Wednesday, September 27th, 2023


Worcestershire CEO Ashley Giles says securing promotion to Division One of the LV=Insurance County Championship is a “huge achievement” for the club and a testament to the work and dedication of everyone who has played their part.

Giles praised the environment created by Head Coach Alan Richardson, who is celebrating his first season in charge by guiding the squad to two quarter-finals in white ball cricket and a top two finish in the Championship.

The champagne corks were popping amongst Worcestershire supporters after promotion was secured on day one of the match with Yorkshire at Headingley.

Worcestershire will be playing top-flight cricket next summer for the first time since 2018. 

Giles said: “I’m incredibly proud of Alan Richardson and his coaching staff, the senior players and the whole squad on achieving promotion to Division One. 

“This is a huge achievement for the club, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.

“Alan has done a fantastic job since becoming Head Coach in November 2022. He has created a positive and supportive environment and has gotten the best out of every player. 

“The senior players have also played a vital role, leading by example and setting high standards.

“This is a very special moment for the club, and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way. 

“We are now looking forward to competing in Division One next season.”