COLWYN Bay Cricket Club have confirmed their new overseas player for the upcoming season.

The Liverpool and District Cricket League Premier Division side announced that Saliya Saman will be arriving at Penrhyn Avenue in time for the start of the new campaign, and the move represents a significant coup for the former Welsh Cup winners.

The 33-year-old Sri Lankan replaces Dimeth Hewathanthree in the line-up and boasts a wealth of experience across the globe.

He is a former youth international at U19 and U17 level, and he has represented Basnahira North, Galle Cricket Club, Kandurata, Lankan Cricket Club and Ragama Cricket Club during a standout career to date.

The club also received another boost with the news that veteran spinner Paul Jenkins has decided to remain with the squad and put off retirement for at least another season.

The ex-Bay skipper was at the top of his game last season, emerging as the club’s joint-leading wicket taker, amassing 51 scalps from a mammoth 227 overs at an exceptional average of 18.7.

Jenkins accounted for 33 per cent of the team’s wickets and recorded season-best figures of 6-37 in their win over Rainford.

They begin their top-flight campaign on April 20 with a trip to Lytham, before taking on Orrell Red Triangle, New Brighton and Formby during the initial stages of the campaign.