Ballyspallen has signed Sri Lankan wicket-keeper batsman Damith Perera for their 2021 campaign.

He is a free-scoring left-handed top-order batsman/wicket-keeper, who averages over 40 in first-class cricket.

Damith Perera. Pic

Last August he hit centuries in both innings against Sinhalese Sports Club (113, 112*), becoming the 31st player to do so in Sri Lankan first-class cricket.

He has UK experience having played for Farnworth in the Bolton League in 2019.

He was also due to play in Scotland for Greenock in the Western Premier Division before COVID struck.

His arrival will boost the playing strength at Ballyspallen, who suffered a major blow with Graham Kennedy's move to the NCU.