The Greater Northern Raiders will be without two of their up-and-coming talents this season.
Westbury's Jake Williams, who debuted in Tasmania's second XI side last year and Launceston's Ethan Conway, who forced his way into the Raiders side after a mountain of runs, have made the move to Cricket Tasmania Premier League rivals Glenorchy.
The pair, who are close friends, having both attended St Patrick's College and grown up playing together at Launceston before Williams' Westbury move, were impressed by Glenorchy's resume following a meeting with head coach Brett Geeves and director of cricket Simon Stebbings.
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"We spoke about the potential gains on and off field I could get from moving down South," Williams said.
"[Former Greater Northern Raiders coach] Andy Gower has done a lot for me over the last two years at the Raiders but with him taking a step back and some uncertainty in what the Raiders program might look like in the near future, I had to look at options that can take me to the next level the quickest.
"I've enjoyed my time at the Raiders but moving forward, I feel as it's the best option."
For Conway, having scored his maiden Cricket North century last season, getting the opportunity to learn off a former international cricketer in Geeves was too good to pass off, as well as resuming his cricket relationship with Williams.
"I was really impressed with Brett's knowledge of the game and to be able learn of someone with his background really had me looking to go," Conway said.
"The Raiders was an unreal experience and I can't thank Andy Gower enough for giving me a chance to play.
"It will also be awesome to play with Jake full time again after only playing against each other in recent times."
The duo join a strong Northern contingent at Glenorchy, with South Launceston's Charlie Eastoe set to captain the side in 2020-21 and fellow Cricket North alumni Zac Towns and James Bowen donning the black and white.
Trevallyn coach James Whiteley also played at the club for several seasons as did former Westbury quick Jacob Kooran and now Hadspen star Dane Anderson, while Alistair Taylor played two matches in 2015-16.
A Greater Northern Raiders representative was contacted for comment but was unavailable before The Examiner's deadline.
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