The latest news from the NW as clubs start to look ahead to the start of the season as the evenings start to have a quare stretch.

The big signing news of the past few weeks has been the departure of Brigade opener Gareth McKeegan to Newbuildings, and he could be followed out of Beechgrove by his former opener David Barr.

'DD', current holder of the Premier Division batting award after scoring 932 runs at an average of 46.5, including two 100s and four 50s, is attracting interest from near neighbours Glendermott.

No deal has yet been agreed, but the talented batsman is believed to giving serious thought to making the switch.

In other news, there could be a bit of movement from Ballyspallen with at least two players looking for pastures new.

All-rounder Jamie Millar is interesting The Nedd, while paceman Johnny Martin could be Eglinton bound.

As the season draws near, the rumours will no doubt increase and firm up.

A case of watch this space.