Belfast News Letter – The local cricket rumour mill is gathering pace with a number of players likely to be on the move between now and the start of the 2018 season.


  • Tyrone Kane, the Merrion, Leinster Lightning and Ireland man, has attracted interest from Civil Service North, who have been flexing their muscles since last season’s brush with relegation.
  • Former Ireland batsman Haire is moving on after three seasons in a player-coach role at Moylena while Hussain is expected to return to the North West and rejoin Brigade despite enjoying a stellar 2017 when Muckamore comfortably remained in the top flight.
  • Haire’s likely destination is thought to be a return to home-town club North DownMuckamore are also uncertain whether Jarred Barnes will be joining them as planned.
  • Johnny Thompson, the much-travelled former CIYMS, Glendermott and Donemana man, has been linked with a number of clubs after relations with Brigade allegedly soured at the end of last season.
  • Ryan Haire is leaving Muckamore, with North Down thought to be the likely destination The North West Warriors seamer has attracted interest from CI, where he spent a hugely successful period, and several North West clubs, with the NCU thought to be his favoured choice.

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