EGLINTON

  • Captain: Andy Millar
  • Overseas Player: Mike Erlank*
  • Players in/out: None
  • Young players to watch: Tommy Orr, Robbie Millar , Corin Kyte, Robert McFarland 

There's a real buzz about Eglinton where confidence is high ahead of the start of the season.

Andy Millar is at the helm and the all-rounder has the same squad at his disposal, with many of the talented youngsters a year older and wiser.

One of their star performers of the past few seasons though is approaching veteran stage with former Ireland U19 international Stephen Dunn showing all his experience in recent years with the ball.

The left-arm seamer is a real handful on his day, and with the skipper also taking the new ball on occasiosn could well be the only all left-arm opening attack in Irish cricket..unless of course you know different as they used to say many moons ago on That's Life!

Keeping up the leftie theme is the club's overseas professional, South African spinning all-rounder Mike Erlank (pictured right), who will once again be back at the village club - covid regulations permitting. The left-handed batsman and right-arm offie was a big success on and off the field in 2019.

The club has a youth structure which is the envy of many, and this could be a real breakthrough season for many of them.

Tommy Orr looks destined to play at a higher level and should be on the fringes of the Warriors, while leg-spinning batsman Robbie Millar is hoping to be included in the Ireland U19 World Cup qualifying squad.

Others to keep an eye out for are Corin Kyte and Robert McFarland, who will be given chances with no relegation in the NW this year again. 

The international ground is looking like a picture postcard thanks to the efforts of the groundstaff - take a bow John Pierce, Ken Craig, Robbie McCluskey, Davy Harte and others.

There's a match on Thursday with the Warriors hosting Munster, while NW domestic action on Saturday sees Eglinton entertaining Fox Lodge in the T20 Cup - action gets under way at 2pm.