PRESTATYN seamer Peter Cassidy is quickly emerging as one of the signings of the season after a blistering start to the campaign.

The new arrival joined the Beach Close side in the spring and has made an instant impact for the Liverpool and District Cricket League Division One side, who have recovered from a difficult start to enjoy a fine run of form in recent weeks.

This is down in no small part to the exceptional bowling of Cassidy, who has been a devastating threat with the new ball and has the stamina to contribute a large percentage of the overs for skipper Gareth Boughey.

His weekend performance against Burscough was one of the finest bowling performances in the history of the club, with Cassidy turning on the style to decimate the batting order on his way to incredible figures of 9-28 from 18 overs.

The jaw-dropping display now gives Cassidy 50 per cent of the team’s wickets throughout the early stages of the season, which is testament to how well he has settled into his new environment and how seamlessly he has made the transition to a higher standard of cricket.

Cassidy has acquired 36 victims at an average of just ten from a mammoth of 164 overs, and he also has a strike rate of 27.3 and 54 maidens to his name.

Prestatyn are quickly establishing themselves as one of the surprise packages of the second tier, and if Cassidy can maintain his frightening form then there is no telling what they can achieve in the coming months.

The in-form star has also been a valuable addition to the middle order from a batting perspective, and he has managed to contribute 227 runs from seven bats at an average of 44, which included a memorable unbeaten 112 in the Ray Tyler Cup against Birkenhead Park.

His capture seemed to be a coup at the time and this has so far proven to be the case, with Cassidy one of the most in-form players operating throughout the division and in the North Wales area in general.