STRABANE

  • Skipper- Peter Gillespie
  • Overseas player- Chathura Peiris
  • Ins- None
  • Outs- Rachit Gaur

It has been another fairly quiet winter at the Park with the only confirmed leaver being Rachit Gaur who has joined Brigade.

There aren't that many players coming in either, although the club will be pleased to have Kevin Gallagher back after his year in Australia.

A spokesman for Strabane CC has confirmed that there are one or two loose ends still to be tied up that will hopefully allow them to add to their squad before the start on Saturday.

Chathura Peiris returns for a second season at the club and Peter Gillespie will be captain, with Aaron Gillespie as his deputy.

Those three, Ryan Gallagher and Khuspal Singh will be expected to provide the bulk of the runs over the summer.

Taylor Rouse, Conor Graham, Tom Harpur and Rhys Logue are a quartet of young players who could well come on from their involvement last season despite having been chucked in at the deep end.

There is little doubt that the Red Caps punched above their weight in 2018 and whilst a repeat of that certainly can't be ruled out, this season's goals are likely to be a little more modest.

There is enough quality in that middle order to keep Strabane out of trouble, but that could also depend on the ability to consistently get out their strongest team.