Nelson have signed South African international Reeza Hendricks for the forthcoming Lancashire League season.
The club had looked to re-engage Devon Conway, but a successful spell with Wellington Firebirds back in New Zealand put an end to their hopes.
However, the Seedhill club feel they have landed a player of genuine quality who can help newly-appointed skipper Russell Bradley push the team forward and help develop some of the young talent at the club.
Reeza plays for the Lions back in South Africa, where he opens the batting and bowls medium pace or off spin.
The club would like to thank Gary Hunt of Cric Intro for facilitating the signing of Hendricks.