Worcestershire have signed Somerset veteran Jack Brooks on a two-week loan to bolster the club’s bowling options.
Under the terms of the red ball deal, Brooks, 38, is expected to be available for one game – against Leicestershire in the Championship from Thursday.
He will provide cover for Josh Tongue and Dillon Pennington who are both striving for full fitness.
Brooks won back-to-back league titles with Yorkshire in 2014 and 2015.
He has featured once for Somerset this season, taking 1-79 in 20 overs in their draw with Lancashire last month.
Worcestershire, who have won once so far this summer, were comfortably beaten by Glamorgan by 10 wickets in their last game and were deprived of fast guard Pennington, 24, for the last two games due to a hamstring injury.
Tongue, 25, is also struggling with side strain after playing in four of the Pears’ first five games.
That leaves them with Joe Leach, Matthew Waite, Adam Finch and Ben Gibbon as the only in-form frontline tailors.
“Jack Brooks has a lot of experience and is ideal to help fill the void we currently have,” said Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chairman Paul Pridgeon. said.
“He has won league titles and we are confident he will do a good job.”