A further four interstate players with experience in the KFC Big Bash League will make their way to Brisbane in August, joining the likes of Nick Larkin (UQ), Josh Lalor (Redlands), Nick Hobson (Wynnum-Manly) and Arjun Nair (Wests).
Ipswich Hornets have snapped up Sydney Sixers linked batsman Nick Bertus for the second pre-seaon in a row, while last season's Brisbane Heat replacement stand-out Jake Lehmann will link with the club as well.
Lehmann was part of the replacement platoon of players called upon by Brisbane when COVID ruled out the bulk of their main squad, scoring a half century on debut for the Heat after an absence of almost three years from the BBL.
Wests have added to their recruiting list by welcoming back former Brisbane Heat allrounder Chris Sabburg, who saw action with the Perth Scorchers last summer.
Norths have lured South Australian allrounder Nathan McSweeney home from his Adelaide base to their squad, with McSweeney
McSweeney made his debut for the Heat last season as a replacement player and will be among a host of players striving to impress in the T20 Max competition with a view to earning a potential BBL start again this summer.
Wynnum-Manly have become the first club to announce a regional recruit as well, with Townsville left-arm quick Travis Busch signing on.
Each Premier club is able to sign three interstate recruits, as well as regional players to complement their existing teams, with contracted Queensland Bulls and Brisbane Heat players available for selection.
The Men’s competition will be held in August and September, with all 12 Premier clubs competing.
Matches will be played at Premier club grounds and under lights at the newly redeveloped Allan Border Field.
Men’s games will be played across two weeks from 18 August to 4 September, with the Final at Allan Border Field coinciding with the Brisbane Heat Family Day.
The Heat will keep open contract spots on its 2022-23 list to provide opportunities for players who impress to potentially join the BBL club.