Gloucestershire have signed wicketkeeper Jonathan Batty from Surrey on a three-year contract.
The 35-year-old will join the rest of the squad when they return for winter training next week.
Batty said: "It is an exciting opportunity to take on a new challenge. I am looking forward to joining up with John Bracewell, Jack Russell and the Gloucestershire team."
Director of cricket John Bracewell said: "We are delighted that Jonathan has signed for us and I have no doubt that he is the missing link between the first and second division.
"His ability to bat anywhere from one to seven gives our batting great flexibility for all competitions."