GLENDERMOTT

  • Skipper- Jason Lynch
  • Ins- David Cooke, Gordon Cooke
  • Outs- Sheldon Pillay
  • Overseas player- None

It isn't difficult to imagine several sides bunching up in the Championship title race this year and it would be no surprise either if Glendermott turned out to be one of them.

The Bonds Street boys have been relatively quiet by their standards over the past few summers but in fairness probably felt they had found their level after struggling in the top flight.

Jason Lynch takes over as captain from Alan Johnson this time and he will have the steadying influence of Gordon Montgomery by his side.

Interestingly the club has decided to go without an overseas player this season so Sheldon Pillay won't be returning.

They have however recruited the two Cookes and that will make them a real handful in this league.

It looks a really good call from the committee to bring in a couple of proven winners who have brought success pretty much everywhere they've gone. You certainly suspect that both players will enjoy Glendermott's excellent surface and compact confines and there could be plenty of long afternoons in store for opposition bowlers.

Vice- captain Montgomery was certainly upbeat as his men put the final touches to their pre-season preparations and said they were looking forward to getting started.

"It's much the same squad as we've had for a few years now although David and Gordon come in in place of a pro.

"We have an iron or two in the fire yet as well but regardless of that we're hoping for a big season and a real push for silverware."

The Cookes' signing certainly sends out the signal that Glendermott are back on the trail.

If those two bring about some improvements here and there, then the Rectory outfit will be bang in the promotion mix.