Warwickshire’s Will Rhodes has stepped down as club captain after five seasons, announcing his decision to focus on his form and regain a place in the T20 side. Rhodes, 28, helped the club to a County Championship and Bob Willis Trophy double in 2021. Despite a brief contention last season, the club finished fourth after winning only one in six matches between May and September. Rhodes, an allrounder who has never missed a first-class game since joining Warwickshire from Yorkshire in 2018, made 618 runs at an average of 30.90 in 2023.
“Coming to the club as 22-year-old I never thought I’d get such an opportunity to captain a great club like Warwickshire,” Rhodes said. “It’s been an unbelievable honor. I was hugely grateful for the opportunity when Jim Troughton and Paul Farbrace asked me to do it. And with the support of Robbo [Mark Robinson, Warwickshire’s head coach] and most recently Gavin Larsen I’d like to think I’ve made a positive contribution and helped take the club forward.”
Warwickshire have yet to announce Rhodes’ successor, but Robinson thanked him for his leadership and support over the past three seasons. “He’ll always be remembered as one of few players who’ve captained a side at Edgbaston to the County Championship,” Robinson said. “I’ve planned and plotted tactics with Rhodesy for several year now and I would personally like to thank him for all the support he’s given me as well as the wider club.”