Seam bowler Tim Murtagh is to cross London to join Middlesex from
Surrey on a two-year contract.
Tim Murtagh playing in a Twenty20 match for Surrey last season
Murtagh, 25, played only twice in the Championship last summer but expects to have more opportunities at Lord's.
He said: "I have enjoyed my time at Surrey and take with me great memories but am delighted to join Middlesex."
Middlesex director of cricket John Emburey added: "We are pleased to welcome Tim to our squad for next year. He will add depth to our side."
Emburey will be assisted by a new 1st XI coach next season. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in mid-January.