The Hills have unveiled former Zimbabwean Test player Greg Lamb ahead of the new season and also confirmed Tomás Murphy as their new first-team captain for the campaign.

37 year-old Lamb was part of the Zimbabwe World Cup squad in 2011, playing 15 ODI's. 5 T20I's and a Test match, as well as playing with distinction for Hampshire in the County Championship.

He is a very useful right-hand batsman and off-break bowler, with no fewer than seven first-class centuries to his name.

His capture off-sets the blow suffered by the club earlier this month when Irish international Simi Singh opted to switch to Phoenix after initially agreeing a move to Milverton.

A club spokesperson said: "As a Club we have brought Greg in, not only for his proven ability on the pitch but particularly to utilize the experience gained at the highest level to enhance our coaching structure by being a coach and mentor to our older youth players (who will play alongside him this year,) but also to support the development of our entire junior section in general."

All-rounder Tomás Murphy is the man trusted by the club to lead them in their 50th year, taking the armband after Nicolaas Pretorius told Hills officials that he was leaving the club.

Pretorius hasn't decided where he will play this season, but could well be on his way back to Phoenix.

Murphy is happy to accept the challenge of leading the club as they look to secure silverware after a modest 2018 by their recent high standards.

"I'm delighted to accept the captaincy of the firsts and look forward to leading the team this season," Murphy told The Hills Facebook page.

"It will be an exciting time both on and off the pitch in our club's 50th year. When accompanied with, the introduction of our new coaching structure designed to mentor and develop our younger players and the new league structure, 2019 will present challenges and great opportunities , all of which i'm looking forward to facing along with my teammates."