Surrey have signed promising young batsman Tom Maynard from Glamorgan on a three-year contract.
Maynard, 21, came through the Welsh county's ranks and played 93 first-team matches, scoring a pair of one-day centuries.
But he had been looking to leave since his father, former England batsman Matthew, resigned as Glamorgan's director of cricket last November claiming his position was "untenable" following the recruitment of Colin Metson as managing director and Alviro Petersen as club captain.
And Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams admitted the opportunity to sign Maynard, though unplanned, was too good to pass up.
"Once we received permission from Glamorgan to speak to Tom, it became clear that Surrey was his preferred destination," he said.
"He has been attracted here by a number of factors including the wicket at the Kia Oval and the fantastic history of the club but most of all he had a sense of wanting to be at Surrey through what will be a very exciting time here.
"We were painfully on the receiving end of what he is capable of last season and although this was not a signing we had planned for, it was an opportunity that was too good not to take and I am delighted that Tom is adding further depth to what is looking like a very strong squad."
Maynard will add to an already youthful look to the Surrey batting line-up, and one he believes can compete for years to come.
"I'm absolutely delighted to be joining Surrey County Cricket Club at such an exciting time and am looking forward to playing with some highly regarded young talent as well as soaking up as much as I can from the richly experienced and successful coaching staff," he said.