Carrickfergus announce signing of Jeremy Lawlor

Carrickfergus have made their first big move on the transfer front ahead of the 2021 season by announcing the signing of former Glamorgan all-rounder Jeremy Lawlor.

The 24-year-old, who was born in Cardiff but holds an Irish passport, spent his first season in Irish club cricket with Leinster side Phoenix having moved before the 2020 campaign.

He represented Munster Reds in the Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy, opening the batting in their two games against Leinster Lightning, but didn’t get many opportunities to showcase his talents due to bad weather and cancellations.

Lawlor was released by Glamorgan following the 2019 season where he played in two County Championship games, five One-Day Cup matches and six Twenty20 games.

In total, he has played 11 First Class matches, where he averages 24 and has a high score of 81.

He hit 90 from 63 deliveries for a South side ahead of the Inter-Provincial Series against North and also bowls pace, taking the new ball on occasion for Phoenix.

It is a real sign of intent from Carrickfergus who had an uncharacteristically poor 2020 season where they lost all of their Robinson Services Cup games.

They will be looking to challenge in the top half of the league table once again when the new season rolls around and the signing of Lawlor should certainly help them with that.

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