Malahide have signed New Zealander Anish Desai as an overseas player for the remainder of their campaign.

The 24 year-old is a right hand top order batsman and also a useful right arm off break bowler.

He also has coaching experience, holding a Level One certificate.

Malahide currently top the Leinster Division Two table and look on course for a return to top flight action.

"We are delighted to sign someone of Anish's quality who can add some strength at the top of the order," said a Malahide spokeperson.

"Anish is planning on travelling around Europe anyway so it was a nice fit.

"Sean Davey who played for us last year speaks very highly of him so we're hoping for a few runs.

"He will be doing plenty of coaching on our full summer camp programme."