PLYMPTON have asked Alex Carr to take over as 1stXI captain for the season ahead in the Tolchards Devon League A Division.
Carr takes over from Craig Donohue, who has led the side for the past two seasons.
Winter recruiting is already under way at Harewood House with a new overseas player lined-up and a young all-rounder from closer to home definitely on the way to the club.
Sri Lankan Nuwanidu Fernando (19) is penciled in as Plympton’s overseas player in 2019, succeeding South African keeper-batter Justin Wubbeling, whose two-year stint has ended.
Fernando has played 14 times for Sri Lanka U19s and featured in last winter’s ICC U19 World Cup in New Zealand, averaging 33 with the bat. He made his U19 Test debut against India last summer and made 78 in his first knock.
Two First Class appearances have produced 60 runs in two innings and one wicket, costing 79 runs.
Plympton have visa clearance for Fernando and are looking forward to welcoming him to Harewood House.
Another heading to Harewood House is batting all-rounder Will Scott-Munden, who has switched from Tavistock.
Scott-Munden, a Plymouth College scholar, has featured in Tavistock league sides on and off since 2015. He only made four 1stXI appearances last season.
Scott-Munden has played through the age-groups for Somerset up to under-17 level, staying with the county he used to be at school in despite moving over the border. From 2019 onwards, he will be available for Devon.
Shaun Daymond, the Tavistock captain, said he was disappointed to lose Scott-Munden, but understood why.
"He lives in Plymouth and goes to Plymouth College so it is easier for him to play with his mates at Plympton," said Dymond.
Scott-Munden guested for Plympton last season in the Devon Under-19 T20 Cup, along with players from Plymouth, so won't be a stranger in the dressing room.
SRI Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan has been signed as Brixham’s overseas player for the 2019 season in the B Division.
Lakshan, who bats left handed and bowls medium-quick seamers, has graduated into the professional game at home via the Sri Lankan under-19 side.
He averages more than 40 with the bat and made a century against Ireland in last year’s ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Batter George Northcott is the latest player to leave Brixham. He has teamed-up with former captain Andy Pugh, who has rejoined Barton.