Thursday, March 23rd, 2023


Worcestershire are pleased to announce that Ben Gibbon, the talented left-arm pace bowler, has signed a new three-year contract. 

Gibbon, who had one season left on his current deal, has committed himself to the club until the end of the 2025 campaign.

The 22-year-old made his debut for Worcestershire in the LV=Insurance County Championship fixture against Durham last summer and went on to play in seven Championship matches, including the final four of the season, where he ended with 20 wickets. He also appeared in five One Day Cup matches, impressing the coaching staff with both his skill and determination.

Gibbon’s journey to Worcestershire started when playing National Counties Cricket for Cheshire before impressing in a trial match for the Seconds at the end of the 2021 season. 

The left-arm pacer’s career-best figures of 4-87 against Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens were the highlight of his season, which saw him endear himself to the Worcestershire supporters with his strong performances and bowling long spells.

Commenting on his new deal, Gibbon said, “I’m delighted to sign a new contract. I will always be grateful to Worcestershire for giving me the first opportunity to play professional cricket, and hopefully, I can repay the favour with good performances and wickets.”

Gibbon is determined to build on last year’s success and is looking forward to the new season, saying, “The aim is to have a good pre-season and have a good chance to start in the first team come the first game of the year.”

Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chair, Paul Pridgeon, praised Gibbon’s work ethic, saying, “He bowls his overs, he doesn’t complain, he can bowl lengthy spells, he is a strong boy, he wants to learn. 

“Being a left-armer, he offers us something different, and that is the key.”