Carrickfergus have confirmed the return of Jacques Snyman for the 2021 season.

The South African was an instant hit in his debut season back in 2019 at Middle Road, plundering 1085 runs at an average of 54.25 with an incredible strike rate of nearly 124.

He scored five centuries as Carrick finished third in the NCU Premier League and also reached the Irish Senior Cup quarter-final stage.

(Jacques Snyman)

He was due to return for the 2020 season before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.

Carrickfergus have already recruited ex-Glamorgan all-rounder Jeremy Lawlor and have plans in place to atone for a disappointing 2020 campaign.