Callum Atkinson is taking over the captaincy reins at Lisburn from Adam Berry.

Berry had the captain's armband for six years, helping the club win promotion back to the Premier League, as they looked to establish themselves at the top table of NCU cricket.

The club have continued to strengthen the playing personnel with David Miller joining from CIYMS, alongside the already announced English all-rounder Neil Whitworth from Hartlepool.

Prolific Indian opener Faiz Fazal is also back at Wallace Park, alongside Josh Manley, giving the first XI a solid looking, talented core of talent.

ďFirstly, I would like to thank our outgoing captain, Adam Berry for his efforts over the past six years," Atkinson told CricketEurope.

"Lisburn CC is now in a stronger place on and off the field because of his hard work and commitment during his tenure.

"Personally, I am very honoured to be given the role as club captain and I am excited to hopefully push us on to where we feel as a club we should be.

Callum Atkinson

"While this might take a couple of years of hard work on and off the field, we have started this process already with Jonathan Waite taking on the role of Youth Convenor to continue the development of our thriving youth section which will go from strength to strength.

"Womenís cricket only started last year and is already an integral part of our club life. Under the care of our captain, Jade Neely and coach, Michael Foster I look forward to seeing this grow.

"Senior menís cricket wise, we have made a couple of new exciting signings. Faiz Fazal and Josh Manley have both re-signed for the club and these two quality performers need no introduction.

"To add to this, we are delighted to announce wicket keeper batsman, David Miller and spinning allrounder, Neil Whitworth have joined the club. We identified these two players as skill sets that provide more balance to our squad. We are grateful to sign two players of this quality who were in high demand.

"Signing players of this quality, helps improve our already talented squad and we hope players of this experience will help continue the growth of our younger players such as our Ireland U19ís Matthew Humphreys and Cameron Doak."

The future certainly looks bright at Lisburn, who now have a thriving youth membership of over 230, field four senior weekend teams and because of a growing adult membership will field a mid-week team this year.

The club tasted silverware in 2021 winning Junior One, with their fourths also picking up a league trophy.

It promises to be quite an exciting 2022 for all at Wallace Park!