Double cup winners Waringstown look set to lose and gain one bowler ahead of the new season.

On the debit side, the NCU has received a transfer request for Rory Bessell, with CIYMS his likely destination.

The Kiwi has played 39 times for Waringstown over the last two years, taking 35 wickets at just over 20, with a best bowling return of 3-18 against Carrick.

On the plus side, he looks likely to be replaced by Tom Mayes.

South African Mayes is highly rated by the Irish set-up and is part of the Wolves squad that will tour Nepal later this month.

At Comber, the tall pacer played 6 times over the past three years, taking 70 wickets at 25.50, with his best-bowling 4-17 against Instonians.