There's one way to bring a first-class cricketer to your club and for Oswestry skipper Robbie Clarke, it's to threaten your little brother with a headlock.

The Morda Road club have confirmed Joe Clarke will be turning out in the Birmingham League Division One when available this summer, leading to a potential matchday of three brothers playing, as Xavier Clarke also plays.

Robbie says he's excited with Joe's signing and believes it will spur the club on as they aim to hold their own in a new division.

"I told him if he didn't come to play I'd give him a kicking," he said.

"Last year he signed for Tamworth and was available quite often as a lot of home T20s were on Friday nights. He would watch a lot of our games and I hope we'll get to see a lot of him.

"Every time he's available, he'll play; he likes the fact that he'll play a bit with Xavier too.

"I said to him last year that if we win the league, will you come and play and he agreed, provided he was still at Worcester. I kind of told the club without asking him and I'd have got him in a headlock if he didn't play.

"If he's playing, it will stir the boys up and probably get 30 more people coming to watch."

Robbie believes Joe's presence may change the mindset of the club and isn't ruling out a title challenge.

He said: "The problem we've had in the past is going into this league with the mindset of just trying to stay in it. For me, that's totally wrong. If you don't go into it wanting to win the league, it's a waste of time.

"You've got to be realistic but with Joe on board and more signings to come, I think we've got a good enough team to do it. I'm trying to make the boys believe. That's what we did last year."