Coleraine have strengthened their squad ahead of the new season with the signing of Will Smale and David Cooke.

18 year-old Smale is an Irish youth international who played for the NW Warriors last season, and is now moving to the region.

Experienced wicket-keeper batsman Cooke is a former Irish international who has previously played for the Bannsiders, and rejoins them from Glendermott.

Also returning is pace bowler Gareth Burns, while the club hope to have Matty Smith available for the majority of the season.

On the downside Rishi Chopra is expected to miss a significant portion of the season,

The Bannsiders struggled for most of the 2020 season, and relied heavily on overseas professional Graham Hume for their survival.