North County have signed 21 year-old Australian Mitchell Owen for the 2023 season.

The National Cup holders have replaced Malcolm Nofal with the all-rounder who played for Hobart Hurricanes in this season's Big Bash league.

Owen is a right-arm medium fast bowler and right-handed middle order batsman who has also played for Tasmania coming through their youth ranks.

It will be his first overseas role as a professional and if he can settle quickly at Balrothery, could be a vital element in their quest to regain their Premiership place.