Falmouth Cricket Club have secured the services of South African all-rounder Grant Stone for the 2018 season.

Stone, a left handed bat and slow left arm bowler, had a profitable summer for Chudleigh in the Devon Premier League this year.

The 26 year-old scored racked up an impressive 961 runs at 53.39 and took 22 wickets at 19.59.

Stone plays for Sidbury CC and Eastern Cape Country Districts in South Africa,

Prior to that, he played for the prestigious Grey High School (2006/07), whose alumni includes the likes of the Pollock brothers, Dave Callaghan, Wayne Parnell and Johan Botha.

He completed his schooling at St Charles College (2008-10) and was selected for the KwaZulu-Natal Inland and Mynahs squad.

Thereafter, Stone spent the next three years studying at Rhodes University, where he also starred playing first team cricket. During this period, he attended SASSU (Universities Week) in 2011, 2012 and 2014, where he averaged 40 with the bat.

In 2011, he became the first Rhodes student to earn selection for Eastern Cape Country Districts – a side he has represented since.

Once leaving university, he spent a season playing for Old Grey (2014/15), under the captaincy of former South African Under-19 star Brett Thompson.

He averaged 42 with the bat in 2015/16 and had similar figures for the 2016/17 season for Sidbury CC.