Ed Pollock will savour his time at Edgbaston after moving on to pastures new.
The 26-year-old heads to Worcestershire, with the news announced in early September.
Pollock – who was speaking after the Bears clinched the County Championship for an eighth time – will take many memories with him to New Road.
The popular opener was part of many highlight wins, using his explosive style to score runs quickly.
“Those Friday night T20s – just going out there with the crowd you get,” Pollock responded when asked what he’ll remember from his time with the Bears.
“That 2017 run when I first got into the team, that run to the quarter-final and the amazing win at The Oval – which was amazing to be a apart of.
“Maybe looking back I wished I’d soaked it up a little more. I was a bit naive but that was probably why I did so well. I wasn’t aware of the pressures or anything else and I was young, first in, it was amazing.
“I’ll take those with me and there’s lots of other memories with each different player. Liam Norwell has been great to chat with and we get on like a house on fire. I’ll definitely miss him and all the other guys around the changing room.”
Having come through the ranks at nearby Barnt Green Cricket Club, Pollock made 25 List A and 46 T20 appearances for the Bears since breaking through to the senior ranks in 2017, where he helped the Bears on their journey to the Vitality Blast final at Edgbaston later that summer.
He made his first List A century for the Bears against Derbyshire earlier this summer, and has also made a further two List A half centuries and six T20 half centuries for the Club.
“I said to the guys it’s a bit surreal as you build to this all year and if you think about it it’s been building for five years since the old guard moved on,” Pollock added before the Championship trophy lift.
“Keith Barker, Chris Wright, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans those guys departed and then Dom Sibley came in and so did Will Rhodes.
“The big chat from Mark Robinson this year was to shrug off the transition tag and change to a squad that’s ready to win.
“To be here as Champions is great.”
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