One of the stories of the season so far has been the rejuvenation on and off the field of the most successful club in North West history, Sion Mills. A number of former players have returned to The Holm as they strive to help the club return to the senior ranks.

One of those is Barry Scott, who has been forging a reputation as one of the top coaches not only in the region but across Ireland, and he explained why he felt the time was right to return to his roots.

ďIt was a mix of things thatís led to the move back to Sion, but primarily itís a commitment to playing with work, coaching and kids. Itís a hectic time, as Iím juggling doing my Level Three ECB coaching certification, finishing off my BA Honours degree in Sport and Performance Coaching, plus a new arrival coming. It will be busy and would have been tough to commit to playing with Fox Lodge.

ďBeing back in the village makes playing handy for this season, and the club have big plans for the future. Iíd really love to be part of getting Sion back into senior cricket where they belong.

ďI think with the current difficulties in the club game in the NW, itís not a big ask to jump into senior cricket next year. With a few players back this year like myself and Andy Lucas, with potentially a few more to follow things are certainly looking very positive.

ďCoaching wise itís fairly busy doing local sessions, with ones-to-ones, Brigade Seniors, plus performance coaching with the Northern Knights Youth sections, and of course Iím always keen to help the local talent in the North West when asked.Ē