Saturday, December 17th, 2022


Former Worcestershire pace bowler, Richard Jones, is returning to New Road as part of the coaching set-up.

Jones has been appointed Assistant Coach and will work alongside Head Coach Alan Richardson and Assistant Head Coach Kadeer Ali when he takes up his post in the New Year.

The 36-year-old has been working at Warwickshire as Pathway Performance Coach since 2019.

Jones has a strong affiliation with Worcestershire and came through the Worcestershire Academy, making his second team debut in 2004 and was selected in the England Under-19 squad for their 2005-2006 tour of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

He made his first class debut for Worcestershire in 2007 and picked up 163 wickets in 59 first class games in his career.

Stourbridge-born Jones also played List A and T20 cricket for Worcestershire and, in addition, had spells as a player with Warwickshire and Leicestershire.

Richard Jones commented, “I’m delighted to be returning to Worcestershire as Assistant Coach. 

“I felt very lucky to represent the Club as a player, and the opportunity to become a part of the coaching team alongside Alan and Kadeer, both who are hugely respected coaches, is very exciting. 

“I am ready for this next step in my career, and I look forward to working with a talented, hungry group of players.

Worcestershire Cricket Steering Group Chair, Paul Pridgeon, added, “Richard is a very highly rated coach who and already knows what Worcestershire is all about, having been part and parcel of our set-up, coming through our Academy and pathway and playing first class cricket for us.

“But the fact he has taken himself off and worked elsewhere and built a good background coaching wise while working at Warwickshire, means his overall coaching profile has greatly benefitted from that.

“He is enthusiastic, and is at an excellent age develop further as a coach and will benefit immensely from working with Alan and Kadeer.