Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that Ed Pollock is to leave the Bears at the end of the current season to start a two-year contract with Worcestershire.

Having come through the ranks at nearby Barnt Green Cricket Club, Pollock (26) has 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.

“Ed leaves with the best wishes of everyone here at Edgbaston,” said Warwickshire Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace. “He’s an excellent man and has been a great professional throughout his time here as a Bear.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for him to push for a place in all three formats at Worcestershire. Given that he hasn’t always been able to establish himself in the T20 side and is yet to play in the Championship team, it’s a great move for him to make at this stage of his career.

“We thank him for everything that he has given to Warwickshire CCC during his time as a professional. He will always be welcome at Edgbaston and we wish him the very best in his career with Worcestershire.”

Ed Pollock said: “I want to thank everyone involved at Warwickshire CCC for the past six years. I’ve had some great times and leave with fond memories. Some notable thanks go to my teammates who I have taken the field with. Dougie Brown and Paul Greetham for first getting me to Warwickshire.

“The coaches, in particular Tony Frost and Ian Westwood, for their countless hours of coaching and support. Also the supporters who made every match a special occasion.

“Now is the right time for a new opportunity at Worcestershire CCC as I seek to play regular first team cricket and I hope to contribute to long term success of Worcestershire.”