Lightning Bolts have announced their squad in a season where they hope to play an expanded number of matches.

Head coaches Simon Johnston (Northern Knights) and Albert van der Merwe (Leinster Lightning) have got together to arrange the programme, and the series of games will provide a meaningful pathway for player progression.

The Bolts season was scheduled to begin this coming Sunday, April 29th with two T20 games against the Emerging Knights at Holywood, but their Seapark ground is unplayable.

The teams are now hoping to reschedule for Sunday week, May 6th.

One interesting new face in the line-up is Irish qualified all-rounder Oliver Gunning (pictured) who has come to the attention of the selectors after an impressive debut season at Claremont Road.

Lightning Bolts Squad:

Tom Anders & Rory Anders (Phoenix); Jamie Grassi & Andrew Sheridan (North County); Mark Donegan & Nicolaas Pretorius (The Hills); Oliver Gunning (YMCA); Tom Stanton & Max Neville (Merrion); Fiachra Tucker (Pembroke); Stephen Doheny (Rush); Gareth Delany (Leinster).