Ross Adair will join his brother, Ireland international all-rounder Mark, next season after CIYMS signed the big-hitting Northern Knights all-rounder from Civil Service North.

Adair scored 873 runs last season for CSN at a strike rate of 125 with a top score of 143 not out at Belmont — against CIYMS.

Ross Adair is leaving CSNI to join CIYMS

It adds to an already exciting CI batting line-up as they bid to regain the Premier League title from Waringstown and gives captain Nigel Jones yet another slow bowling option with his left-arm spin.

The Belmont side also confirmed that their overseas professional next year will be South African pace bowler Keith Dudgeon, who celebrates his 26th birthday tomorrow.

A former Under-19 international, he has taken 45 wickets at 23 runs each in 27 List A matches and in his one previous season in the UK, he took 42 wickets in the Notts Premier League.

Waringstown have also announced their new professional, who replaces the prolific Andre Malan, who is staying in South Africa next summer.

They have headed Down Under this time and signed Jamie Gibson, another seam bowling all-rounder who plays in the same Wellington side as CSN’s Luke Georgeson.

The 28-year-old, who has only been a regular in the Firebirds side in the last couple of years, played club cricket in England in 2015 and 2016. Down the order, he is a proven big hitter with a strike rate of 141 in T20s.