Pienaar flies in for North Down clash against Lisburn
Alistair Bushe (News Letter)
NORTH Down are flying in South African JJ Pienaar from England to take part in today's Ulster Bank Premier League match against Lisburn at Wallace Park.
The 26-year-old is a left-handed batsman and medium pace bowler who has a fine pedigree with the Titans, one of South Africa's leading franchises.
Pienaar has played 49 first-class matches, with a batting average of 33.42, including 12 fifties and four hundreds. He has also taken 108 wickets at an average of 28.48.
The all-rounder, who was not eligible to play against Ballymena in yesterday's Challenge Cup tie at The Green, is the second South African used by North Down this season as they wait on a visa for Sri Lankan Gayan Wijekoon.