Worcestershire have completed the signing of wicketkeeper Ben Scott from Middlesex on a one-year contract.
The 30-year-old spent the first half of last season on loan with Worcestershire and rejoined them on a similar arrangement in mid-May after Ben Cox struggled for early-season form.
Scott, who has played for Middlesex since 2004 having previously been with Surrey, has now decided to sign a full contract with Worcestershire.
“I enjoyed my time at Middlesex thoroughly, winning the Twenty20 Cup and having the opportunity of playing for England Lions, and I’m looking forward to new challenges at New Road,” Scott said.
“The atmosphere and set-up at New Road is superb, they’ve been extremely welcoming to me over the last two years and I am delighted to make it full-time.”
Scott has kept consistently since he rejoined Worcestershire and has contributed valuable lower order runs including a match-turning 47 in last week’s victory over Lancashire at New Road.
“We’re thrilled that Ben will continue his association with us when his latest loan period ends. He adds energy, enthusiasm, and experience to the team, which will be vital attributes when we look to improve and progress in 2012,” said Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes.