LISBURN

  • Captain Callum Atkinson
  • Overseas Faiz Fazal
  • Players In Neil Whitworth and Dave Miller
  • Young player to watch Matthew Humphreys

Lisburn have Faiz Fazal back as their overseas professional, while Callum Atkinson will have the captaincy reins for the season ahead.

Fazal was the stand-out batsman for the Wallace Park side, scoring four centuries and four 50's in his 1000 run season which saw him the second top run scorer in the region.

While Fazal was the only Lisburn player to feature in the top 20 batting, Josh Manley's haul of 34 wickets saw him also finish second in the bowling aggregates, again with little back-up.

The signings of Neil Whitworth and Dave Miller add quality and depth, while the continued development of Ireland U19 international Matthew Humphreys offers variety.

"Its been a positive winter for the club," skipper Atkinson told CricketEurope.

"The signing of both Dave Miller and Neil Whitworth have strengthened the group and they provide a bit more balance to our side.

"Both of them have fitted in well during pre-season and have helped drive the overall standards of the team up.

"As well as the two new signings, were looking forward to welcoming Faiz Fazal back to Wallace Park as our overseas professional.

"With Matthew Humphreys being away with Ireland U19s at the World Cup and with his inclusion in the Northern Knights squad, Ive no doubt he will play a key part for us this year."