Worcestershire have completed their second new signing for 2024 with Warwickshire all-rounder Ethan Brookes putting pen to paper on a two-year contract until the end of the 2025 season.
Brookes joins Lancashire batter Rob Jones in making the switch to New Road and says he is “hungry” to kick on with the next phase of his career and play more first team cricket.
The 22-year-old is reunited with Worcestershire Head Coach Alan Richardson, Assistant Head Coach Kadeer Ali and Assistant Coach Richard Jones who all played a part in his development when part of the Warwickshire coaching set-up.
He also spoke to his former Bears team-mate Adam Hose who gave a ringing endorsement about the positive environment at New Road.
Brookes is part of the Warwickshire squad for the 2023 Metro Bank One Day Cup and could face his new team-mates in the match at New Road on Sunday, August 13.
He said: “Worcestershire is renowned for developing players, and I already know the coaching staff really well and they have all helped me on my journey.
“Ashley Giles (Worcestershire CEO) also signed my brother (Henry Brookes) when he was at Warwickshire, and Im really excited to work with, Alan, Kadeer and Richard again.
“I spoke to Adam (Adam Hose), when Ashley got in contact with me, and he had nothing but good words to say about Worcestershire.
“He reiterated how good environment the environment was, and how much he is enjoying it.”
Worcestershire CEO Ashley Giles said: “We’re really, really pleased to have signed Ethan for the next two years.
“He’s someone who I have worked with before and is another player with a lot of potential and hopefully his best years lie ahead.
“He’s gained experience, particularly in List A cricket, during the past two years and has put some good scores on the board and we’re positive that Ethan will make an impact with both bat and ball.
Solihull born Brookes has played three first class and 16 List A games and hit his highest score of 63 against Leicestershire at Edgbaston two years ago.