Ardmore skipper Peter Harrigan will like many clubs be without an overseas player and putting the emphasis on youth for the forthcoming campaign.

The Bleachgreen side enjoyed a very successful 2019, picking up three trophies - the Championship, Sammy Jeffrey and Eric Cooke cups - and just missed out on a fourth, losing to Railway Union in the National Cup final.

They will however be without Peet Pienaar who enjoyed such a prolific season, while Gary Neely has moved on to pastures new at Burndennett.

Decker Curry looks unlikely to play in the shortest format, although he insists he hasn't hung the boots up just yet.


The club have Australian born all-rounder Dave Bezzant in their ranks, and he looks a useful seam bowler and hard-hitting middle order batter.

"It's a case of better late than never this year," skipper Harrigan told CricketEurope.

"It could be an interesting season with T20s only. We have been back in training two weeks now and played a very enjoyable intra-club match this weekend.

"Everyone is looking sharp and raring to go. We have lost a few experienced players, but that gives a chance to showcase our homegrown talent. They will get the chance to stake a spot in the senior side and we will use this season to prepare for Premier cricket next year.

"We are all looking forward to action getting under way and the format means that we will have a semi-final to look forward to next month no matter where we finish."

Ardmore are in the same group as Killyclooney, Bonds Glen and Donemana, and it's to The Holm where their season begins next Saturday at 2pm.