NEW Zealand all-rounder Bevan Small has been snapped up as Netherfield Cricket Club professional for the 2019 season.

The 27-year-old, who plays for Central Districts in his home country, was in the New Zealand squad for the Under 19 World Cup in 2010.

He already has experience in English conditions, having played for Liverpool Competition outfit Orrell Red Triangle and top Wiltshire outfit Burbage and Easton Royals.

And this week has seen a double swoop for the Northern Premier League side who have also announced the capture of all rounder Joel Blain as the club's new overseas amateur.

Blain who plays for Geelong in his native Australia, had a successful 2017 season at Ribblesdale League side Whalley where he claimed 66 wickets and scored 310 runs.

Both Small and Blain, who is a highly rated leg spinner and attacking batsman, are due to arrive in the week prior to Netherfield's league opener at home to newcomers Longridge on Saturday, April 19.

The club has also announced that Ben Barrow will remain as club captain for the forthcoming season with Steve Wilson staying on as third team captain while Martin Boyd and Mick Notley continue to captain the fourth team.

However, the club is still looking to appoint a second team captain after Scott Clement decided to relinquish the role for the new season, though Clement will continue as a player.