Armagh have unveiled Shadley van Schalkwyk as their overseas professional for their return to the top flight of NCU cricket.

The club are back in the Premier League for the first time in 60 years, and Van Schalkwyk looks a quality player.

The South African is a 29 year-old all-rounder who bats in the top order and is a right-arm fast medium seam bowler.

He has played first-class and list-A cricket with Western Province, Knights, Eagles and Free State, scoring 2264 runs and taking 195 wickets in the first-class format.

Armagh's new recruit has previous experience of UK conditions, having recently played as an overseas professional in the Northern Premier League in England with St Anne's.

His signing offsets the loss of Jarred Barnes, who was so instrumental in their promotion campaign.

The South African has switched to Dublin to play with YMCA in an attempt to further his Irish ambitions.

An Armagh club spokesperson welcomed Van Schalkwyk to The Mall saying: "Shadley will undoubtedly add quality with bat and ball.

"He also possesses the added drive to succeed and push the team on."