Worcestershire: Joe Leach to stand down as club captain: Joe Rich will resign as captain of Worcestershire after five seasons. In his first season as a captain, he led the county from the second division of the championship. Joe Leach, the 30-year-old Leach will lead Pears for the last time. And in the last county championship game of the season against Leicestershire on Tuesday. Rich took over Daryl Mitchell’s captain at the end of the 2016 season. And led the team to the county championship 12 months later. This is especially due to his own 69 wicket trophies and Royal London’s half. The final cup.
Joe Leach to stand down as club captain: Worcestershire
“This is a difficult decision,” Leach said. “But I think one thing is right, not only for myself, but also for the entire team.”
“I’m immensely proud of what I’ve managed to achieve in some difficult times for the club over those five years,” added Leach.
“I’ve had a lot of things to deal with on and off the field. Now I guess the time is right to focus on my cricket and get back to really enjoying it and doing the best I can with bat and ball.”
Worcestershire also signed a two-year contract with the former Lancashire 21st left-arm sailor Ben Gibbon from Chesterborn in 2022 to follow Australia’s Warwickshire international Matthew Wade and Ed Pollock’s signing.
Right-arm seamer Leach will continue to serve as a player next season.