Northern Knights captain Harry Tector is believed to be considering starting the domestic season in the NCU.

The Irish international normally plays his club cricket with YMCA in Dublin, but with the Leinster season delayed is keen to get as much game time as possible in what will be a pivotal year.

The NCU season has been given the green light to start in two weeks on May 8th, and it would seem a sensible move for him to play club cricket in the north until then.

There will be no shortage of suitors for the talented all-rounder with Waringstown in particular willing to have him on their books, even if it is only for a matter of weeks.

Harry Tector

The six-time Irish champions have signed South African Andre Malan as their overseas professional but his arrival is believed to be delayed.

Northern Knights keeper Neil Rock is another who could opt to get some game time in the region, and again many Premiership clubs would be only too happy to have the young Ireland A international on their books even if only on a short-term basis. Lisburn had been rumoured to be one destination for the keeper-batsman.

His Rush team-mate Nathan McGuire, who plays for the NW Warriors has already secured a deal to begin the season with Glendermott.

This of course could all change if the Republic of Ireland government eases restrictions to allow cricket in the south to resume.