North Ballarat has added another new face in a push to climb the Ballarat Cricket Association ladder.
The Roosters welcomed Maryborough native Liam Radlof into the fold for the 2020-21 BCA campaign.
He joins the club after being successfully recruited from MKM Cricket Club in the Maryborough and District Cricket Association.
Radlof said he was excited to make a fresh start in a bigger and better league.
"I've been following the club for a few years, they have a young side and I thought I'd jump on board and help them out," he said.
The upcoming season will mark the first time Radlof has played outside MKM, which had been his home club since juniors. He said he opted to leave in order to take the next step in his cricket career.
"I think a new start was what I needed," he said.
"I've stayed at MKM my whole career and the last couple of years I've made the same amount of runs and couldn't go to that next level.
"I thought a new start might help me get to the 100 or 50 mark a bit more as opposed to hitting in the 30s and 40s."
Radlof, a top order batsman, comes to North Ballarat well credentialed.
He represented Maryborough and District Cricket Association numerous times at Melbourne Country Week and was named in the association's A-Grade team of the year two seasons ago.
He believed he would slot in well at North Ballarat.
I think a new start was what I needed."Liam Radlaf
"I'll probably bat somewhere in the middle and might open a couple of games depending on what the team needs," he said.
Radlof is one of multiple new recruits for the club after it finished in the bottom half of the ladder last summer.
He said he was excited get started.
"Everyone is really excited and thinks we are a good chance to push for finals or a premiership," he said.
"We've got a young core and if we stick together good things will happen."