NEW South Wales batting ace Greg Mail has been named the new professional at Church Cricket Club for the coming season, we can reveal.
Mail, a right-hand opening batsman, is now awaiting the nod from officials in Australia - which is just a formality - before he is expected in this country in April.
Church had thought last year's pro Mark Higgs was to return, only for Higgs to join Surrey team Avorians after it came forward with a better offer. Higgs turned down Church after he had pledged to return at the end of last season, leaving the club with a race against time to find a replacement.
- More on Greg Mail in this week's Observer