Lisburn have moved to sign young bowler Luke Allison from Section One side Donacloney Mill.
The 16-year-old is highly-regarded in the NCU, representing the Union at a number of age groups and was named in an Emerging Knights squad to face MCC in 2018 and 2019.
His most recent representation came at last season’s U16 Festival, where he took four wickets against Cornwall in the rain-affected tournament.
He was part of a Donacloney side that sat inside the top three of the Section One table for a large majority of the 2019 season before they eventually finished fourth behind champions Woodvale, Templepatrick and Ballymena.
Allison showed his ability and potential throughout the season, picking up figures of 3-19 against Templepatrick and chipping in with solid performances in other matches.
Lisburn will view this as a signing for the future as well as hoping Allison can have an immediate impact at the higher level, and the youngster will supplement the current pace options which includes David Simpson, Graeme Browne, Mark Berry and Callum Atkinson.
The Wallace Park outfit have already announced that overseas professional Faiz Fazal will be returning for the 2020 season, and they will undoubtedly be looking at strengthening further as they aim to improve on last season’s showing.
Adam Berry’s side survived the drop on net run-rate with Muckamore relegated to Section One on the final day of their season.