Mark Adair has become Lisburn’s third major signing of the week, with the Irish international joining Ryan Macbeth and Adam Kennedy in switching to Wallace Park.

The 27 year-old has been at CIYMS for five seasons, having previously been at Holywood, Civil Service North and Warwickshire.

He enjoyed great success at Belmont, helping them win a host of trophies including the Irish Senior and All-Ireland Cups.

“I felt the time was right for a change and Lisburn seems like a perfect fit for me with the club having a great family feel to it,’ said Adair.

“They have some great people at Wallace Park and I look forward to playing and working with people like Uel Graham and Callum Atkinson.

“It will also be great to be celebrating hundreds with Faiz Fazal rather than having to worry about getting him out!

“I had a very successful and enjoyable time at CIYMS which I’m very grateful for and wish them all the best for the future.”

David Simpson, Chairman of Lisburn, welcomed Adair to the club saying:

“It is fantastic news that Mark is coming to Wallace Park to play his cricket next season, and he will be warmly welcomed by everyone here at Lisburn Cricket Club. 

“As a club we have seen some remarkable successes in recent years, not just at 1st XI level, but with a wide range of our men’s, women’s, boys and girls teams all lifting silverware. 

“We continue to invest in our club, both on and off the pitch, and the arrival of a player of the calibre of Mark demonstrates not only how attractive Lisburn is as a place to come and play, but also our ambition to continue to grow as a force in Irish cricket. 

“Anyone who has followed Marks career will be in no doubt about what he can do with the bat and ball, but he will also inspire a new generation of LCC cricketers who will have an Irish international to look up to. 

“This is an exciting time to be involved with Lisburn Cricket Club, and the countdown has already begun as we continue to plan for the campaign ahead.”