The giant left-hander (Photo: Trevor Hyde) will add considerable firepower to a Lancaster squad that already includes the likes of Tom Curwen and Glen Robinson.
Padbury must wait to make a debut for his new club as it’s not until 8/9 October that men's Division 1 makes a start at Ponds Forge, Sheffield.
The full League programme gets under way this weekend when men’s Divisions 4 and 5 play matches at the Jason Kenny Centre, Bolton, and Haberdashers School. Both will take place, as scheduled.
The following weekend – 24/25 September – women's teams take over Ponds Forge for a full schedule of games in Divisions 1, 2 and 3.