There wasn't much wrong with Warwickshire's four-day cricket last season.
Despite the county champions also reaching the semifinals of the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy, their oneday form left a little to be desired as far as captain Nick Knight was concerned.
Relegation to Division Two of the totesport League was a painful blow brought on perhaps by the over-exertions put into their Championship performances.
While it is too early to tell how their fortunes will turn out in the totesport League and in the Twenty20 Cup this season, Knight is looking to today's C&G Trophy second-round tie against Leicestershire at Edgbaston for impetus on the one-day front.
"We don't like to accept second best," Knight said.
"This county has a very proud record in one-day cricket. And we know we've got to improve on last year when we disappointed in the totesport League. But the opportunity is there for us to take it and, if there's a chance of a Lord's final, we'd love to be there."
The Bears were the last winners of the old Benson & Hedges Cup at Lord's three years ago. They reached the final of the inaugural Twenty20 Cup in 2003, and reached the semi-finals of the C&G, only to be beaten at Edgbaston by an inspired innings from Worcestershire's Vikram Solanki.
But it is ten years since the five-time winners last held English cricket's main oneday trophy aloft. After the two-day, weather-hit, firstround win over Holland in Rotterdam a fortnight ago, they have to view today's visit of Leicestershire as an ideal chance to progress.
The unfancied Foxes are something of a side in transition and, although they come into this match after a 60-run win over Surrey on Sunday, that was their first in the totesport League this season.
Warwickshire are without Ashley Giles. Following an MRI scan, the left-arm orthodox spinner is resting his hip injury before he joins the England squad for the first Test match against Bangladesh at Lord's a week on Thursday. There is, of course, also no Keith Piper.
Warwickshire, however, have named Jim Troughton, yet to make a first-team appearance this season, and young paceman Naqaash Tahir, back to full fitness after recovering from a back injury, in a 13-man squad.
He, James Anyon and Dewald Pretorius will contest the one extra bowling place. Most important of all, they also have in-form Ian Bell, the other Bears player named in the England Test squad.
WARWICKSHIRE (from): N V Knight (capt.), N M Carter, J O Troughton, I R Bell, I J L Trott, A G R Loudon, T L Penney, D R Brown, H H Streak, T Frost (wkt.), D Pretorius, J E Anyon, Naqaash Tahir.
LEICESTERSHIRE: J K Maunders, D L Maddy, D Mongia, H D Ackerman (capt.), A Habib, J L Sadler, P A Nixon (wkt.), O D Gibson, C W Henderson, D D Masters, C M Willoughby.