South African all-rounder Cebo Tshiki will be back at Fox Lodge for the 2021 season.

The left-hander enjoyed two productive seasons at Ballymagorry in 2017/18, scoring 1660 runs at an average of just over 50, including three centuries.

His left-arm medium pace wasn't as productive, but he still managed to claim 27 scalps.

The 30 year-old proved a popular figure on and off the field and skipper Aaron Heywood was happy to have him back at the club.

(Cebo Tshiki)

"We are delighted to get this one over the line," Heywood told CricketEurope.

"We all know what Cebo can do on the pitch from last time around, but it was more than that which pushed us to act quickly to get him on board for the 2021 season.

"Cebo is a top man and a great character who will be welcomed back with open arms to Fox Lodge, both on and off the pitch.

"He will add a real balance to our squad, quality batsman and a really useful left handed seam option. There is a few more years experience in the younger players since he was last here so I am keen to see his thoughts on our progress.

"Speaking to him earlier, he was buzzing to be given the chance to return to Ballymagorry, somewhere where he has enjoyed some of his finest cricket in his career. Fingers crossed for more of that.

"He is a proven asset, as we know what we are getting with him, with no worries about settling in with the lads and surroundings. He will have played at many of the local grounds also which is a bonus.

"There were no hesitations once we realised the move could happen. As soon as the proposals were voted through we got the ball rolling.

"All in all we are delighted that we could get this move completed and now look forward to the start of the 2021 season."