Eglinton all-rounder Ross Allen has confirmed to CricketEurope that he will be joining Brigade for the 2019 season.

The 22 year-old has been a mainstay of the Eglinton side since his emergence as a teenager in the 2013 season, taking 141 wickets in the top flight.

His return of 37 wickets in 2016 saw him selected for the NW Warriors, and he has cemented a regular place in all formats at interprovincial level, helping his side win the Championship last year.

"Personally itís a good opportunity for myself to work with some of the best players within the union," said Allen. 

"It will certainly help develop my game at this stage of my career."

It's the second major signing for the reigning senior cup holders, who announced the capture of promising all-rounder Rachit Gaur last month.

The new season gets under way on Saturday April 27th, when Brigade face defending champions Bready at Beechgrove.