back our ability. We don't realise how good we are and that we could be playing finals if we back ourselves," he said.
The South West Cricket Association hopes to start its season on November 13. Under current coronavirus restrictions clubs are only allowed to train.
They can play again once the state reaches its 80 per cent double vaccination target.
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