BAXENDEN have snapped up Sri Lankan international Indika Gallage for next season.
The Back Lane club have moved quickly to sign the bowler after releasing Jon Harvey, an all-rounder, who has served the club well for four years.
Gallage, 28, is a right arm fast/medium pace bowler who made his Test debut in 1999 and has played three one-day internationals for his country.
He is a right-hand bat at number four or five and is currently playing in Nottingham.
Getting a new pro's signature ends a good weekend for Baxenden after a double victory as they finish the season strongly with the final two games this weekend.
They were victorious over local rivals Oswaldtwistle Immanuel by just six runs with Pete Usher taking 5-35 on Saturday. And then they enjoyed a five wicket win over Edenfield with this time Harvey taking 6-27 in a low-scoring game.
Oswaldtwistle though bounced back after pro Raja Ali hit an unbeaten 71 in their derby win over Great Harwood on Sunday.
Harwood struggled with the bat and made just 128 with pro Andy Crook - who is waiting to hear if he has earned a Lancashire contract - top scoring with 37. Kurt Smithson took 4-66. Then Indian Ali got going and captain Gerald Metcalf hit an unbeaten half century as Immanuel won by nine wickets.
The day before Harwood celebrated a win over Clitheroe. Allan Armer made 46 in their 210 all out. Paul Newton then took an impressive 8-44 to help Harwood to a 94 run win.
The final weekend is a double header where Baxenden could head to mid-table with wins over Whalley and Cherry Tree.
Harwood look to hang onto third place with games at Cherry Tree and at home to Barnoldswick.
And, in their best season for a number of years, Oswaldtwistle travel to Earby on Saturday and face Ribblesdale Wanderers on Sunday.