Summer 2017 saw the formation of the new 1st XI with a number of players leaving in 2016 the squad was re-selected over December from a pool of 22 potential players. This alone is testament to the depth of players in the club. Skippered by Tom Dunlop and Vice Captain Hugo Howard a young team took on the best in the Championship Grade in the 2 day format.

As a new, and young team they certainly stood up and finished in 4th place after the 5 rounds which is the highest a NWYC team has finished in the grade.