Nelson sign South African pro

Ryan Bailey (pro). Picture Garth Hamer
Ryan Bailey (pro). Picture Garth Hamer
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Nelson have signed South African Ryan Bailey as professional for the 2016 Lancashire League season.

Bailey, a top order batsman, has played for his country and Under 19 and A level, and has represented The Eagles, Knights and Warriors in South Africa.

The 33-year-old has scored 5,724 first class runs at an average of 31.62, and has taken 30 wickets with his medium pace/off spin bowling in 113 games.

Bailey has previous enjoyed spells in league cricket with East Lancashire, Carnforth in the Northern League and Tunbridge Wells in the Kent Cricket League.