With the region's first competitive cricket match of the year set to take place at Coleraine next Friday night, the home side have landed something of a coup by adding Niall McDonnell to their ranks for this shortest of seasons.
IRELAND will have two warm-up games ahead of their three-match one-day international series against world champions England, which has been confirmed by the ECB.
Waringstown have Lee Nelson at the helm as the Lawn side look to get back in the hunt for silverware.
Pembroke are opting for more of the same in 2020, after a season in which they claimed the league title as well as capturing their Holy Grail of the Irish Senior Cup.
The one place few sides will relish heading to for T20 cricket this season will be The Holm and there's a new sheriff in town as William McClintock takes over the captaincy at Donemana.
 Andrew BalbirnieIrish skipper Andrew Balbirnie on the news that Ireland will play England later this month
Ireland's three-match series against England later this month has been confirmed by the ECB.
I attended the Ireland versus Namibia game back in 2006, and despite the rain, there was enough happening to make it worthwhile including a young player who is still going strong 14 years after his debut.
IT had been two years since Stuart Thompson had played a one-day international for Ireland, but in May last year he was set for his comeback in the glamour match of the season, against England at Malahide. But he is still waiting to play his 20th ODI.
Its very much a case of how you were for Rush ahead of the start of the truncated season.
It's been a busy close season for the Lisburn side who are looking to build on their survival in the Premiership last time out.
It will be a strange season for the Beechgrove club this time around having no doubt been looking forward to defending the league and cup crowns they had collected in 2019.
North Down captain Alistair Shields believes their motivation for silverware will be as high as ever when the 2020 season gets underway on July 18th.
Jamie Grassi has confirmed he's leaving North County, making the switch to Phoenix.
CIYMS, who won a clean sweep of trophies in the NCU last season, will open their defence of the Lagan Valley Steels T20 Cup with an away game against newly promoted Woodvale.
Looking ahead to the 2020 season, Terenure are in quite a fortunate position to have still benefited from a number of new players coming into the club.
The Bannsiders are the only team who will have their overseas player available to them this season; highly rated Graham Hume now living here on his qualification path to hopefully playing for Ireland in the not too distant future.
The Comber side revealed the biggest signing of the summer last week with Irish international Paul Stirling, and he will be joined at The Green by Aditya Adey and Andrew Haire.
The death of Sir Everton Weekes has saddened his many friends in Northern Ireland and brought back memories of his visits here.
Coleraine will host Ballyspallen on Friday July 17th in the opening fixture of the NW cricket season.
After a ten year absence Woodvale moved back into the top flight in style topping Section One by a three match margin and winning skipper Jamie Gibson will again lead the side in 2020.