All-rounder George Rhodes to join Foxes

Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce the signing of talented all-rounder George Rhodes from Worcestershire CCC on a three-year contract.

The 25-year-old, who has represented the Pears 46 times across all formats, will link up with the Foxes at the end of the 2019 season.

Rhodes is a quality middle order batsman, a good off-spin bowler, and an excellent fielder who is comfortable in a number of key positions in the outfield.

He has scored 1,035 runs and taken 21 wickets for Worcestershire CCC including 745 first-class runs and ten T20 wickets at 16.40 apiece. Rhodes has both a List A century and a T20 four-for to his name.

Three generations of the Rhodes family have played first-class cricket, including George’s father Steve and grandfather Billy.

Rhodes is currently part of the Rapids squad in Vitality Blast and will continue to play for Worcestershire CCC for the remainder of the 2019 campaign.

Leicestershire CCC Head Coach Paul Nixon said: “We are absolutely thrilled to sign George, who is a three-dimensional cricketer who will offer a lot to the club.

“George is a quality batsman who can hit the ball hard as well as bowling useful off-spin. He is also a terrific fielder, and can play in all three formats of the game.

“George is a grounded young man with a lot of ability, and he will slot seamlessly into both our squad and dressing room.”

Rhodes added: “I am delighted to be signing for the Foxes, I met Paul Nixon recently and know Matt Mason really well from his time at Worcestershire, and they sold me the vision of the club over the next few years which I cannot wait to be a part of. 

“I like to play a key role in any game of cricket, whether it be with the bat, ball and in the field. I am relishing the opportunity across all formats of cricket for the Foxes, and look forward to contributing to the team's success in the future.  

“I have enjoyed my time at Worcestershire, and thank everybody who played a role in my development. It's been a very tough decision to leave Worcestershire as a homegrown player, but I feel it is a good time in my career to make the move to Leicestershire.”

“I’d also like to thank the staff at Leicestershire and my agent, Andrew Ford, for making this move possible. I look forward to meeting with the rest of the squad and coaching staff.”