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Will Rhodes
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Will Rhodes

England|Batting allrounder
Will Rhodes

Full Name

William Michael Harry Rhodes

Born

March 02, 1995, Nottingham

Age

26y 208d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Playing Role

Batting allrounder

Education

Cottingham High School; Cottingham 6th Form College (Hull)

TEAMS

With a name like W Rhodes, it was no surprise that many Yorkshire cricket supporters with a working knowledge of the great Wilfred a century or so earlier were for yearning for Will Rhodes to demand his own chapter in the county's history. Sadly, Will Rhodes did not bowl slow left-arm and just as sadly for those supporters his career moved on from Yorkshire as he began to build a reputation as a productive and disciplined opening batsman and useful change bowler at Warwickshire.

Rhodes, a seam-bowling allrounder, signed junior professional terms at Headingley at the end of 2013. He made a surprise debut in May 2014 against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay at the start of the YB 40 competition, but quickly began to show why Paul Farbrace, then Yorkshire's Second XI coach, described him as "an outstanding all-rounder" and "a very talented cricketer". He also played for England U-19s against Pakistan and made a hundred.

He progressed in 2015. He made his first-class debut in the champion county fixture against the MCC in Abu Dhabi, taking three cheap wickets and scoring 61 from the middle order. He was handed the opener's berth for the start of the Championship season in place of England-bound Adam Lyth. Also a regular in one-day and Twenty20 cricket, he showed promise with bat and ball.

Yorkshire decided, though, that his advancement would be quickened elsewhere and he spent time on loan at Essex, under the tutelage of two fellow Yorkshiremen - Chris Silverwood and Anthony McGrath - in 2016 and then decided, midway through the 2017 season, that his future would be better served elsewhere.

On the recommendation of former Yorkshire coach, Jason Gillespie, an admirer of his talents and the person who had encouraged him to open the batting, he signed a two-year deal with Warwickshire ahead of the 2018 season. He delivered the goods immediately, striking four Championship hundreds (the first of his career coming as he successfully marshalled a run chase against Northants at Edgbaston) and falling just short of 1,000 Championship runs.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC701156374120734.32750349.8661945522460
List A393527736923.4299977.3703718160
T20565166597914.64540122.03015217150
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC708645222276795/179/5528.813.0157.20320
List A3930785757213/403/4036.045.7837.30000
T205642493741364/344/3420.589.0113.60100

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Warwickshire vs Somerset60 & 620/2121-Sep-2021BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Yorkshire13 & 12--12-Sep-2021LeedsFC
Warwickshire vs Hampshire0 & 175/23 & 0/2005-Sep-2021BirminghamFC
Warwickshire vs Lancashire10 & 70/2730-Aug-2021ManchesterFC
Bears vs Kent3--27-Aug-2021CanterburyT20

Photos


Will Rhodes battled hard for 60 from No. 3
Will Rhodes tees off
Mark Wood shares a joke with Will Rhodes as Warwickshire bat first
Mark Wood enjoyed his return to action with Durham
Will Rhodes gets forward to drive
Will Rhodes runs in to bowl