Fox Lodge have been boosted by the return of an experienced quartet, which should serve them well in what is sure to be competitive group with derbies galore.

Skipper Aaron Heywood is entrusted with the skippers armband once again and he is confident with the squad the Ballymagorry side had assembled.

"Last season we definitely were found out maybe due to a lack of experience but this year the return of Andrew McGinnis, Dean McCarter Gareth Heywood and of course Jonny Bap Robinson would have been a real boost in a season which we would definitely have targetted promotion.

(Aaron Heywood)

"I dont think there was ever any doubt that Bap would return home to the Foxies and its great to have him about, adding genuine quality and experience to the squad.

"On the flip side Lee Finlay returns back home to Sion Mills and we wish him all the very best for the season.

"We are looking forward to getting the season underway following some great work from the NWCU after an unusual start to 2020. Although the format is not what everyone was craving come the start of the cricket season I think the NW have done really well to organise some form of competitive cricket.

"I know the boys are looking forward to getting stuck into the T20 format against some quality opposition, something that will stand us in good stead moving into next season when normality is restored.

"The blow dealt by the executive last week to ban spectators from cricket this season is disappointing, I do think common sense will prevail and this will be overturned as with most clubs the spectators and volunteers are necessary to fulfil club cricket within the region.

An inter-club friendly on Saturday past has definitely whet the appetite for cricket and we now look forward to facing Strabane on Saturday."

As well as Strabane, Fox Lodge have been placed in the same regionalised group as Tyrone neighbours Bready and Burndennett, and it should make for some compelling action.