Balbriggan have signed South African all-rounder Pat Botha for their 2019 campaign.

The 28 year-old has experience of Irish conditions, playing for Carrickfergus in the NCU Premier league between 2016-18.

In his three seasons at Middle Road he scored 1496 runs at 41.56, and captured 48 wickets at 27.77.

He only made ten appearances last season as a result of a fractured thumb.

He is a dynamic left-handed bat, and right-arm off-spin bowler, playing for Free State in South African first-class cricket.

In 95 games he has scored 5001 runs at an average of 41.33, with 12 hundreds.

In addition he has 122 wickets at 29.68, with a best-bowling return of 7 for 89.

He is undoubtedly a serious performer who will add quality to Balbriggan for their forthcoming season.