Ireland captain William Porterfield will not be playing in the North West next season.
Porterfield has joined Liverpool Premier League side Formby CC as player/coach for the 2018 season.
The 33 year-old was released by Warwickshire earlier this year, and there was speculation that he could well return to play in Ireland, with several clubs keen for his signature.
The ex-Donemana man however has recently moved close to Liverpool and will continue to play in England.
"I'm delighted to have signed for such a great club as Formby," said Porterfield.
"I have been there many times where I have some great friends.
"When I moved close to the area there was only one choice as to where I would play my club cricket."
The move may limit his ability to play in the 2018 inter-pro series for the North West Warriors, but it's understood Porterfield is still keen to play a part, especially in the first-class championship format.