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Recruits ready to roll

A strong recruiting drive in the off-season has Brighton set to be highly competitive in A2 again in 2023-24.

The Bombers have recruited former SA Country captain and Glenelg player Matthew McInerney as skipper, to play alongside his older brother Steve, who led the Bombers last season.

The all-rounder is sure to bring some stability and fire power to the top order as Brighton looks to win its way back to A1.

Fellow Glenelg player Matt Walmsley-Pace also joins Brighton this season. The right-hand opening bat brings plenty of A grade district experience with him and is sure to be a handy addition at the top of the order.

Hard-hitting middle order batsman Michael Chunys will also suit up for the Bombers this summer. Originally from Alice Springs, Chunys moved to Adelaide in his 20s and has had stints with Glenelg and most recently Goodwood. The founder of Kraken Cricket is also a prominent member of the state over-40s program.

Tall left-arm bowler Liam Turley joins Brighton this year from East Gambier and Torin Cooper returns to the Bombers after a year at Flinders Park. But it hasn’t been a case of all roads leading to Brighton. Veteran seam bowler Chad Parrish has left the club to take up a coaching role with a club in the Great Southern Cricket Association.

Brighton will only field four senior sides this season after losing the use of a third Saturday afternoon ground.

It will also have a side in Division One in the ATCA T20 competition and an under-18 side in the SACA-run 150 Cup.

Brighton’s second XI will play in B2 after a disappointing season in B1 last year. The club will also field teams in B3 and C1.

A strong breeding ground for young cricketers, Brighton also has 19 junior teams including three girls’ sides. It is also fielding a women’s team for the first time this season in ATCA’s Women 1st Grade in partnership with Glenelg.

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