Worcestershire have completed the signing of left-arm seamer David Lucas from Northamptonshire on a three-year contract.
Lucas, 33, was released by Northamptonshire on Wednesday but he had already been in talks with Worcestershire who had made a formal 28-day approach for him.
“Dave is the type of quality bowler to compliment our attack. He has experience, the ability to swing the new ball as well as good one-day bowling skills. He will be an asset to the team and I know he is looking forward to a new start,” said Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes.
Worcestershire will be Lucas’s fourth first-class county following previous stints with Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. He also had a season playing Minor Counties cricket with Cambridgeshire before Northamptonshire signed him in 2007.
“I am delighted and excited to be joining Worcestershire at the end of the 2011 season,” Lucas said.
“Worcestershire is a club with a great history and is developing a squad with a good balance of youth and experience. I am keen to make an impact and a contribution across all forms of the game and look forward to working with the coaches and players there over the coming years.”