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There were contrasting fortunes across different tournaments, with the Shaw’s Bridge side thriving in white ball competitions only to struggle massively in the Robinson Services Premier League before really standing up when it mattered to secure survival.
Robinson Services Premier League champions CIYMS have confirmed the re-signing of Karthik Rajavelu from Muckamore alongside the news that at least seven of their star squad from last season will be back at Belmont in 2020.
Stephen Doheny followed up his 49* from last weekend to record his first half century of the season this Saturday, scoring a patient 64(129) in just under 3 hours, as Randwick Petersham 2s finished on 308 in their 2 day game against Gordon.
Jamie Rogers will be back at Armagh for the 2020 season after re-joining from Muckamore.
Botha, who scored 1496 runs in three seasons at Carrick at an average of 41.56, will have a huge role to play as the Ballygomartin Road men step up to the Robinson Services Premier League for the first time since 2009.
It was another year of progress for Carrickfergus as they reached their first ever Irish Senior Cup quarter-final and finished third in the Robinson Services Premier League.
Australian all-rounder Clint Hinchcliffe will be back at Balbriggan for the 2020 season.
Simmons left Ireland after the 2015 World Cup for the one job he couldn't refuse, but he lasted less than a year after criticising the selections of a tour party.
Eight. That’s the number of Northern Knights cricketers that have turned out for Ireland throughout 2019.
North Down have strengthened their squad with the addition of Aditya Adey from Muckamore.
The NW have opted to have a 9-team Premier League structure for the 2020 season.
Having missed out on the last two Men’s T20 World Cups, there is a certain urgency about Ireland as they kick off the qualifying tournament against Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi on Friday.
The task of staying in the top-flight has always been a difficult one, and with teams seemingly improving more and more as the years go by, that prospect of maintaining yourself as a Premier League club will become even harder.
Having had a male dominated round up last week, the headlines this time around are being made by the stars of our women’s side.
Tim Murtagh, Ireland’s most experienced bowler, is set to follow Stuart Poynter into the international wilderness next year.
Ireland Women’s vice-captain Kim Garth will return to play in the Women’s Big Bash League in Australia after signing with the Perth Scorchers.
Following the Ballyspallen debacle, the NW are in the process of reviewing the league structure for 2020.
CSNI finished fourth in the Robinson Services Premier League in 2019, ending on 28 points after winning seven of their 14 league matches – four points and one league position better than 2018.
Lisburn have moved to sign young bowler Luke Allison from Section One side Donacloney Mill.
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Stuart Poynter has signed a new two-year contract with Durham, making the decision to bring his international career to an end.