Peter Manser is back to terrorise Gisborne and District Cricket Association McIntyre Cup batsmen.

Woodend announced on Friday that Manser would return to the club having spent the last two seasons with Greenvale Kangaroos’ Victorian Turf Cricket Association side.

He took  56 wickets for the Kangaroos across the two seasons.

Manser,  a Woodend local, previously played for Woodend in 2014-15.  He took out the Sullivan Medal for the competition’s best player that season.

In 13 McIntyre Cup games he took 45 wickets at an average of just under 10 runs, while also averaged 33.33 with the bat.

Manser previously played premier cricket with Carlton and Greenvale.

Woodend president Ronan Hume said they were thrilled to welcome back Manser for 2017-18 and hopefully beyond.

“Our captain Adam Johnstone and Coach Michael Nalesnyik are extremely happy to add Pete to the list of up and coming youth.

“We have the likes of Nick Smith, Nick Dugdale-Walker and ‘veteran’ 22-year-olds Tom Robson and Josh Eastley. It’s a  great balance of youth and experience.”