Ballyspallen have signed Sri Lankan international Sandun Weerakkody for the 2021 season.

The 27 year-old is a quick scoring left-handed batsman who holds the record for the fastest List-A century in Sri Lankan cricket, taking just 39 deliveries for Sinalhese in 2019.

He scored a half century in the second of his three one-day internationals to date, against South Africa four years ago.

Ballyspallen cheer after winning the Sammy Jeffrey Shield

A real all-rounder, he can keep wicket and also bowls occasionally.

He has eight first-class hundreds averaging 36.36, while in List-A matches it drops to just under 27.

The signing will be a real boost to Ballyspallen who have lost the services of the talismanic Graham Kennedy to CIYMS in the NCU.