Durham occupy re-signed dilapidated England all-rounder Scott Borthwick from Surrey on a 5-365 days contract.
The 30-365 days-historical rejected a contract extension with Durham in 2016 to be part of Surrey on a 3-365 days deal.
Borthwick won the County Championship with Surrey in 2018 however will now return to his dwelling county.
“I if reality be told occupy completely loved my time at Surrey and I could perchance well perchance judge to mumble a expansive thanks to the total avid gamers, workers and individuals who supported me,” he said.
“I’m in a position to now now not express how furious I’m to return to Durham. Or now now not it’s a ways a club where I loved quite a bit of success and ought to continually be my dwelling.
“I’m in a position to’t wait to safe on the field at Riverside and assist preserve Durham abet to the discontinuance of the sport.”
Borthwick won his handiest England Test cap against Australia at Sydney in 2014 and furthermore performed two one-day internationals and one T20 world in 2011.
He’ll terminate the 2020 domestic season with Surrey, who play in the T20 Blast quarter-finals on Thursday, before returning to Chester-le-Avenue sooner than pre-season practising this frosty weather.
“That is a expansive signing for america and reveals our intent to preserve this club ahead,” Durham director of cricket Marcus North said.
“Scott brings with him a wealth of journey all the blueprint thru all three formats and affords us with choices on the discontinuance of the batting explain and as a spinner, which are each areas we must make stronger.”