Rhodes steps after 5 years as Warwickshire captain

Warwickshire have introduced that Will Rhodes has stepped down as membership captain after 5 seasons within the position.

Rhodes, 28, helped the membership to say a County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy double in 2021. Warwickshire had been briefly in competition as soon as once more final season however solely received one in six between Could and September earlier than ending fourth.

The allrounder, who remarkably has by no means missed a first-class recreation since becoming a member of the membership from Yorkshire forward of the 2018 season, made 618 runs at 30.90 in 2023 and informed the membership that he wished to concentrate on his kind, in addition to regaining a spot within the T20 facet.

“Coming to the membership as 22-year-old I by no means thought I might get such a chance to captain an amazing membership like Warwickshire,” Rhodes mentioned.

“It has been an unbelievable honour. I used to be vastly grateful for the chance when Jim Troughton and Paul Farbrace requested me to do it. And with the help of Robbo [Mark Robinson, Warwickshire’s head coach] and most lately Gavin Larsen I might prefer to suppose I’ve made a optimistic contribution and helped take the membership ahead.

“I am wanting ahead to subsequent season, serving to whoever would be the new captain, and hopefully giving them a bit of recommendation from the expertise I’ve gained through the years. And most significantly, collectively pulling collectively to win as many video games as attainable for the membership.”

Warwickshire have but to decide on Rhodes’ successor however Robinson supplied his private thanks after the pair labored collectively as captain and coach for the previous three seasons.

“He’ll all the time be remembered as one in every of few gamers who’ve captained a facet at Edgbaston to the County Championship,” Robinson mentioned. “I’ve deliberate and plotted techniques with Rhodesy for a number of yr now and I might personally prefer to thank him for all of the help he is given me in addition to the broader membership.

“Rhodesy clearly is not retiring and can hopefully transition seamlessly into the ranks and proceed serving to us in our quest for fulfillment. However for now we thank him for all he has achieved with us as a pacesetter.”

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