Former Railway Union and Strabane all-rounder Rachit Gaur has decided to join Brigade ahead of the new season.

The Indian born player moved to the North-West last season for work reasons, and showed glimpses of his talent despite suffering an ankle injury which limited his performances for the Red Caps.

In 12 matches he scored 293 runs at 36.62, which included a century against Fox Lodge, and 49 versus eventual champions Bready.

He also captured 13 wickets at just over 26, taking three wickets against Coleraine and Brigade.

"I have enjoyed my last season at Strabane but due to injuries I couldn’t perform to the level that I expected," Gaur told CricketEurope. 

"However I have trained hard over the winters on my fitness and have spent some time with coaches Steffan Jones and Bobby Rao, who have helped me understand my game.

"I have learned a lot of new things which will certainly make me a better version of me."

He opted for Brigade ahead of several other Premiership sides who were vying for his services, and hopes the move will help press his claim for a place in the Warriors interprovincial set-up.

"I am looking forward to playing at Beechgrove with plenty of experienced players, doing well in all the departments for my team. Getting involved with the Warriors is my goal for the coming season.

"I will implement everything I have learned over the years while playing for Railway Union and Strabane and hopefully will gain recognition from the coaches."

Brigade's opponents in the opening weeks of the season will be revealed later this week when the NW release their fixture lists.

The season is due to start in nine weeks time on Saturday April 27th.