Surrey have snapped up Australian all-rounder Ryan Harris for their next three LV County Championship matches.
The talented Aussie, who balls fast-medium and has four first-class fifties to his name, will link-up with Surrey manager Chris Admas for a second time after a one-game stint at Sussex last season.
Harris produced an eye-catching performance with both bat and ball in the MCC-champion county curtain-raiser at Lord's, and was a last-minute absentee from Sussex's first match in defence of their title - against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.
It transpired that the 29-year-old, who has a solitary one-day cap to his name, was unable to commit himself as a non-overseas player because of his hopes of playing for Australia.
He was therefore unable to play in a team which already featured Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed.
Adams accepted that situation with regret and made it clear at the time that he was very impressed with what he had seen from Harris.
Harris has most recently represented the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League and will immediately come into Adams' squad for the four-day match against Glamorgan set to start at Cardiff on Saturday.
He will then remain with the squad on trips to Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, replacing New Zealander Grant Elliott as Surrey's overseas player.