Darwen have confirmed the signing of South African all-rounder George Linde as professional for the new Chorley Building Society Northern League season.

A left-hand bat and left-arm orthodox spinner from Western Province, Linde has had experience playing in the UK, playing for Grimsby in 2011, and Lytham in 2012 He also played two games for Middleton in 2013, before injury cut short his stay at the club.

He has made an impact in the UK scoring 700 runs and taking 80 wickets in his first season, while hitting 700 runs and taking 25 wickets in his year with Liverpool Competition outfit Lytham.