Oswaldtwistle Immanuel have snapped up Chris Cook-Martin as the professional for the 2010 Ribblesdale League season.
Cook-Martin, 24, was the paid man at Astley and Tyldesley CC in the Bolton Association League last year where he scored 900 runs.
He was offered a contract for 2010 but he chosen New Lane instead.
Previously the batsman was with Rawtenstall in the Lancashire League.
He replaces Andy Kerr who has been at Oswaldtwistle for two seasons and helped to steer them up the league to a sixth place finish last season. Kerr had returned to the Bolton League after signing from Greenmount.
Immanuel chairman Martin Heys said: "I am delighted to have signed Chris who has consistently performed well with the bat for several seasons now.
"His record compares very well with other players who have gone on to become professionals in the Ribblesdale League and the Lancashire League.
"We identified Chris as a target soon after last season and we are pleased to have got him signed up quickly, especially since other clubs were interested in signing him.
"Chris is extremely keen and can’t wait to get started. He lives locally as well, which is a bonus since he’ll be able to train with us during the winter months.
"We had an excellent season during 2009, finishing in the highest position since we joined the Ribblesdale Senior League in 1994.
"We hope that Chris will help to take us another step forward and that his batting will our strong amateur bowling attack."
l ADAM Bracewell has become Enfield’s new professional for next season.
The 25-year-old batsman stepped up to the professional ranks last season after going to Rishton for the final eight games of the Lancashire League campaign as their paid man.
He has been at Enfield since he was a junior, playing alongside brother David and he will replace Gary Brent as their paid man for 2010.
Adam enjoyed his best ever season last year - surpassing 500 runs and finishing with 789 runs.
l RISHTON’S indoor nets will be held at Norden Sports Hall starting on Friday 5 February.
They will run every Friday up to Friday 26 March between 7pm and 9pm for the Lancashire League side. Any new players are welcome.