Roderick to affix Worcestershire subsequent season


Following the 2020 season, Gloucestershire wicketkeeper-batsman Gareth Roderick will transfer to Worcestershire having signed a three-year cope with the county till 2023. The 28-year-old’s cope with Worcestershire will start in November this yr.

Roderick, a South African born who made his first-class debut for KwaZulu Natal in 2011, will full eight years with Gloucestershire on the finish of the present season. With a median of 35.30 in first-class cricket and 33.82 in Record A cricket, Roderick has six and two a whole bunch respectively within the two codecs whereas he was additionally a part of the workforce that clinched the Royal London Cup in 2015.

Throughout his stint with Gloucestershire, Roderick has performed alongside Alex Gidman who’s at the moment the coach of Worcestershire. Talking about Roderick’s signing, Gidman mentioned: “For me, Gareth is a longtime first-class performer and a top-order batsman which once more, as we establish the areas in our squad that we have to strengthen, that’s one in every of them.

“There have been loads of county cricketers within the final yr of their contracts, and for us, Gareth was the stand-out participant that we wished to try to deliver to Blackfinch New Highway and we’re actually happy that he needs to return and play for us. Like most fashionable gamers, he’s properly suited to all codecs. He needs to enhance his T20 cricket as properly, which is nice to listen to, and has loads of expertise in English first-class cricket, which is essential.

“We’re continually making an attempt to strike the best stability between youth and expertise and with each him and Jake Libby I feel we have the stability proper. Gareth has received a lot of cricket left in him, could be very hungry and feels this transfer is what he wants for his profession and right now of his life,” mentioned Gidman.

Roderick acknowledged he was trying ahead to start his new journey with Worcestershire, describing his affiliation with the workforce as “an thrilling undertaking to tie myself to”. “It appears like there are going to be massive issues occurring within the subsequent few years and to leap on that prepare and be part of everybody in that journey is basically thrilling. A part of the dialogue I had with Alex wasn’t a lot about tailoring for white ball or specializing in crimson ball however constructing a squad to be sustainable and profitable in all three codecs,” mentioned Roderick.

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