GLENDERMOTT

  • Captain: Alan Johnson
  • Players Out: Matty Barr, Ryan Barr, Gordon Cooke, Ben Mills, Andy Lucas.
  • Players In: Nauman Anwar, Karthik Suresh, Nathan McGuire.

It's been a bit of a revolving door at The Rectory with five players out and three in for the 2020 Eric Cooke Cup winners.

The club though are putting in solid foundations with a new development initiative at local schools which will hopefully bear fruit in years to come.

Matty and Ryan Barr have left, as well as Andy Lucas, Ben Mills and Andy Lucas.

While that severely depletes their squad, they have three top quality additions to their ranks with overseas professional Nauman Anwar, Singapore all-rounder Suresh Karthik and Ireland Wolves all-rounder Nathan McGuire in their line-up.

"Im looking forward to getting back playing again as are all the players," said club skipper Alan Johnson.

"We had a good first training session at weekend and its great have young Nathan in this season, as he will add quality at the top of the order for us.

"Karthik is someone who approached the club during lockdown as he has been based in the NW to see if he could play some local cricket until he is able to return to his place of work in London when covid restrictions relax.

"Nauman Anwar is a late replacement professional from Pakistan , and were hoping he gets his visa and can complete his quarantine periods prior to arriving here, maybe missing the first match.

"The club have made big efforts on the youth side of things pre-season and Jared Wilson has been doing excellent work within schools community and our own Saturday morning youth coaching.

"This is a rebuilding process now after losing five players from the season before."

Glendermott start their season on Saturday May 8th with a home T20 match against Bready.