North Down have signed three players for the 2021 season, with Sri Lankan Gayan Maneeshan getting the overseas player slot.

Maneeshan is a Sri Lankan top-order batsman who averages just under 37 in first-class cricket, with 21 fifties and eight centuries.

The 29 year-old also keeps wickets and bowls useful spin, and is sure to be a real asset at Comber.

He has UK experience, having played two seasons in England with Chorley and one in Scotland with Drumpellier.

Joining him is Irish passport holding South Africa seam bowler Tom Mayes.

The 19 year-old has previously played for the South African Schools Colts and looks an exciting prospect.

(North Down enjoyed a successful 2020)

Completing the trio, is Indian born Aniruddha Chore who has represented Oman A.

The 29 year-old wicket-keeper batsman played the last of his ten first-class matches for Vidarbha in 2015, with a highest score of 157 - clearly a talented player.

He now lives locally with his wife who works in the banking industry.

It's been something of a revolving door at the club over the close season, with Ruhan Pretorius being jettisoned, joining Woodvale along with Aditya Adey, while Jamie Magowan has also departed, returning to Muckamore.

The club enjoyed a successful 2020, winning the Robinson Services Premier League Cup, their first silverware since 2013, while losing in the LVS T20 final.

The three new arrivals will bolster an already strong side, with Irish internationals Craig Young and Paul Stirling.