Lowerhouse have signed South African all rounder Dieter Klein as professional for the 2016 Fosters Lancashire League season.
Dieter who represents the North West state side and franchise team Highveld Lions in South Africa is a 27 year old left arm seamer who bowls at good pace and an aggressive right handed batsmen.
In first class cricket Dieter has taken 154 wickets at 25.99 with a best of 8 for 72. With the bat he has 897 runs at 19.08 with a best of 66.
No stranger to UK club cricket, last season Dieter represented Netherfield in the Northern Premier League where he took 60 wickets at an average of 22 each and also scored 563 league runs and a further 274 in the cups to end the season with excellent stats in a successful cup season for the Cumbria based club.
Managing Director Matthew Stansfield said: "We are delighted to add a player of Dieter's all round ability and quality to our young and exciting amateur line up. In particular, we feel that Dieter's left arm pace will add variety to our attack and that our young bowlers will learn an awful lot from him, We look forward to welcoming Dieter to Lowerhouse for the 2016 season."
The club would like to thank Gary Hunt at Cric-Intro for his help in securing Dieter for 2016.