ASHWELL PRINCE has rejoined LV= County Champions Lancashire for a third spell as the Red Rose team's overseas player
The South Africa batsman initially arrived at Old Trafford for the start of the 2009 season as cover for VVS Laxman and averaged 52.60 from five first-class matches.
He returned the following season for an interim period – during which he was awarded his county cap - before returning to South Africa at the end of May.
Prince will play in the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 matches for Lancashire this coming season.
Prince said: “I am delighted to be returning to Lancashire for the 2012 season. I love the place and how the lads go about their work. I'm really looking forward to joining up with the squad in early April and contributing to a successful campaign.”
Lancashire’s Director of Cricket Mike Watkinson said: “Ashwell is a world-class batsman who has a wealth of experience and talent. He will bring additional quality to the top order and will have a positive influence on the squad. We are delighted to welcome him back to Old Trafford.”
Head Coach Peter Moores added: “It is fantastic news that Ashwell has rejoined the club. He is a tough competitor who has enjoyed success here before and he will bring some maturity to an emerging squad.”