Ballymena Academy 1st XI Cricket team begin their 2016 Schools’ Cup campaign at home against Royal School Dungannon today (Wednesday).
New Senior Coach Matthew Dick, a stalwart of from Ballymena Cricket Club, is now on board and has high hopes for the boys’ season.
Matthew commented: “It is always difficult to begin the season with a cup game coming so early.
“However, the boys have been working hard in training and are really looking forward to the season getting underway.
“With a good number of senior boys still available from last season and strong under 15 group moving into the senior ranks this season, there are grounds for optimism that the 1st XI squad will have a good run in their cup competition.”
Pictured alongside team sponsor Mr David Kennedy of Kennedy Orthodontics are senior squad members John Glass, James McLean and Jonathan Brown; alongside Cricket Convenor Mrs Mary Glass.