Ruhan Pretorius will once again represent North Down in the 2021 season after committing to another campaign with the Comber club.
The 29-year-old has been the standout player in the NCU in recent times and will now enter his fifth season at The Green and sixth in total in the NCU after spending the 2015 campaign with Waringstown.
Pretorius, who has been a regular in the Northern Knights side since making his debut last summer, topped the run-scoring charts last season, hitting 409 at an average of 68.17.
In total during his time with North Down, Pretorius has scored 3233 runs in 69 innings across competitions combined with 107 wickets.
He helped the club win the Robinson Services Cup last season, scoring 120* in a semi-final victory over Instonians and they were also runners-up in the LVS T20 Cup.
Pretorius will qualify for Ireland selection at the end of next year and if he continues to perform at a similar level, a first international cap could be on the horizon.