Northamptonshire have signed Lancashire all-rounder Luke Procter on a three-year deal starting from next season.
Procter joined Northants on loan in September, and scored 235 runs in two County Championship video video games.
The 29-year-old had prior to now spent his entire career at Old Trafford, taking 96 wickets and making nearly 3,500 runs all through all three formats.
“He could have stayed in the squad at Lancs, but he is hungry to play more cricket,” head instructor David Ripley said.
“We in fact wanted to sign a batter that can bat time and assemble partnerships in red-ball cricket.
“Luke confirmed in his time with us on the finish of the season that he can do this process, averaging 58 and making 3 fifties.”