LLANDUDNO Cricket Club have made a significant signing with the arrival of wicketkeeper Keegan Armstrong.

The 22-year-old South African is a British Passport holding batsman who is currently playing for the University of Pretoria (Tuks) Cricket Club in their Premier and Reserve XI teams.

Armstrong joined Tuks Academy in 2014 and has enjoyed plenty of success, averaging 39.57 last summer (2016/17) and, at the mid-way point in the current 2017/18 season, is averaging 42.20, with a highest score of 105.

During his time in the academy he has trained under the guidance of notable coaches including Aldin Smith, Pierre de Bruyn, Andre Nel, Chris van Noordwyk and Cobus Pienaar.

The new signing, said: “As a batsman, I am not a massive power hitter but rather someone who likes to accumulate his runs and run hard between the wickets.

“I would like to think I have a calm head when I’m in the middle. As a wicketkeeper, I’m quite an energetic keeper that loves to feel the ball in the gloves. I try keep my wicketkeeping as simple as possible.

“I hope to integrate well with the people at the club. I want to be a valuable asset to the team and perform to the best of my abilities at the club.

"Since it will be first time in Llandudno and Wales, I want to learn more about the culture and what the people and town are about. I am looking forward to see what the season will hold and hope to make it a successful one.”

The move has softened the blow of the departure of overseas star Robin Smith, who will not be a part of the Oval set-up for the upcoming North Wales Premier Division campaign.