Surrey have announced that fast bowler Alex Tudor has rejoined the club on a one-year deal.
Tudor began his career at The Oval and was there between 1995 and 2004 before being released after several seasons where he was more often injured than available. He moved to Essex, initially on a pay-as-you-play basis, before establishing himself as a regular in the first team, although he did not regain the form which saw him win 10 Test caps as well as the 1999 Young Cricketer of the Year award.
He returned to Surrey in August and made three Championship appearances, taking five wickets at 39.00.
"I'm absolutely chuffed to be back at Surrey," Tudor said. "I've spent nine years at the club in the past and it's good to be back home and fighting fit again. Last season an opportunity to play some first team cricket came up at The Oval and I'm really pleased that my performances then have now earned me a new contract for 2009. I'm looking forward to trying to win a place in Surrey's first XI and then push on and do as well as I possibly can for the team."