COLNE have moved quickly to land Pakistani all-rounder Mansoor Amjad as replacement professional for South African Kelly Smuts.
Smuts suffered a pelvic injury, leading to a rethink for the Horsfield club, and they have snapped up 23-year-old Amjad, a right-handed wrist spinner who took five wickets against an England XI at Lahore in 2005-06.
He has played for the Pakistan A team, as well as earning selection for the ODI and T20 side.
He is also a more than capable middle order batsman, and has already hit two hundreds.
In first class cricket, Amjad has hit 3422 runs at 32.3 with six centuries. He has also picked up 191 wickets at 33.2 each.
In 2006 he was signed as Leicestershire as a replacement for Dinesh Mongia, after playing for Fleetwood Hesketh in the Liverpool and District Competition, and spent the 2007 season as Leicestershire’s permanent overseas player.
He is pictured after taking the wicket of former Lowerhouse and Enfield professional Martin van Jaarsveld.