Saintfield have announced the return of Ryan Smyth and Mark Yeates to the club for the 2021 season.

The double boost will certainly strengthen the playing squad at The Demense as they prepare for Section One cricket.

The hard hitting Smyth is a talented cricketer while pace bowler Yeates has plenty of experience in NCU cricket.

While the return of both is good news for Saintfield, the loss of the pair will hurt Downpatrick, who are in the midst of a struggle for survival.