CHESTER Boughton Hall have bolstered their batting line-up and bowling attack for the 2011 season.
The Cheshire County League side have recruited Lancashire’s Jordan Clark and re-signed Trinidadian paceman Darron Cruickshank.
Club chairman Jim Law believes that the pair will prove to be a valuable acquisitions.
He said: “Jordan scored 80 against us last season and so we were pleased when we found out that he wanted to play for us.
“He will really bolster our batting at the top of the order.
“Darron was here previously here and he’ll return to open our bowling once the season finishes in Australia.”
He added: “With those two on board we are now quite comfortable with our team, but the season is a long way off and we’ll keep our eyes open.”
Clark, formerly of Bowdon, played a number of games for Lancashire 2nds alongside Chester vice-captain Warren Goodwin in 2010 and made his county debut for the 1st XI against Worcestershire in September, hitting 32.
The prolific right-handed batsman, who represented his -country at under 15 level and scored 668 runs for Bowdon last season, averaging 55.6, and is an exciting addition to skipper Jim Gillson’s squad.
The 20 year-old Cumbrian is already based in Chester, living at the club’s ground.
Cruickshank, who will play out the summer in Melbourne, returns to Filkins Lane after playing for the club two years ago.
In a busy week for Boughton Hall, Law revealed that talented young fast bowler Chris Connolly has been retained in Lancashire’s Academy squad for the next year.
The 20 year-old, who has suffered badly with injuries over the past two years, will be hoping to produce some good form with the ball when his chance comes for the Red Rose county.