Gareth Roderick: Worcestershire sign Gloucestershire batsman on three-year deal

Gareth Roderick
Gareth Roderick will stay with Gloucestershire for the shortened 2020 season

Worcestershire have signed South Africa-born batsman Gareth Roderick from Gloucestershire for the 2021 season on a three-year contract.

Roderick, 28, previously played alongside Pears head coach Alex Gidman for Gloucestershire.

Right-hander Roderick made his Gloucestershire debut in 2013 and has a first-class batting average of 35.30.

"It looks like there are going to be big things happening in the next few years," he said.

"When I spoke to Alex and he explained the kind of path he wants to take Worcestershire on in the next five years, it became an exciting project to tie myself to."

He will help the signings of Nottinghamshire's Jake Libby and New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford in bolstering the top order at New Road.

"For me, Gareth is an established first-class performer and a top order batsman which again, as we identify the areas in our squad that we need to strengthen, that is one of them," said Gidman.