FOX LODGE

  • Captain - Aaron Heywood, vice-captain Jason Milligan
  • Ins: None
  • Outs: None

It's very much a case of how you were for Fox Lodge who are unchanged from 2020. They had hoped to bring back Cebo Tshiki as their overseas player but that has fallen through.

Aaron Heywood has the skipper's armband again this season, with Jason Milligan his deputy for the campaign.

Despite the lack of transfer activity, Heywood is hopeful that the 2020 Faughan Valley Cup finalists can enjoy another competitive season at Ballymagorry.

Fox Lodge

"Hopefully a few of the injured players can make their way back and become available, bringing healthy competition for spots," began the off-spinner,

"On the overseas professional front we are bitterly disappointed that Covid has restricted us from bringing back Cebo, we were very much looking forward to bringing his quality back here. We held out as long as possible but that now seems an unrealistic outcome.

"We are very lucky in some ways that our squad is very youthful and this lack of movement will give them a bit more of a chance this year, which obviously is beneficial in the long-term.

"We are looking into investing some funds into a coaching network which will benefit both young and older players through committed, organised sessions.

"Aidan Logue is back to full fitness following heart surgery so I'm delighted about that. I'm looking forward to seeing Jamie McIntyre with the white ball week in week out. I hope him and Adam Walker can pose a really threatening opening partnership with the ball.

"We also invested time in young guys last season, so if they can get their head down and work hard the opportunities will come. A selection headache will be welcomed if the guys all get going.

"Ultimately I'm really looking forward to getting moving now after a long, difficult winter, hoping the coloured kit and white ball will bring a spark back to North West cricket."