Sean Carmody has taken over as Thirds skipper for the rest of the season after Graham Fisher stepped aside.
The burly all-rounder, who joined the club last year, will lead the side as they try to wriggle free from the relegation zone with just seven games of the season remaining.
Fisher has had another successful season with the ball but the Thirds have only won one game all year. He decided to take a short break following last week’s dispiriting defeat at Welwyn Garden City III when his side reduced the opposition to 31-8 but was unable to defend a total of 144.
Despite the defeat, however, the Thirds garnered enough points to climb off the bottom of the table and a couple of good wins, starting at Chipperfield on Saturday, could easily salvage their season.
The full line-ups are as follows:
Firsts v Hertford, home 11.45
Seconds v Waltham Cross Rosedale, away
Thirds v Chipperfield Clarendon, away
Fourths v Welwyn Garden City IV
Fifths v Hatfield & Crusaders V, home (Aston)
Sixths v Old Owens III, away