Pembroke have pulled off something of a coup with the signing of 30-year-old Australian all-rounder Nick Stapleton. 

The highly rated Stapleton hails from the famous St George's club in Sydney, best known in these parts for their association with Jeremy Bray and David Langford-Smith.

Stapleton has been the club's Player of the Year for four consecutive seasons, and was also named in the NSW Premier Grade team of the year.

He has taken 157 wickets and scored 3700 runs for them since moving from Randwick Petersham.

"I'm really excited to be joining Pembroke and meeting all of its members," Stapleton told CricketEurope.

"I appreciate the club giving me the opportunity to play and I'm looking forward to a successful season."

Pembroke captain Theo Lawson is hoping the club bounce back following relegation in 2022, with Stapleton posied to play a pivotal role in their resurgence,

"I'm very happy to secure a player of Nick's pedigree," said Lawson.

"He appears to be a mature guy with a fantastic cricketing record in Sydney. I'm hopeful he has a strong season at the top of the order and with the new ball."

"The 2022 season ended disappointingly. We were excellent in the league cup however we didn't take our chances in the Irish Cup. 

"We struggled with injuries and form in the league. We'll continue to invest in youth at the club, we've an exciting young generation coming through inspired by our Irish quartet. Therefore I don't expect any new faces to join from other clubs. 

"Promotion is our aim for 2023 when we return in April."