• Captain: Nigel Jones
  • Ins: Murray Commins and Graham Kennedy
  • Outs: Jacob Mulder
  • Players to look out for: John Matchett and Graham Kennedy

The Belmont side have been the dominant force in NCU cricket in recent years and there's no doubt they will once again be the side to beat in 2021.

They have lost the services of former Irish international leg-spinner Jacob Mulder, who has returned to Australia. His variety saw him pick up 153 wickets at 19.30, and will be a big blow.

On the credit side though, there are two new arrivals with South African born left-hander Murray Commins and former Ireland U19 all-rounder Graham Kennedy strengthening the side.

Both are included in the new Interprovincial series, and CIYMS are unique in that they have players in all four provinces.

We are excited about getting back to playing some cricket and building on our strengths and success over the past number of seasons," said club captain Nigel Jones.

It was a blow to lose Jacob Mulder in the off-season, as he was a valued team member and performer for CIYMS during his time at the club; however he made the right decision for him and we wish him well.

Im excited with the arrival of both Murray and Graham to our ranks. Both have an elegance to their batting and Murray is a proven performer from his time with Instonians back in 2019.

"GK offers us another strong all-rounder in the middle order, where his transition to bowling left arm spin will be closely supported and encouraged.

We have a fairly settled squad once again, with firepower and quality throughout. This coupled with the bond thats developed over the past 3-4 years, Ive no doubt that we will be pushing for more silverware in 2021.

CIYMS start their season on May 8th with a home T20 match against Woodvale at Belmont.