Crows rookie Alex Keath signs a cricket contract to play in the 2015-16 Big Bash League.
Keith was signed as a Category B rookie by the Crows but has been allowed to continue playing grade cricket for a local club, where he's averaged almost 130 runs a game in five innings.
Keath will continue to train with the Crows, when his cricket commitments allow him to, until the BBL tournament ends.
He will become the first VFL/AFL-listed player to concurrently play state-level cricket since Carlton champion Craig Bradley played two Sheffield Shield games for Victoria in 1989-90.
South Australia Cricket Association high performance manager Tim Nielsen said the all-rounder's past experience at domestic level would hold him in good stead.
"We’re excited to have Alex on board with us this summer as he’s another all-rounder that can really put a match in our favour with either bat or ball," Nielsen said.