TIM Paine, who was Banbury's overseas player in the Home Counties Premier League in 2015, is back in the Australian team for the start of the Ashes series next week.

The 32-year-old Tasmanian wicket-keeper batsman returns seven years after his last Test appearance for his country.

In 2015, Paine scored 836 league runs at an average of 76 for Banbury, with four centuries.

His top score was 152 not out against Burnham. He also claimed 27 victims – 22 catches and five stumpings – the highest in the league.

Paine made his ODI debut for Australia as a replacement for regular wicket-keeper Brad Haddin in 2009 against England.

A further injury to Haddin in 2010 paved the way for Paine's Test debut against Pakistan in England.

Soon afterwards, he played in another two Tests against India, before Haddin's recovery for the 2010–11 Ashes series.