Alan Johnson is back at the helm at the Rectory this season and the all-rounder said his side were "champing at the bit" to get their campaign up and running this weekend.

Andy Lucas and Mattie Barr are added to this year's squad with David Cooke leaving to join Coleraine, and 'Johnsy' suggested that the Bonds Street boys couldn't wait to get started.

"I think our group is the toughest of the lot with Brigade, Newbuildings and St Johnston all difficult opponents. I really like the T20 format however and all the boys are the same.

"50 over cricket is great in May and June but when it comes to this time of the year, T20 is ideal. It's a great leveller too, so everybody is going into the competition knowing they have a chance.

(Great catch by Glendermott captain Alan Johnson)

"There's a senior cup semi-final place up for grabs so you just never know.

"Most people thought there would be no cricket at all this summer so it's been great to be back training and looking forward to playing again.

"The Rectory is in great nick and we're all ready to go this weekend."

The one drawback here could be that no spectators are permitted just yet although a concession to allow club members is something host sides will be hoping for.

It's a 'home' start for Glendermott too as new-look Newbuildings are the visitors on Saturday for one of the biggest games of the day.