Sussex have signed fast bowler Stuart Meaker from Surrey.

Meaker, 30, is a right-arm seamer and a former one-day and T20 England international.

He is Sussex’s sixth signing of the winter and bolsters head coach Jason Gillespie’s pace options.

Meaker said: “I’m delighted to have joined Sussex ‘by the sea’.

“I’ve always admired their work ethic and values as a club from afar.

“I look forward to being able to contribute to an already supremely talented squad of players as well as a team with direction and desire to achieve success and silverware in the future.

“Having already played alongside a few of the players throughout the years, I feel like this could be a natural fit and an exciting new venture for me in the coming years. I can’t wait.”

Meaker played two ODIs and two IT20s for England in 2011 and 2012.

He has also played 17 times for England Lions across all formats, taking 28 wickets in total.

Meaker made his Surrey debut in 2008 and has claimed 348 wickets in 167 appearances for the county.

Gillespie said: “I’m really excited that Stuart has agreed to join us. He gives us some real depth in our pace department and Stuart is very keen to show what he can do for Sussex.

“As someone who has played international cricket in the past, we know what Stuart is capable of. Everyone at Sussex is really looking forward to working with him and seeing him perform strongly for our club.”

Ravi Bopara, Tom Clark, Mitch Claydon, Travis Head and Rashid Khan have all signed for the summer.