Kelburne have signed Zimbabwean all-rounder Cephas Zhuwao for the 2018 season.

They were relegated from the Western Premier at the end of last season having been promoted in 2014, and the signing of the Zimbabwean international is a clear sign of their intent to gain an instant return to the top flight once again.

Zhuwao (33) is an explosive left-hand batsman and left-arm spinner who is living up to his "Big Bully" reputation this season.

After belting his maiden first-class hundred, a quite spectacular 265, he went on to win the Man of the Series award for Zimbabwe A in their 5-match series against Kenya, which featured an incredible 52-ball 131 with 13 sixes (S/R 252), and he is the  Logan Cup top run scorer (664 runs at 55.33).

He is very experienced in UK conditions, following four prior stints hitting 3,575 runs at 48.97 (8 hundreds and 205 sixes) alongside 103 wickets at 21.35 with his left-arm spin.

Kelburne have a proud history, being the inaugural winners of the Scottish Cup in 1966 the only time they have won it.

Star international spinner Majid Haq started his playing career there, and their ground at Whitehaugh used to be an international ground in days long ago.

Scotland's international cricketers will get a close look in the coming weeks at Cephas Zhuwao, who has been recalled to the international fold for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers.