After a mid table finish last year Carrick will be looking to add more consistency to their performances.
Patrick Botha returns for a third year having had a great year in South Africa and the Middle Road club will be hoping he produces some fireworks on the pitch.
Matthew McCord has signed from Cliftonville and will add some firepower to the pace attack along with his batting skills in the middle order.
Danny Cooper is an unknown quantity having played previously for Goole CC in Yorkshire but the word on the street is that he is a more than useful performer.
The Burton brothers will hope to kick on after encouraging seasons last year and along with Harry Warke it shows promise for the years ahead.