PLENTY of changes are coming at Colwyn Bay Cricket Club ahead of the new season.

The club is aiming for a promotion push in the Liverpool and District Competition this season after being relegated last term, and there is a change of leadership at the top following the appointment of George Johansen as skipper to replace Sion Morris.

The all-rounder has been a huge part of the set-up in recent years and has notched 4,391 runs in his eight seasons at Penrhyn Avenue.

This includes a career best 139 not out and an average of 24.5, with 25 half centuries and three century knocks.

The Bay have also secured a notable signing in the form of bowler Kieron New, who joins the club from Merseyside outfit Bootle.

New is a pacey seamer who has took 22 wickets at an average of 20 for Bootle last season following his high-profile move from Prestatyn, where he stood out considerably at Beach Close before opting for a fresh start elsewhere.

He has claimed 523 wickets during a standout career to date, which includes best figures of 8-58 and an average of 17.86.

Colwyn Bay will have a new overseas player leading their charge this summer after agreeing terms with Bangladesh international Sohrawordi Shuvo.

The gifted bowler has represented his country at senior and U19 level, making his first-class debut in 2004.

He was part of Bangladesh's U19 World Cup squad in 2006 and took nine wickets in six matches in Sri Lanka at an average of 14.44.

Shuvo went on to lead their U19 World Cup campaign in 2008 and was handed his ODI debut in the second match against England at Mirpur in February 2010.

Johansen’s side get their league campaign underway on April 25 with a trip to Newton-le-Willows, before taking on Ainsdale, Highfield, Birkenhead Park, Rainford and Northop Hall during a critical first few weeks of the season.