• Captain: Peter Davison
  • Overseas professional: Kerwin Mungroo
  • Players in: Liam Hayman, James Shannon, Steven Saul.
  • Players out: Tom Mayes, Jacob Mulder.

There has been plenty of activity at The Green over the winter, with club captain Peter Davison happy at the squad that North Down have for the year ahead.

Their choice of professional is South African giant paceman Kerwin Mungroo, and he is joined by Irish passport holder Liam Hayman, former Irish international James Shannon, and Zimbabwean U19 international Steven Saul, who is studying in Belfast.

Leaving are Tom Mayes who is joining Waringstown, and Jacob Mulder who is returning to CIYMS.

"We also have a few young players who will be worth keeping an eye out for, including Tom Crothers," said skipper Peter Davison. "He will have learned a lot from his first full season of Premier League cricket, and we are really looking for him to kick on with both bat and ball.

"Another would be a young leg-spinner, Jacob McClure-Dalzell, who should get plenty of game time in the first XI, is very handy witht the ball, and is plenty of exposure with representative youth set-ups.

"We are all really looking forward to the new season, and I believe we have strengthened overall from last season, certainly in the batting department where we have more depth. Alongside Alistair Shields and Ani Chore - who I think are the best opening batting partnership in the league, so we are well covered on that front.

"Bowling wise, we have also got more depth and variety too. Liam is an off-spinner, and we have Kerwin to open the bowling and also hopefully score some handy runs down the order.

"On our day, with our best XI out, we believe we can beat anybody."