George Rhodes became the third generation of the Rhodes family to play first team cricket for a first class county when, at 22, he was included in Worcestershire’s side for a Royal London One-Day Cup match with Yorkshire at Headingley. Rhodes followed his grandfather Billy, who played for Nottinghamshire, and father Steve, Worcestershire’s director of cricket at New Road who had a long career with Yorkshire and Worcestershire.

An average of 30-plus in six Championship matches represented a promising start and his slow-medium proved a dangerous weapon in T20 cricket as his 4 for 13 against Birmingham Bears could testify.

STATS

Role
batsman
bats
right-hand
bowls
right-arm, off-break
shirt number
34
place of birth
Birmingham
date of birth
26/10/1993
height
6ft
nickname
Rhodesy, Gnomey, Big Sword
colour number
499
wccc debut
2016