Worcestershire take on Leicestershire at Grace Road today with a new coach and captain in charge.
But, as far as the Pears' dressing-room is concerned, it is simply business as usual and another great chance to emphasise the county's increasingly impressive promotion credentials.
Successive away wins in the County Championship, over Essex and Somerset, have lifted Worcestershire to second place in the Division Two table.
That is an amazing achievement given all the offfield distractions since it became clear that Tom Moody, the director of cricket, would be leaving. It says a lot for the spirit of the Worcestershire lads.
The Foxes sit second-frombottom and have won only one match out of six this season, in contrast to Worcestershire's four out of seven.
Following Moody's departure and the unavailability of Vikram Solanki, the captain, it is hardly a weakness to be coached by Steve Rhodes and captained by stand-in skipper Graeme Hick. The pair have 43 years of Worcestershire service between them.
Hick, who took over the captaincy duties in the middle of the Somerset match when acting captain Gareth Batty joined Solanki on England duty, will toss the coin this morning for the first time since Worcestershire's final match of the 2002 season.
He subsequently relinquished the captaincy that winter to Ben Smith, who enjoyed his first season in charge only to discover the full intricacies of the job last summer.
Having stood down as skipper, Smith has blossomed over the past three matches. Three successive Championship centuries have confirmed him as the reliable run-maker he was before his captaincy troubles.
The former Leicestershire man backs Rhodes to keep everything ticking over, saying: "It's exciting. It's not as if it's someone new coming in. In football, managers are sacked by clubs because they are doing badly but this is completely different for us.
"He's been part of things here at Worcester for 20 years, he's seen everything that's gone on here this season and it's just a smooth transition. Tom had been taking a gradual step back over the past fortnight or so and the players certainly don't see it as a problem."
Worcestershire keep the same side that finished against Somerset, so Academy graduates Steve Davies and Daryl Mitchell, on his full Championship debut, keep their places.
Davies is again preferred to Stephen Peters while David Wigley has yet to return to full fitness and shares 12th-man duties with triallist Stuart Wedge.
WORCESTERSHIRE: G A Hick (capt.), S C Moore, S Davies, B F Smith, Z De Bruyn, D K H Mitchell, W P U J C Vaas, D J Pipe (wkt.), R Price, M S Mason, N M Malik.