CHORLEY Cricket Club have announced an overseas signing who has experience in Australia.

Brenton McDonald is classed as an 'overseas amateur' rather than a pro.

The younger brother of former Aussie Test player Andrew McDonald, Brenton is a legs-spinning all rounder who emerged from his sibling's shadow by winning the Jack Ryder Medal as the best player in Melbourne's premier cricket competition in 2012-13.

That summer, he had scored 568 runs at 46.39 and collected 54 wickets at 15.98 to help Melbourne to the premiership.

Chorley skipper Andy Holdsworth, said: "Brenton is an outstanding player with an excellent record in premier grade cricket in Australia.

"He will bring quality and maturity with his experience and we are extremely excited to have him on board."