Warwickshire County Cricket Club has signed Yorkshire all-rounder and former England Under 19s captain Will Rhodes on a two-year contract, starting at the end of the current playing season.

Will is a genuine all-rounder and a very exciting cricketer

Ashley Giles

Rhodes (22) has played 19 First Class games and was part of Yorkshire’s County Championship-winning team in 2015. He has also made 21 List A and 18 T20 appearances and has been part of the professional ranks at Yorkshire for four years.

In 2014 he captained England to third place in the Under 19s World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, where he took eight wickets and scored 187 runs.

Ashley Giles, Sport Director at Warwickshire CCC, said: “Will is a genuine all-rounder and very exciting cricketer, who has the versatility to bat anywhere from one to seven in the batting order whilst also being a strong addition to our seam bowling attack.

I’m very excited to sign for the Bears for the next two years and to take this next step in my career.

Will Rhodes

“He is a great character with leadership experience, as a former captain of England U19s and Yorkshire Academy. At 22 he has a good future ahead of him and we are delighted to welcome him to Warwickshire CCC.”

Will Rhodes said: “I’m very excited to sign for the Bears for the next two years and to take this next step in my career with a club that has also has such a proud history and outstanding facilities. I’ve had some great discussions with Ashley Giles and the coaching team at Edgbaston and I look forward to joining up with the squad very soon.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my 12 years in the set-up at Yorkshire, particularly my last four years as a professional. My thanks go to all players, coaches and staff for their support and I wish them the very best for the future.”