It was a dream debut for Fox Lodge opener Barry Scott who switched allegiances from Strabane ahead of the new campaign.

As the cricketing Gods would decree, he faced his former team mates in the opening match, and duly recorded his first century at senior level.

"It was good to finally get a hundred, long overdue for me," said Scott.

"It's always tough to play against former team mates but once we got started was just like any another game. It all seemed to click on the day and was a great way to start the summer."

What persuaded him to make the move, after starting the 2017 season as skipper of the Red Caps and helping them gain promotion back to the top flight?

"The last few seasons had been a struggle for me personally and felt a move would help freshen things up. It's great to go into the Foxies and make such a positive start. It's great to start with a win, and there looks to be a nice balance to the squad with lots of competition for places which keeps everyone on their toes.

"I think the club have a core of young, raw players so helping to develop them and being competitive is key. It's a very tough league but I think we have the potential finish in the top four, on our day we could beat anyone so a good cup run would be nice."

Scott has been heavily involved in the coaching scene at both youth interprovincial and international level and that's something he's keen to continue.

"I'm still coaching with the Junior Warriors and the Cricket Ireland cubs. It's something I really enjoy and hoping to do more of this year."

He certainly practised what he preached to the youngsters at the weekend!