PHOENIX

  • Captain: Adam Chester
  • Players to Watch Out For: Amish Sidhu, Aaron Cawley and Jeremy Lawlor
  • Players In: Joe Carroll, Aaron Cawley and Jeremy Lawlor
  • Players Out: Simi Singh, Poonish Mehta, Reuben Wilson
  • Young Players to Watch: Louis McDonough, Theo Dempsey, Stephen Black, James Maginnis

With the new Leinster season just weeks away, we start our previews with a look at Phoenix who have a number of exciting signings in their ranks, including a former Irish U19 international and also an ex Glamorgan all-rounder.

Head Coach Stephen Moreton looked ahead to the new season, and is clearly excited by the new signings in the Park.

"We were delighted with our 2019 campaign, and progress from the whole club. Covid has unfortunately meant we wonít see Aucklandís captain Robbie OíDonnell coming over, and Chloe Wain a womenís cricket professional - but we are delighted to welcome three top class individuals and cricketers to the club.

"We are building a very competitive squad, and strong culture - following the mould of a hugely impressive Pembroke CC. We have attracted Irish qualified players, and are very excited about Jeremyís Lawlor's future - he is looking to break in the interpro and Irish sides quickly.

"He is a 24 year old all rounder, class bat, medium fast swing bowler. He ha just been released from Glamorgan CCC and has an Irish family, and passport.

"Aaron is an extremely exciting prospect, who has been recovering from a serious injury down in Cork and is now ready to challenge for Irish honours again."

Joey Carroll arrives from The Hills, with a reputation as one of the provinces top all-rounders adding to an already talented squad, including the spinning dup of Ben White and 2019 breakthrough player Amish Sidhu. 

(Amish Sidhu)

"Amish was a revelation last season, and goes straight in as a top spinner in the country, if not the best spinner. To have him alongside the hugely underrated Ben White is a great asset for us. Ben can feel very unlucky not to have got a few Wolves caps, if not Ireland caps himself at this stage.

"Itís a privilege for us to surround a group of high character and high potential young players - two of who broke through out of nowhere last year, Louis and Theo and we are quietly confident about them all making big strides again this year.

"On top of new training facilities and Collieís long awaited new roller, we canít wait to get back on the field!"