Nelson sign South African pro

Ryan Bailey (pro). Picture Garth Hamer
Ryan Bailey (pro). Picture Garth Hamer

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.