Worcestershire CCC Assistant Coach, Alan Richardson, has paid tribute to Ross Dewar, who has stepped down as Strength and Conditioning Coach after 12 years at New Road.
Dewar has been responsible for ensuring the fitness of the Worcestershire squad has been at peak levels since joining the Club in 2009.
Before that, he had similar roles with Northamptonshire (five years) and Somerset (five years).
For a decade, Dewar worked in close harmony with Ben Davies, Worcestershire’s former Head of Sports Science and Medicine, in ensuring players received the best programme to work to if recovering from injury.
Richardson said: “Ross has been an integral part of the backroom team at New Road, and we wish all the best for the future.
“The players have reaped the benefits of Ross’s passion for the job, and his knowledge and intensity, in helping them to make sure they have become the performers they are.
“He has helped them achieve their excellent fitness levels and being able to cope with the aches and strains of a demanding six month season.
“But he and Ben were also important in terms of encouraging people and motivating them and keeping them going if they had a long term injury and being a friendly ear to listen to them.”
Dewar said: “My 22 years in the pro game has come to an end. It’s been pretty incredible to be able to do something I love so much for so long.
“I’ve met some amazing people and had the pleasure to work with some of the very best the game has ever seen.
“There have been promotions, relegations, trophies and a lot of travel, and I wouldn’t change anything across the three teams I’ve worked.
“Can’t wait to be putting everything now into Cricket Strength and get to help so many more players fulfil their potential in the game or fix their body.
“To the players, coaches and staff I’ve worked with, thank you for everything.”