Worcestershire have announced the signing of Middlesex wicket-keeper Ben Scott on a one-year contract.
The 30-year-old has been with the Lord's-based side for the past seven years but has enjoyed loan spells at New Road over the last two seasons.
"I enjoyed my time at Middlesex thoroughly, winning the twenty20 and having the opportunity of playing for England Lions, and I'm looking forward to new challenges at New Road," he 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."
Director of cricket Steve Rhodes said: "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."