BRIGADE

  • Captain: Andy Britton
  • Overseas professional: None
  • Players in: Ryan Barr, Nick Donnell
  • Players out: Ryan Hunter, Rachit Gaur

It's a special year for Brigade who celebrate their 100th year at Beechgrove, albeit one that will be tinged with sadness following the death earlier this year of Chairman Roy Torrens.

The club have a number of special games and events planned around the centenary, including hosting the MCC on their return to the region for the first time since 2004.

Andy Britton once again takes the captain's armband, having enjoyed a lot of success in the role, although they missed out on silverware in last season's truncated campaign, beaten by Donemana in the Senior Cup final.

On the playing side they have opted once again not to use the services of any overseas professional, while Ryan Hunter has moved to Newbuildings and Rachit Gaur to Ardmore.

Ryan Barr is back at the club, while another returnee is Nick Donnell, back from England.

"It's great to have the two players back with us to give us some depth," said Andy Britton.

"There's a lot working on around the ground and club and it looks very well in what is obviously a special year for Brigade.

"Kyle Magee who has been training with the Warriors looks to have really continued to improve and I have a feeling this could be a real breakthrough season for the talented batsman. I'm expecting big things from him.

Brigade start their season on Saturday May 8th with a home T20 game against Killyclooney, before travelling to Strabane the following day.