Royal High Corstorphine CC has confirmed Majid Haq will skipper the side for the 2019 season, plus they have unveiled Pakistani Mohammad Saad as their professional.

The club finished fifth in 2018, and also reached the final of the Masterton T20 competition.

Saad is an experienced top order bat and seamer, who has played 85 first-class games in Pakistan.

He has five years UK experience, playing in the Yorkshire, Durham and Bolton leagues, averaging over 50.

The Pakistani A player also scored a century against England Lions in the UAE. 

The move was welcomed by the club website which said: "The club is genuinely excited to have Mohammad on board and look forward to watching him add wisdom and confidence to a young 1st XI side and push things forwards with our growing coaching group."

Meanwhile, Majid Haq has taken over the captaincy of the mens first XI following the departure of Joe Kinghorn-Gray.

Scotland's all-time leading wicket taker topped the wickets chart in 2018, and has enjoyed two excellent campaigns at the club.

Talking about his appointment on the club website, the legend said: I am delighted to be staying on at RHC for a 3rd season and Im honoured to have been approached by the club to lead from the front as captain.

Last year we showed we could hold our own in the Premier Division with some excellent performances both as a team and as individuals before we suffered injuries to key players. I am delighted we have secured a quality Pakistan A batsmen in Mohammad Saad who should be prolific.

"The 1st XI squad has some real quality and I am looking forward to a number of them taking their chances and pushing on to play at a higher level. I have really enjoyed my time at RHC, the atmosphere at the club is really great; they are enthusiastic and have some very, very good young players. Im honoured to be taking on the captaincy and am looking forward to the challenges ahead.